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Re: The King's Speech--Colin Firth brilliant again
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2011, 12:02:36 pm »
I copied the following from Wikipedia's article on the widow's peak hairline.

Interesting. Thanks, Jeff! I never even knew that traditionally widows wore distinctively shaped headwear.

OT, but I wonder if widowers have been expected to do anything fancy. I guess they'd probably wear black for a little while and that's about it, hunh? They're certainly not expected to throw themselves on the pyre. I suspect their main duty has been to get themselves a new wife ASAP. After all, somebody has to take care of those children.




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Re: The King's Speech--Colin Firth brilliant again
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2011, 12:26:16 pm »



No more mourning veils.


Probably one of the last:



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Re: The King's Speech--Colin Firth brilliant again
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2011, 12:38:12 pm »



King George VI died on the night of February 6, 1952. The funeral took place on a dreary winter day — an even grimmer occasion than the average royal funeral. Photographer Ron Case (aged 27; of Keystone Press Agency), who was with a group of other press photographers outside St George’s Chapel, Windsor, had only RAF aerial reconnaissance camera. With that old wartime equipment he took the photo of Princess Elizabeth (the new Queen); Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) (l. to r.) making their way slowly into the chapel where the king’s body lay in state.

The picture, which came to be known as the ‘Three Queens in mourning’, is a truly haunting image. All three grieving queens, representing three changing generations, were clearly seen through their veils. Although other photos of three queens altogether exist, they were nearly all official portraits, and Case’s informal photo revealed the rarely seen aspect of the modern royalty: trained from birth to repress their emotions, they were still capable of humane emotions. The next day, the photo also made the front pages of every single national paper, and subsequently become one of the most widely distributed British photographs of the 20th century.

Ron Case, however, didn’t make a single pence from his photo–the rights belonged to Ron’s employer, the Pinkerton Press Agency.


http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/three-queens-in-mourning/

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/3700047._Royal__snapper_dies_aged_83/

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Re: The King's Speech--Colin Firth brilliant again
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2011, 06:47:14 pm »
Thank you for that information, John. I'm still sort of just relieved to know that I hadn't imagined the photo.  :-\

It is truly an amazing photograph. Queen Mary looks so ... stricken. One would love to know what the Queen was saying to her grandmother (at least, to me, it looks like she's leaning slightly to say something quietly to her grandmother). And the poor Queen Mum, with her eyes closed, just looks like she's in pain.  :'(
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Re: The King's Speech--Colin Firth brilliant again
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2011, 06:51:25 pm »
Interesting. Thanks, Jeff! I never even knew that traditionally widows wore distinctively shaped headwear.

Next time you watch GWTW, look closely at the bonnet Scarlett wears in the bazaar at the armory sequence.  :)
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Re: The King's Speech--Colin Firth brilliant again
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2011, 12:20:33 am »



Next time you watch GWTW, look closely at the bonnet Scarlett wears in the bazaar at the armory sequence.  :)


      

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Re: The King's Speech--Colin Firth brilliant again
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2011, 05:09:55 pm »


I forgot this:



MONETA J. SLEET, JR. (1926-1996)
 
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Silver print, 8 3/4x7 inches (22.2x17.7 cm.),
with caption information below the image, and notations and typewritten notes on verso.

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Re: The King's Speech--Colin Firth brilliant again
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2011, 12:23:58 am »




Congrats to Colin Firth, winner of the Golden Globe for Best Actor!  8)
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Re: The King's Speech--Colin Firth brilliant again
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2011, 03:03:18 pm »



Congrats to Colin Firth, winner of the Golden Globe for Best Actor!  8)
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Re: The King's Speech--Colin Firth brilliant again
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2011, 03:13:16 pm »
Disco Darcy?  :o  :laugh:

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Yes indeed, I will take Damp Darcy any day!  ;D
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