Author Topic: Alexei and his spaniel Joy  (Read 39858 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline EmmyLee

  • Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 753
    • View Profile
Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Reply #60 on: November 01, 2010, 07:23:14 PM »
p. 54 in Katharine McDonogh's  REIGNING CATS AND DOGS:

In 1915 Nicholas II thought to take advantage of Joy being photographed with Alexei and wrote to Alexandra the following:
>>How charming Alexei's photos are, the one standing ought to be sold as postcards-- both might be really---pleased, be done with Baby, also, for the public and then we can send them to the soldiers.<<   >>..Fredericks asked my opinion, whether to permit that cinema of Baby and Joy can be allowed to be shown in public; not having seen it, I cannot judge, so leave it to you to decide.  Baby told Mr. Gilliard that it was silly to see him 'faisant des piroutettes' and that the dog looked cleverer than he.<<

Bear, thank you for posting that except. Joy sounds like a typical dog - very funny. I wonder if the footage of Alexei and the dog still exists somewhere, it would be a wonderful gift if it did.

I know that this is a late answer to tatianolishka's question, but that video does exist. I'm trying to find it in the videos I've added to my photobucket account and this is the closest I've come so far. The clip starts at about 1:22.

http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f55/visga/?action=view&current=Romanovs.mp4

This clip is from Laura Mabee's website, Frozentears.org.

The video clip Nicholas was talking about is the one where Alexei is twirling on the ice while Joy is nearby, hence Alexei's embarrassment over the "piroutettes."
« Last Edit: November 01, 2010, 07:31:17 PM by EmmyLee »

Offline CorisCapnSkip

  • Graf
  • ***
  • Posts: 283
  • I Love YaBB 2!
    • View Profile
Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Reply #61 on: September 13, 2018, 06:17:46 PM »
Too bad the copies of my favorite picture (of Alexei holding Joy and the cat) seem to be newspaper quality.

Today I came across these better versions (possibly different sizes of the same image):







Getty Images also has one, watermarked of course.

Also, after looking at hundreds of photographs, this one is the closest I have found of what I wanted of Alexei and Joy.  I had never seen it before.

« Last Edit: September 13, 2018, 06:41:03 PM by CorisCapnSkip »

Offline CorisCapnSkip

  • Graf
  • ***
  • Posts: 283
  • I Love YaBB 2!
    • View Profile
Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Reply #62 on: September 13, 2018, 07:51:48 PM »
Today I came across these better versions (possibly different sizes of the same image):

They are as the same scratch across the face can be seen in all three copies.

Offline PAGE

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 60
    • View Profile
Re: Alexei and his spaniel Joy
« Reply #63 on: September 14, 2018, 04:15:24 AM »
Very nice photography. I did not know the last one. Very pleasant.