A great gossip, and an acerbic critic of writers and artists in Paris

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Who cares what the world thinks an “old lady” is supposed to look like?

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Lynn Peril on a panel from YOUNG LOVE (1950)

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“There has never been anything like this before in human society.”

Pianos plink and glide, strings zigzag into space!

A dancer by training, and an iconoclast by nature.

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She was devoted to comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.

Even if you didn’t know his name, you knew his “Kustom Monsters.”

Rock‘n’roll, horror movies, and Orange Sun­shine acid

Find out why “the name of Marie Vassilieff will remain in the history of Montparnasse.”

Meet the woman who trans­formed paleo­anthro­po­logical field re­search.

At the age of 15, ARI UP (Arianna Forster, born 1962) was…

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Dubbed the “Striptease Intellectual” by the American Mercury, GYPSY ROSE LEE (1911-70)…

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A virtuoso pianist with a biting wit, OSCAR LEVANT (1906-72) was equally…

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HARRIET MONROE (1860-1936) was the original zinester. In 1912, at the age…

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The Clash was on the front lines of the punk revolution of…

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Finnish-born MAILA NURMI (1921-2008) kicked around Hollywood as a hatcheck girl and…

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On September 23, 1969, a group of women, conspicuous among them a…

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Classically chiseled male bodies in sumptuous black and white.

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LOTTE LENYA (1898-1981) once described her voice as “an octave below laryngitis.”…

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The time: 1977. The place: the hinterlands of Wisconsin. My friend Jacqué…

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As a visiting nurse in New York’s tenements at the turn of…

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The early death of BUDDY HOLLY (1936-59) transformed him into an icon…

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She had oodles of cash, acres of style, and eventually her very…