28 August 2010

He Said She Said

"Considered a little less strictly, Camp is either completely naive or else wholly conscious (when one plays at being campy)...In naïve, or pure, Camp, the essential element is seriousness, a seriousness that fails. Of course, not all seriousness that fails can be redeemed as Camp. Only that which has the proper mixture of the exaggerated, the fantastic, the passionate, and the naïve." - Susan Sontag, Notes on Camp, 1964.Arlene Dahl's 1950s list of DOs and DON'Ts should qualify nicely. Well, why don't you...?


  1. i so agree with the bit abt 'a strident voice'.

    voice is such an important part of an individual's overall persona & aura, and yet it's also more likely than not the part that's most neglected & undervalued.

    how frequently has one seen, or rather, heard, a beautiful face marred by an uncouth, uncultured & ignorant-sounding voice? too often is my personal experience...:(

  2. Anon: So true! Especially in the case of models. It changes one's idea of them immediately. The most recent case I can cite is sean o'pry. when i saw a video interview of him i changed my mind about him instantly!

  3. now sean baybee? and his southern draawl? should just come ah-out and be dun with it already...:)

  4. Dear Anon: Models should be seen, not heard!