A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 18, 2013
“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together”

"Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together” is a saying that has been credited to actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) that has been printed on many posters. It i not known when (or if) she said it.

“Drink this, and pull yourself together a bit” was cited in print in 1889. “Pt on some lipstick and pull yourself together” was cited in print in 1997. “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together” was credited to Elizabeth Taylor on Twitter on March 23, 2011.


Google Books
As in a Looking Glass
By Francis Charles Philips
London: Ward & Downey
1889
Pg. 214:
“Here,” I say; “drink this, and pull yourself together a bit, there’s a good fellow.”

Google Books
November 1890, Macmillan’s Magazine, “He Fell Among Thieves,” pg. 11:
“Drink that,” he said, “and pull yourself together.”

Google Books
Morning Departure:
A drama in three acts

By Kenneth Woollard
New York, NY: Samuel French
1948
Pg. 20:
Here, drink this and pull yourself together.

Google Books
A Song at Twilight:
A comedy in two acts

By Noel Coward
New York, NY: Samuel French
1966
Pg, 45:
If you won’t drink champagne, for God’s sake have a little brandy and pull yourself together

Google Books
Are We Having Fun Yet?:
The 16 Secrets of Happy Parenting

By Kay Willis and Maryann Bucknum Brinley
New York, NY: Warner Books, Inc.
1997
Pg. ?:
I don’t want you to do anything but rest, freshen up, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.

Twitter
shannon Kelley
‏@Shannon_BKelley
Advice from the late #ElizabethTaylor: “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” http://on.fb.me/hLNguN
12:31 PM - 23 Mar 11

N’Idee
Monday, October 24, 2011
.... pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together smile
Friday night, we had another neighbour’s creating session,
this time at my place.

Taming the Wind
Friday, November 4, 2011
“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” - Elizabeth Taylor
Pull yourself together.

The Path Forward by Lisa E. Scott
“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” - Elizabeth Taylor
Posted July 3, 2012 - 7:34pm
I was researching this quote:

“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” - Elizabeth Taylor

and stumbled upon this blog post

http://jdawn.blogspot.com/2011/11/pour-yourself-drink-put-on-some.html

by a darling woman, who had a lot of positive insight, I feel, into my own recovery.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, August 18, 2013 • Permalink