Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Goodnight, Mr. Blackwell

Lily Pons, by Beaton

What better way to remember the late Mr. Blackwell, the original fashion policeman, than with one of his signature warm-hearted insights into the Great and the Good? Speaking of a certain French diva, he once said, "maybe Lily Pons was the toughest I ever worked with. That was five feet of pure hell."

Looking at the smile, I'd believe it.

I've always had a soft spot for Pons, if only because her name seems so close to being a drag name, just one step away from something like Anita Mann.

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