These are Mother's Day cards from my Grandmother's scrapbook, my Mother's scrapbook and my scrapbook. They start in the 1930's and go through 2006
My maternal Grandmother raised 6 children alone in the 30's & 40's.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL
There are no elaborate costumes. A selection of coats is supplied that complements the sitter's personality for the photo shoot.
A famous actor once said this lady was the most beautiful actress at the Oscars
The coat - not the "Legend" was retouched in the above photo because the furrier didn't think the original photo "showed the coat to the best advantage"
MARTHA GRAHAM AND RUDOLF NUREYEU WITH MARGOT FONTAINE-- MR. NUREYEV WAS THE ARTIST WHO WOULD NOT GIVE PERMISSION TO HAVE THE PHOTO REPRINTED FOR THE BLACKGLAMA BOOK
The two pages above made a double facing page. When the book was published one of the "Legends" refused to give permission to have it reprinted in the book. I was able to get tear sheets of the pages and I'll probably be sued for putting them in my blog. Maybe not--everyone has died.
Two hundred people called the Times the first day this ad was run to ask "who is it".
The ads fell out of favor with the backlash against wearing fur that started in the late 80's. They have shot a few over the last 10 years but I never see them in the magazines I subscribe to.
My brother and I on my Granddad's stallion with my Dad. This horse was scary.
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