Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 97

A VERY GAY HEAVENLY WEDDING AND A PRIZE QUESTION! (see below) Alice to Gertrude: "What took them so long?" Gertrude to Alice: "What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage." Sources: Renate Stendhal, Gertrude Stein in Words and Pictures; Gertrude Stein, Last Operas and Plays. Can you guess whose TRÈS CHIC wedding dress Alice is wearing? The first 2 successful sleuths will

Quoting Gertrude Stein # 94: Happy Birthday, Gertrude!

  Another Happy Birthday, Gertrude Stein! What is eternally 39 year-old Alice bringing Gertie for her celebration? You bet it's something she baked, some "entertaining refreshment," "effective," "ecstatic," "brilliant," "ravishing" -- in short, a "food of paradise". To be exact: "the food of Baudelaire's Artificial Paradises." Often quoted, often repeated, sometimes verboten, always imitated, the stuff of Urban Legends: here is the recipe. Not just from her famous Cookbook  -- no, here recited by Alice

Quoting Gertrude Stein says Bye-bye to 2012 and the Summer of Stein

 Bye-bye 2012! BYE-BYE  SUMMER OF STEIN The cartoon by Rick Meyerowitz, “The Girls of Summer,” brings home the sad fact. The year-long Summer of Stein ended last year. In May 2012, the last of the big exhibitions on Stein closed. Gertrude – watch out – threw her last ball. Or was that a grenade? Did Meyerowitz see Stein launch a last retort in the controversies that had raged over her political sporting from one summer