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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

Olga Cook: 1923

Olga Cook: 1923

Broadway actress Olga Cook, leading woman of the popular operetta "Blossom Time," in Washington in 1923. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Silk Stockings

I wish the fashion world would revive silk stockings. They look terrific.

It's quite provocative

The way she's holding that large shaft of fluffy flowers or freshly picked cotton, she's got her face painted up like some kind'a harlot and, well look, she's just enjoying herself a bit too much. Yep, that's slutty, Grandpa.

[What she's holding is a prop ice cream cone. - Dave]

Classy Lady

Check out this site for pictures of Olga's playbills. Hardly "slutty." A very classy lady in her day.

www.genealogyimagesofhistory.com/coo.htm

Oh please

I hope you're kidding. Is that cotton candy?

Hmm.

Gotta be that strap, Dave.

Olga Cook

We already have far too many slutty pictures in the world........we do not need them here also !!!

["Slutty"? - Dave]

 
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