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Re: AA/FS Photo Comparison - Similarities: What is Wrong With AA Being FS?
« Reply #495 on: December 28, 2006, 02:05:23 PM »
I'd suggest reading Peter Kurth's book on the subject; he has done the research and laid it out exactly as it happened -- and source notes are provided for you to check.  On the subject of "Anna Anderson," there is no better authority than Peter.  ;D

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Re: AA/FS Photo Comparison - Similarities: What is Wrong With AA Being FS?
« Reply #496 on: December 28, 2006, 02:12:58 PM »
Looking at those pictures Rachael posted I just can't believe how anyone would see a resemblance between Anna and Anastasia Nicholaievna. They have completely different features!! Ugh.. :P
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Re: AA/FS Photo Comparison - Similarities: What is Wrong With AA Being FS?
« Reply #497 on: December 28, 2006, 04:54:53 PM »
  Anna Anderson 1922:
Anna Anderson 1929:

Call me crazy, but they all look very much like the same person to me, and not at all like "changing faces"...


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« Reply #498 on: December 28, 2006, 05:03:49 PM »
I have always noticed that she was a bit of a chameleon, because I think her looks changed much as well, she seems to look like any manner of different people. I doubt it was intentional, maybe it is just how her features were. As well, it seems that she was ill many times and such, and from that, perhaps her appearance changed. At first, she did resemble Tatiana, but later she didn't look remotely like any Romanov. She was under much stress as well, and that might have taken her looks, or changed them. Mentally and physically, she was confusing I think.

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Re: AA/FS Photo Comparison - Similarities: What is Wrong With AA Being FS?
« Reply #499 on: December 28, 2006, 05:14:04 PM »
To me, she looked significantly different only later on in life, when she got much older. Otherwise, she didn't look any more different from one picture to another than anyone else would. Many people look somewhat different in various photos, but you can still tell it's the same person - just like AA... Also, remember, hair can make someone look different, so she may just have changed her hairstyle a little and it would seem like she is a "chameleon".

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Re: AA/FS Photo Comparison - Similarities: What is Wrong With AA Being FS?
« Reply #500 on: December 28, 2006, 08:01:02 PM »
I'd suggest reading Peter Kurth's book on the subject; he has done the research and laid it out exactly as it happened -- and source notes are provided for you to check.  On the subject of "Anna Anderson," there is no better authority than Peter.  ;D

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Re: AA/FS Photo Comparison - Similarities: What is Wrong With AA Being FS?
« Reply #501 on: December 28, 2006, 08:11:20 PM »
Again, on the subject of "Anna Anderson," there is no better authority than Peter Kurth.  Without regard to the results of the 1994 DNA tests, her story remains her story -- and his work stands head and shoulders above any other on the subject.

Will Peter write again on the subject?  I hope so -- there's quite a bit more that needs saying.  And that's all I have to say!  :D

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« Reply #502 on: December 28, 2006, 08:23:40 PM »
Again, on the subject of "Anna Anderson," there is no better authority than Peter Kurth.  Without regard to the results of the 1994 DNA tests, her story remains her story -- and his work stands head and shoulders above any other on the subject.

Will Peter write again on the subject?  I hope so -- there's quite a bit more that needs saying.  And that's all I have to say!  :D

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Re: AA/FS Photo Comparison - Similarities: What is Wrong With AA Being FS?
« Reply #503 on: December 28, 2006, 09:01:49 PM »
Oh well, leave it to a chimera to play the chameleon! :D

I really don't think there's any need for a new book on AA, unless it's to show HOW she pulled off the fraud and who helped her. Nothing anyone can say now will change the DNA evidence that proved her not to be AN.

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« Reply #504 on: December 28, 2006, 09:31:26 PM »
Oh well, leave it to a chimera to play the chameleon! :D

I really don't think there's any need for a new book on AA, unless it's to show HOW she pulled off the fraud and who helped her. Nothing anyone can say now will change the DNA evidence that proved her not to be AN.

It could be titled: "Grand Deception"   :D  ::)


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« Reply #505 on: December 29, 2006, 11:03:59 AM »
Oh well, leave it to a chimera to play the chameleon! :D

I really don't think there's any need for a new book on AA, unless it's to show HOW she pulled off the fraud and who helped her. Nothing anyone can say now will change the DNA evidence that proved her not to be AN.

It could be titled: "Grand Deception"   :D  ::)

 :D That's the only kind of "GD" she'll ever be! :D

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« Reply #506 on: December 30, 2006, 12:50:17 PM »
I think beyond a joke about aliens or whatever, when you see photos of Anna Anderson at various stages of her life, she does look like different people.She may have later tried this intentionally, but I think it was just some weird thing, or the strains of her life.I think she actually believed that she was Anastasia, so she would not have tried intentionally to alter her appearance to look like her. I agree in the first photos of her, her resemblance to Tatiana is stunning. But, she never had the exotic looks Tatiana had, so that wasn't going to last. I am not sure why she seems to resemble Tatiana, only that she does in those first photos.
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Re: AA/FS Photo Comparison - Similarities: What is Wrong With AA Being FS?
« Reply #507 on: December 31, 2006, 07:00:24 AM »
Remember that AA lived through a period where fashions changed frequently and photographic technology advanced.  Hairstyles, clothing, make up, etc, can dramatically change your face.  Not to mention the angle you are photographed from and what lighting is used, and the type of camera you're using.  I look completely different in some photographs to the way I look in others; it all depends on how I'm posing, where I am (ie inside, outside, in the dark), what I am wearing, what my hair is styled like, etc. 

AA looks the same facially in most photographs if you look closely enough.  Careful posing later in her 'career' to resemble photographs of AN need to be taken into consideration too- AA started biting her lips, for example, as AN had very thin lips and AA very fleshy ones.

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Re: AA/FS Photo Comparison - Similarities: What is Wrong With AA Being FS?
« Reply #508 on: January 16, 2007, 12:05:28 PM »
One thing that is true, is that as she got older the looks of Anna Anderson didn't seem to change much. She looked more the same from year to year. Perhaps this is because once she reached an age beyond which it was really possible to imagine what Anastasia would have looked like, she didn't feel as compelled to look like Anastasia, if your idea is right. I think that could be true indeed, although Anna Anderson still seems curiously like a shape shifter.

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Re: AA/FS Photo Comparison - Similarities: What is Wrong With AA Being FS?
« Reply #509 on: March 04, 2007, 10:11:57 PM »
I agree that in her younger days, AA bore a striking resemblance to Tatiana. If she had only been taller, very likely she would have continued to maintain the myth that she was Grand Duchess Tatiana instead of Anastasia--I wonder, would the world have been as interested in a surviving Tatiana as it was in a surviving Anastasia??

In fact, one of the people who had known the Grand Duchesses well--sorry I've forgotten who  :-[ I'll have to look it up!--said that if only she had claimed to be Tatiana, they might well have believed her!!  ???
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