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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Marie in kimono photo and Romanov fashion tren
« on: August 13, 2004, 11:31:09 PM »
Kimonos were very popular as dressing gowns from around the turn of the century through the '20s.
They were as ubiquitous as the gold bangle bracelets that all of the girls from the Edwardian era wore.


The Alexander Palace / Re: Nicholas & Alexandra @ Home/Santa Fe
« on: August 13, 2004, 01:12:16 PM »
Thank you.


Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Alexandra's Personal World
« on: August 11, 2004, 09:41:40 AM »
What a talented lady.
Alix grows more and more amazing to me every day.


The Alexander Palace / Re: Nicholas & Alexandra @ Home/Santa Fe
« on: August 10, 2004, 09:43:26 PM »
Does anyone know if the exhibit will be going anywhere other than Santa Fe and New Jersey?
I couldn't find anything on-line about it.


I've been so hoping that we could have a civilized discussion about this matter and my hat is off to the people here who are discussing it...and agreeing OR DISagreeing in a decent manner.

I have always doubteed the DNA tests standing as "revealed word of God." Life ALWAYS throws curve balls as any adult can tell you and so I mentioned this on another thread and was schocked at the sarcastic, and unnecessarily belittling tone of one of the responses.

I guess it's true some people have a lot tied up in DISbelieving anything the least bit idealistic.

"Gee, I won't be seen as a hard nosed intellectually superior skeptic if I disagree politely about another point of view"
seems to be the idea at work.

Well, maybe not but you will be seen as...POLITE or, er...WELL BROUGHT UP...Don't those count for anything?

So I humbly tip my hat to EVERYONE on this particular thread :)

You guys know how to discuss an issue that people may NEVER agree on and not let it turn you into animals.

As they say on pop music boards...

"You ROCK!!!!!" :D :D :D

The Myth and Legends of Survivors / Re: Anna Anderson and Anastasia
« on: August 09, 2004, 10:29:52 PM »
Very interesting article Annie.

It's SO unlikely that the little one would have survived that it boggles the mind--but of course hope was always alive that somehow...

The Anna Anderson story is darned fascinating, and not in the least because this woman managed to look at one time or another like at least THREE members of that family!

Ah well, it makes no never mind now, after all even had the poor little one survived the massacre it's unlikely she would have made it til now.

In my heart of hearts I don't feel that AA was our Anastasia but if she had been...Oh if she HAD unspeakably sad and cruel THAT would have been.


The Myth and Legends of Survivors / Re: Anna Anderson and Anastasia
« on: August 09, 2004, 04:08:13 PM »
Here is the picture that I found and that struck me by the resemblance to Tatiana.

Here is one caveat.
I first saw this and was stunned on a computer with a slightly darker monitor setting.
When I looked at it on my other monitor I wasn't half so impressed by the likeness.
THAT however seems to be the whole crux of the AA debate.
There IS indeed just enough likeness to make on wonder...
Anyway, here's the picture.

Imperial Transportation / Re: The Standart
« on: August 09, 2004, 02:00:50 PM »
Oh Harald, she's BEAUTIFUL!

What a gorgeous painting.

Thank You

Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Re: Empress Alexandra Photos
« on: August 09, 2004, 12:40:49 AM »
Can someone tell me where this photo was taken?




But it certainly would have been an embarrassment for the family who claimed Anna Anderson was a fraud if she'd turned out not to be. That is certainly true.  

It's an interesting conjecture. I can't imagine doing something like that but that doesn't mean it wouldn't happen.
I mean these are the people who blatantly looked for a "virgin" for their son to marry in the early '80s.
Royalty isn't like you 'n' me, at least not as far as standards and practices.

The desire to "save face" has led to all sorts of mayhem and deviousness before so there is no reason to think it wouldn't now. Can you imagine the outcry were it to become public knowledge that someone who WAS the youngest daughter of the Tsar had been abandoned like that? Why on this board alone all you-know-what would break loose!

And that would be the TIP of the iceberg.
Sure, the Romanovs are ordinary, private citizens now but as anyone who lives in our so called "classless society" knows...

There are average people, and then there are Average People.
Not to put too fine a point on it, you probably aren't going to see Disney making a cartoon about MY youthful adventures any time soon.

It would be fortunate that Mrs. Manahan had no children had she been discovered to have been Anastasia. Don't think for a moment it would have stopped people from coming out of the woodwork in droves claiming to be her kids though.

Actually though, this is off the original topic, which is FASCINATING. One part of me would like to think that someone survived, and yet I wouldn't wish the scars and the pain that being the only survivor of something like that on my worst enemy. It's beyond imagining what that would do to a person.

What really hit home was that Mr Kleibenzetl heard someone call out "Mama!"
Dear God, how heartbreaking to see their pictures and know that it ended like that.


I often wonder why everyone takes that DNA testing to be the last word anyway.
I mean do we REALLY think that Buckingham Palace would have no power to sway the results if it SHOULD have turned out that Anna Anderson...or anyone else for that matter should have turned out to be Anastasia?

I hate to say it but if the United States government could do some ghastly syphillis testing on our own African American citizens and manage to keep it dark for decades don't you think that the "powers that be" in Europe could keep things status quo as regards the possible survival of an Imperial Family member?

There was a load of money tied up in any child of N&A and money talks a heck of a lot louder than truth in this world.
As for me, I don't know if the poor child survived, but I do know that the British government is no different than any other government and cover-ups DO happen.


Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Re: Empress Alexandra Photos
« on: August 06, 2004, 08:19:33 PM »
I'd like to add one more to the gallery if I may...


Having Fun! / Presenting Alexei
« on: August 04, 2004, 04:46:21 PM »
And now, with a deep bow and my humble thanks to Annie (who made this possible) I present to you...
Our own Alexei


According to the great gods of TLP will be released on DVD stateside on October 5th.

Happy Holidays! I think I may watch a double bill of Edward the King and The Lost Prince. It'll be a royal marathon!!!!


Thank you so much for all of the help!


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