Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Gertrude Stein on Mix Master

Our friend Philip sent us a copy of Justin Spring's biography of Samuel Steward "Secret Historian" because he loved it so much and knew we would to.  Boy was he right, I can't put it down (thanks Philip!)

Samuel Steward was many things among them he was a writer who was friends with many famous people, but his closest famous friends, it seems, where Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas.   Steward sends them (they were living in France) a Mix Master as a present (it was late n the year of 1940) here is Gertrude's response:

My Dearest Sammy,

The Mix Master came Easter Sunday, and we have not had time to more than read the literature and put it together and gloat, oh so beautiful is the Mix master, so beautiful...we are very  happy to have it here, bless you Sammy, Madame Roux said Oui il est si gentil, et en effet he is dear little Sammy, Easter morning, what a Spring, lovely as I have never seen anything lovely...Alice all smiles and murmurs in her dreams, Mix master


You gotta love that, Gertrude Stein waxing poetic over a standing mixer!

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