A sketch of Marlene Dietrich, and Merle Oberon sits for a portrait by Gerald Brockhurst

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  1. October 18, 2014

    When I’m busily working, like every artist, I dress just like Gerald Brockhurst!

    • October 19, 2014

      Eton collar and full Windsor tie—where are the paint splotches???

  2. October 18, 2014

    How was Queenie not one of your tags! Am I old or what? I remember watching that in real time…

    • October 19, 2014

      Oh my lord, you just reminded me, you must have been about 10 when that show aired, starring Mia Sara!

      • October 19, 2014

        Why don’t we call it 2? 😛 There’s an unlikely possibility I was only 2, and I’m sticking with it.

      • October 19, 2014

        It’s a time honored tradition, deducting around ten years, and if Anita Loos can do it, so can you! xox, V

      • October 19, 2014

        P.S. Bruce Chatwin is a rather interesting topic. Have you considered articles on people like that? I imagine they’d draw considerable attention.

  3. October 20, 2014

    Marlene’s artist focused so hard on getting the face right, they screwed up her hair. Brockhurst took about two inches off Ms. Oberon’s jawline, and added about ten years with those eyelids. He is a snappy dresser, though. While his back is turned, I’m stealing that chair.

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