Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Tudorbethan ?

Is this really an Elizabethan sofa ? Bette Davis as THE VIRGIN QUEEN, 1955's 20th Century Fox costume drama with Richard Todd as Walter Raleigh and Joan Collins as Beth Throgmorton. Bette enlivens things in full drama mode as Elizabeth, but the period detail seems all wrong here. The Palace seems a dark gloomy house more mid-Victorian than Tudor, the coaches they ride in all seem terribly out of period.The sofa here seems like a Victorian or Edwardian one ... with those armrests on a rope, like you see in an old country house. 
I did an amusing piece on this before as Raleigh lays down his cloak for Queen Bette to step over the puddle .... Bette Davis label.

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