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Offline Carolath Habsburg

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Re: The Paleys
« Reply #465 on: September 16, 2010, 09:30:25 AM »
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Re: The Paleys
« Reply #466 on: September 17, 2010, 04:50:12 AM »
A fabulous Mainbocher creation!  :)

Here's another one around the same time, but a little more relaxed. It shows Natalie on vacation in Jamaica with her second husband, John Chapman Wilson, his supposed lover, Noël Coward, as well as Coward's wife who would become one of Natalie's closest friend. I'm not sure who the other man is.



Noël Coward was actually  inspired by Natalie to create the character of Joanna in one of his short stories, "Nature Studies".
Natalie Paley website:

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Re: The Paleys
« Reply #467 on: September 18, 2010, 02:41:34 PM »
A fabulous Mainbocher creation!  :)

Here's another one around the same time, but a little more relaxed. It shows Natalie on vacation in Jamaica with her second husband, John Chapman Wilson, his supposed lover, Noël Coward, as well as Coward's wife who would become one of Natalie's closest friend. I'm not sure who the other man is.



Noël Coward was actually  inspired by Natalie to create the character of Joanna in one of his short stories, "Nature Studies".
Noel Coward was never married.Cole Porters wife Linda Lee was a great friend of Nathalie Paley.

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Re: The Paleys
« Reply #468 on: September 19, 2010, 05:08:04 AM »
My mistake.  :)

But the person in the picture is Noël Coward, since he was the one who had a house in Jamaica. So now I don't know who the other woman is.  :D Here's another picture of them, a few years later:

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Re: The Paleys
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Re: The Paleys
« Reply #470 on: September 30, 2010, 12:40:05 PM »


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Re: The Paleys
« Reply #471 on: September 30, 2010, 12:41:55 PM »


Vladimir

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Re: The Paleys
« Reply #472 on: September 30, 2010, 04:14:03 PM »
This is what I found on wikipedia and elsewhere from Vladimir Paley. Sorry I didn't find whole version of this poetries... It's just some extract


"A mes petites sœurs

Pendant des mois, des ans et des siècles entiers,
Tandis qu’au fond du ciel, Anges, vous sanglotiez,
La femme a pu se plaindre et l’homme a pu maudire –
Mais les petits enfants n’ont cessé de sourire!"


"C'était le bon temps de l'Empire !
Hélas, tout va de mal en pire
Où sont mes seize ans d'autrefois,
Que j'eus sous Napoléon Trois ?
La République m'a fait don
D'un rhumatisme et d'un bâton"


"Comment cicatriser la plaie
Comment oublier la tristesse,
Comment commencer un nouveau voyage,
Si vous n'êtes pas là ?"
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Re: The Paleys
« Reply #473 on: October 04, 2010, 05:21:36 PM »
Here's another poem from Vladimir Paley. An ode to Tennis

ТЕННИС

О, благородная и светлая игра!
Когда придет весны желанная пора
И вновь покроются сады и парки тенью,
Как хорошо тогда предаться увлеченью

Игрой стремительной на court’е золотом!
В погоне трепетной за резвым прыгуном,
Люблю я юных тел красивый строй движений,
И service бешеный, и ряд шутливых прений.

Издалека видны, все в белом, игроки,
Ракетой легкою продолжен взмах руки,
И голоса девиц, подхваченные эхом,
Звучат таинственным и лучезарным смехом!..

«Play?» - «Ready!» - И летит чрез сетку быстрый мяч.
Люблю я handicap и очень строгий match,
Когда все зрители следят с немым вниманьем
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О, жизнь! От горестей дневных к воспоминаньям,
От радости души к отраве прежних мук
Кидаешь в руки ты все нас из старых рук -
И мы, томимые двуличностью мгновений,
Познали твой удар и сетку преткновений!..

Владимир Палей
Крым. Август 1915

and a google translation

TENNIS

Oh, noble and light game!
When it's time to spring a desired
And once again covered with gardens and parks shadow
How well then indulge passion

Rapid game on court'e gold!
In pursuit of anxious for the high-spirited jumper,
I love the beautiful young bodies build movements
And the service mad, and a number of humorous debate.

Visible from a distance, all in white, the players
Rocket easily extended swing arm,
And the voice of girls caught up the echo,
Sound mysterious and radiant with laughter! ..

«Play?» - «Ready!» - And flies through the grid of quick ball.
I love the handicap and a very strict match,
When all the viewers watching with mute attentively
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Oh, life! From sorrow to the reminiscences of day,
The joy of the soul to poison the old pangs
Toss you into the hands of all of us of the old hands -
And we Tormented duplicity moments
Know your stroke and mesh block! ..

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Re: The Paleys
« Reply #474 on: October 25, 2010, 10:28:26 AM »


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Re: The Paleys
« Reply #475 on: November 13, 2010, 06:14:22 PM »
Olga & Vladimir



 

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Re: The Paleys
« Reply #476 on: November 14, 2010, 09:58:17 AM »
Natalie in "The Private Life of Don Juan" (1934)

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Re: The Paleys
« Reply #477 on: November 14, 2010, 10:03:51 AM »
Portrait of  Natasha



 

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Re: The Paleys
« Reply #478 on: November 29, 2010, 04:26:06 PM »
I found this extract from the last and sadly poem of Vladimir Paley:

"His soul with tired wings
will fly up, murdered, to the Creator"

Is anybody knows the whole version or other poems?
Thank you :)

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Re: The Paleys
« Reply #479 on: December 17, 2010, 01:26:00 PM »
Thank you to those who have posted Vladimir's poetry. I'm doing some research on google but I just found one of his poem.

If it does interest someone, here you go: http://02varvara.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/antichrist-a-poem-by-prince-st-vladimir-paley-the-new-martyr-1897-1918/
" Fuis la terre insensée où l'on brise la croix,
  Où jusque dans la mort descend le régicide,
  Où le meurtre, d'horreurs avide,
  Fouille dans les tombeaux pour y chercher des rois."

  Victor Hugo