Monthly Archives: February 2009

Mystery Church – Can You Help?

In the course of my research, I have come across the photo shown below.

It is not inscribed on the back, but comes with other pictures of a tomb previously unknown to me.  The person I believed, was located in a mausoleum in Scotland.

It is very important to me to find out which church this is, and its location.  If you can help, please leave a comment or email me.

All I know is that it is in England, and I strongly believe that it is in Sussex.  Any ideas appreciated, thank you!

It's a mystery!

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Hollywood Women

The last of the pictures I’ll be sharing, at least for a while.  Have to write up my films posts for the next installment.

I do have a particular affection for Bebe Daniels, who made – unusually – a great transition from a child star.  However, I love Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable in one of my favourite films, It Happened One Night (1934).  You can also see the trailer below.

Claudette ColbertMarion Davies Bebe Daniels

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Here’s a video tribute for the lovely Bebe Daniels:

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Did I mention I used to watch Harold Lloyd films with my Dad when I was a child too?  I loved him much more than Charlie Chaplin.

You can find lots of classic film clips on the ‘net, and better yet on DVD, if you haven’t – give them a whirl.  You won’t regret it.

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Snow Go

I’m used to living in an area that will have a fair amount of snow every year, but the amount we’ve had over the past week is just ridiculous.  I have now been under house arrest since Thursday, and only made one very dodgy trip out in a semi-blizzard to get some fresh food from the shop down the road.

I haven’t been able to do anything, and am really bored now!  Bog off snow, you’ve done your job.  Go and annoy someone else, thank you.

On the plus side, if there is one,  I like the very pretty icicles – so long as they don’t impale me later.

The Moon is out...

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The Models

Very pretty shampoo advertising cards dating from the 1920s.  The final picture is my favourite.

Miss Gladys GrayMiss Joan Clarkson

Miss Florence Horton

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Snowed In

Oh the joy of waking up this morning.  Earlier on I’d been impressed to see that the snow from Wednesday was receeding, and I was fervently hoping that it would melt overnight.

8am.  Open curtains.  I can’t see anything through the window…

Turns out it was snowing so hard it was impossible to do anything.  The road hasn’t been cleared, schools have been shut and we are advised not to travel.  Worst snow for a while I think, and it had to coincide with a day I actually had things planned to do, thanks.

On and unrelated topic, I have decided to join Twitter.  If you want to add me, or me to add you for that matter, you can find me as ‘alisonlodge’.

Here’s to melting snow, or the occasional appearance of a plough, cheers.

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Let’s Hear It For the Boys

For a second look at my movie memorabilia collection, here are a few of the male actors in the postcard section.

Leslie Howard Ronald Colman

Willy Fritsch Jack Hulbert

The next post about the movie memorablia box will be about magazines, articles, annuals and books.  I might include a couple more pictures too.  I will also be speaking about my favourite classic movies, and good places to find information about them on the web.

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