Mrs Helen Churchill Candee

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I remember reading about Alva VanderBilt arriving at Newport's Casino (Tennis Courts still in use)back in 1910 and she was a real looker! All the men would race to the curb to see her step down from her carriage so as to catch a glimpse of her alabaster -white ankle descending and a flutter of petticoat- men don't change much do they?
 
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Am looking at ads from a 1912 newspapers for age spot fading cream -Granny used to call them liver spots- guess Mrs. Candee had to deal with the indignities of those telltale little brown dots on the tops of her hands too. Gloves probably were a big help-and the old standby of rosewater and glycerin with lemon juice as a bleaching agent!
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Philip Hind

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>>> a glimpse of her alabaster -white ankle descending and a flutter of petticoat
>>>> miniskirts
>>>>> revealed the whole knee
>>>>>> flat-chested ideals of beauty
>>>>>>> chic set frolicking

Is there a pay-per-view site available? Maybe you better e-mail me privately
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Really Shelley you better ease up, there are impressionable older gentlemen watching... it's OK fellas I have the defibrillator ready just in case.

I'm off to have a lie down.
 
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Phil G,

I believe the Oklahoma Historical Society or some other group in that state has a great early photo of Helen Candee during her years there - circa 1900?. I ran across a reference to it and have the details somewhere. I'll get that to you soon. Did you get the Titanic Texans article I e-mailed?

Randy
 
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It's our little secret Phil- and just as an added flurry of excitement, -meet Sabine- a lovely blonde German lady who is waiting to greet you at the top of the Grand Staircase.....I told her all about you.
http://www.titanicdress.com/
Somebody go fan Geoff.
 
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Hey Shelley - "I told her all about you" - bet she's still laughing - takes a man, not a shirt button! (oops, sorry Phil!) I once had a pet goldfish called Sabine - just thought you might be interested. Don't show any racey pictures to Cook, he isn't strong enough to cope with them.
 

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Shel! I wuz ROBBED! I was wearing this SAME suit last Saturday night! Of course, it looked much more dashing on me.