Thursday, July 10, 2003

Ugly Old Times

Croatian state television has recently began airing Croatian best-known documentaries. One of those was Mala seoska priredba, 1971 piece by Krsto Papić (Krsto Papic) that showed singing talents’ show and beauty pageant in small Croatian village in early 1970s. I caught only a glimpse of that film but one thing was striking – what passed for good-looking woman in those places and those times is different from what passes for good looking woman today. This could be attributed to different make-up, better living standard, better diet, better health awareness and better exposure to women’s magazines and modern ideals of beauty.

Or perhaps I’m a little bit biased, because I live in Split, town that was known for the beauty of its women even in those dark times.


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