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__________________________________________________________________________________________VOGUE has captured the imagination of its readers – & the culture at large since it printed its first cover in 1892. I’ve always been fascinated by the extraordinary images that have reflected, and transformed the world of style. VOUGE has produced some of the most beautiful, provocative & fashionable covers ever, in my opinion, from early illustrations to photographs featuring a plethora of elegant models. Here’s but a few I particularly enjoy….
“What I’d really like to do is be faceless, and bodiless, and left alone.” – Bree Daniel.
For actresses who want to show their grit and range – and take home an Oscar – playing a prostitute has often been one of the most surefire routes to success. But until the 1971 suspense thriller KLUTE, cinematic hookers were almost always doomed victims – or even worse, whores with a heart of gold.
When JANE FONDA strolled on screen as BREE DANiEL, Klute’s cool but troubled call girl, she brought a razor-sharp realism to what had become a clichéd character. Though this thriller climaxes with a scene in which Daniel is being stalked by a homicidal maniac, one of the most memorable moments in Klute comes when Fonda is entertaining a john. The camera shows Fonda seemingly in the throes of ecstasy – then sneaking a look at her watch. It turns out she was only feigning passion after all. The notion that a prostitute could be the one in control and that men could so easily be manipulated was revolutionary at the time. So, of course was Jane Fonda.