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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Sally Forth: 1926

Sally Forth: 1926

"Sally Hews Phillips, 10/12/26." Sally was the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Ze Barney Phillips, rector of Epiphany Church in Washington, D.C. View full size.

 

Monty Python

She's a ringer for Eric Idle, about to re-enact the Battle of Pearl Harbor.

Miss Hathaway

Spotted on her way back to the Commerce Bank of Beverly Hills after paying a visit to the Clampetts.

Getting Warm

Why does she remind me of Jack Lemmon in drag in "Some Like It Hot"?

 
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