Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Lonely Doll









If you've not heard of Dare Wright it is my great pleasure to introduce you to her. Known best as the dreamy author of "The Lonely Doll" series she was also a photographer, painter, model, actress, seamstress, carpenter, stylist and beloved daughter of portrait painter Edith Stevenson Wright (a relationship not unlike The Beales in Grey Gardens). There are no words I could write here that would do her memory any justice so if you don't mind I'll just direct you here to read about this extraordinary woman!

More on Dare:
The Secret life of The Lonely Doll Biography. (This was my introduction to her last summer and have been enchanted by her since!)
Facebook Fan Page for more pictures.
To read A gift from the Lonely Doll.

27 comments:

  1. ohh if I can encourage just a few eyes in the direction of her art and biography I'm pleased! She was such a unique and fascinating individual!

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  2. I especially adore the first photograph.

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  3. She sounds so interesting! I want to read more, I will definately have a look at those links

    I've put up a few more photographs of my little kitties. I wish that you could meet them!

    Oh, and I've been meaning to tell you, I finally watched series 2 of true blood ( and the first episode of series 3 and it is so amazing!)

    xx

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  4. The first photograph is just magical!!

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  5. I have a copy of the Lonely Doll that I have loved for a few years now! its such an amazing little book that has inspired me to make a graphic novel one day oddly enough. she looks just like the doll oddly enough, thank you for sharing this!

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  6. I never had heard of her, so this post is much appreciated! I love the first photo!

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  7. any lady that can wield a bow is a pretty awesome lady in my book... i've never heard of the lonely doll, but shall have to investigate.

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  8. Never heard of her! Her pictures are lovely

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  9. Wow, these are amazing. I love the atmosphere captured in the photographs. :)

    xox,
    b. of Depict This!

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  10. thanks for posting this! i'm excited to find this book

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  11. You always direct me to people I've never heard of and I'm always pleased to discover them! In theory, she reminds me of Lee Miller, the photographer/model/war correspondent and lover of Man Ray... someone I encourage you to check out too if you don't already know her.

    http://rubyslipperjourneys.blogspot.com

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  12. i am so excited to indulge!

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  13. The archery outfit is to die for.

    I'll defiantly check her out.


    http://lesyeuxsansvisage-lincolntaft.blogspot.com

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  14. oooh this looks exciting and amazing! i think i'm finally entering that phase in life where i want to know more about extraordinary women who did fascinating things in/with their lives. thanks so much for sharing!!

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  15. is this real a new episode of true blood will be on air again wow thats great i like to
    watch true blood season 3 episode 7 online i love this tv series i should watch it.. so guys don't miss this episode or you will miss one half of your life...

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  16. Dare is so captivating. I must find out more about her.

    Lulu Letty

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  17. No one can hold a candle to the precious Dare Wright. New book on her is in the works.

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  18. oh it's all beautiful isn't it? :))

    xo.

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  19. I can't believe I've never heard of her... This stuff is amazing! Definitely looking at the website now (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  20. i loved that book as a kid! adding the other to my wishlist.

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  21. There is a YouTube video of Dare on her website at www.darewright.com

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  22. That first photo is the most gorgeous photo I have ever seen!

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  23. Oh! I remember those books! My mom kept a few of her Lonely Doll books from when she was little and I would pour over them when ever she would pull them off the bookshelf. I LOVE her work, it is truly spectacular! Thank you so much for bringing her to everyone's attention!

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