A is for Austen, Astaire, ABC and Aarons #atozchallenge

A is for Apathy.
slim aarons poolside gossip
Slim Aarons “Poolside Gossip”

Slim Aarons, born George Allen Aarons, was an American photographer noted for photographing socialites, jet-setters and celebrities.


I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.

Jane Austen Letters. To her sister Cassandra [December 24, 1798]

Jane Austen was a Georgian era author, best known for her social commentary in novels including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma.

ABC are an English new wave group that first came to prominence in the early 1980s. Their 1982 debut album, The Lexicon of Love, was a UK number one and they achieved ten UK and five US Top 40 hit singles between 1981 and 1990.

I am taking part in the April A to Z Blog Challenge. Every day in the month of April, I will post a blog entry related to a letter of the alphabet. I gave it some thought and wanted to keep it in line with what I write about here on Waldina.com and came up with famous quotes, people that inspire and music that resonates with me.

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  1. What a great collection of As. Especially like the mention of ABC, they were great, part of the soundtrack to my teens.


  2. This is why I love the #Challenge. Visiting for the 1st time on day one. Love the presentation of the blog, the clarity, uncluttered, easy to work through. Looking at past posts, I’m in. A great start with the letter A. Hope you have time to come and visit me to enjoy 26 hotels and inns. Happy to now be FOLLOWING.


  3. Slim Aarons sounds like he had an interesting career, going from wartime photography to shooting celebs and socialites. Interesting he never used makeup artists…he hunted for attractive people and found them apparently!

    I’ll have to search an biography on him. My interest has been piqued.


      1. Searched and found another post. I’d like a detailed book though. Found some at Amazon 🙂



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