I'm very excited to announce my new blog, Painless Panache! Each post will focus on one of my many unlikely - and sometimes completely unknown - style heroes, many of whom influenced me as I was growing up. I was only allowed to watch one hour of TV a night, but I made the best of it: I observed everything the grown-ups said and wore, and dreamed of leaving my rural hometown and traveling to WKRP in Cincinatti or Lower Manhattan to hang out with Danny DeVito and Tony Danza. Sometimes I would sneak in some TV on Sunday morning - typically the The Little Rascals or original Superman series - and marvel at the jargon and fashion from the 1930s - 50s.
I'll be posting photos and my memories of these folks once a week. Take a look at Painless Panache and follow me if you dare!