Ed Vebell illustration to “You’re Sexier Than You Think!”, Sunday Mirror Magazine, March 7, 1954.
Cutline: “The standards of beauty and perfection personified by movie queens are ‘phony and illusory,’ noted psychologist [Dr. Albert Ellis] contends and assures average woman she’s more attractive than she thinks.”
Beauty in Search of Knowledge
Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett 30th Decr. 1782 (artist unknown)
My superhero macbook keyboard decals came today! Just put them on with tweezers, pretty easy too. (purchased it from KillerDuck)
Ginger Rogers reading Romola Nijinsky’s Life of Nijinsky, assisted by Lincoln Kirstein (1933).
Ginger Rogers (1911-1995) was an American actress, dancer, and singer.
Rogers more often than not had a book in her face. Her mother once remarked that it was hopeless to read a book after Ginger had read it. She marked it up with notes. She was always trying to improve herself.
Forecast of Autumn Fashions. Vogue, September 15, 1917. Illustration by Alice de Warenne Little.
Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets. — Anthony Burgess quotes