It struck me in New York last week--and particularly on the Upper East Side--that Manhattan is a kind of madhouse, an asylum in itself, an island full of madwomen. My Chilean relatives notice them everywhere; they say it is a cultural difference, and there are more now than before. Madmen, certainly, but I notice the madwomen: creeping about the upper east side, in Dean & DeLuca's, waiting for a shrink or coming from a shrink, picking up a child at one of the private schools. Women with glassy eyes, smeared lipstick, lost empty gazes. Blanche DuBois everywhere. I am home, I thought. (courtesy of Ms. Repat Blues)
Friday, November 19, 2010
Such a twinning in this image: Marilyn as Clara Bow, shot by Richard Avedon. Marilyn who wanted to play Clara in a movie about her life, and she also wanted to play Jean Harlow, until she read the hatchetjob written about Jean.
Happy birthday, dearest Kate.