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HAROLD NICOLSON • English diplomat, author, diarist and politician. • Husband (open marriage) of writer Vita Sackville-West. • His younger son Nigel published works by and about his parents, including Portrait of a Marriage, their correspondence, and Nicolson's diary.

How Charles Eames Proposed to Ray Eames: His Disarming 1941 Handwritten Love Letter

"In this disarming love letter — a true testament to the modernist ethos of piercing honesty, exquisite simplicity, and elegant imperfection — Charles proposes to Ray" (Popova, 2013).

Color Footage of Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip in the 1940s via @The Wall Breakers