I know what you're thinking: "This has GOT to be a fetish thing!"
Nope, it's just a 1970's thing. It's okay. A lot of people get the two confused.
Here's what the book says about the above:
It is la dolce vita with this well-upholstered chair-person around to comfort and to cushion one after a hard day at the office.
Okay so...la dolce vita - Either the writer is saying that having this doll to come home to is like living "the good life" or he's comparing it to a Fellini film. If you've ever seen a Fellini film, you might agree with me that this would fit right in. I'm gonna choose the latter.
Back to it:
If you take a rag doll to a larger-than-life extreme, you may have an enormous chair-person like exotic Gloria, above, to share your living room.
Right. If Gloria is exotic then I'm Chita Rivera!
She is as comfy to snuggle up with as she looks, since her torso is made from two ready-made pillows sewn together...
I'm sorry. Let's stop again. I've got to get this out in the open - is anyone thinking this besides me?
Alright, back at it:
Antique boots from a thrift shop were stitched to her feet, and I sewed junk jewelry rings on her fingers. A black silk scarf stitched around her face and stuffed makes a very stylish pageboy bob.
Her cigarette, by the way, is detachable, in case the hostess does not allow smoking.
1. Wait - the hostess? Are they suggesting that one take that...that...Gloria to dinner parties as their guest? "Aww gee, hon. Do we have to invite Carl? He always brings that demented beanbag, Gloria!"
2. As if anyone could enjoy snuggling this doll if they hadn't been smoking something!
You know, the seventies were truly some whackadoodle days. I grew up during that era and even though I love a lot about that time, sometimes, even I am shocked at some of the stuff that came out of those years. But rest assured, sometimes we learn our lessons about things and won't repeat them. For instance, today's version of the pillow lady above:
You see? No head this time around! There..isn't that better?
Until next time,
x's and o's,
Oh, and p.s. : Man Marries His Body Pillow