Norma Jeane in New Jersey with her beloved, Aunt Ana Lower, 1939

In 1968, during the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eartha Kitt encountered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. Kitt was invited to the White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”

During a question and answer session, Kitt stated:

The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.

Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Kitt’s career

Marlon Brando at his home, photographed by Sid Avery, 1953.

royalbloood:

communicates with the dead *maintains pristine eyebrow game*

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Gets put into insane Asylum, kidnapped, and raped

*maintains pristine eyebrow game*

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Burn eyes off *maintains pristine eyebrow game*

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has two heads and four eyebrows *maintains pristine eyebrow game 4x*

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alicein-wonder-land:

This isn’t my Halloween costume/ idea, I just thought it was a fun thing to try out because I’ve not painted in a while 👻🌚

theswinginsixties:

Liza Minnelli, 1967.

Favorite Films: Psycho (1960)

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