Louise Currie, Sarah Lawrence girl. Currie became interested in acting while at Sarah Lawrence, and she went on to star in a number of films in the 1940s and 50s, including Voodoo Man opposite Bela Lugosi in 1944.

Louise Currie, Sarah Lawrence girl. Currie became interested in acting while at Sarah Lawrence, and she went on to star in a number of films in the 1940s and 50s, including Voodoo Man opposite Bela Lugosi in 1944.

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Male models on Westlands lawn. Photo: Dean Isidro for The New York Times. From the article "The All-American Back from Japan" by David Colman, June 17, 2009.

Male models on Westlands lawn. Photo: Dean Isidro for The New York Times. From the article "The All-American Back from Japan" by David Colman, June 17, 2009.

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Penelope Tree in Bates dining hall. From Monster/Beauty: Building the Body of Love by Joanna Frueh, 2001

Penelope Tree in Bates dining hall. From Monster/Beauty: Building the Body of Love by Joanna Frueh, 2001

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Students Walking Outdoors under Wisteria Arbor, circa 1986. From: Photograph Collection — Students and Alumnae/i — Walking Outdoors — 1980s. (l-r) Josh Maurer, Shelley Brock ‘86, unidentified student, Eric Coleman ‘86.
Courtesy of the Sarah Lawrence College Archives via Facebook

Students Walking Outdoors under Wisteria Arbor, circa 1986. From: Photograph Collection — Students and Alumnae/i — Walking Outdoors — 1980s. (l-r) Josh Maurer, Shelley Brock ‘86, unidentified student, Eric Coleman ‘86.

Courtesy of the Sarah Lawrence College Archives via Facebook

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Sarah Lawrence Football in Sports Illustrated, 1971

"By game time on Sunday, Sarah Lawrence wondered if the Big Pink intended to play at all. The Green Machine, as the SL footballers like to call themselves, was on the field, but no pink and grays appeared. Jeff Wishik arrived ahead of the rest of the Vassar team and assured everyone the Big Pink was on its way. Butch had gotten a team bus after all, through some fast talking to the college vice-president, he said, but buses are not allowed on the parkways, so the team would be late.

Some Sarah Lawrence girls practiced a cheer: “We say green. We say white. We say Sarah’s outta sight.” The coach of the Green Machine, W. O. (Wo) Edwards, a graduate student in psychology, cautioned his players not to wear themselves out practicing and not to drink any of the beer the college phys-ed department had provided for the students. “You can drink beer or cider after the game,” he said.”

BEST OF THE POWDER PUFFS, Sports Illustrated, November 29, 1971

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Sarah Lawrence girls lounging around. LIFE magazine, mid-1950s

Sarah Lawrence girls lounging around. LIFE magazine, mid-1950s

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"If all fairy tales begin "Once upon a time," then all graduation speeches begin "When I was sitting where you are now." We may not always say it, at least not in those exact words, but it’s what graduation speakers are thinking. We look out at the sea of you and think, Isn’t there some mistake? I should still be sitting there. I was that young fifteen minutes ago, I was that beautiful and lost. For me this feeling is compounded by the fact that Sarah Lawrence was my own alma mater. I look out at all these chairs lined up across Westlands lawn and I think, I slept on that lawn, I breathed that wisteria. I batted away those very same bees, or at least I batted away their progenitors. Time has a funny way of collapsing when you go back to a place you once loved. You find yourself thinking, I was kissed in that building, I climbed up that tree. This place hasn’t changed so terribly much, and so by an extension of logic I must not have changed much, either."

Excerpt from Ann Patchett’s book What Now? based on her 2006 commencement speech at Sarah Lawrence College. 

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Screenshot from the opening scenes of the film XX/XY, 2003. "The story of friends on the threshold of adulthood and how they breech that uneasy time, still struggling to maintain their true sense of being. XX/XY is a gritty exploration into the revolving lives of three college students who first meet at Sarah Lawrence College in the early 90’s.”

Screenshot from the opening scenes of the film XX/XY, 2003. "The story of friends on the threshold of adulthood and how they breech that uneasy time, still struggling to maintain their true sense of being. XX/XY is a gritty exploration into the revolving lives of three college students who first meet at Sarah Lawrence College in the early 90’s.”

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Alice Bradley Sheldon, Sarah Lawrence ‘34. She was born in 1915 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of Mary Hastings Bradley, a prolific author, mostly of travel literature, and Herbert Bradley an attorney, African explorer, and naturalist. At an early age, she accompanied her parents on their world travels, including an African safari in 1921-1922.

Alice Bradley Sheldon, Sarah Lawrence ‘34. She was born in 1915 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of Mary Hastings Bradley, a prolific author, mostly of travel literature, and Herbert Bradley an attorney, African explorer, and naturalist. At an early age, she accompanied her parents on their world travels, including an African safari in 1921-1922.

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