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Neglect ruins Imelda Marcos' legendary shoe collection
AP via NYP ^ | September 23, 2012

Posted on 09/23/2012 2:44:46 PM PDT by Daffynition

MANILA, Philippines — Termites, storms and neglect have damaged part of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos' legendary collection of shoes and other possessions left behind after she and her dictator husband were driven into US exile by a 1986 popular revolt.

Hundreds of pieces of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos' clothing, including the formal native see-through barong shirts he wore during his two-decade rule, have also begun to gather mold and fray after being stored for years without protection at the presidential palace and later at Manila's National Museum, officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: shoes

1 posted on 09/23/2012 2:44:50 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Paging Dr. Scholls...


2 posted on 09/23/2012 2:50:50 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred
I hope FLOTUS sees this and donates her collection to the Smithsonian....we wouldn't want the tarnish of this kind of international embarrassment.


3 posted on 09/23/2012 3:02:42 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: bigheadfred

He did pretty good on a salary of just $4,500 per year.


4 posted on 09/23/2012 3:03:11 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: Daffynition

Termites!!


5 posted on 09/23/2012 3:04:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Daffynition

6 posted on 09/23/2012 3:05:27 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Daffynition
Yeah. What? Except when it comes to the flotus, those aren't shoes...


7 posted on 09/23/2012 3:06:32 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Daffynition

Oh, the humanity!


8 posted on 09/23/2012 3:15:26 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Without economic freedom, no other form of freedom can have material meaning.)
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To: smokingfrog
Her dress is ruined! TERMITES indeed!


9 posted on 09/23/2012 3:16:55 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: bigheadfred

10 posted on 09/23/2012 3:19:51 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Imelda is still alive - why don’t they give her back her shoes?


11 posted on 09/23/2012 3:21:58 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Daffynition

She had very bad taste.


12 posted on 09/23/2012 3:24:14 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Daffynition

One of my best friends spent a couple of years in the Philippines. He dated one of the country’s top models. They were eating at a restaurant and noticed Imelda at a nearby table.

He is the kind of guy who can go up to anyone and end up being their friend. They said hello to her and he said she was very gracious.

He showed me several pictures of them all posing together.


13 posted on 09/23/2012 3:27:22 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Daffynition

Is that one of Moochelle’s boob belts on the third rack from the back?


14 posted on 09/23/2012 3:31:01 PM PDT by bgill
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15 posted on 09/23/2012 3:32:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: trisham; Daffynition
She had very bad taste.

I don't even want to know...LOL

16 posted on 09/23/2012 3:40:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Her shoes are hideous. :)


17 posted on 09/23/2012 3:46:03 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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18 posted on 09/23/2012 3:52:40 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Daffynition

Truth of the matter is that there were hundreds of small shoe manufacturers in the Philippines and they all wanted to advertise that the First Lady wore shoes that they made. To promote the industry Imelda accepted the shoes ceremoniously.

Funny how a media meme obscures the truth.


19 posted on 09/23/2012 3:54:06 PM PDT by Poincare (Reality is not a fool.)
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To: trisham
Her shoes are hideous.

She ain't that far behind.

20 posted on 09/23/2012 3:54:13 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

I can’t disagree.


21 posted on 09/23/2012 4:03:37 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Daffynition

I’m not a Shoe Person, but that’s sad. Why weren’t they sold or donated?


22 posted on 09/23/2012 4:08:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("In the kingdom of the blind, sight is a crime and mentioning what you see is a gaffe.")
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To: SamAdams76
News of this must be killing her.

Imelda Marcos at 80: former RP first lady now penniless with diamond ring

23 posted on 09/23/2012 4:35:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: bigheadfred; trisham
She might have had a segment on reality teevee.


24 posted on 09/23/2012 4:39:52 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

To think that she was once a beauty queen.


25 posted on 09/23/2012 5:05:06 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: DIRTYSECRET
A somewhat unrepentant Imelda [Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein offered to pay her bail.]
26 posted on 09/23/2012 5:18:30 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
And used her influence well.


27 posted on 09/23/2012 5:20:20 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: JoeProBono
classic ... iconic

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28 posted on 09/23/2012 6:05:28 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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