"The ups and downs, the problems and stress, along with all the happiness, have given me optimism and hope because I am living proof of survival."
- Elizabeth Taylor
Secretaries on a smoke break - 1950s
About Marilyn Monroe:
“Marilyn decided she had to go out to get some shopping, so she took me with her. She wore a crazy disguise- dark wig and dark glasses, and people were looking because of it. She walked like Marilyn but didn’t look like her. There was a homeless man, and Marilyn walked right up to him, not at all afraid. “Things are not going well at the moment, are they?” she said. “No, they’re not.” he said. She opened her purse and gave him $5 before walking on”. -Curtice Taylor, son of ‘The Misfits' producer Frank Taylor
Portrait of Maria Callas In Madame Biki’s atelier, 1950s
Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay at a Halloween party. Los Angeles, October 1956
Photo: Michael Ochs/Getty
Don’t “lady” me, son! I’m Sally the Sleuth!
Sally the Sleuth lays down the law.
—Crime Smashers #2 (1950) cover detail by Joe Kubert
Marilyn and Bette Grable photographed in 1953.
Katy Keene Pin up Parade issue #6 (1955)