Monday, April 9, 2012
In the Pink, Once Upon a Time
Since she's on Thom's mind over at the show-biz armageddon that is the Redundant Variety Hour, I felt like revisiting better days in the life of Sári Gábor Belge Hilton Sanders Hutner Cosden Ryan O'Hara de Alba Lichtenberg "von Anhalt," better known, of course, as Zsa Zsa.
These last few years have been hard on fans of the Gabor phenomenon. What was once a glorious, winking joke (one in which Zsa Zsa, Eva, Magda, and Mama were wholly complicit for six or seven decades) has soured, leaving only a sad old lady, an aging half-mad gigolo/fantasist, and a trail of increasingly sordid stories.
I'd rather focus on all the long years that involved things like fuschia satin daywear, glittery mules, and that very particular vanilla-ice-cream-and-bourbon expression (a prime example of which is seen here) that the Zsa so often adopted for photos. Bless.