Wednesday, July 27, 2016

7-27-16



Several weeks ago, I started a new "series" of posts... if you will...    
 And so on Wednesdays; I intend to post an old photograph to inspire your creativity.  Write a poem!  Plot out a short story! 
Have inspiration for a piece of art or composition.... let your artistic soul shine.  
 (you can click on the photos in this post to make it larger to see).

I love this photo.
I love it because the couple seems to be having a great time...
I love it because someone took the time to try to hand color it...
And I love it because on the back it says "Jim and Mae West, July 1937"

Now, I find it hard to believe that this is indeed Mae West. 
In 1937, she was (by all accounts) just past the height of her career in 1933-35, and finishing a string of movies. 
She would then go on to radio shows and more; so I don't think she was just hanging out in front of the house posing for photos.
And, I think the woman in this photo is older than the 44yrs that Mae would have been in 1937.
But it's still an intriguing thought.

Even if it was just a lady who thought of herself as similar to Mae West, 
what a great story! Was she gutsy? Did she aspire to make movies?
And who is the fellow? with his dapper hat and suit?

Let your mind wander.... get your creativity tools out and see what happens...
See you all tomorrow.