Happy Birthday to an Icy Looking Elinor Glyn

Elinor Glyn, who forever changed the popular culture landscape by ballyhooing the concept of It, was born on 17 October 1864.

Elinor Glyn

Elinor Glyn

A QUOTE: “Everything that I write will be signed with my name.”

SOME WORKS: Beyond the Rocks; Three Weeks; Three Things; Love’s Blindness; ‘It’ and Other Stories

A KEEPSAKE:

Elinor Glyn's Man and Maid Movie Still Book at Backwoods Treasure

Elinor Glyn’s Man and Maid Movie Still Book at Backwoods Treasure Antiques. $26.95

Daily Diversion #109: So I Walked into a Bookstore…

…and walked out with only 3 books!

  1. Silent Movies The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture by Peter Kobel and the Library of Congress
  2. Gene Kelly A Life of Dance and Dreams by Alvin Yudkoff
  3. Lonelyhearts The Screwball World of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney by Marion Meade
Silent Movies

Silent Movies

I’ve wanted this book since it first hit shelves 5 years ago. Continue reading

New Year’s Day Book Hunt

My favourite New Year’s Day tradition doesn’t involve parades or football games or overindulging in sweets. For this girl, it is all about books. Shocking, no?

A pile 'o books and calendars.

A pile ‘o books and calendars.

This pile ‘o goodies is the result of my annual New Year’s Day Book and Calendar Hunt. As you can see, the 2013 edition was quite successful. I decided to by-pass literature in favour of selections from the genres of art, biography, and silent film. Here are a few of the highlights:

Egon Schiele by Sandra Forty

Egon Schiele by Sandra Forty

REASON: Egon Schiele is my favourite artist (in a three-way tie with Modigliani and Pissarro).

Frontier Madam The Life of Dell Burke, Lady of Lusk by June Willson Read

Frontier Madam The Life of Dell Burke, Lady of Lusk by June Willson Read

REASON: Who could pass up a book with a title like this? Continue reading