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Space Odyssey

Near us in Richmond is a gatehouse built by Henry VII in around 1500. It is one of the few remaining parts of his palace. Each time I walk through its archway I become aware that I am occupying the same space through which once passed the likes of Henry VII, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and, on occasion, William Shakespeare. 762 more words


The Gallery of Achievers: The Inescapable Sarah Bernhardt | Victorian Paris

Be a little careless in your hearing and when I give you my name, it sounds as if I’m saying, Sarah Bernhardt. I love it. Perhaps I’d have done better if I’d changed my surname from Vernon to Bernhardt; curiosity alone might have garnered me more interviews and auditions!

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The Gallery of Achievers: The Inescapable Sarah Bernhardt

If you lived during what the French call the Belle Epoque (1871-1914) in any literate country, you would have stumbled upon Sarah Bernhardt. There was no way of avoiding her name in print. 1,207 more words

19th Century France

Odds & Ends from the Recording Industry's Infancy (1891-1893)

Sarah Bernhardt recording in Bettini’s “Phonographic Salon”
(New York, 1892)

Members of the United States Marine Band recording for Columbia; at least six recording machines appear to be in use, each producing a master from which copies will be transcribed for sale. 60 more words

American Recording Pioneers

the story of the fedora

Sarah Bernhardt in Fédora; the hat she is wearing bears little resemblance to the style which later came to bear the name fedora.—photograph: … 1,267 more words


Peony update

My peony rose has finally bloomed for the first time since planting. Her beauty and perfume is so delicate and graceful, however I can’t help feeling a sense of sadness whenever I look at her. 190 more words


Callooh! Callay! for Calouste is Okay

Above: Dragonfly brooch once adorned by Sarah Bernhardt to whom it was lent by friend Calouste Gulbenkian. A corsage ornament which consists of dragonfly with griffon’s paws and green female torso whose face is supposed to be of Sarah herself. 432 more words