I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer. I wasn’t trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time. I didn’t think of myself as liberated, and I don’t believe that I did anything important. I was just myself. I didn’t know any other way to be, or any other way to live. ~ Bettie Page
"I’ve been asked, ‘Do you mind living in a man’s world?’ I always answer, ‘Not as long as I can be a woman in it."
I think I got stomach cancer. I shouldn’t complain though. You’re only as healthy as you feel.
Albert Aublet French (1851-1938) - Selene
Disney Villains Week » Day Three: Favorite Villain’s Clothing
The Evil Queen’s Outfit
Yvonne Craig in a publicity photo for Batman c. 1967
Dragonfly helmet, made in Japan in the 17th century (source).
High-ranking lords began to embellish their helmets with sculptural forms so that they could be visually located on the battlefield. Exotic helmets (kawari kabuto) also allowed leaders to choose symbolic motifs for their helmets that reflected some aspect of their personality or that of their collective battalions. This helmet is shaped like a giant dragonfly. In Japan, the dragonfly is symbolic of focused endeavor and vigilance because of its manner of moving up, down and sideways while continuing to face forward. In addition, in ancient texts Japan was often referred to as Akitsushima (Land of the Dragonflies), because of their abundance. They were also thought to be the spirits of rice, since they are often to be found hovering above the flooded rice fields. - from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts description
Naomi Sims for Harper’s Bazaar, December 1968 (via)
"The Wrong Nail" by Gil Elvgren, 1967
Ginger Rogers photographed by John Miehle, 1938