Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect – #344


Let’s eavesdrop on the students at the Barbizon School for Women, starting far left:

Starlet #1: “I know that we’re supposed to be doing modeling exercises, but I had far too many Harvey Wallbangers last night, as well as a few Harveys, and I really need to just lean against this wall and pray for daylight.”

Starlet #2: “I’m still stunned that I wasn’t able to simply walk into Hollywood and become an instant star. I can’t imagine why that didn’t happen. Maybe I shouldn’t have worn this bra made out of pot-holders.”

Startlet #3: “I think I might be in the wrong place. No one is introducing themselves and saying they are alcoholics. But at least I have this nice scarf in my hair, and Momma always said that hair accessories will save the day.”

Starlet #4: “If that acrobatic floozy expects me to help her out if she falls and busts her ass, she better go to Plan B. Seriously, some people will do anything for attention. Then again, I’m not wearing any panties, so we probably joined the same sorority in college.”

Starlet #5: “I’m only contorting myself like this because I couldn’t afford fancy shoes like everybody else and I had to do something to distract people from my lack of adequate footwear. On second thought, though, perhaps I shouldn’t have thrown my legs over my head like that Tri-Delta slut over there did during Homecoming. I really should have paid more attention in typing class.”

Starlet #6: “Holy cow! That waitress wasn’t kidding when she said the jalapenos on the taco salad might repeat later. If anybody lights a cigarette in a three-block radius, I’ll be the first woman on the moon…”


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  1. Also, it’s been ages since I’ve seen an advertisement for Barbizon on TV…I thought that they went the way of the Eileen Seals Modeling Academy and Agency, LOL!

    John Robert Powers agency was sending me stuff when I was still in high school – I never could figure out why, since I didn’t try out for modeling until after I left home! Strange…

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    • Oh, I’m sure Barbizon is long gone, but I just couldn’t resist this photo. I also had a very brief modeling career that lasted roughly two days. I was just far too self-conscious and far too inexperienced (I was 16 at the time) to last very long in the decadent and druggy modeling world in Tulsa. (I know, it’s hard to believe that I was ever innocent, or that any part of Tulsa could be considered decadent, but it’s true…)

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      • LOL – innocent? What’s that?
        In all seriousness, modeling definitely has its shady underside…I avoided the drugs, but couldn’t resist the call of alcohol…

        I made it for two years (23 – 25), but was also too self-conscious. I learned that I really hated being stared at, and still do! Hence the lack of selfies, and accounts on Twitter, Instagram, etc.

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