In your article “Why the ‘Native’ Fashion Trend Is Pissing Off Real Native Americans,”
you say: ““paisley”…was once a holy symbol of the Zoroastrians in Persia.”
I’m doing a presentation about cultural appropriation and would like to look further into this, however I cannot find anywhere that it says this was a holy image. Where did you find this information?
Wonderful article. I live in an antebellum neighborhood on the cliffs of Louisiana, Missouri on the Mississippi River. During the Civil War, Fannie McQuie married Col. Senteney, who attended West point, but joined the Confederate forces in Mississippi. While he was gone, Fannie delivered mail across the enemy lines. Later Fannie joined her husband and friends of the 2nd Missouri Brigade preparing for battle at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Cpl. Ephraim McDowell Anderson wrote in his diary about the social event before the battle . . . and concludes with Col. Senteney’s death. I am told that General Grant gave Fannie’s father permission to travel to Vicksburg and to take his grieving daughter home. Marilyn Moss
I believe you wrote an articular about ” Hidden Gems: Lost Hollywood Jewelry Trove Uncovered in Burbank Warehouse ” When I was Looking at the jewelry in the articular, I recognized a brooch that looked very familiar to me in a round mahogany glass top case that was titled ” The crown jewels of Hollywood. ” On the lower right hand corner of the case is a huge diamond heart with an oval ruby in it. That brooch was worn by Bea Arthur in the 1974 film musical Mame with Lucille Ball. Renowned stage actress (and famous lush), Vera Charles (Beatrice Arthur). Here’s where the brooch takes place when Mame invites the Upton’s to her home and Vera and several men suddenly barge in, singing, “It’s Today”. This is the part you will see the brooch on Bea Arthur all dressed in black. I have no idea which actress wore this brooch before her or after. If you could please pass this information along to Tina Joseff, I would appreciate it. Being a film historian buff, I can recognize jewelry, photographs and costumes that were worn several times in film. Thank you for your time.
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