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How Billie Holiday and Simone de Beauvoir Invented Cool
Billie Holiday was streetwise tough as a Baltimore teenager and was already known for her love of singing even before coming to New York in 1929. In her career, she exercised a great deal of control over her songs, her accompanists, and her recordings ... read more
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Make America Cool Again
Meanwhile, there were intellectuals like Billie Holiday or Simone de Beauvoir to channel the newfound well of resistance into art. To be cool meant to give violent social systems the skeptical cold shoulder, to retain a stoic attitude of composure despite ... read more
Pg. 99: Joel Dinerstein's "The Origins of Cool in Postwar America"
Featured at the Page 99 Test: The Origins of Cool in ... Mitchum, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Jack Kerouac, Albert Camus, Marlon Brando, and James Dean, among others. We eavesdrop on conversations among Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Miles ... read more
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How Cool Was That?
He gives more attention to Billie Holiday—first called Lady Day by Lester Young—whose life, much sadder than it was cool, ended when she was 44, cirrhosis her killer. Simone de Beauvoir is the woman who gets more attention than any other. She and Jean ... read more
"To put it briefly," he told Simone de Beauvoir some time later ... Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and Billie Holiday were all on heroin, Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie smoked marijuana, and this is only the A-list. It is probably no accident that ... read more
The Origins of Cool in Postwar America
Cool. It was a new ... Robert Mitchum, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Jack Kerouac, Albert Camus, Marlon Brando, and James Dean, among others. We eavesdrop on conversations among Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Miles Davis, and on a forgotten ... read more
How has the role of females changed over the years?
Billie Holiday (1915-1959) – Given the title “First Lady ... She died aged only 32 in 1952. 65. Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) – One of the leading existentialist philosophers of the Twentieth Century 66. Yoko Ono (1933- ) US artist, musician. read more