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Jean Patchett


Jean Patchett 1926-2002 Vogue Model.  Modeled in the 40’s , 50’s and early 60’s.  In a period when models could be deliciously snooty, Ms. Patchett was more modest: not the girl-next-door type, but not as sophisticated as Ms. Parker, either. She was punctual and polite, often saying ”yes, ma’am” and ”no, sir.” When she introduced herself to an editor or a photographer, she said: ”I’m Jean Patchett. You don’t darn it. You patch it.”     So cute!  From: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/04/nyregion/jean-patchett-75-a-model-who-helped-define-the-50-s.html Enjoy the photos!  FeeFee   Jean Patchett official website:  http://www.jeanpatchett.com/home.php

Etsy Finds


This is Etsy Cabinet of Curiosities Group.  If you like unusual  art,  handmade jewelry or vintage items you are going to love it! http://team.etsy.com/viewteam.php?id=411 Have fun shopping or “fake shopping” as I do!  :)  Frida Kahlo mirror from http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21940933 Ring from : same as above Real seaweed pressing: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21579342 same seller as above jointed paper doll from : http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25468016 vintage dress for $35.00 here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18112260 whirlygig necklace made from a real whirlygig!  (mapleseed) http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21604329 sterling silver heart : same seller as above Sticking Together- fine art photography signed on archival paper: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8552962  handmade ceramic “Bobo” figurine: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25172940 The Spoon-Eared Child $10 for this print. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17917334 A Butterfly’s Secret- necklace for $20.00 from here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25568522 pocket mirror made from vintage French Vet ad.  $7.00 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22475507 Vision in a Bathtub http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24286836 Original collage entitled She Was Trained Well- I love it!   $48.00 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25595752 A Simple Friendship Love this one too!  Last 3 from same seller $14.75 Cat Twins- same seller again $14.50- Reminds me of me and my sister Angie.  Why?  Because we used to dress a like when we …

I love Lucy


Lucille Desiree Ball was born in Celeron, New York on August 6, 1911. Her father died when she was only three, which required her mother to work long hours to support the family. As a take-charge youngster, Lucy took it upon herself to take on odd jobs to help bring in some extra money for the family—the oddest of these jobs being a “seeing-eye guide” for a blind soap peddler. Lucy learned to be independent from a young age and did not to rely on others to meet her needs. This trait grew strong in her and carried through into her adulthood. Lucy left for New York City’s John Murray Anderson Drama School when she was 15. Although her love for acting and performing was deep within her, she felt outshined by the other glamour girls enrolled in the school, especially the star pupil—a brunette beauty named Bette Davis. This caused Lucy to become shy and unconfident in her drama classes, and her instructors were continually frustrated with her. Eventually the school sent her home …

Cyd Charisse


Here you go- A very nice Cyd Charisse photo collection! “I never thought of myself as a ‘Star’, not even after I made my biggest films,” says Cyd. “Perhaps that’s because I am basically an introvert. I knew that I loved working, performing. What the public made of it was their business. I hoped that they liked me and admired my work, of course, but that pedestal they stuck me up on was insignificant in my view.”~Cyd Charisse She had been called the greatest female dancer of ALL TIME.  Cyd Charisse had polio as a young child and recuperated by taking dance lessons when she was 6 years old with her father’s encouragement.  By the age of 14 she her tenacious work effort got her accepted into Ballet Russe. She was born “Tula Elisse” (don’t you love it?) but had the nickname Cyd because a sibling couldn’t pronounce “Sis.” On November 9, 2006, in a private White House ceremony, President George W. Bush presented Cyd Charisse with the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities, the highest official …