Stroll the streets of Manhattan with an artist in the 1960s, Bob Schulenberg: New York | New York Social Diary

Edith Piaf by Studio Harcourt, Paris

Edith Piaf by Studio Harcourt, Paris

While I was an undergraduate at UCLA I’d attended a performance of Edith Piaf as she visited Los Angeles. It was a stunning revelation as to the possibilities of what one woman could do singing alone on a stage and wearing a very simple black dress, and I believe wearing what looked to be carpet slippers! She was, as the term goes — present!

via 3.19.15 | Schulenberg’s Page: New York | New York Social Diary.

Find out how this helped him define “the look” of another chanteuse…click on the blue letters above.

And for further adventures and sketches, click below.

“Meanwhile, my life went on, exploring New York by subway and bus, which was just beginning a period of development not seen since the 1920s!”

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