Media vanity projects…

June 11, 2009

This short para­graph from an obit of Fleur Cowles gives you some idea of why the tastes of media con­nois­seurs and the gen­er­al pub­lic are not neces­sar­ily in synch (and of the source of cre­at­ive motiv­a­tion):

Flair was a short-lived, loss-mak­ing, van­ity pro­ject, meant to show­case the per­sona Fleur had inven­ted for her­self. Media pro­fes­sion­als and stu­dents have admired it ever since its 12th and last issue appeared on US news­stands in Janu­ary 1951.

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