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Offline lancashireladandre

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Re: Last known photos of the Yussupovs
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2005, 02:03:54 PM »
There is a photo in one of Jacques Ferrands marvellous books of Zenaida in her early 70s. It is sometime after Irinas father Grand Duke Alexanders death in 1933 as Irina and her mother Grand Duchess Xenia are in mourning.The two grandmothers and mother are all stood with a grown up Bebe at the garden door of there parisian home. Will try to find exactly which book it is from......

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Re: Last known photos of the Yussupovs
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2005, 06:41:39 PM »
I have heard of a picture of Felix in his coffin, although I have never seen it. Just curious to know if a photo of Zenaida  was taken after her death.

It wasn't his coffin, it was his bed, right after he went. It was very macabre and creepy. I was unable to bring myself to save it on my computer and now the site is down. I bet someone has it though.

As for Zenaida, she died in a home for old Russian emigres, and was not in good shape. She had suffered a crippling stroke a couple years before so I doubt she was anywhere near looking like herself, and was likely not photographed in that condition.