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Offline Vecchiolarry

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« Reply #195 on: January 17, 2014, 10:05:37 AM »
Hi,

I think you're correct, Edubs31, in your accessment of why Wilmington was chosen.
I too, was flummuxed as to why a Faberge exhibit would go there;  but when I looked Wilmington up on a map - voila - it is central to many major areas and with a new convention center just waiting to premier - et voila!!!!

I'm glad you got to see some Faberge and progressed onto Russian history and history in general - you seem to have absorbed a lot of it!!!

Cheers,
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« Reply #196 on: January 17, 2014, 12:03:13 PM »
Thanks for that Larry!

Yes Wilm doesn't have a ton to offer, aside from tax free shopping and slightly more affordable living than in PA or MD, but they certainly have this major piece of Romanov lure they can claim!
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« Reply #197 on: May 23, 2014, 01:38:03 PM »
Okay, how's this?

On the popular PBS series "Selfridges" , about the great London department store of that name, I came across an unecpected Romanov bit.

On a background piece to the show, they did a sketch of the founder of the store, the American businessman Harry Selfridge. A prime player in the success of the Chicago,Ill. department store Marshall Fields, he went to London on a few occasions in the early 1900s to assess the prospects of opening a branch there.

Flash to onscreen view of that classic IF film footage of the seven of them walking in line , along with the rest of the Romanov grandees on the occasion of the Romanov tercentenary in 1913. You know it, OTMA being escorted by the Grand Dukes  Boris,Michael, Dimitry, and another.

At least I'm almost positive that was the occasion of this Romanov film cllip. How and why that was supposed to stand in for high English society and/or the target shopping market for an upscale department store is beyond me. Quite a stretch there. the entire more or less grownup Romanov family was never in either London, or even Great Britain.

I sort of got the point, but it was really weird when you think of it.
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« Reply #198 on: February 16, 2019, 05:02:17 AM »
There was a 1972 episode of the show, Night Gallery, called Rare Objects, in which a collector had among his collection, famous historical people who had mysteriously disappeared (among them, Judge Crater and Amelia Earhart).   

Among that collection was the Grand Duchess Anastasia who had "disappeared in 1918".

Now, I know that this was made decades before the mystery of Anastasia was finally solved, but, even then, didn't most people assume (late proven correct) that she'd been murdered along with the rest of the family.   She never disappeared like Crater and Earhart did.
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