LOST FOUND AND ENVIED

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Joan Collins, age 19, 1951 by David Seymour

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Joan Collins, age 19, 1951 by David Seymour

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Model Ruth Curlett in red sun hat, 1936* by Anton Bruehl

”It was taken for the cover of Vogue, but they were worried the US Postal Service would declare [it so risque] the magazine would have to be sent in an envelope. So they moved the photo inside [the magazine].”Naturally the story got out, and the US press asked Curlett if she had been embarrassed about having to pose nude. ”Oh no. Mr Bruehl was a perfect gentleman, and I was adequately clad in his shadows.”

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Model Ruth Curlett in red sun hat, 1936* by Anton Bruehl

”It was taken for the cover of Vogue, but they were worried the US Postal Service would declare [it so risque] the magazine would have to be sent in an envelope. So they moved the photo inside [the magazine].”

Naturally the story got out, and the US press asked Curlett if she had been embarrassed about having to pose nude. ”Oh no. Mr Bruehl was a perfect gentleman, and I was adequately clad in his shadows.”

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Jane Fonda at 23 - the actress had just begun to study with Lee Strasberg and was auditioning for the Actors Studio in New York.* (Photo: Peter Basch, c.1960)

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Jane Fonda at 23 - the actress had just begun to study with Lee Strasberg and was auditioning for the Actors Studio in New York.* (Photo: Peter Basch, c.1960)

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Julie Christie, 1966 by Paul Schutzer
(Rare Photos of a Sixties Movie Icon)

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Julie Christie, 1966 by Paul Schutzer

(Rare Photos of a Sixties Movie Icon)

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Near the Pont Neuf steps, Paris, 1946; Photo by Ed Clark
Paris Unadorned: Black and White Portraits of the City of Light | LIFE.com

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Near the Pont Neuf steps, Paris, 1946; Photo by Ed Clark

Paris Unadorned: Black and White Portraits of the City of Light | LIFE.com

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Showgirls, Las Vegas, 1957 by Elliott Erwitt

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Showgirls, Las Vegas, 1957 by Elliott Erwitt

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Ida Lupino

Ida Lupino

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci