Jazz in the Streets

Again from Jezebel:

It’s not just a Seinfeld joke: The J. Peterman catalog exists, and it’s still in the business of attempting to shill clothes by evoking mystery and telling romantic tales.

But what’s fun is trying to guess what’s being offered just by the elaborate accompanying story. A few pitches — and what’s actually for sale.

The pitch:
“There was a time when gorgeous, lanky Josephine baker, a shocking black American living in Paris would walk nude (except for a few bananas) across the stage and shock and audience that came just for the purpose of being shocked. She was seen later walking the boulevards with a cheetah on a leash… There was jazz in the clubs, in the streets, in the air…”

What it is:
Marcasite jewelry.


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