Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Everything old is new again

I always scan the magazine racks at the checkout stand (and they're frequently so salacious, I'm glad I usually don't have my kids with me). Today's scanning, though, surprised a laugh out of me. This was the cover photo on this month's Elle magazine: A closer look revealed that this voluptous beauty with the heavily made-up eyes is Scarlett Johansson and, further, that she's sporting the "modern" look of beauty. Why do I think that's funny? Check out these circa 1920 photos of screen Goddess Theda Bara. Allowing for the silly hats, and the old-fashioned photographic technique, Ms. Bara is sporting precisely the same look of voluptous, Egyptian-eyed "modern" beauty: