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Hedy Lamarr. Beautiful and intelligent. Born in Austria and was an actress. She then got married but later escaped her nazi husband. She took a cruise to the US and on the ship got discovered by a famous hollywood producer. From there she has been a hollywood sensation. Everyone wanted to look like her. On breaks from set she would go to her trailer and literally invent. She soon invented frequency hopping which then incorporated into todays bluetooth and wifi.
I'd go for a famous Chinese poet and writer, Su Shi. He was born in 1037 CE in Meishan, Sichuan province, China, and was one of the most prominent figures in the literary and cultural scene of his time. Su Shi was admired for his personality and the way he dealt with adversity throughout his life. Despite facing numerous setbacks and challenges, he remained optimistic, resilient, and humble.
For example, Su Shi was once exiled from the capital city for his political views, and he was sent to a remote province where he lived in poverty for several years. However, instead of becoming bitter or resentful, Su Shi used this experience as an opportunity to learn more about the local culture and to deepen his appreciation for the simple pleasures of life.
His talent, personality and his approach to life made him a beloved figure in Chinese history, and his legacy continues to inspire people today.
Lauren Bacall, 1948
Not sure if he would be into martini but I would love to had a chance to talk with Norm MacDonald. There are just a couple of interviews where he talks about what he reads and thinks about and you can see how smart he was, but always trying to be dumber than he was on stage. In the end the thing he held most sacred was to make people laugh & feel good. I love how he had the personality of a cheeky boy up to no good and on the other hand so thoughtful about life.
I would have to choose that paramount of style and leisure, the most fashionable man of his century, L’Avvocato! Gianni Agnelli! Agnelli is, for me, a key personage in the history of leisure. There is a great HBO doc about him called “Agnelli” if you are interested in a view into his life and lifestyle.
Hey! Really loved Solange’s feature. Just wanted to pass by and bring you this video of Tego Calderon’s new song which sent me really strong leasure vibes!