Sunday, July 29, 2012
Three French 'romance' postcards--from the teens or 1920s--all with the same rather peculiar 'male' model. I'm pretty convinced the 'he' is a she. I have other cards featuring this same highly androgynous little mannikin. See post from 3/11/11, 'The Mysterious Madeleine.'
When I did the collage for the cover of The Professor I used the hand and cigarette from this card.
Posted by Terry Castle at 11:13 PM
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Born Princess Nagako, Empress Kojun became the longest living Empress Consort (and Empress Dowager) in Japanese history. She died at 97, having been Empress for 74 years and outliving her husband by over a decade. She had seven children, one of whom is the present Emperor, Akihito.
According to her Wikipedia entry, 'Nagako's formative years were insulated deep inside a former period of Japan. She would become one of the last Japanese who could remember what life was like inside the aristocracy early in the 20th century.' Amazing that she lived until so recently.
One of the last photos of her--a haunting image, especially when juxtaposed against the one above.
Posted by Terry Castle at 10:11 PM
Monday, July 23, 2012
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Sunday, July 8, 2012
A UPI photo from October 11, 1963. Lee Radziwill has been cropped out. Intriguing--though I suppose if I were a full-time Jackie buff rather than a sort of dilettantish now-and-then student of her life and times--I would have known she'd already met Onassis. Remarkable the concatenation of events.
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Friday, July 6, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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