Thursday, February 27, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Cabinet card-size studio photograph from Lisbon. Black laced silk (?) dress suggests widowhood. The African presence in Portugal is palpable and heart-rending--as I immediately discovered when I made my first trip there, belatedly, a couple of years ago. Here, just extraordinary grace--in lovely right arm and hand especially.
Posted by Terry Castle at 11:47 PM
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In 1934, at the height of the ER/Hickok romance, Time magazine described Hickok as "a rotund lady with a husky voice, a peremptory manner, and baggy clothes." Didn't seem to faze ER, however. Indeed: "No matter how plain a woman may be"--or so the 14-year-old future First Lady had written in a diary (long before she met Hickok),"if truth and loyalty are stamped upon her face, all will be attracted to her."
Posted by Terry Castle at 6:34 PM