If there is one thing I have learned about history, it’s that if you are a woman with common sense, people are going to decide that you are a witch. Meet Roxelana. More
Topic: Shelved Dolls
Are you reading this and thinking, “My last relationship broke up. I am trying to find someone to identify with in this story, Jennifer, but I have failed, because I either maintained my pubic hair and did not break into anyone’s house, or, alternatively, I did not deliberately drive my ex-lover to multiple suicide attempts.”
GOOD WORK, BUDDY. More
There are some aspects about which everyone seems to agree regarding Sally Hemings.
The first is that she was a stone fox. Around the Monticello plantation where she grew up she was called “Dashing Sally” by the time she was about age 15.
When she arrived in Paris with President Jefferson, she captivated people. This is also something absolutely everyone agreed upon. More
NO ONE WANTS YOUR USED-UP, STRETCHED-OUT-BY-BABIES VAGINA NEAR THEM. More
I sometimes feel there is a pattern with Shelved Dolls. I begin with a saint, then write about a serial killer and then a sinner – and start the rotation again. Marion Davies was going to be our sinner but, according to Tennessee Williams and good people everywhere she “made up for the rest of Hollywood” so I decided we needed a really spicy courtesan this week.
A regular champagne bubble about town, if you will. More
Was Aileen Wuornos a horrible woman, or a wonderful one? More
Have you ever seen the movie Citizen Kane? No? Okay, instead of reading this you should now go and watch Citizen Kane. Here is a place where you can watch it illegally. Just watch it, it will be great. You’re a human being and you can read words so you’re probably going to like Citizen Kane. More
Jean Harlow had the worst death in the entire world. More
Linda Porter was such a style icon that, at one point during the ’30′s, particularly well dressed women were referred to as “Very Linda Porterish.” Cole Porter’s wife was famous for her simple, elegant styles, as well as the fact … More
Lady Nijo, the author of Confessions of Lady Nijo was just so much worse than any entitled, bratty 20-something you will ever run into right now. More
I like to think that I was introduced to Rachel Roberts by Richard Burton. This is partly because I first came across a mention of her in one of Richard Burton’s letters, and partly because I have a very active fantasy life. More