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Karoline Morrison: 'Twilight Of The Blondes'

Dave Beck
01/28/2012

Seattle's Karoline Morrison charms everyone who meets her with amusing stories, stylish clothes and snappy one–liners. She was a young woman in the "Mad Men" era — a time when women lived their lives in the shadow of men. She was a cigarette girl in 1950s Hollywood and a "Girl of the Galaxy" at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Today, she's a successful entrepreneur who owns the Carnegie Library building in Ballard. Karoline tells KUOW's Dave Beck the story of how she arrived where she is today.

Information about music heard in this piece:

"Eenie Meenie Miney Moe" from the 1957 film, "I Was A Teenaged Werewolf"

"Meet Me In Seattle At The Fair" by Joy and the Boys

"Happy Ending" by Elvis Presley from "It Happened At The World's Fair"

Related Event

Seattle author Karoline Morrison speaks about her memoir, "Twilight of the Blondes," on February 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Third Place Books in Ravenna.

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