Elizabeth “Lee” Miller was born in 1907 and was an American photographer. Lee’s career started in New York as a successful fashion model. In the 1920s she moved to Paris, became established in the fashion industry, and was an acclaimed fine art photographer, but everything changed for Lee during World War II. Fashion had no place in a time of war. Lee became an acclaimed war corresponded for Vogue Magazine. She was on hand covering the London Blitz, the liberation of Paris, and the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dauchau. And one famous photograph of Lee herself shows her cavorting in Adolf Hitler’s bathtub!
Lee Miller was the inspiration for my character Lee O’Donnelly, my character in Arms of Deliverance.
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Like with my fictional character Lee, war changed the real Lee Miller. She saw things she couldn’t imagine and her writing and photographs gave the outside world an inside view of what truly had been happening in Europe–death, destruction, pain. Sadly, what Lee experienced during the war caused post-traumatic stress and she started drinking. Her photographs live on long after her, allowing all of us to feel a connection to the war.
Here’s a photograph that Lee Miller took:
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