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Sam Francis @Andreas Baumgart


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Clara Gordon Bow, later to become the personification of the Roaring Twenties, was born and brought up in near poverty in Brooklyn, New York, on July 29, 1905. Her family was also beset with violence. Her mother tried to slit Clara's throat when she attempted to enter the film industry.

Hedy Lamarr was frequently quoted as saying, "Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid."

edible site explicating pigments through the ages

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{I didn't know this. All these years and I never knew it.}

In 1949, photographer Tom Kelley paid the then unknown model, Norma Jeane Baker $50 to pose nude on a red velvet background. A couple of years later he sold one of the pictures from that shooting to a calendar company, and the next year he sold them a second. In 1953, Hugh Hefner bought the rights to publish one of the calendar shots, "Golden Dreams" and used it as the centerpiece of the first issue of his new men's magazine, Playboy.

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    James Montgomery Flagg
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  • Nicole Hollander's twenty recommended books @previewport
    and Rick Moody's 20
    Dave Smith's 20

    Jacqueline Mitchard's 20

    le soleil rouge du Jean Duquoc

    Kate Northrop's valiant tingle defends the soul of childhood living, via a so-so link from the neo-curmudgeonly robotwisdom



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    Bruce Sterling pointed to this at the Whitney Artport, from whence I found this solid piece by Camille Utterback

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