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Mandy at JFK by pcurto
Mandy On the Way to Brussels at JFK Airport, PanAm Terminal, September 15, 1971

You would not believe the looks she got from people everywhere we traveled, not just here but abroad. This is the outfit she wore on the plane and in Brussels the day we arrived. Let's just say that in the tiny village of Rhode-St.-Genèse where we spent the evening, she caused quite a sensation.

I just smiled and pretended I was her cameraman. "Ça va, paparazzi, OK?"

Yes, folks, those are Twizzlers.

I have dozens of entertaining stories about Mandy in those days, and her effect on friends and strangers. She was and remains to this day a great asset.

She only wore this mini-skirt once again publicly, at the Institute Faculty meet-and-greet. The professors at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, all from NATO countries, were beside themselves. The head of the Institute came up to me to congratulate me for marrying such a fine Parisian French girl. "Her French is perfect. It's such a pleasure to hear the language spoken so elegantly!" I just smiled. Her Spanish was even better. I think it was the haircut, that Parisian shag, that did it.

She loved to wear this outfit when we went out dancing, but not on the street in Europe. She had a raincoat that was a perfect wrap for the evening.

Mandy is a tremendously talented linguist, dancer, artist, teacher, and as it turns out, savvy business person. She also happened to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. I was fortunate to have met her while I was at Yale. When I discovered the gem that she embodied, "Veni, vidi, vici," and she was mine. I will share some of these stories over time. For now, enjoy the discovery of the world's first true supermodel: Mandy.

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Dr. Paul A. Curto
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Designer, Visionary, Retired Scientist from NASA, Engineer, Inventor, Software Developer, Painter, Artist, Photographer, Writer, member Who's Who In the World, Who's Who In America, AAAS, ASME, AIAA, Union of Concerned Scientists, Lover of a wife of 44+ years, two children, two grandchildren, and live in Potomac, Maryland, USA.

Photo is in the British Museum in London, March, 1972, in front of a relief sculpture of Satyrs. Mandy took the shot.

Known as a proponent of renewable energy technologies, use of carbon-free liquid fuels to replace all fossil fuels, designer of large scale solar, ocean power, wind array, and energy conversion facilities to clean up our air, water, food, and provide a better standard of life for all.

I have served my country and the people of the world for nearly 50 years. My first job for NASA was assisting in the design of the space suits for the Apollo missions to the moon in 1965. I was 17 at the time.
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Surreal-Photographic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Love your work.  They seem easy, natural, spontaneous, and right on.  Nothing more, nothing less.
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pcurto Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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ESLB-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
thanks for the fav
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HePhoto Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi,

Thanks for the favs :)
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ESLB-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Thanks for the fav, You have a nice gallery.
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pcurto Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you as well!
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Kaslito Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Paul, many thanks for faving! :-)
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pcurto Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You earned it!
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ivoturk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for faving my work!
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The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
Happy birthday!
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