I don’t dislike the classic poster, but this is a superior picture, one I had never seen before. (I’m an ignorant under-25er.) The worst part of the classic poster is her smile–it seems too forced, too toothy. This looks like she didn’t have a care in the world and is very natural. Lovely.
It’s not a particularly flattering shot of her IMHO. Too much sun baked skin and that tacky 70’s towel behind her. This shot sums up Farrah and her time. Polyurethane wheels baby! That said, I never watched CHARLIE’S ANGELS. Terrible show. I was more into Jacklyn Smith.
I was ten when Charlie’s Angels debuted, and for its time it was quite the show, as borne out by it’s ratings. Later, I found the poster second hand, and it hung in my room until I joined the Navy. She was a very special lady and, even this long after her death, I am profoundly affected by the loss of her for reasons I don’t understand.
The above is another very good picture of her, and yes, it is evocative of the times.