Fabergé scent bottle of rock crystal, square in section with four panels of eight-pointed stars, red gold collar and hinged lid with pale translucent blue guilloché enamel and palm leaf bands. Mark of Henrik Wigström, 1908. Bought by Lord Revelstoke; by whom given to Queen Mary, when Princess of Wales, 1909.
Star of The Order of St. Catherine : Empress Alexandra and all four of the Grand Duchesses took their sashes with the badges and stars with them into exile in Siberia. They were recovered in 1933. The Empress is the Grand Mistress for life. Therefore, the Dowager Empress Marie who escaped the Revolution with her life was the Grand Mistress.
Ruth, Elizabeth (Bette) Davis was born on the 5th of April 1908 in Lowell Massachusetts, during a thunderstorm according to her autobiography. The star was inspired to become an actress at a young age after seeing Rudolph Valentino in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in 1921 and Mary Pickford in Little Lord Fauntleroy
Anne Sexton: "A 1000 doors ago / when I was a lonely kid / in a big house with four / garages and it was summer / as long as I could remember, / I lay on the lawn at night, / clover wrinkling under me, / the wise stars bedding over me, / my mother;s window a funnel / of yellow heat running out, / my father's window, half shut, / an eye where sleepers pass, / and the boards of the house / were smooth and white as wax / and probably a million leaves / sailed on their strange stalks...."
The root of all good writing is an appreciation for the whimsical and unexpected,a sense of wonder, and the courage to explore the nonsensical. If you have this together with a mastery of the rules of logic, what can't you write?
The Cocoanuts (1929) is the Marx Brothers' first feature-length film. Produced for Paramount Pictures by Walter Wanger, who is not credited, the musical comedy stars the four Marx Brothers, Oscar Shaw, Mary Eaton, and Margaret Dumont.
Mary Pickford with her fellow co-owners of the then new United Artists Pictures - L-R, Mary Pickford, D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin & Douglas Fairbanks. United Artists was signed into being by these famous four Feb 5, 1919.
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