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Saturday, 4 April 2009

The Thrill Seeker

Look at her. She could be anybody now couldn't she? That hair. The corsage. The insouciance. And yet this photograph was taken in 1928 when one Fay Watson was arrested for possession of cocaine. Is there not something astonishing about the fact that that which we regard as classically beautifully is unaltered by time?

7 comments:

Gena said...

Oh Dearie me! Fay does look a tad miffed,I take it this was after her arrest!

Alison May said...

Yep, she is clearly absolutely fuming isn't she. Those pesky police ruining her flappery fun!

Rhonda in OK said...

hmm, is it just my eyes or does she look like a 20's version of Amy Winehouse?

Gena said...

You know (dont think me weird here) one of my favourite reading topics,is biographies of 20s and 30s debutantes and their scandalous lives,think the mitford girls et al. we read about our royals in the tabloids and they can barely put a foot wrong,but in the 1930s they were far naughtier! even our own late Queen Mother,my favourite subject is Wallis Simpson,love her or hate her she had a fascinating life and my favourite work of fiction of the same ilk,is 'vile bodies' by Evelyn Waugh,those flappers were essentially the start of women showing that, yes, girls just wanna have fun!

LexyB said...

I want what she's having ... maybe then I could look all haunting and ethereal

Lisa the book sniffing librarian said...

Wow, before I read your post I really thought it was a spread from one of the women's glossies such as Vogue, done "in the style" of the era, wonderful stuff!

Tiffany Russell said...

She looks a bit like Winona Ryder to me! Fierce!

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