Branches of an Almond Tree in Blossom (Interpretation in Red), 1890, by Vincent van Gogh
Peonies by Alphonse Mucha, Ink and Watercolor c. 1897 via Wikimedia Commons
Selected works from Natalya Lobanova.
Elaine Stritch rests her bike, reads a note, almost causes a riot.
NEW YORK, June 26—TOLD TO KEEP HER SHIRT ON – Blonde Elaine Stritch, understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, “Call Me Madam,” wears halter and shorts which cause her arrest in Central Park. Today she was fined $1 and told by Magistrate Emilio Jones, “A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt.” “Well,” she replied, “I was there all day and nothing happened.” (AP, 1951)