hoodoothatvoodoo:

Irving Penn
‘Lily, Imperial Pink’ (New York)
1971

hoodoothatvoodoo:

Irving Penn

‘Lily, Imperial Pink’ (New York)

1971

lilienhelene:

Beautiful 

lilienhelene:

Beautiful 

omniaopera:

Miss Lily Elsie
Miss Lily Elsie made her name on the opening night of The Merry Widow,  in London, on 8th June 1907.  Overnight she had the town at her feet.   On the stage Elsie seemed mysteriously beautiful with her perfect  Grecian profile, enormous blue eyes, and hauntingly sad smile.  Tall,  cool, and lily-like, she moved with lyrical gestures in a slow-motion  grace. She was a true ‘star’ of Edwardian times, although the word was yet to  be used in that context.  Magazines produced special supplements about  her, adverts featured her picture. Although her fame and fortune came entirely from public appearances she  was painfully shy.  After just a few years on the stage she retired to a  quite life away from the public eye.  She did however leave us with  hundreds of pictures, a few gramophone discs, and two films, to remember  her by.

omniaopera:

Miss Lily Elsie

Miss Lily Elsie made her name on the opening night of The Merry Widow, in London, on 8th June 1907.  Overnight she had the town at her feet.  On the stage Elsie seemed mysteriously beautiful with her perfect Grecian profile, enormous blue eyes, and hauntingly sad smile.  Tall, cool, and lily-like, she moved with lyrical gestures in a slow-motion grace.
She was a true ‘star’ of Edwardian times, although the word was yet to be used in that context.  Magazines produced special supplements about her, adverts featured her picture.
Although her fame and fortune came entirely from public appearances she was painfully shy.  After just a few years on the stage she retired to a quite life away from the public eye.  She did however leave us with hundreds of pictures, a few gramophone discs, and two films, to remember her by.

(via thewidowflannigan)