Modern Icons of 1928

A celebration of cultural visionaries who were Born in 1928 but whose impact is timeless. SLIDE SHOW

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    Modern Icons of 1928

    Andy Warhol – Pop Art Icon

    “People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.” ~ Born August 6, 1928

    Modern Icons of 1928

    China Machado – Model & Fashion Editor

    “When I was in Paris, the directors of Balenciaga asked me if I wanted to model, and I didn’t know what they were talking about because I had never seen a fashion magazine before.” ~ Born December 25, 1929 (but too fabulous not to feature here)

    Modern Icons of 1928

    Vidal Sassoon - Hairstylist, Creator of “The Bob”

    “Hairdressers are a wonderful breed. You work one-on-one with another human being and the object is to make them feel so much better and to look at themselves with a twinkle in their eye.” ~ Born January 17, 1928

    Modern Icons of 1928

    Elliott Erwitt – Legendary Photographer

    “First you have to notice something. Then you have to put it in a frame. And then, if you are lucky, you have to have a bit of magic.” ~ Born July 26, 1928

    Modern Icons of 1928

    Maurice Sendak – Author, Where the Wild Things Are

    “I don’t believe in children. I don’t believe in childhood. I don’t believe that there’s a demarcation. ‘Oh you mustn’t tell them that. You mustn’t tell them that.’ You tell them anything you want. Just tell them if it’s true. If it’s true you tell them.” ~ Born June 10, 1928

    Modern Icons of 1928

    Captain Jim Lovell – Commander, Apollo 13

    “You’re sitting on top of about five and a half million pounds of high explosives, so there’s a little bit of apprehension there.” ~ Born March 25, 1928

    Modern Icons of 1928

    Dr. Ruth Westheimer – Psychosexual Therapist

    “Talking from morning to night about sex has helped my skiing, because I talk about movement, about looking good, about taking risks." ~ Born June 4, 1928

    Modern Icons of 1928

    Dr. Maya Angelou – Inaugural Poet

    “I am a human being. Nothing human can be alien to me. So that opens the door, then, for me to do anything human beings do.” ~ Born April 4, 1928

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