Thursday, July 30, 2015

True Love According to Helen Rowland

Thursday, July 30, 2015
La Câline
Loretta reports:

Helen Rowland (1875-1950)was called “America’s Bernard Shaw.” Unfortunately, not an awful lot is known about her, and I’ve turned up exactly two pictures (one only last night—to feature in a future post).

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any of her wit and wisdom.* This one, on love, is rather sweet, for her.

*Blog posts here, here, and here.
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Page images from Helen Rowland, A Guide to Men: Being Encore Reflections of a Bachelor Girl (1922).

Illustration: "La Câline," from Gazette du bon ton (1922) [edited], courtesy Internet Archive.

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Jill Sardella said...

After reading Helen's quotes, I, too, wanted to know more about her. I dug around a bit and was able to find this from "Redressing the Balance" edited by Nancy Walker (not the actress.) and Zita Dresner (couldn't find anything on her). The information on Helen was written by Ishbel Ross (1895-1975), journalist and biographer (another fascinating woman so I've included a link about her). Thanks so much for another great post! You and Susan are better than a cup of coffee in the morning. ;-) Your posts always make my day.

Helen Rowland:

Ishbel Ross:

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