Puss. Coined in 1941 at the height of the Silver Screen era, this
phrase epitomizes such notables as Joan Crawford, Gene Tierney and
their ranks included the drop-dead gorgeous. Yet, most were memorable
for a look, a presence, a larger-than-life attitudethattranscended
beauty. Objective analysis often discloses a surprising lack of
perfection of face or form. What made their characters fairly leap off
the screen? Why do they linger so hauntingly in our memories?
Glamour, starring such elusive qualities as charm and allure. Illusion played a supporting role, incorporating make-up, hairstyle, costume, accoutrement. Forget letting it all hang out. These babes had it all carefully packed in. And what a package, replete with trompel’oeil, elegance, mystery.Erle Stanley Gardner of Perry Mason fame opined that a women should dress so as to inspire interest but not to satisfy curiosity.
you say. You lack a coterie of professionals to turn you out? Not to
worry. We can become understudies by reviewing the scripts and reading between the lines.
The entire article contains the following lessons:
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Announcing the publication of a new children's book:
Fou's New 'Do
(And a Tutu, Too)
Fou Fou the flea shares a home with beaucoups brothers and sisters
in a flea market in Paris. She doesn't mind being named Fou Fou (Silly
Silly) if she gets to eat her favorite food, croissants.
In this delightful adventure, Fou Fou finds a way to add some frou
frou to her life. She enlists the help of a friend to create a new 'do
and a tutu, too. The added bonus? Both hair and tutu are her favorite
A unique feature of Fou Fou's story is the interweaving of basic
French words throughout, along with a language guide at the end. Fou
Fou's story combines three elements designed to enthrall a youngster:
the joy of reading (or being read to), the thrill of discovering
creative solutions to problems, and the pleasure of learning a new
So, treat your favorite young one (and yourself) to an adventure
that won't be forgotten! An adventure worth more than the $4.95 to
download the pdf version that you can copy on your printer to give as a
gift. It's just one click away! A tout a l'heure!