When Hollywood celebrated Halloween (2)

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Don’t be afraid of black cats…

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Black cat lamp and photo of Tippi Hedren shot by Philippe Halsman, for the movie “The birds” directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1963. I imagined a version of this movie with black cats instead of birds on wires.

Vintage Halloween illustrations and paintings

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Halloween’s origin dates back to the Ancient Druidic (Celtic) festival of Samhain taking place in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. On the night of October 31, about 2000 years ago, people celebrated Samhain. They believed that the ghosts of the deads … Continue reading

The indiscreet Emma Woodhouse

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19th century English Regency Gilt Neoclassical Mirror ; Amethyst and aquamarine drop earrings and a photo of Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma Woodhouse in the movie “Emma” directed by Douglas McGrath in 1996. Emma Woodhouse is a character of the Jane … Continue reading

The sharp minded Elizabeth Bennett

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Regency frame, photos of Matthew MacFayden as Mr. Darcy and Kiera Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet in the movie “Pride and Prejudice” directed by Joe Whright in 2005. The portrait engraved of Jane Austen was realized in 1873, for Evert A. … Continue reading

The fanciful Catherine Morland

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Felicity Jones as Catherine Morland in the adapted tv film “Northanger Abbey” (2007). Wallpaper Regency 03 and 20th century Regency frame. Catherine Morland is a Jane Austen’s character in the novel Northanger Abbey (written between 1798 and 1803 but published … Continue reading

The portrait of Jane Austen

Burberry’s dress and portrait of Jane Austen painted by Ozias Humphry in 1788.
The English writer Jane Austen (1775-1817) wrote six major novels : Sense and sensibility (1811), Pride and prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1815), Persuasion (1817) and Northanger Abbey (published in 1817). She was a major figure of the Regency period (1811-1820).
Jane Austen (1775-1817) lived during the Georgian era in England, under the reign of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland and King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and king of Hanover. The Georgian era (1714-1830) corresponded to the reigns of the first four Hanoverian kings of Britain. All of them were named George.
Regency (1811-1820) was a sub-period of the Georgian era. The Regency Period corresponded to the temporary Reign of the Prince Regent George as King of Great Britain. Indeed, his father George III was ill. The Regency period was characterized by romance, luxury and raise of literature and arts.
Fashions from the past (Etsy) and Marillas apparel are Regency inspired brands.
Sources : Pinterest, rmg and republique-des-lettres.com

Jane Austen’s early life at Steventon, Hampshire

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Thierry Colson’s pink empire dress and Earstwilder’s lady goose. The English writer Jane Austen (1775-1817) and her family had lived at Steventon in the Hampshire for twenty years.