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D.D. & Leslie: 1951

D.D. & Leslie: 1951

September 14, 1951. "Tillett residence, 170 E. 80th Street, New York City. Mr. and Mrs. on couch." The influential textile designers D.D. (Doris Doctorow) and Leslie Tillett. 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

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What's It All About, Alfie?

Mr. Tillett is a dead ringer for Michael Caine, one of my favorite actors, even down to the glasses.

Lookalike

Usually, when I see a photo like this one, my eye automatically goes straight to the female portion of the scene. This time it was too hard not to look at him in amazement. Doesn't he really look like he could be the older brother of a longtime favorite -- Buddy Holly?

And I like the "crankshaft" shirt myself. I would wear that one to plenty of spots that I go to.

Cranky

I like the crankshaft shirt but I don't think it is was designed by Tillett Textiles.

[Oh? - Dave]

She's quite arty

Very smart in dress and appearance.

"Couch"

This looks even sparser for comfort than the kitchen.

Somebody Should Make a Movie

Click on the link and learn more about the lives of D.D. and Leslie. The brief article from the NY Times describes how their lives intersected with Diego Rivera, Jackie Kennedy, JFK Jr., Roy Cohn, Greta Garbo, Gary Cooper, Harry Truman, Aristotle Onassis, Leon Trotsky’s assassin, and Hewlett & Packard.

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