AGAINST THE MANHATTAN SKYLINE IN THE FIFTIES – YOUNG VELVETS – PHOTOGRAPHED BY NORMAN PARKINSON

young velvets norman parkinson

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  1. George Kaplan

    Just fabulous! Nice use of colour on the ladies (the warmth of their faces contrasting with the lovely blacks and whites, and then the RED *pops*! Wonderful crimson hat!) and wow! that spectacular cityscape in the background. A photo from Parkinson’s artistic peak period. I saw a pretty fascinating documentary entitled Alias, Norman Parkinson (I think) a short while ago, which is well worth seeing if you can find it.

  2. Thank You ! What an absolutely gorgeous image. And an intriguing little tableau. Who’s the girl in the corner ? Has she shown up late and found herself the subject of the lively gossip session ? Shouldn’t she be the one wearing a scarlet hat? Thematically, reminds me of “The Women”, “The Group”, even “Sex and the City” (or should I say “Girls”…) Iconic !

    • My mom had a thing about pearls, it must have come from that era. When I turned sixteen she gave me a strand, and the grand-daughters too… And you’re right, the combination is very chic.

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