August 8, 2014
VIRGINIA POSTREL on History’s 7 Most Glamorous Women.
UPDATE: Virginia emails:
Thanks for picking up my listicle, but would you mind adding something to correct the horrible headline and avoid a lot of dumb comments?
As I explain in the first paragraph this is NOT the list of “History’s 7 Most Glamorous Women,” which is a nearly meaningless concept. It is a list of seven glamorous women who helped to define by their example what it meant to be a “modern woman.” They are mostly from the first half of the 20th century, when that was a burning cultural question.
So there you have it.