Happy Easter From The Rotogravure

On the avenue
Fifth Avenue
The photographers will snap us
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure

When writing the lyrics to “Easter Parade,” Irving Berlin could never have guessed that the rotogravure — the photography section of newspapers back in the day — would one day be replaced by something called Facebook, which is what these shots were really snapped for.

Today was a mixture of the the joyful and somber, sartorially symbolized by pink oxford and black knit tie. There was swing dancing in the Easter Parade on New York’s Fifth Avenue — conveniently right in front of my church. I broke in some new bit loafers with a few swing-outs and then headed inside to cool down among the old stones.

Happy Easter to all and sundry. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD

7 Comments on "Happy Easter From The Rotogravure"

  1. The hats on men and women – it’s great!

    Looking good sir.

  2. With a lovely lady at one’s side, every day is the Easter Parade.

  3. H.K. Rahman | April 25, 2011 at 5:40 am |

    Love the pink, gray, and black. And the Gucci loafers kill. KILL.

  4. Another reason to love New York. Let’s hear it for folks who still rejoice in a collective sense of occasion, and dress up for it as well!

  5. Anonymous | May 18, 2011 at 8:25 pm |

    CC isn’t very handsome!

  6. David Watts | June 17, 2011 at 8:01 am |

    Not very handsome – you’re kiddin’. Full on ginger minger by my estimation.

  7. If you get back to the Bay Area you gotta let me know- I swing at the dancers den and golf at Tilden in Berkeley- beautiful course- cheers

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