“We decided to stop drinking and spend Sunday at the zoo. It was going nicely until she worked herself up over the observation that it was a horrible thing to cage the animals.
“‘That’s not very profound,’ I said, ‘everybody who goes to the zoo feels that sometime.’
“‘Oh, you cruel bastard,’ she screamed, ‘I’m not everybody!’
“She bellied over the guard rail and flung herself against the bars of the wolves’ cage.
“Three wolves had been circling and as soon as she touched the bar they froze, fur bristling along their spines.
“She had her arms stuck in between the bars up to her shoulders and as much of her face as she could wedge in yelling, ‘Eat me! Eat me!’ to the wolves.”
There’s always a lot of love for literature around here and we thought these lovely vintage library posters were the perfect follow-up to the envy-inducing story of a converted WalMart turned library. View the full collection here!
April 22, 1939: “We are amused,” King George and Queen Elizabeth, with the Princess Elizabeth, intently watch the show from the royal box at a special actors’ fund matinee at the Coliseum in London. Under a text that read “Headliners,” this photo sat next to one of Eleanor Roosevelt at the White House Easter Monday party. Photo: The New York Times
James Dean with his classmates on their trip to Washington, D.C.
Some nice leaping going on here.
In 1962, legendary graphic designer Saul Bass illustrated his only children’s book, which spent decades as a prized out-of-print collector’s item. Half a century later, Rizzoli is reprinting Henri’s Walk to Paris.