Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Some Love, Some Loss and Some of What She Wore

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Some Love, Some Loss and Some of What She Wore

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A few pages from Ilene Beckerman's book. "Love, Loss, And What I Wore" ($14.95, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill).

Page 102, The 1950s - Iridescent-brocade Chinese-style dinner dres I bought in Cambridge for a New Year's Eve party that Harry and I went to on the eve of 1957. Harry went with me to buy a dress. He convinced me to buy this one even though it was expensive. He said it showed off my arms, which he thought were pretty. I loved the dress. The party was at the home of Harry's friend s Penny and Ecky, in Wayland, Massachusetts. I got very upset because I couldn't find Harry at midnight. Then I saw him kissing Penny.

Page 104, The 1950s - After my divorce, I went back to New York and lived with Dora, who was studying to be an actress. This yellow-ochre wool empire dress was Dora's but I wore it a lot. …

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