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Susan McNabb
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When lips were red
Thanks to Facebook, an old friend shared this gem taken backstage at a Christian Lacroix fashion show in June, 1988, at Bullocks Wilshire in La Jolla, California. That's me, second from the left in the fabulous collar.
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Flash back to the eighties
# TBT To 1988. We rarely got to keep the clothes we wore on jobs, but after a day of splattering paint on these overalls, I got to take them home. I actually loved them and wore them often after buying my old fixer-upper house in L.A. I generally wore a top...
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Postcards from Phoenix: Getting schooled on ghouls in Tryon
Published in the Tryon Daily Bulletin , November 8, 2017 I came to Tryon for Halloween to hear some ghost stories. I hadn't been to Tryon in nearly a year and a half—an
unexpectedly long absence—but life doesn't always go as planned. I had an accident in Ja...
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A salute to Elvira
Every October I’m reminded of my favorite Halloween icon. Not that I need a reminder. Elvira has been a part of my life since January, 11, 1988, the day I auditioned to be her stand-in and photo double on the film, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark . Thank you t...
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I'm a finalist!
Thank you to Tryon Arts and Crafts School for hosting The Apparitionist contest. It's an anonymous contest, so I can't reveal which story is mine, but I'm on the list of finalists! Whoopee!
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Often wedded
I was often a pretend bride. This was for Novias Magazine, shot by the fabulous Kim Canazzi. The designer was Norma LeNain. I loved her dresses so much, I chose one when it was my turn to be an actual bride.
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Time for a change
I grayed prematurely, and when I was thirty-eight I decided to stop coloring my hair. My agent thought it was a mistake, saying casting directors would think I was older. I didn’t care how old they thought I was, as long as I worked. That agent dropped me, ...
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New Wave Nursing
My very first paying job in L.A. was for a music video for a song called "A Little TLC" on the Saturday the morning cartoon, Kidd Video in 1984. Shown here on the right, I was cast as a new wave nurse by the director, Bud Schaetzle, who later cast me in sev...
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A late start, a long shot
I started modeling at 23 in Charlotte, NC, and was told because I was already so old, my career would be short. It only lasted a few decades.
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The start of something ...
This was an outtake from my first print job in Los Angeles. The client was Parachute. Steven Arnold was the photographer, and Paul Starr, the makeup artist. Sadly, both are now gone. I wrote about this in a book that may or may not be published one day: “Wh...
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