mmeguillotine:

Pauline Bonaparte, Princess Borghese, the beautiful, wild and thoroughly dreadful younger sister of Napoléon was born on this day in 1780. Difficult and infuriating though Pauline was, particularly towards her sister in law Joséphine whom she absolutely detested, her sculpture as a reclining Venus Victrix by Canova is a masterpiece of gorgeousness. Apparently when it was first completed, Pauline had it covered in a layer of wax (recently restored) and displayed by candlelight in order to make it appear all the more lifelike.

 

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fyeahzeldafitzgerald:

I missed the 82nd anniversary of the publishing of Save Me the Waltz!

It was published on October 7, 1932. It had a printing of 3,010 copies and had a green linen cover. The novel only sold 1,392 copies and she received $120.73. Reviews were mostly negative in part because it was not proofread before being published so there were many typos in the novel. 

edwardslovelyelizabeth:

“I know this is sort of taboo for actors to say, but I love shifting 180 degrees and then back. In this case, I was given a chance to try a period drama. I would also love to do modern piece. And science fiction. I want to try everything. It’s my work, my job. I just want to tell brilliant stories based on fun, interesting characters.” 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY REBECCA LOUISA FERGUSON! (19 October 1983)

edwardslovelyelizabeth:

“I know this is sort of taboo for actors to say, but I love shifting 180 degrees and then back. In this case, I was given a chance to try a period drama. I would also love to do modern piece. And science fiction. I want to try everything. It’s my work, my job. I just want to tell brilliant stories based on fun, interesting characters.” 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY REBECCA LOUISA FERGUSON! (19 October 1983)

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