Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Fairy tales

Smithsonian channel has a series of videos about "American princesses", the rich American women who revived European aristocracy.

I laughed because of course, this was the story of Churchill's mother, and the backstory in "Downton Abbey" (although the real Lady Carnavon was actually a Rothchild heir from the wrong side of the blanket, not American).

But I forgot about this one:

yes, and the recent movie Grace has a lot of this as backstory...that movie was good (Kidman was luminous in the role) but had a boring ending so the movie fell flat.

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