photo by Leonard Mccombe, 1972
"Janet calls to mind a long string of cowboys Gary Cooper used to play...Nearly five feet ten, Janet sits tall in the saddle of her only vehicle, a Honda CL-350 motorcycle. She keeps the Honda in her living room, under a giant paper parasol she brought back from the Orient after a three-and-a-half-year trip around the world." —Jane Howard, LIFE
photo by Bob Landry, 1942
"All the girls I ever danced with thought they couldn't do it, but of course they could. So they always cried. All except Ginger. Ginger never cried."—Fred Astaire
photo by Slim Aarons
"Her great loves are sports and travel—two passions she has been able to combine successfully throughout her life. Jorie's parents had her on a horse before she could even walk, leading to championships in numerous horse shows and jumping events including timber and flat races by the time she was 17. She hunted with her mother, father and two brothers, swam competitively and played tennis and polo."
album art from Big Science, 1982
"I see and write things first as an artist, second as a woman, and third as a New Yorker. All three have built-in perspectives that aren't neutral." —Laurie Anderson
images via ffffound and scissors&dolls
"I went grunge as a teenager, I put holes in all my clothes. I think it's too bad when teenagers become conformist in terms of fashion, because it's the ideal time to go off into your own crazy thing without looking completely idiotic." —Clémence Poésy
photo of Lee Miller in Paris by George Hoyningen-Huene, photo of Lee Miller bathing in a tub in Hitler’s apartment, 1945 by David E. Scherman.
“Naturally I took pictures. What’s a girl supposed to do when a battle lands in her lap?” —Lee Miller as told to celebrity radio interviewer Ona Munson in 1946.
Photo of by LIFE, 1982
"I grew up in the Bronx as the quintessential tomboy and was always running off into the street to play ball with the neighborhood boys while the other girls stayed on the sidewalk and jumped rope. When I was in the first and second grades, the boys and I played punchball, a game similar to baseball but without a pitcher. Each batter would toss the ball up into the air, punch it as far as he could with his curled-up fist, and then run the bases. Most of the girls I knew wouldn't even try to punch the ball because they saw no reason to. One day I hit the ball the length of the city sewer. For a boy or girl, that was considered pretty far. So from then on, whenever boys were short a player, they'd pick me to be on their team because I was athletic. I was a sewer hitter. I was in heaven." —Penny Marshall
film stills of Ali MacGraw and Richard Benjamin from Goodbye, Columbus, 1969.
Brenda Patimkin: What do you look like?
Neil Klugman: Listen, can I pick you up tonight and show you?
BP: I’m playing tennis tonight.
NK: How about after tennis?
BP: I’ll be sweaty after.
NK: I don’t mind. Can I come see you tonight?
BP: Ok, Briar Path Hills, do you know where that is? Around 8:15.
NK: Ok, I’ll be driving a blue convertible so you’ll know me. How will I know you?
BP: I’ll be sweaty.