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Oh, Those Goddesses of the Fifties!

posted by chattering mind


You know, as I was editing your posts about beauty above, my mind cast back to two icons of glamour when I was a tiny girl: Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe.

When my Dad was out of town, I sometimes stayed up with my mother to see movies or “The Jack Paar Show.” And by the time I was a disenfranchised artist-teen, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe were my real goddess-heroes–alluring, sexy, in the brightest of bright lights. Wow.

They were both so talented, so crammed in the tight girdles of their epoch. Soooooo drunk, delicate, and lost!

I don’t know that Paris Hilton is any improvement. But I’m happy that many people–you, my readers anyway–are interested in developing a more holistic perspective regarding what being beautiful and glamourous is, maintaining relationships with healthier role models today than we did when we were young.

What goddesses did you adore when you were a child? Was the influence negative or positive, or both?



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Joanne

posted August 23, 2006 at 10:47 pm


Mine was Audrey Hepburn (and my late godmother) and I think they were great role models Jo>



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Jasmine Phoenix

posted August 23, 2006 at 11:44 pm


In the 60′s, I found the British spy series The Avengers on TV in Duluth, MN.There I found my heroine,Emma Peel, played perfectly by the wonderful Diana Rigg. Emma Peel was bright, beautiful, competent and independent. She wore one-piece jumpsuits, which were both flattering and practical. She had a partner, but she was definitely an equal.There was nobody else like Emma Peel, and it gave me hope that I wouldn’t have to be Doris Day when I grew up.>



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Mary

posted August 24, 2006 at 5:42 pm


I loved Lucy.>



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Del Jackson

posted August 31, 2006 at 2:57 pm


I am now 76 years old. My hearthrobs of many years ago were Veronica Lake, Paulette Goddard, Ida Lupino and Rita Hayworth. My favorite swimmer was Ester Williams.>



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gail

posted August 31, 2006 at 8:50 pm


My Mother and Lucille Ball.>



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