Romy Schneider (1938 - 1982)
Romy Schneider in 1976 - Photo: Robert Lebeck
“On the evening of May 20, members of the Young Women’s Republican Club of Milford, Conn., explored the pleasures of tobacco, poker, the strip tease and such other masculine enjoyments as had frequently cost them the evening companionship of husbands, sons and brothers.”
So begins an article in the June 16, 1941 issue of LIFE chronicling the shenanigans that erupt when a group of GOP women get together for an old-school “smoker” (noun: an informal social gathering for men only) for one memorable night.
(see more — LIFE Goes to a GOP Women’s Smoker)
John during the filming of A Hard Day’s Night
Photo by Astrid Kirchherr