"STAGNATION ALWAYS MEANS AGE, WHEN IT DOESN'T MEAN DEATH"
"WANDERING ROUND LIKE THE SEWING MACHINE THAT DOESN'T HAVE A STITCH ON."
"LOVE WE ARE TOLD IS AN INCIDENT TO A MAN BUT THE GREAT FUNDAMENTAL FACT OF A WOMAN'S EXISTENCE."
"PUT ON A RECORD. LISTEN TO IT. WHAT DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL? WHAT DOES IT MAKE YOU THINK? PLAY IT AGAIN AND DANCE YOUR THOUGHT. DON'T BE SELF-CONSCIOUS. DON'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THE LONG FACED MORALIST WHO TELLS YOU DANCING IS ONLY 'HUGGING SET TO MUSIC'. DONT LISTEN TO HIM OR TEACH HIM TO DANCE."
"IF ONLY YOU COULD REALISE WHAT IT IS TO WAKEN IN THE MORNING FEELING THAT THE DAY IS NOT POSSIBLY LONG ENOUGH TO LET YOU LIVE AS MUCH AS YOU WANTED TO, IF ONLY YOU COULD KNOW WHAT IT IS TO WALK AND WORK AND PLAY AND FEEL EVERY INCH OF YOU REJOICING IN GLORIOUS BOYANT LIFE, THERE IS NOT ONE OF YOU WHO WOULD NOT SAY, 'TEACH ME! TEACH ME!'"
We'll be beachcombers
Give me the wide open spaces
Annette Kellerman 1887-1975 (she was born exactly 100 years before me!)
million dollar mermaid
*born with ricketts in her legs, used swimming to cure herself
*became an Australian professional swimmer
*credited with the invention of synchronized swimming
*first woman to attempt swimming the english channel
*advocate for the change of women's swimwear, and first swim suit designer---> The popularity of her one piece suits resulted in her own line of women's swimwear. The "Annette Kellermans" as they were known, were the first step to modern swimwear
*In 1907, at the height of her popularity, Kellermann was arrested on a Boston beach for indecency - she was wearing one of her fitted one-piece costumes
*named THE PERFECT WOMAN in 1908, because of her similar proportions to THE VENUS DE MILO, after the measuring of 3,000 women and studying of Dr. Dudley A. Sargent of Harvard University
*became an American vaudeville and silent film actress, working in aquatics doing dives, swimming in tanks, and usually fulfilling roles as mermaids.................<3
*cleaned up vaudeville, was a family spectacle ;)
*wrote and gave speeches to women about beauty, discarding their corsets, and gaining physical beauty naturally by working out
*was an icon in the woman's emancipation era...often used as an example of an amazing, beautiful intelligent woman and the perfect example of someone who should be allowed to VOTE
*Kellerman's large collection of costumes and theatrical memorabilia was bequeathed to the Sydney Opera House
I recommend reading>>>>>>>> The Original Million Dollar Mermaid>>>>>>>>
but I'm also going to rent some movies now...