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Re: Franziska -An Interesting Story on Her own - A Timeline of Her Life #2
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2005, 05:08:03 PM »
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I don't know if she was ever involved with any man after her discharge from the mental hospital. You never really hear about that... And I think her marriage to Manahan was more something of a convenience marriage, so that she could stay in the US.



And by then she was beyond child bearing years.

I was confused by the "Prince Erich" character which wasted much of the "Anastasia" miniseries starring Amy Irving. I was trying to figure out who that was supposed to be, using a changed name like they did for Gleb Botkin. Then I found out there was so such beau, and I wondered why they wasted so much time on something that didn't even happen when they could have focused more on the real aspects of this fascinating story! They ended it at the court case when it was really just beginning!

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Re: Franziska -An Interesting Story on Her own - A Timeline of Her Life #2
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2005, 05:17:41 PM »
I have found no miniseries or movie to me that has accuartely displayed the IF or their life to my satisfaction, I was totally dissatisfied with their portrayal of Anastasia in that series, as well as the Prince Erich character, reminds one of the movie Anastasia, and the character of Prince Paul of Heraldburg.  

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Re: Franziska -An Interesting Story on Her own - A Timeline of Her Life #2
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2005, 05:33:24 PM »
Yeah, the Amy Irving mini-series was pretty pathetic... Of course they had to invent the "beau" - that's Hollywood  ;)! But no, I don't think there was anything like this in real life.

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« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2005, 05:38:25 PM »
The HBO miniseries, special with Ian McKellan, and Greta Sacchi, and Alan Rickman, outside of the interiors of the Catherine Palace, and the stellar cast, was a let down too.

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Re: Franziska -An Interesting Story on Her own - A Timeline of Her Life #2
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2005, 05:41:18 PM »
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The HBO miniseries, special with Ian McKellan, and Greta Sacchi, and Alan Rickman, outside of the interiors of the Catherine Palace, and the stellar cast, was a let down too.


What was the name of this special, Michael? I don't think I saw this...

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Re: Franziska -An Interesting Story on Her own - A Timeline of Her Life #2
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2005, 07:09:28 PM »
That was "Rasputin" although I don't remember it as a miniseries, just a movie.  I remember watching it on HBO the night it premiered.
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Re: Franziska -An Interesting Story on Her own - A Timeline of Her Life #2
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2005, 07:50:55 PM »
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That was "Rasputin" although I don't remember it as a miniseries, just a movie.  I remember watching it on HBO the night it premiered.


Oh yes, I remember, I did see it. Thanks.

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Re: Franziska -An Interesting Story on Her own - A Timeline of Her Life #2
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2005, 12:32:57 AM »
You are right it was a movie, not a miniseries.  I was very disappointed by the story.....and the narration by Alexis....The whole thing was done wrong, but of course we Romanov buffs, know how it could be done better, right??? ::) ::)

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Re: Franziska -An Interesting Story on Her own - A Timeline of Her Life #2
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2005, 10:10:09 PM »
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You are right it was a movie, not a miniseries.  I was very disappointed by the story.....and the narration by Alexis....The whole thing was done wrong, but of course we Romanov buffs, know how it could be done better, right??? ::) ::)


I actually liked this movie.  Just got a copy off  Ebay.  I realize the historicity was not there, but I liked the characterizations of Rasputin and Nicholas, especially.  THere is a good thread discussing this on the Films board.

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Re: Franziska -An Interesting Story on Her own - A Timeline of Her Life #2
« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2005, 10:20:11 AM »
Denise weren't those interior's great????  I know the exteriors were of the Catherine Palace.  However even though I think the interiors were, I can't remember exactly, does the film credits give any information on that source?

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« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2005, 11:25:29 AM »
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Denise weren't those interior's great????  I know the exteriors were of the Catherine Palace.  However even though I think the interiors were, I can't remember exactly, does the film credits give any information on that source?


Michael, I can check tomorrow night.  My father in law died suddenly, and I have the visitation and funeral to get through .  Tomorrow night I will watch the credits, as it will be a nice diversion....

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Re: Franziska -An Interesting Story on Her own - A Timeline of Her Life #2
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2005, 01:00:25 PM »
Denise, thank you.   My deepest sympathy to you & your family at this time. :'(

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Re: Franziska -An Interesting Story on Her own - A Timeline of Her Life #2
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2005, 07:19:30 PM »
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Denise, thank you.   My deepest sympathy to you & your family at this time. :'(


Thank you, Michael.  This board and the people on it are helping me through this more than you know!!

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Re: Franziska -An Interesting Story on Her own - A Timeline of Her Life #2
« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2005, 04:40:16 PM »
Okay guys, I believe these are the right microfilm numbers. The microfilm should have more  information on the Schankowsky family. You can order the microfilm through your local Mormon Family History Center:

Taufen 1706-1855-FHLINTL film [72747]

Heiraten 1706-1855 Tote 1758-1866 Chronik 1794-1822 -FHL INTL Film [72748]

Taufen 1856-1889 Tote 1866-1911-FHL INTL Film [544101]

Tote 1841-1852-FHL INTL Film [742704 item 4]

Heiraten 1856-1938-FHL INTL film [850293 item 1]

Taufen 1890-FHL INTL Film [1618610 item 4]

I believe the name of the church is St. Joseph's, I can't remember the name of the town, but it should cover all existing catholic church records for FS's hometown.

The name of the woman that helped me was "Baerbel" (German, I believe)She should have some more information. Just have the name of FS's hometown ready, as well as the name of the district. Her number at the Family history library (but this was a few years back) is:

801-240-6289

Just ask for the international library. Or you can take the information I provided and head down to your local stake.  

It's alot of information to go through. But, could luck adventurers, and have fun! ;)

Jeremy

P.S. Religion shouldn't be an issue either. I myself am not Mormon, but the Mormons I've encountered have been very kind and helpful, and the issue of religion has never been brought up.
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Re: Franziska -An Interesting Story on Her own - A Timeline of Her Life #2
« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2005, 04:51:58 PM »
Jeremy, the mormons do have an incredible ancestry record collection, never thought to check there.  Many thanks.