With the loan from Jay, it looks like mission accomplished. George stops by a diner for a hamburger and coffee. A couple walks in and sits down.
The young man’s green cardigan isn’t practical for LA except in the winter, but it sure looks groovy. His blonde companion’s hair has a nice bounce to it (undoubtedly from shampooing with Prell).
She walks into a model shop, a studio where women pose, camera supplied.
While the mini-skirted receptionist (Jacqueline Mille) has a slightly longer version of the Vidal Sassoon haircut made famous by Twiggy, the blonde with bangs (Anne Randall) is a ringer for Marianne Faithfull. George picks out the mysterious woman from a photo album. Her name is Lola.
Best known to American audiences for A Man and a Woman (1966), Anouk Aimée reprises her role from Demy’s Lola (1961). As she later tells George: “My real name is Cécile. Lola is a stage name. I was born in France . . . a few years before you. But, really very few. I lived in a poor city . . . then in Paris.” It’s remarkable that Demy would bring back this character so many years later and in such different circumstances.