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Nina Leen  GOP WOMEN PARTY HARD, 1941    Perhaps the most provocative part of the evening involved that perennial staple (in myth, if not in fact) of male get-togethers: the strip tease. It began with "peeling inconsequential garments" after which the ladies reemerged "in kimonos."

Nina Leen GOP WOMEN PARTY HARD, 1941 Perhaps the most provocative part of the evening involved that perennial staple (in myth, if not in fact) of male get-togethers: the strip tease. It began with "peeling inconsequential garments" after which the ladies reemerged "in kimonos."

“Maeve Brennan of HARPER’S BAZAAR looking through store window.” Photograph by Nina Leen, 1945. From the Life Photo Archive. "Manhattan is an island, and so she has two horizons—the architectural horizon, impermanent and stony, and the eternal horizon, constantly changing, that is created when water and sky work together in midair. It may be that the secret of Manhattan's hold over us is lost somewhere between those two horizons, the one hard and vulnerable, the other vague, shifting, and…

“Maeve Brennan of HARPER’S BAZAAR looking through store window.” Photograph by Nina Leen, 1945. From the Life Photo Archive. "Manhattan is an island, and so she has two horizons—the architectural horizon, impermanent and stony, and the eternal horizon, constantly changing, that is created when water and sky work together in midair. It may be that the secret of Manhattan's hold over us is lost somewhere between those two horizons, the one hard and vulnerable, the other vague, shifting, and…

A teenage couple at the movies, circa 1944. Photo: Nina Leen. // This is so cute and classic.

A teenage couple at the movies, circa 1944. Photo: Nina Leen. // This is so cute and classic.

“Building with blocks, instead of aimlessly stacking them, 4-year-olds work together to construct an apartment building with doormen, tenants and garage.”A public “genius school” for 3-to-11-year-olds at New York’s Hunter College, 1948, photographed by Nina Leen.

“Building with blocks, instead of aimlessly stacking them, 4-year-olds work together to construct an apartment building with doormen, tenants and garage.”A public “genius school” for 3-to-11-year-olds at New York’s Hunter College, 1948, photographed by Nina Leen.

in the June 16, 1941, issue of LIFE magazine, “members of the Young Women’s Republican Club of Milford, Conn, explored the pleasures of tobacco, poker, the strip tease and such other masculine enjoyments as had frequently cost them the evening companionship of husbands, sons and brothers.”Thus the storied weekly and photographer Nina Leen chronicled the shenanigans that erupted when a group of GOP women got together for an old-fashioned “smoker” (noun: an informal social gathering for men…

in the June 16, 1941, issue of LIFE magazine, “members of the Young Women’s Republican Club of Milford, Conn, explored the pleasures of tobacco, poker, the strip tease and such other masculine enjoyments as had frequently cost them the evening companionship of husbands, sons and brothers.”Thus the storied weekly and photographer Nina Leen chronicled the shenanigans that erupted when a group of GOP women got together for an old-fashioned “smoker” (noun: an informal social gathering for men…

Women putting together a layout for the magazine, Junior Bazaar  by Nina Leen, 1945

Women putting together a layout for the magazine, Junior Bazaar by Nina Leen, 1945

"Neiman Marcus, Texas Store" by LIFE photographer Nina Leen in 1945.

Refined Retail: LIFE’s Look Inside Neiman Marcus

"Neiman Marcus, Texas Store" by LIFE photographer Nina Leen in 1945.

Refined Retail: LIFE’s Look Inside Neiman Marcus

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