Il ne faut pas toucher aux idoles: la dorure en reste aux mains

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The notorious character type who bobbed her hair, smoke cigarettes, drank gin, sported short skirts, and passed her evenings in steamy jazz clubs, where she danced in a shockingly immodest fashion with a revolving cast of male suitors.”

“The New Woman of the 1920s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date— to work her own property, to live free of the strictures that governed her mother’s generation. (…) She flouted Victorian-era conventions and scandalized her parents. In many ways, she controlled her own destiny”

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Katharine Hepburn in “Bringing Up Baby” (1938)


The Nymphs from  Charlie Chaplin’s Sunnyside c.1919 

Joseph Mallord William Turner, “The painter of light” (1775-1851)