The other day, Roberta quoted Betty from Shoot, talking about modeling:

I remember he saw that I didn’t like giving the coat back. That’s always the hardest part.

The hardest part? Some models would say the hardest part is the hustling, going around knocking on doors, showing your book. Or the competition. Or showing up for job after job and not getting it. Or the inappropriate sexual advances. Or being called “a prostitute.” Or the hot lights.

For Betty, the hardest part is giving back the clothes. This kind of goes with what I was saying about Betty’s vision, Betty modeled because she had a fantasy about her beauty and the power it provided; when she gives back the clothes, it ends the fantasy and returns her to reality.

Just a thought.

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