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River Queen

Hey! Look at me! I’m writing a blog entry! It’s been so long… I blame sitting in front of a computer at work for my lack of interest in sitting in front of a computer at home. 367 more words


The Mythical White Goddess Part VI

The Mythical White Goddess Part VI

The Humiliation of the White Beauty

I was fortunate enough to have an encounter in the office recently with that statuesque blonde who fits the ideal of the White Goddess. 525 more words

Beautiful Black Women

The African Queen 1951

The African Queen is another classic from John Huston. I had watched a few movies with Bogart before, but this may be my favourite Bogart-performance. He simply steals the show, even though Hepburn does a very good job, Bogart is just amazing. 80 more words


My Life In Film: Part Nine

I think I’m on another roll…hot on the heels of Part Eight comes, surprisingly, Part Nine!  Another eclectic mix of popular films and the not so popular ones! 909 more words

Pandion as African Queen

There were rocks in the channel now, with the white water boiling around them, and Rose saw them coming up towards her with terrifying rapidity. There was need for instant decision in picking the right course, and yet Rose could not help noticing, even in that wild moment, that the water had lost its brown colour and was now a clear glassy green.

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Books And Culture

Harlow's Gin Still

The copper gin still in the gardens of Harlow Museum was once part of  the nearby Gilbey gin distillery.

All roads seem to lead back to John Huston’s “The African Queen” based on CS Forester’s novel which has Humphrey Bogart’s Charlie Allnutt form a great relationship with gin, albeit Gordon’s, until Katherine Hepburn’s Rose Sayer pours it into the river after Charlie has a particularly heavy session. 30 more words