Ellen Stratton hangs the mistletoe; Miss Stratton was Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month December 1959 and also the first Playmate of the Year.
My world was warm with April sun my thoughts were spangled green and gold; my soul filled up with joy, yet felt the sharp, sweet pain that only joy can hold ... Then, suddenly my world turned gray, and darkness wiped aside my joy. A dull and aching void was left where careless hands had reached out to destroy ... (How frail the human heart must be - a mirrored pool of thought ...) • Sylvia Plath, I thought that I could not be hurt • Photo: Horace Narbeth Roye c1940 halfton print, narbeth roy, heart, felt, hands, vintage prints, green, horac narbeth, pools
Nymphe et nymphette, c. 1900s
Dancers from the Ida Herion School in Stuttgart, 1926 photo by Paul Isenfels