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Re: Your favorite wacky Felix story
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2005, 09:14:48 PM »
I'll bite. What is the melon tale?
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Re:  Your favorite wacky Felix story
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2005, 05:51:08 AM »
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You had to bring that one up again, didn't you ;D? Olga Rodionovna, this time you be the one to elaborate for those who ask about[size=24]
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Re: Your favorite wacky Felix story
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2005, 05:09:55 PM »
D.O. I would love to hear it. Wasnt that "Lovebird" crazy! F.

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Re: Your favorite wacky Felix story
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2005, 09:36:14 PM »
I still don't know the melon story. Any chance of hearing it?
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Re: Your favorite wacky Felix story
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2005, 12:17:18 AM »
IM me.

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Re: Your favorite wacky Felix story
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2005, 04:36:50 PM »
You may enjoy this. In researching for my book I ran across this in the autobiography of Lady Diana Manners, aka Diana Cooper. She was at Oxford with Felix. "But the most eligible of all was Prince Felix Youssupoff.... A mystic, and of transcendent beauty, he sang to his guitar the Russian gypsy songs,...At the fancy balls he wore his eighteenth-century Russian dress of gold and pearls and sables and aigrettes, with embroidered boots and jewelled scimitar."  I am told by a friend, that the famous Tatar costume in which he was photographed, is in Mexico and may be brought to the US for restoration (for what purpose I don't know!).

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Re: Your favorite wacky Felix story
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2005, 09:04:31 PM »
How did it get in Mexico??? Did he take it when he left Russia, or did the Soviets sell it? I am glad to hear it still  exists. I hope to see it in an exhibit someday!You  could have an exhibit of Yusupov stuff too!

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Re: Your favorite wacky Felix story
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2005, 09:40:18 PM »
I think my favorite story is about Felix father's having enough with his son, and to teach him a lesson he has his servant strip Felix and throw him inside this cabinet like furnishing. While in there Felix is pounding and screaming to be let out, while the servant pours cold water on him. Finally Felix Sr orders Felix to be removed from the cabinet thinking his son has learned his lesson, only to watch as Felix runs out of the balance *naked*  :oand climbs a tree. His parents try to get him to come down, but he refuses only until they swear to never again treat him in such a manner.  ;D

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Re: Your favorite wacky Felix story
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2005, 11:52:40 AM »
Did it work! Felix, was so bad!

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Re: Your favorite wacky Felix story
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2005, 04:53:52 PM »
I couldn't stop laughing when I read that. I think Felix's father didn't know how to handle his son, and his mother was always trying to protect her son from his father's wrath. I think she may have spoiled her children way too much. But I don't think the little lesson worked.

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Re: Your favorite wacky Felix story
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2009, 08:48:16 AM »
This was told to me by Irina's nephew, Grand Duke Mikhail Fedorovich Romanoff:

I think it was in Berlin or somewhere in Germany when Soviets exposed Yussoupoff's treasures as part of Soviet museum collections. Felix was so frustrated becuase he did not win the process of restitution of his family art pieces. He was very spontaneous and at the final day of exhibition walked in one of the exhibition halls, took two ancient Chinese vases (which were previously in his Moika palace) and walked towards the door. The guards were devastated and screamed for help, when the chief of the collection supervision rushed into the room. Felix stood still holding the vases but said in his calm voice addressing to the art supervisor: " They are lost for you anyway! You move - I drop them! You let me go - and I save them for the history!"

You know what - the guy let him leave!



 
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Re: Your favorite wacky Felix story
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2010, 10:12:01 AM »
I remember reading in "The Court of the Last Tsar" that Felix's father was horrified at his son's cross-dressing and flirting with the guards, even though he himself had a handful of young male lovers.  ::) I would love to have known Felix. He sounds like he'd be a fun person to hang out with.

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Re: Your favorite wacky Felix story
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2010, 01:58:11 PM »
Now im curious about the "melon Tale"...sorry i cant help it!!! xDDD

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Re: Your favorite wacky Felix story
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2010, 06:53:46 PM »
I remember reading in "The Court of the Last Tsar" that Felix's father was horrified at his son's cross-dressing and flirting with the guards, even though he himself had a handful of young male lovers.  ::) I would love to have known Felix. He sounds like he'd be a fun person to hang out with.

Is the information about Ct S-E having male lovers in The Court of the Last Tsar? Do you remember exactly what it said or still have the book?

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Re: Your favorite wacky Felix story
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2010, 05:00:11 AM »
probably the reason it is in Mexico is because: Victor Contreras, a Mexican sculptor who, as a young art student in the 1960s met Yusupov, and lived with the family for five years. Yusupov's private papers, and a number of family artifacts and paintings are now owned by Victor.