Betty in Paris at 26

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:06
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Not many young women were heading off to Paris to study painting in 1956.

I love this picture. 

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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Betty in France

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 14:21

I went to France at the exact age Betty did, at 26. What I love about this photo is that there is a kind of determination and maturity that comes through, a poise and self-assurance beyond her years. Even back then, she was charting her own course through life and you can see it in her expression in this photograph.

Cowgirl turned Paris bohemian

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 11:35

I see a lot of cowgirl in that face. And this makes clearer that Betty was a midcentury bohemian. While there, did she discover the French intact penis? Hmmm... 20 years later, my sister did during her junior year abroad in Paris.