Sidney Poitier photographed by Dennis Stock
Bow tie appreciation
Zoot Suits, 22 June 1948. Three Jamaican Immigrants (left to right) John Hazel, a 21-year-old boxer, Harold Wilmot, 32, and John Roberts, a 22-year-old carpenter, arriving at Tilbury onboard the ex-troopship Empire Windrush, smartly dressed in zoot suits and trilby hats.
art history meme. 6/6 themes, series, & subjects
the arrow collar man, c.1907-1931
During the decades between the two World Wars, the “Arrow Collar Man,” the advertising figure of the Arrow Collars and Shirts company, became the icon of urbane American masculinity. The unnamed artist-rendered figure, created by J. C. Leyendecker, received more fan mail from adoring women and girls than most leading men of the stage and screen and inspired numerous songs.
Unknown to the public, this epitome of male beauty and heterosexual female admiration was, ironically, the product of a homosexual collaboration that lasted half a century between the artist and his model, Charles Beach. Although Norman Rockwell is today the best remembered illustrator of early twentieth-century Americana, Leyendecker’s ubiquitous images helped to define mainstream American standards of beauty and sophistication from the 1890s to the 1940s. (x)