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Bette Davis

Today I post about the lovely Bette Davis. She played her first role in 1931 and her last in 1989. That’s 58 years of acting. What a brilliant and talented woman. Let’s celebrate her today!

“A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.”

“I will never be below the title.”

“I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed.”

“Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it’s not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.”

“I am just too much.”

“There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.”

“Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.”

 “I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box.”

“I’ve no time for broads who want to rule the world alone. Without men, who’d do up the zipper on the back of your dress?”

“I survived because I was tougher than anybody else.”

“Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.”

“The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”

“I’d marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he’d be dead within a year.”

“It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.”

She’s a feisty one.

x o x

Tickle Me Vintage

Cynthia – Gaba Girl

In 1932, artist Lester Gaba created a mannequin known as Cynthia for Saks Fifth Avenue. Cynthia was a 100-pound model and had life-like imperfections like freckles, pigeon toes, and even different sized feet.

Thanks to a spread in LIFE Magazine, she became almost instantly famous.

Cartier and Tiffany sent her jewelry, Lilly Daché designed hats for her, and couturiers sent her their latest fashions, furrieries sent minks.

She was even given a credit card from Saks Fifth Avenue, a box seat subscription to the Metropolitan Opera House and made the cover of Life Magazine.

Cynthia had her own newspaper column, and a successful radio show(Lester’s voice). She went to Hollywood to appear in Artist And Models Abroad with Jack Benny, in 1938 and was photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

She was invited to the royal wedding of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson in 1937.

After reaching a certain level of fame, gossip columnists actually began to write about Cynthia as if she were a real socialite making the rounds at parties around New York.

When people tried to talk with Cynthia, Baba claimed that she was ‘suffering from a touch of laryngitis’.

She was so realistic looking that in these photos she just looks like a classy little lady.

Cynthia got tons of fan mail.

She became one of the most recognized faces in fashion.

She was absolutely incredibly made.

Lester and Cynthia out for an evening.

I bet she got along with everyone she met ;-)

‘Cynthia met her demise when she slipped from a chair in a beauty salon and shattered. The press reported her death, and Gaba appeared distraught, but eventually reconstructed her. In December 1942, Gaba was inducted into the army. Cynthia retired, and it wasn’t until 1953 that she came back to the public in a TV show, but the magic was over’

What an amazing story of Lester and Cynthia and the world’s reaction to it all. Bizarre but wonderful in its way.

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