Category Archives: Beauty

THE BIRTH OF THE BOUFFANT by Peter Nolan Smith

In the late-18th Century Marie Antoinette’ coiffeur sought to camouflage the queen’s baldness by upsweeping her thinning tresses to cascade over her ears. The femme fatales of the ancien regime imitated ‘le bouffant, until the royal coif lost its popularity with the Marie’s final haircut by the guillotine. Two centuries later Jackie Kennedy, JFK’s wife, […]

NOT A CHANCE by Peter Nolan Smith

On December 24, 1984 I flew home from Paris to celebrate Christmas with my family in Boston. After the holiday I trained south to New York and my apartment in East Village. The falling snow prettified the concrete city. I arrived at 256 East 10th Street at sunset. My Yamaha 650 was buried under a […]

Caveman Love

There is no proof that Neanderthals or Cromagnons dragged women by their hair to have sex in a cave. No Neolithic paintings support this fallacy. Neanderthals were good to women. But the Rape of the Sabine is a legend based on factual hearsay about the bloody Homo Sapiens jealous about other men lovng women whne […]

Cave Women Of The Ice Age

# 1 has to be Raquel Welch from 1,000,000 BC. Blonde. Great Hair. And no dirt. This female humanoid is the darling of the anthropologists. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer Lorna the Fair One. Or Carole Landis from 1,000,000 BC (1940) Then there is Darryl Hannah from CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR. We […]

The Shine of Donyale Luna

America’s white rule in 1964 stretched from coast to coast, however Malcolm X preached resistance up in Harlem and Martin Luther King and John Lewis led marches in Selma, Alabama. Change was blowing in the wind and Nancy White, the Harper’s Bazaar editor, transported an unknown black teenage with a African and Quechuan heritage from […]