Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Leona Helmsley RIP

Leona Helmsley helped her husband run a five billion dollar real estate empire (which at one time included managing the Empire State Building) until pleading guilty to tax evasion in 1989.

Long before there was a Bennifer, Tom Kat or Brangelina, there was the "Queen of Mean." Who was once quoted as saying, "We dont pay taxes, only the little people pay taxes." Though she denied the statement, it plagued her for the rest of her life.

In the eighties, Leona Helmsley was better than Dynasty, Falcon Crest and Knotts Landing all rolled up in one. She was the Donald Trump of that time.

It's like the end of an era.

1 comment:

Bryanboy said...

In memory of Leona, I present you John Galliano Fall/Winter 2003.

The makeup! The lips! The purple eyeshadow!