CUT THE RIBBON, SOLITA SOLANO
Posted on November 20, 2013 by Editorial Staff
For her funny and particular Spanish-Italian sounding nickname, she was born Sarah Wilkinson in Troy-New York, in 1888. For her signature bob and red lipstick. For her adventurous years in the Philippines, in China and Japan where her husband was working as an engineer. For her career as a writer with 3 unsuccessful books and the one she started as a theater critic for the New York Tribune. For her freelance contributions to the National Geographic Society and The New Yorker under the name of Genêt. For her love for Paris and her friends, the intellectual-lesbian circles of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Natalie Clifford Barney, Romaine Brooks and Djuna Barnes. For being a trustworthy and superb editor of Anderson and Hulme’s books. For being a secretary for Armenian philosopher and writer Georges Ivanovič Gurdjieff. For being incredibly powerful and being photographed by the best of her years. For having a complete life where she tried everything. For these reasons and many more, Solita Solano is a whole Cut The Ribbon.