Though many of the Interior Decorators I will be talking about in this paper are dead now, many of them remain big icons in the architecture and interior design field to this day. Elsie de Wolfe, whom is still revered as America’s first decorator to this day. Eleanor McMillen Brown, a pioneer in the interior design field and founder of McMillen Inc.. Dorothy Draper, the first to “professionalize” the interior design industry by establishing the first interior design company in the United States. Elsie de Wolfe was an American decorator born in New York City. Besides being an interior decorator she was also a professional actress that performed various light comic and historical roles throughout the 1890s.
Betty Crocker was created to have a persona of a woman who loves to bake and cook, who is dedicated to her family and friends, who is intelligent and innovative with shared tastes, who is active in the community, and who feels at home in either the boardroom or the dining
Among her many accomplishments on the silver screen, Lena has earned several oscars, tony awards, the NAACP Image Award and Pied Piper award, , a lifetime achievement award, and is on the Hollywood walk of fame and the International Civil Rights walk of fame. Lena has also been awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Howard University. Although Lena is no longer living, she is remembered today as one of the most elegant, classy, yet down to earth women in Hollywood. Her beauty, glamor, and accomplishments will continue to be regarded by her fans. Lena was one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood and the first female African American actress to receive a long-term contract.
She held her own in an industry that cast her off, in a studio that kept her as a token, and in a society that was too close minded for her progressive thinking. She learned how to take criticism and bounce back after constant rejection and unequal treatment, qualities that were much needed in a time when the industry was very limited for people of color. In You Must Remember This, Longworth put it best when she said: “in an age when black film actresses were confined either to low-budget “race movies” or to play maids or whores, Horne was the screen’s first Negro goddess and bowed to no one”
Barbara Walters’ career brings words such as “legendary”, “pioneering”, and “inspirational” to mind. She was more than just any other pretty person that was on a TV screen. “Walters was born September 25, 1929, and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts”(world book). From an early age, she had been surrounded by celebrities, many people say this attributed to her relaxed manner while she interviewed people. Her father, Louis Edward Walters, had opened a string of nightclubs called the Latin Quarter.
Most everyone knows who Betty Crocker is! She's been a cultural icon for years and part of the family food traditions! What's more, Betty Crocker is a name synonymous with quick, easy, and wonderful food, from boxed cake mixes, cake and dessert decorating products to canned frostings. She is the voice of wisdom and calm, capable of offering savvy answers to questions asked by so many home cooks! Betty Crocker's beginnings: Back in the day, during 1921, the world was a lot different than today.
Mae West once said “Good women are no fun… the only good woman I can recall in history was Betsy Ross. And all she ever made was a flag.” Mae West did not just say this quote because she was a struggling actress that needed respect in the past, she said this on Betsy’s behalf that died trying to earn respect from other people including us. Even though she was castigated by many, over the course of her eighty-four years on earth she accomplished more than any could imagine like sewing for the Revolutionary War, joined a war supporting Quaker group, created the nation’s flag, and many other accomplishments that went unwritten in American history. Some might say that American hero, George Washington lied that he asked Betsy Ross to make the first flag American and that all two of her three husbands died because of her making the flag because of evidence.
By showing that she can do that she is setting examples that anyone can do anything they just have to put in the work and never give up not matter what. Like Katherine Johnson known as the woman who loved to count, she also had many other wonderful things in her life like being a wife ,mother, and a right to freedom in history. Her life has inspired many young women around the world to stand for what they want in life and don't hold back and also respect people and make sure they respect
The extraordinary Lucille Ball was the most loved and iconic television comedian of her time. She was an American icon and the first lady of television during the 1950s. Not only did Lucille Ball provide laughter to millions of people, but Lucille Ball gave women a voice and America heard what she had to say. She showed women they can be accepted, and be in a position both on television and in the working world where they can be strong and independent. She set an example for women and showed society that women have a voice to be heard and will be successful, when given the opportunity.
Everyone Loves Lucille Ball Some famous Americans have won the noble peace prize, while others might be known for creating world peace or world catastrophes. Lucille Ball will forever be remembered as the person who entertained people with “rubber faced antics (“Lucille Ball Biography”) “zany impersinations.” These comments may seem demeaning; however, they glorifiy Lucille Ball’s legacy.
A person with dreams they can’t achieve is like someone who doesn’t have a life. That person may know what they want to achieve, but doesn’t know how. Lucille Ball was a girl who couldn't afford much, even pencils. She decided to drop out of high school at age 15. Lucille did pursue her dreams, though.
She became incredibly famous because she took a stand and became a central figure in an issue that developed into one of the most controversial topics in the 1950’s. Also, in the right, bottom corner, another line states, “We’ve been holding it open since 1955.” Her actions and experiences elevated her to celebrity status. Regardless of her fame, she never deviated from a person of impeccable character and integrity. She remained true to her spirit and served as a role model for over fifty years.