• Having A Topping Time

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    Socialite Alice Topping poolside in Palm Beach proves that some WASPs do indulge in the art of the recline (ca. 1959).

    Mar 15, 2010 | Permalink (6) Total Comments

    aron left a comment on 3/29/2010 at 10:03 AM:

    i love the color of the pool. jump right in!

    Davitta left a comment on 3/16/2010 at 12:59 PM:

    A Privileged Life is one of my all time favorite Assouline books, and this is one of my favorite photographs from that book! White bikini bottoms with a gray cashmere sweater, stunning.

    JFD left a comment on 3/16/2010 at 12:29 PM:

    Hey, it’s 1959. All bathing suits from then looked kinda funny to contemporary eyes. And it wasn’t meant to be a pinup picture, I don’t believe. The picture (except for that, which isn’t that bad) is remarkably contemporary looking, that’s why we forget it was taken in 1959. And has that fabulous vibe.

    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 3/16/2010 at 1:18 AM:

    The dog’s pose is fantastic!

    EdoubleM.blogspot.com left a comment on 3/15/2010 at 8:44 PM:

    I like the pic a lot! I do get the reason behind your post. I love the palm tree scenery in the background and her relaxing demeanor. The little dog is the cherry on top! Keep up the good work my friend!

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/15/2010 at 2:35 PM:

    For those curious, that’s a bathing suit bottom—but beside the point.  Focu