Happy Birthday Ada Rehan! (April 22, 1859 - January 8, 1916)                       American actress, born as Delia Crehan in County Limerick, Ireland, and brought to the United States at about the age of six years.  Rehan was the model for a solid silver statue of Justice that was presented as part of the State of Montana’s mining exhibition at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.   More than 25 years after Ada Rehan died a WWII liberty ship was named after her, USS Ada Rehan.

From our stacks: 

1. “Ada Rehan” from Heroines of the Modern Stage By Forrest Izard.  Illustrated.  New York: Sturgis & Walton Company, 1915.

2. Cover detail of autograph from Ada Rehan A Study by William Winter.  New Edition Revised and Enlarged.  Privately Printed for Augustin Daly 1891-1898. London New York, 1898.

3. “Ada Rehan as ‘Pierrot’” from Ada Rehan A Study by William Winter.  New Edition Revised and Enlarged.  Privately Printed for Augustin Daly 1891-1898. London New York, 1898.

4. “Sargeant’s Portrait of Ada Rehan (1894)” from Ada Rehan A Study by William Winter.  New Edition Revised and Enlarged.  Privately Printed for Augustin Daly 1891-1898. London New York, 1898.

5. “Ada Rehan as ‘Rosalind’” from Ada Rehan A Study by William Winter.  New Edition Revised and Enlarged.  Privately Printed for Augustin Daly 1891-1898. London New York, 1898.

6. “Van Beer’s Portrait of Ada Rehan as ‘Lady Teazle’” from Ada Rehan A Study by William Winter.  New Edition Revised and Enlarged.  Privately Printed for Augustin Daly 1891-1898. London New York, 1898.

7. “Ada Rehan with her Bulldog ‘Phisto’” from Ada Rehan A Study by William Winter.  New Edition Revised and Enlarged.  Privately Printed for Augustin Daly 1891-1898. London New York, 1898.

tatteredtrenchcoat asked:

Is it kind of sad that as soon as Cas got his grace and the all the books exploded from the force my roommate and I both went "noo those books!! RIP"?

FUN FACT one time i worked on a show where we had to cover the set in books. it looked like this:

in order for the set not to collapse on itself from the weight, only the first four or five feet of rows could be actual real books. the rest of them were library books that we tore apart and replaced the pages with styrofoam.

there were approximately 17,000 books on stage. we didn’t pay for a single one of them. when the show was over, we threw away the majority of them.

what i learned from that experience is that libraries recycle literally hundreds of books each week. if you get to the library before the garbage men get there, you can TAKE ALL OF THE REJECT BOOKS and do whatever the hell you want with them.

conclusion: the books in 10x18 that were destroyed were…probably on their way to the trash anyway. hate to break it to you.

Alec McCowen and Penelope Wilton

Actors. McCowen: more than 70 plays, 30 films, 13 television roles, three books, three major awards. Wilton: more than 28 plays, eight films, 16 television roles; married to Ian Holm.

Photographed August 9, 1995 in the orchard of Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway, Stratford-upon-Avon, in costume for the R.S.C. Stratford production of The Cherry Orchard.

[ Photo by Snowdon. Published in the November, 1995 issue of Vanity Fair, and in the wonderful book SNOWDON ON STAGE , Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.]

(because I haven’t seen this photo here on tumblr. I thought mrsconneryisunfaithful might like it….)

Creative Fashion Illustration // Apple Store 

Hey all! So I’m giving a (45 minute!) talk at the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London next week about myself and my work! If you’re around and fancy coming along to see me fumble my words and sweat on stage then book a place on the Apple site here

Wish me luck! And if there’s anything anyone would like me to talk about specifically, don’t hesitate to drop me a message! 


[groans loudly]
[lies on floor]

Can you just force me to do some art? Like, throw some motivation at me? I’ll try to catch it. Thanks.

Really curious about the Melbourne staging of Book of Mormon, though… will Elder Price’s obsession with Orlando translate? Will they keep in the… ‘AUSTRALIA WHERE THEY SAY ‘G’DAY’ line in Two by Two?? Or do they reckon we’re Americanised enough to get all the refs??? OMG there is soooo much local comedy potential for the ‘Cunningham Can’t Say The Name Nabulungi Properly’ ongoing joke… wow i’m so excited… .. I don’t think…you understand how obsessed with this musical I am…. 

TEABS: (n) The End of an Awesome Book Syndrome. Characterized by the following symptoms:

1.  After finishing the final sentence, you stare at the last page for at least two minutes. An irregular heartbeat and shortness of breath are common side effects during this stage.

2.  You immediately flip back to all of yr favorite parts and furiously read them again in order to pretend like It’s Not Really Over.

3.  After you’ve exhausted every single cherished page, you stare off into space while imagining the characters in new scenarios, living life beyond the boundaries of the book. (This stage can evolve into an obsession known as FanFic, which most TEABS experts discourage.)

4.  You call every friend you know who’s read the book just so you can rehash every single story line and character and, basically, totally spazz out* (*scientific term meaning highly energetic and ridiculous spasms of conversation and exclamations).

5.  You read reviews of the book online just so you can shout “TOTALLY!” and “I KNOW, RIGHT?!!!” at yr computer screen.

6.  You do a Google search for future sequels and, if unsuccessful, scour the internet for RUMORS of a sequel, no matter how baseless they are because OMG IT CAN’T BE OVER! IT CAN’T BE!

Deep (Stage Dive #4)

Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins’ ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben’s the only man she’s ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn’t looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.

Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She’s his best friend’s little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he’s not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he’s always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible…but will it lead to a connection of the heart?

My review:

I was really excited about this book, I’ve been a huge fan of this series since Lick came out and my personal favorites will always be crazy Mal and Anne, so I was obviously very happy when I realized this book was about Anne’s baby sister Lizzy and the hot bass player Ben. I was also worried about the pregnancy storyline but let me tell you it didn’t disappoint me at all. Kylie Scott finished this series on a high note, I LOVED IT! 


Lizzy is pregnant after spending one hot night with Ben and she’s obviously freaking out, one dinner gone horribly wrong and the truth comes out Ben finds out Lizzy is his baby momma!

Stage Dive dinner party:

I really liked Lizzy she is strong, quirky and independent, she tends to freak out and overanalize everything but honestly who DOESN’T! She embraced this pregnancy and the whole mess that came with it and faced it head on. Her relationship with Ben is hot and pretty much irresistible, she was done for! The texting between them was cute and really gave us an insight to their relationship.

Ben and Lizzy have chemistry for days, something like this:

Ben is the hot bass player for Stage Dive and the only single guy in the band. Ben is a man of a few words and HE’S HOT with all of his tattoos, beard and bad boy charm he can bring any girl to her knees and he’s used to taking advantage of this. The man is not a relationship guy AT ALL as a matter fact HE SUCKS at them mostly because he’s never had one.Lizzy is the girl he should stay away from he knows it, Mal made him promise he was going to stay away from her but he CAN’T.

Emotionally unavailable guy+ pretty girl you were supposed to stay away from+ unplanned pregnancy+ pissed off best friend+ pretty girl’s big sister that wants to kill you =

The fact that they relationship is so messy makes it such an interesting book! Lizzy and Ben were amazing! I finished this book in a couple of hours so I KNOW IT’S GOOD!

Additional notes:

Mal and Anne:

Lena and Jimmy:


Final Rating: