Happy Birthday Donyale!

31 Aug

Is this an outtake from the film Salvador Dali: a Soft Self-Portrait, or just horsing around on the set? Donyale is in the movie, and the piano, and the water, but not all three at once.

Today (Aug. 31) Donyale Luna would be 65 years old.

I contacted two astrologers to do a chart and reading for her. One, however, lives on a houseboat in the wilderness and quite likely hasn’t even seen my e-mail yet. The other agreed but failed to deliver.

Sorry, Donyale!  I was hoping to celebrate you and honor and acknowledge your contributions to the world of fashion and to opening doors for women of color to appear in previously segregated fashion magazines. Oh well, next year!

I did talk with one of the astrologers about the two conflicting dates of her birth¬† see “Donyale Luna arrives on the planet somewhere, sometime,” this blog, July 20, 2010), She showed all the characteristics of someone born Aug. 1946 and few of anyone born Aug. 31, 1945. So if you’re inclined to believe in astrology, as did Luna, add that to the evidence for that date.

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2 Responses to “Happy Birthday Donyale!”

  1. miguel stuckey September 2, 2011 at 7:31 am #

    Where could I find that movie? I never heard of this film in her filmography

  2. donstrachan September 2, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Sorry Miguel, I gave the wrong title. The movie is called Salvador Dali: A Soft Self-Portrait and it’s available from Amazon.

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