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Offline RichC

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #45 on: November 16, 2004, 11:04:33 PM »
Thanks, Abby.  I have the time, so I will go to the exhibit.  But it's just a stop-gap for what I really want to do, which is go to St. Petersburg and visit all the amazing places I've been reading about for 30 years!

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2004, 01:41:32 AM »
yes AnastasiaFan the new york vacation we had WAS fun and that was totally worth it. and so was tatiana's dress, and the fan letters and the toys and seeing the photo albums and the icons that belonged to the family; tatiana and alexandra's collection of crosses and religious belongings of olga and tatiana. that was really really cool and so worth it.

so if anyone already has their ticket to newark, i'd say keep it.

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2004, 01:44:29 AM »
oh, i flew five hours for the exhibit. plus jet lag and everything.

worth it.

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2004, 03:09:33 AM »
I'd say my favorite part of the exhibit, besides meeting Massie, were the "fan" letters sent to Nicholas, and the one to Anastasia.

One thing I wish they had included: Olga's Hussar uniform, which I saw back in '98, it's simply gorgeous.

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2004, 10:24:41 AM »
It's great to read all the supporting posts on the exhibit. I have a feeling I will be blown away because it will be the first time I've ever seen anything belonging to the IF.
I know I would want to open the glass and touch everything  ;D .... but I know I can't ...lol...

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #50 on: November 17, 2004, 11:02:27 AM »
LOL Lauren! That's what I kept saying as I went around. I wish I could touch everything! :) The people that get to pack up the stuff and set it up are so lucky! Imagine what it would be like to hold their albums and look through the pages :o just like they did! When I saw the albums I got emotional...I can just picture them sitting around in the Mauve Boduoir in the evenings pasting photos to the pages....

the favorites of mine were the albums, the water color paintings and the toys of the children. my dad especially liked Nicholas' uniforms, especially the one with the fluffy black helmet.

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #51 on: November 17, 2004, 05:32:18 PM »
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LOL Laura! That's what I kept saying as I went around. I wish I could touch everything! :) The people that get to pack up the stuff and set it up are so lucky! Imagine what it would be like to hold their albums and look through the pages :o just like they did! When I saw the albums I got emotional...I can just picture them sitting around in the Mauve Boduoir in the evenings pasting photos to the pages....


I agree!! I really wish I could be there to pack stuff up! Instead of the folks getting paid to pack it up. I would pay them! :D I'm really excited about going!

To anyone that has already gone, what kinda dvd's where they selling on the IF? ???

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #52 on: November 17, 2004, 07:24:21 PM »
I think it is definitely worth going to the exhibit! I didn't have to go that far since I live in NJ, less than an hour away, but I think I wouldn't have been dissapointed if that weren't the case either. Of course meeting Robert Massie was definitely a plus for me, but beside that, there were many interesting things to see. I have been to the Alexander Palace (the real one) twice already, the first time in 1999, and the last time last summer. I actually noticed that some things that I saw there the first time were not there this year. For example the Marie Antoinette tapestry that hung in one of the sitting rooms. I was wondering about that when I was there, until I saw it at the exhibit! Apparently it is traveling. A few other things too, so going to this exhibit sort of supplemented my Russia trip...

Of course this is all relative. You can't compare going to the "real" AP to an exhibit, but still, this was a very worth while experience. Just the watercolors made by the girls alone were worth seeing! BTW, Olga's hussar uniform is at the Alexander Palace right now, I just saw it on my last visit and even took a picture :). So those of you who plan on going, I don't think you will be dissapointed.

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #53 on: November 17, 2004, 07:41:53 PM »
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VHS that was made of "Marie" escaping the murders and moving to South Africa.  ::)


What??  ???

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #54 on: November 17, 2004, 08:52:27 PM »
Yes, that's a prime example of the kind of "stuff" (politely termed!) I would have not included, had I been in charge of the selection of items.
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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #55 on: November 18, 2004, 07:50:47 AM »
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HAHAHA!!!! You never heard that one before?


Well, I heard of all kinds of stuff, I am just surprised that they would have something like this at the exhibit!

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #56 on: November 18, 2004, 10:48:22 AM »
I have to agree with helen. I am suprised that they included this with the exhibition too. I know it's a very interesting topic to talk of the claimants, but sometimes it's nice to be able to talk of the IF without talking of the claimants


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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #57 on: November 18, 2004, 10:58:15 AM »
In my opinion, the only claimant information that might be permissable at the exhibit is something well-written and well-researched, i.e. Peter Kurth's book.

I'm wondering who was paid and how much was paid to place that video and other dubious items alongside far more reputable works.

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #58 on: November 18, 2004, 11:27:40 AM »
I did not even know there WAS a video about Marie escaping to South Africa!!

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Re: The Alexander Palace at the Newark Museum
« Reply #59 on: November 18, 2004, 11:48:16 AM »
Unfortunately, yes. And if the contents are as cheesy-looking as the cover (they probably are, and then some) I question, once more, why this particular video was being hawked at a class act.