The Last Nude by Ellis AveryA stunning story of love, sexual obsession, treachery, and tragedy, about an artist and her most famous muse in Paris between the World Wars.
Paris, 1927. In the heady years before the crash, financiers drape their mistresses in Chanel, while expatriates flock to the avant-garde bookshop Shakespeare and Company. One day in July, a young American named Rafaela Fano gets into the car of a coolly dazzling stranger, the Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka.
Struggling to halt a downward slide toward prostitution, Rafaela agrees to model for the artist, a dispossessed Saint Petersburg aristocrat with a murky past. The two become lovers, and Rafaela inspires Tamaras most iconic Jazz Age images, among them her most accomplished—and coveted—works of art. A season as the painters muse teaches Rafaela some hard lessons: Tamara is a cocktail of raw hunger and glittering artifice. And all the while, their romantic idyll is threatened by historys darkening tide.
Inspired by real events in de Lempickas history, The Last Nude is a tour de force of historical imagination. Avery gives the reader a tantalizing window into a lost Paris, an age already vanishing as the inexorable forces of history close in on two tangled lives. Spellbinding and provocative, The Last Nude is a novel about genius and craft, love and desire, regret, and, most of all, hope that can transcend time and circumstance.
The Naked And Famous - Young Blood
Sharon and Nick Get Naked and NAUGHTY on The Young and the Restless (SNEAK PEEK)
Supersoap The Young and the Restless debuted in and has been chugging on restlessly ever since, telling the sordid, steamy, sensational stories of the residents of fictional Genoa City, Wisconsin. The Abbott, Newman, and Winters families form the center of the drama, which, in grand soap-opera style, is full of twists and turns and stolen spouses and stolen hearts. Sexy - as Sharon Newman. Sexy - as Ashley Abbott. Sexy - as Summer Newman. Made with love in Chicago since ! All Rights Reserved.
Candace Young. Friday, December 1st, Trafficking troubles. As Nikki warned Tessa that she could be implicated as an accessory, I realized there was still no real attachment to the character. The character seemingly had integrity but is now not much of a catch for either woman. The big uneasy.
Marilyn Monroe, Suzanne Somers, Stella Stevens and other glamour girls who posed au naturel suffered embarrassment over those youthful nudes after attaining celebrity in later years. There has been a veritable publishing bonanza of Jaime in the buff in skin magazines which have snapped up the photos from their original owners. Jaime, now married and the mother of a couple of toddlers, has been humiliated by the reappearance of the pictures, the last of which was taken eight years ago. But she has no one to blame but herself. But now they are being published in tacky, horrible magazines which try to make it sound as if I posed for them just recently. I makes me feel as if I'm associated with them.
Can The Newmans Forgive Victor's Latest Stunt on The Young and the Restless? (SNEAK PEEK)
Victoria has been experiencing hormonal changes these days, due to her pregnancy. Years ago, she was dealing with other emotions and was very self-conscious when it came to sex. In an attempt to face her inhibitions, Victoria left Genoa City and went to New York to pose nude for a centerfold. When Cole found out, he convinced the magazine publisher not to print the photos — or so he thought… It was only a matter of time before the world got a glimpse of Victoria in the flesh. Victor had his say and stormed newsstands across the nation to buy up all the copies he could manage.