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Datebook: May 17 – Lisa Fonssagrives, the first supermodel, turns 100

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Lisa Fonssagrives was a Swedish fashion model, most widely credited as the first supermodel. She was born May 17, 1911 and died February 4, 1992.  Before Fonssagrives came to the United States in 1939, she was already a top model. Her image appeared on the cover of many magazines during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, including Town & Country, Life, Time, Vogue, and the original Vanity Fair. She was reported as “the highest paid, highest praised, high fashion model in the business”. Fonssagrives once described herself as a “good clothes hanger”. Read more about Fonssagrives.

Here’s Datebook for Tuesday, May 17

Surprise the pundits. Vote in today’s Kentucky primary. Polls are open 6 to 6.

The Music Department of the Murray Woman’s Club presents a dinner and entertainment fundraiser, Live, Laugh Love, tonight at 6:30 at the clubhouse, 704 Vine Street. Dinner fare is casserole, salad, rolls, dessert and tea or water for a minimum donation of $8. Proceeds benefit music scholarships.

Life Line Screening of Louisville brings its mobile vascular screening to Murray tomorrow. It will be available at First Presbyterian Church on west Main Street. It costs $149 for Carotid, atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease screenings. Advance appointments are necessary at 800-694-8895.

Saturday LBL’s Nature Station hosts A Day for Dogs weather permitting from 9 to noon. There’s a guided hike at 10:30. Dogs must be leashed.

Follow election returns at wkms.org. Thanks!


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