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Having Fun! / Court Dress - Costume Instructions?
« on: April 10, 2015, 07:47:06 PM »
Hey guys!
I don't know how many of you are doing or have ever done costumes based on the Imperial Family but I would really love to make a court dress based on one of OTMA. Does anyone have advice on fabrics, colors, etc? Any instructions available that you've found that you could direct me to or give me your own instructions? Of course I'll need advice/instructions on how to make a kokochnik as well.

I'm thinking that one photograph of all of the children together in court dress is what I am aiming for, so I would really love some instructions based on that.

Thanks so much in advance guys!

So I've been browsing here and at other places for a while now, and I realize it has been exactly 15 years since I had written and submitted my poem "Awakened At Midnight" to Father Serfes at the Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia website. I thought I would honor the occasion by posting the link to it here.

Keep in mind, I wrote it when I was 16, so the form and wording isn't the greatest; I certainly was no Longfellow. But at the time I wrote from the heart, and I think that counts for something.

Having Fun! / Grand Duchesses' Headdresses: Can I make one?
« on: October 08, 2012, 10:55:53 PM »
Hi guys,
I did not think any topic had been posted here for this and I thought it was most appropriate here. I'm wondering about the headdresses the Grand Duchesses wore with their court dresses. Either that, or their tiaras.

Are there any sort of instructions online on how to make one of those headdresses? I'd love to be able to make one!

Thanks so much in advance!

Films and TV shows about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Reds (1981)
« on: November 20, 2009, 12:06:41 AM »
So I am hanging out on IMDB's Film General board, and there is a discussion about this epic film, and was wondering what the folks here thought about it. Me, I have not seen it yet. So, hope I can get an interesting discussion going.

Having Fun! / Advice/Thoughts on Story I'm Writing
« on: May 10, 2009, 07:53:10 AM »
Well folks, I realize it's been AGES since I last posted on this board, but I still drop in and read the threads. Anyway, I am working on a story and wanted opinions and advice on it.

It's about a young woman who finds a mysterious cotton dress which she plans on using for a figure skating costume. It looks like it is from the 1950s, but what she finds out is that the dress has been altered over the years, but never destroyed. The dress is actually from 1918, and was worn by an Imperial Russian skating star. My plan is that the dress is cursed, it transports the heroine to 1918 and events in the skater's life, and as she finds out more about her, she wonders who could have killed her. There are several possibilities, several people could have motives to kill her. What is eventually discovered is that the skater's husband had something to do with the telegram that gave the order to execute the Imperial Family... Another twist on this is that Liza's brother was, in fact, the Officer (I know he was a fictitious creation by the Bolsheviks but in the story I think I can take a little artistic license) and she decides to warn him, but her husband finds out, thus giving him reason to be the one who actually kills her. So the heroine Kaitlyn finds all this out in an effort to save herself from the same fate that Liza had. There is a MAJOR twist in the end that I cannot give away for the sake of those who want to read it, but I've said basically all that needs to be said.

It's probably a pretty sloppy plotline, but that's what I am thinking so far for it. Any questions, comments, advice is welcome.

Having Fun! / Favorite film SONGS
« on: October 02, 2005, 12:32:21 AM »
Since so many confuse songs with scores here is the thread for favorite film SONGS.

LOL right, watch someone list Tubular Bells LOL.

Having Fun! / Completely insane question
« on: September 25, 2005, 09:24:16 PM »
Okay, I've been wanting for years to write a story combining Evgeni Plushenko with NAOTMAA. What sort of circumstance would have to occur in order for Evgeni (who dreams he is in 1913) to stay with or near the family and befriend them until execution? LOL the scenario I have is rather ridiculous so far.

Having Fun! / Favorite Scores (film)
« on: September 23, 2005, 10:28:02 PM »
What's everyone's favorite scores? I have a lot, so I am not asking for a limit!

The Ten Commandments by Elmer Bernstein
Anastasia by David Newman
Anastasia by Alfred Newman
The Secret of NIMH by Jerry Goldsmith
Interview With The Vampire by Elliot Goldenthal
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves by Michael Kamen
The Three Musketeers by Michael Kamen
Hero by Tan Dun
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Tan Dun
Gladiator by Hans Zimmer
To Kill A Mockingbird by Elmer Bernstein
Frida by Elliot Goldenthal
Braveheart by James Horner
Apollo 13 by James Horner
An American Tail by James Horner
The Mask of Zorro by James Horner
The Perfect Storm by James Horner
The Ring by Hans Zimmer
Troy by Gabriel Yared (it was rejected from the film)
Shakespeare In Love by Stephen Warbeck
The Prince of Egypt by Stephen Schwartz and Hans Zimmer
Pocahontas by Alan Menken
Beauty and the Beast by Alan Menken
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Alan Menken
Breakfast At Tiffany's by Henry Mancini
Romeo and Juliet by Nino Rota
Romeo + Juliet by Craig Armstrong
The Quiet American by Craig Armstrong
Moulin Rouge! by Craig Armstrong (the actual score, none of which was released on commercially-available CDs)
Ben-Hur by Miklos Rosza
Casablanca by Max Steiner
Gone With The Wind by Max Steiner

That's all I can think of for now LOL.

Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Qoutes From Aleksey?
« on: September 01, 2004, 11:26:14 AM »
I'm seeking really great quotes (exact quotes preferable please) of the Tsesarevich for my various signatures haha. Could anyone be so kind as to direct me to some?

Someone asked on the Nijinsky thread if anyone skated any programs about the Romanovs. Here are two photos of the only one that I know of. 4 time world champions and Olympic champions Natalia Bestamianova and Andrei Bukin, 1988 Olympic ice dance champions.

I don't know what the music is, but the program is titled, RASPUTIN. It is one of their trademark programs and is regarded by many to be "over-the-top." But I must say those who say that probably don't know the story/legend. Bukin "dies" four times in the 7+ minute program, and that's just at the beginning. At the end he and Natalia both die, to my recollection, to the sound of gunshots.

Since there are so many people who know Nijinsky here, I'm curious as to what you think of Evgeni Plushenko's program Tribute to Nijinsky. Plushenko said that he's fascinated by his story. There seems to be no Off Topic forum here, or I would have posted it there.

For those who have not seen it but wish to, you can watch it on realplayer. There are two different performances, both flawless. One is record-breaking, the other not. the Russian National Championships. the Grand Prix Final, the record-breaking one.

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