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Yesterday I did a special guided tour on a remarkable woman from the 18th century - Helene Cathrine Büchler (1740-1831).

Though no portrait is known of her, tons of surviving items exists, both at the manor she lived, and in museums. The biggest surprise and coolest thing is that the fabric from her wedding skirt is still at the manor. I was allowed to pull it out for the guided tour yesterday, and it’s the most beautiful thing - a floral ivory damask embroidered with ornate flowers and leafs on the hem.

Some weeks ago I found an archive photo of it from the 1960s, and I was devastated to see the skirt was fully intact, perfectly preserved - and then someone decided to remove pleats and back seam and attach it to a wooden frame. That’s how it is today.

A big chunk on fabric is missing on top, and until yesterday I’ve been in doubt of whether they actually cut off the top or just folded it in. But I did a small examination before the tour, and there is a distinct “lump” telling me they just folded it in. Which in short means this 1762 wedding skirt can be restored to its former glory, and that’s the coolest thing ever!

Here’s some sneak peeks of how the skirt is today, on its wooden frame, along with some closeups of the gorgeous silk embroidery.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

“Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”  

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Euzhan Palcy: Trailblazing black female filmmaker

After French West Indian filmmaker Euzhan Palcy’s debut film, Sugar Cane Alley, earned her France’s distinguished César Award for best first work in 1984, an impressed Robert Redford personally invited her to attend the 1985 Sundance Institute Filmmakers Lab (depicted in the above photos). There she workshopped her adaptation of the novel A Dry White Season, about South Africa’s then still-prevalent apartheid. A few years later MGM would produce the movie, making Palcy the first black female director to helm a major Hollywood studio title. Her dedication to an unrelentingly accurate portrayal of apartheid in the film drew Marlon Brando out of his self-imposed, years-long retirement to accept a role that earned him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor, and made Palcy the first black director—male or female—to direct an Oscar-nominated performance.

Photos: © 1985 Roger Christiansen | Courtesy of the Sundance Institute Archives

George Harrison, photographed for BRAVO magazine by Wolfgang Heilemann

“Publicity, exposure and our image, depends really on what is said and how it is said. I wouldn’t say our image was tarnished. If people write the truth, or as near to the truth as they see it, it’s OK. But, it really doesn’t matter anymore. Even if they kicked me to death or nailed me to the wall, it doesn’t get them anywhere. You know the saying, ‘Sticks and stones, may break my bones, but words will never harm me.’” - George Harrison in response to the question, “Do you think that The Beatles’ image has become tarnished recently?”, 16 April 1969 [x]

[☆] The Avengers’ Photo Archive:Protest Days

         ↳ NYC, NY

[caption on the back of the photo: “Captain America arrested after a protest got violent]

okay someone made a post about steve going to protests as cap and being a symbol for what america could be and i cannot find it for the life of me so if you know what im talkin about send me a link so i can give proper credit k thanks