Tamara Toumanova and Danny Kaye, 1945 (Peter Stackpole)
“She was beautiful; there is no denying that. And her looks captured the zeitgeist of her day: strong but feminine, pale but with lively rosey skin. For the next near-decade, Audrey posed for a litany of different works of art. Her face was slathered onto canvas, woven into tapestries, and chiseled out of stone.”
… an awaiting Janet Leigh from her film Psycho
(The fold from my grandad’s wallet makes it look like I am
stepping onto a tightrope but I am jumping off a diving board)
Never in my life had or has a man cared so much for me, wanted so much to protect me, surround me with life’s joys, share everything. It made me want to return the care - to show him it was possible to be really happy with a woman, to give him children. I was determined to do that.
"Automatic Computing Machines Isolate Young Operatives into Small Mechanized Islands in the Vast Offices of Metropolitan Life Insurance," c1960 (Henri Cartier-Bresson)