1957 | BETH & HERBERT LEVINE: A ROSY VIEW WITH ‘ANEMONE’ AND ‘ETCETERA’

1957 | Herbert Levine
The models "Anemone" (center) and "Etcetera" (right)
At Winkelman’s | Detroit
Source: Detroit Free Press | December 29, 1957

EXOTIC BLOOMS BY HERBERT LEVINE 
Light as a feather and colourful as a country garden …soft suede shoes made to dance through the season and on into sunny climes. (The model “Anemone”): blazing pink petunia. 
Star Tribune
December 1, 1957

For unknown reasons, the model “Anemone” was referred in a March 1958 ad as “Pink-a-dink-a-do”. Same price though.


1957 | Herbert Levine
The Model “Anemone” at Shoe Icons
Source: Shoe Icons

Above:  “Anemone” bursts into bloom on this graceful pump! $ 36.95 
Below:  “Etcetera”  -  marvellous spring-o-later pump with a triangular pin for accent. $ 27.95 
Detroit Free Press
December 29, 1957


1957 | Herbert Levine | detail
The model "Etcetera" 
Source: Detroit Free Press | December 29, 1957

1957 | Herbert Levine
The model “Etcetera”
Source: Etsy


INTRODUCING
BETH & HERBERT LEVINE
PART 1 | PART 2



SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
The model “Anemone” is part of the ever growing Shoe Icons collection; it can also be seen at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Dated 1959), gift of "Beth Levine Shoes"’s author Helene Verin.

We found the model “Etcetera” in the Etsy warehouse priced $ 146.86.


1957 | Herbert Levine
The model “Anemone” at the MET

1957 | Herbert Levine
“Anemone” shoebox at the MET


"Thumbnail drawings illustrating and naming the shoes were made by Beth's sister Ruthie Ballin, and were affixed to the outside of the shoebox for easy identification of its content." 
Helene Verin
Beth Levine Shoes (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2009)


 

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