Great style is timeless. The photo is from the 1930s, but this beach wear wouldn't look out of place in the present day. I particularly like the sunglasses.
It is presumably a staged photo, but conveys the feeling of a snapshot. Super!
BTW this is a *very* famous actress, from the golden age of Hollywood. Can you name her?
@fitheach I was almost obsessed with Marilyn Monroe (and the circumstances of her death) as a teenager. I had a massive poster of her looking surprised at the hot air blowing up from a grate stuck on my wall.
@fitheach Well yes. Obviously but there were traits there are were subsequently repeated later (for me)
Troubled childhood, misunderstood high profile genius, drug dependency, hangers-on coupled with a conspiracy theory.
Kurt Cobain, Ian Curtis et al.
'They were so vulnerable. Why didn't we do anything ? If only we could have helped her/him !'
It is the often discussed correlation between genius and an unstable personality. The creativity that comes from living on the edge, and often going beyond that point.
@fitheach ...but it was a truly iconic image. To me at least.
Please remember on the same wall, I had a 3 page interview with Mark. E Smith pinned up with Blu-Tac.
Well, exactly. That is why I think great style is timeless. Despite the change in mores, this photo from 80+ years ago could easily be an actress from the present day.
@fitheach I'm coming late to this, but damn if that isn't a young Ginger Rodgers. But then I'm much better with dancers than actors.
Spot on, but no "d" in her surname. 😃
I wouldn't have recognised her in that photo.The sunglasses hide her eyes.
@fitheach No. "very" for low values of 'famous' I guess! ;-)
But I could be alone in this. Mind you, the oldest woman I know would have been in her early teens in the mid 1930's...
Ginger Rogers was definitely one of the big Hollywood stars of the 1930s and 40s, and is a name still widely recognised to-day.
@fitheach I do know that name. It goes with the fred astaire name, but him I can see in my mind.
You, like most people I know, watch a lot more movies than i do.
@fitheach I wouldn't think so - my friend is a bit extreme! He's long since retired and a videographer/editor by trade.
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