The Sepia Saturday suggestion for this week is a healthy miss in a armor costume, maybe for an opera.
(No, I don't know which one.)
So for this week, it was a casting call for old photographs that had costumed people ready for some sort of thespian activity or perhaps were just larking around.
Most photographs on this page are from the Back Page called The Costumes
This is thought to be the only surviving picture of Honor Knightly (aka “Satin”) the elusive department store heiress and stenographer for the Kairian Luncheon Club. She was quite fond of changing clothes and of gentlemen standing in doorways to avoid the rain.
Thorne Smith thought very highly of her but she still faded into obscurity behind Cosmo Topper and the ghost-dog, Oscar (or "Neil" if you see the TV or Movie Version).
The REST of the story...
We can't leave out the '20's Bathing Costume!
Back Page - At The Beach - The Old Days
Dennis kept a hockey stick in his pocket at all times. In order to keep his underwear from showing he kept his shorts under his hat.
Many years later, sisters Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh would think of this moment as a pivotal point in their lives. Things would never be the same.
Neiffel, here shown on the left, realized she would never be able to develop the leg muscles that sister Helvetica had so she gave up ballet and ran away from home. She eventually became a roadie for Simian Softoot and her all girl accordian band. Neiffel was in charge of sweeping the bandstand before and after the performance. She was able to put away a substantial portion of her monthly salary and retired at the early age of 37 years, three months. She now lives in seclusion on an island at the south end of Marlow Lake. Well, it’s an island when the water is up.
Helvetica realized too that she would never become the ballet diva that she had envisioned since early childhood. Apart from the obvious allergy to mascara and eye shadow, she could never find a tutu that fit properly.
She eventually married the photographer who wishes to remain Nameless. (Because that’s his name.) The couple settled on Frank Zappa’s dental floss ranch in Polka Dot Valley and raised two fine children, Holly and Neville and a dog they called Rax. The dog’s real name was Tsiannpokrumadioutly but no one knew how to pronounce it.
From the Back Page called
Grass Skirt Gallery
Let's see. We have bare feet, boots, bedroom slippers, roller skates, ice skates, moccasins, ballet flats, taps, high heels, and at least three pair of saddle shoes. What? No clown feet?
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THE KIDS It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.