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Would anyone be able to give me the color information on GD Michael's uniform and orders in this photo?
I'm trying to colorise it and would like to do a proper job.

What a LOOKER!!!

Thank You
Mary

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Happy Birthday, dearest baby boy.
God bless.

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Having Fun! / Re: Website Quiz-which GDss are you like?
« on: July 22, 2004, 05:24:13 PM »
Seems I'm the Tatiana type.
Certainly wouldn't hurt to look like her!

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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Alexandra's Personal World
« on: July 20, 2004, 04:03:14 PM »
Now this is making me want to start a yearly Imperial Ball where all the ladies can wear their perfume and we can fill the ballroom with Alexandra Roses.
Now, wherever can I find a cut-rate tiara??? ???

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The Imperial Family / Re: What got you interested in the Romanovs?
« on: July 19, 2004, 04:58:36 PM »
Hooooboy, lessee.

It all began about 39 years ago with a song.
It was the 1812 Overture, and there at the end where they play God Save The Tsar I evidently would wave and bow and grin like the maniacal 2 or 3 year old I was.

My mom used to call it "Baby's bye-bye song"

Of course I didn't know anything about the Romanovs and I somehow can't imagine my mother unfolding such an unhappy tale before a toddler.

Years passed and when the film Nicholas & Alexandra came out we went to see it but I don't recall that it made much impact beyond seeming rather dark and grim to my 8 year old mind.

Time marched on...

But oddly I never forgot the Romanovs. Furtively (I don't know why), I'd read about them, and something about the photos of the IF made me smile.
I was terribly outraged at their fate. It just seemed the apex of barbarity.
Later I tried to forget the sense of almost personal connection I felt to these people, and I forcibly put it all behind me...I thought...and got on with "real life" until...

About a month ago I heard the 1812 Overture again and that sense of strenuously suppressed joy came up at Oh Lord Save Thy People along with the tears of happiness at God Save the Tsar.

I fessed up to my husband about how this song had always affected me, and as he and one of our dearest friends are both interested in Russian history they encouraged me to "come out" about the Romanov thing.

Ever since I've felt like a weight has been taken off of my mind and I adore learning about the IF and all the related Fs.

I'm so happy that there is a place like this out there for Romanov junkies, and Oh isn't it wonderful to know that despite the best efforts of the Bolsheviks the Romanovs are STILL very much alive in our minds and hearts!

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How odd that this should come up as I was watching Young Sherlock Holmes with my son last night and I thought...
"That Sophie Ward would make a perfect Alexandra!"

I have no idea what she looks like now but at the time YSH was made she would have been perfect as young Alix.
I only BEG that we don't end up with a bunch of drawn through a knothole, skinny, bleached starlets as OTMA.
I say find some wholesome looking unknowns, some girls who look natural and healthy and sweet.

Oh! I know, did any of you see Peter Pan? The girl who played Wendy...she'd be glorious as Anastasia!

The fashion of the time was NOT for girls who looked precocious and "knowing" (heck, if you DID look that way you pretended NOT to back then) so we'd probably need some non-American actresses, and fatten 'em up to look real. No clavicles like the fins on a '50s Caddy, thank you very much.

For little Alexis I think the only child actor who can really ACT is young what's his name..."I see dead people" that one, you know. (Haley Joel Osment---thanks to my husband for that :D)

You know, Johnny Depp would probably make an interesting Rasputin too. If you overlook the fact that the guy is named for a hair setting lotion he is a really good actor.

I can't think of anyone dreamy-eyed and sweet enough to play Nicholas, but I'm sure there is someone out there.
Gosh I'd like to see this movie!

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Having Fun! / Re: what romanov would u have liked to have known?
« on: July 12, 2004, 03:32:58 PM »
Oh what fun! This is my first post and I'm SO glad that I found you all.

Though I'd love to meet just about everyone in the family I must say that I'd be particularly interested in meeting GD Michael.

Okay, so he wasn't gonna win a Pulitzer but he seemed a genuinely nice guy as well as a bit of a romantic and an idealist.  In that he reminds me very much of my husband.  I can see the two of them getting on quite well.

While I'd adore meeting Alexis I'd just hover too much  and probably annoy the poor little fellow.

"STOP! What ARE you doing? Don't climb like that Angel Baby, you'll be hurt!"

Ask my poor son. I'm that way with him and he's perfectly healthy  ;)

It's awfully nice being here with other people who share the same interests.
See I KNEW there was more to life than Brittney Spears and Vin Diesel!

Mary



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