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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #60 on: November 24, 2004, 10:06:29 PM »

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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #61 on: November 24, 2004, 10:08:20 PM »
Thanks for those pics! I read her book when I was in Jr. high and it seemed so real.

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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #62 on: November 24, 2004, 10:11:14 PM »
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Thanks for those pics! I read her book when I was in Jr. high and it seemed so real.

That was when I read it too. I agree, it did sound so real. There was one part near the end when she was talking about the family walking down some stairs. I don't remember what it was about but I've always remembered that part, lol

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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #63 on: November 25, 2004, 05:25:31 PM »
Do you remember the name of her book?  You two make it seem like the book is really good but she looks absolutely nothing like Anastasia.
Blow a kiss I run through air
Leave the past, find nowhere
Floating forests in the air
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This is an emergency
Don't you hide your eyes from me
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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #64 on: November 25, 2004, 06:02:14 PM »
You can find her book on a google search. I'd do it  myself but my computer is acting slow tonight.

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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #65 on: November 25, 2004, 07:10:52 PM »
The book is just called ANASTASIA. On the book itself, there is no author, just "autobiography".
On Bookfinders it is listed for around $15-20 usually, with the author as "Nicolaevna, Anastasia".
Much harder to find [for collectors] I think is the LIFE magazine she was featured on the cover of. [if I recall correctly].
I remember her being made a fool of whenn she and Golienewski [sic] "recognized" each other, then later "denounced" each other.
Now, I think the whole thing is discredited as a publisher's gimmick.
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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #66 on: November 25, 2004, 07:12:54 PM »
p.s. the book was sub-titled "Volume 1". There never was a "Volume 2".
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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #67 on: November 26, 2004, 12:18:13 AM »
I have the LIFE article... it's quite interesting.
I've tried to collect her book just to add to my collection but it's hard finding a nice quality version  :-/

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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #68 on: November 26, 2004, 09:16:16 AM »
When she wrote the book, she claimed to really be Anastasia. Later on, she wasn't she forced to return the money because the book was ruled fiction?

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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #69 on: November 26, 2004, 10:36:01 AM »
I do not remember all the details, but I think the publisher was in on the whole charade.
The book came out in 1963, and although rather young, I followed the whole story.  Other events in that year put the story on the back pages so I sort of lost track of it for some time.
Would be interesting to read what she & AA thought of each other, I am sure something must have been said.
I still have the book, but have not re-read it in many years.
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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #70 on: November 26, 2004, 08:14:45 PM »
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I have the LIFE article... it's quite interesting.
I've tried to collect her book just to add to my collection but it's hard finding a nice quality version  :-/


Laura, would you mind re-typing the article on the thread?  I would love to read it.  

Does anyone happen to have any pics of Golienewski?  
Blow a kiss I run through air
Leave the past, find nowhere
Floating forests in the air
Clowns all around you

Alll this black and cruel despair
This is an emergency
Don't you hide your eyes from me
Open them and see me now

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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #71 on: November 26, 2004, 08:24:49 PM »
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Laura, would you mind re-typing the article on the thread?  I would love to read it.  

Does anyone happen to have any pics of Golienewski?  


I second both of these suggestions.  Please?  :)
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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #72 on: November 27, 2004, 10:21:06 PM »
You know, Eugenia Smith looks a lot more like Anastasia to me than AA, going purely by her features of course...

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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #73 on: November 27, 2004, 11:17:32 PM »
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I second both of these suggestions.  Please?  :)
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Yeah, not a problem. I just gotta wait till I have a litte more time to do it. I'm trying to balance a full-time and part-time job as well as house work. So It might take me a bit to get it up. But It will happen within the next few days.  ;D

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Re: Claimant of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna
« Reply #74 on: November 27, 2004, 11:18:48 PM »
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You know, Eugenia Smith looks a lot more like Anastasia to me than AA, going purely by her features of course...

I second this  :)