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The Last Word

I’ve wondered on and off over the years just how this Jewish legend ended up on Bogart’s lips. As far as I know, there is no Christian version of this just-so “fairy story” of how the baby got its philtrum—which is the name of that little, centered hollow we all have above our lips.

From How the Baby Got Its Philtrum by Abraham Socher | Summer 2015

 yellow-box-Horowitz2 The Great Gaon of Italian Art

Berenson’s teacher Charles Eliot Norton dismissively dubbed Berenson's method the “ear and toenail school,” but Berenson employed the technique to great effect.

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