Mary Doyle Keefe, 92, model for Norman Rockwell‘s painting Rosie the Riveter.
Fucks given: .1.
So when I first saw this, I thought she was the model for this poster:
But no, that’s the “
We Can Do It!” poster by J. Howard Miller, modeled by Geraldine Hoff Doyle (who died in 2010).
The Rockwell painting was, of course, a cover for the
Saturday Evening Post.
This may be a common error, as they mention it in Mrs. Keefe’s obituary:
The Rosie painting, not to be confused with a poster by a Pittsburgh artist depicting a woman flexing her arm under the words “We Can Do It,” would later be used in a nationwide effort to sell war bonds.
Bar of soap ‘
made from the fat of Jewish Holocaust victims‘ is removed from eBay after Dutch owner put it up for sale
Last surviving crew member of the
“We were fighting an enemy that had a reputation for never surrendering, never accepting defeat,” he said. “It’s really hard to talk about morality and war in the same sentence.”
last Andrews Sister died this week. Previous Andrews Sisters deaths occurred in 1967 and 1995.
Update: reading between the lines of their
Wikipedia entry, apparently Patty (the one who just died) was a total bitch who thought she was the star.