richard holden

Helmet of King James II.

The armour was made by Richard Holden, of the London Armourers Company, for a price of £100, and delivered on 14 December 1686.

Richard Holden, from Swadlincote in Derbyshire, was apprenticed to a London armourer in 1658 and made free in 1665. From 1673 he was supplying munition armour to the Board of Ordnance, and by 1681 he had become the armourer responsible for Royal commissions.

A list of insults from Old Hollywood actors

Insults compiled from various books, magazines, newspapers and 

  1. Bette Davis on Joan Crawford: “I wouldn’t piss on her if she was on fire.” 
  2. Bette Davis on Joan Crawford: “The only male at MGM she hasn’t slept with is Lassie!”
  3. Bette Davis on Joan Crawford: “My mother told me to only speak good of the dead. Joan Crawford is dead. Good.”
  4. Carole Lombard on Vivien Leigh: “That f–king English bitch.” 
  5. Frank Sinatra on Dorothy Kilgallen: “The chinless wonder.”
  6. Frank Sinatra on Dorothy Kilgallen: "If you happen to run into Dorothy Kilgallen, be sure you’re in your car.“
  7. Frank Sinatra on Shelley Winters: “A bowlegged bitch of a Brooklyn blonde.” 
  8. Humphrey Bogart on William Holden: “A dumb prick.”
  9. Joan Crawford on Bette Davis: “She has a cult, and what the hell is a cult except a gang of rebels without a cause. I have fans. There’s a big difference.” 
  10. John Gielgud on Ingrid Bergman: “Ingrid Bergman speaks five languages and can’t act in any of them.” 
  11. John Wayne on Clark Gable: “Gable’s an idiot. You know why he’s an actor? It’s the only thing he’s smart enough to do.”
  12. Laurence Olivier on Marilyn Monroe: “My hatred for her was one of the strongest emotions I had ever felt.”
  13. Myrna Loy on Clark Gable: "He couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag”
  14. Richard Harris on Michael Caine: “An over-fat, flatulent, 62-year-old windbag. A master of inconsequence masquerading as a guru, passing off his vast limitations as pious virtues.” 
  15. Shelley Winters on Frank Sinatra: “A skinny, no-talent, stupid, Hoboken bastard.” 
  16. Sterling Hayden on Joan Crawford: “There’s is not enough money in Hollywood to lure me into making another picture with Joan Crawford. And I like money.”  
  17. Walter Mattheu to Barbra Streisand during an on set argument while making HELLO DOLLY!: “I have more talent in my farts than you have in your whole body.” 
  18. William Holden on Humphrey Bogart: “I hated the bastard.”  

Harquebusier’s Armor of Pedro II, King of Portugal (reigned 1683–1706)

This armor can be identified by its decoration as having belonged to Pedro II (reigned 1683–1706). The decoration includes the crowned monogram PR for Pedro Rex (Pedro the King) and the cross of the commander of the Order of Christ, a hereditary office held by the kings of Portugal.

Harquebusiers were armored cavalrymen generally equipped with a carbine (known as a harquebus) carried at the right side on a shoulder belt, a pair of pistols holstered at the front of the saddle, and a sword. This form of armor, consisting of a triple-barred helmet, a cuirass with a bulletproof reinforcing breastplate, and an elbow gauntlet, was commonplace in England up to about 1645. The armor of King Pedro is significant not only as a very late example of this type but also as the probable work of the London armorer Richard Holden. A very similar armor made by Holden in 1686 for James II of England (reigned 1685–88) is in the Royal Armouries in the Tower of London. 

The armor is shown with an associated buff coat (acc. no. 29.158.885). This sturdy leather defense, which provided effective protection against sword cuts, was worn throughout the seventeenth century, first in conjunction with armor and later alone.

Metropolitan Museum of Art


“renner is very much a very physically capable guy and i like that. i like the challenge of that because i like that the guy i’m up against is tough. not just mentally tough but physically tough … i like that it’s renner.

renner reminds me of, like, richard widmark. he reminds me of bill holden. a guy who he can be charming and he can throw it off in a certain way but he can be tough.  a very tough guy.”

 - alec baldwin on jeremy renner

The Signs as Starkids
  • (The other post with this title isn't accurate to the Starkid's actual signs so here's my version)
  • Aries: Dylan Saunders/Corey Dorris/Nicholas Strauss
  • Taurus: Jeff Blim
  • Gemini: Jamie Lyn Beatty
  • Cancer: Tyler Brunsman/Denise Donovan/Brian Rosenthal
  • Leo: Joe Moses/Joey Richter
  • Virgo: Brian Holden
  • Libra: Richard Campbell/Elona Finlay/Bonnie Gruesen
  • Scorpio: AJ Holmes/Matt Lang
  • Sagittarius: Julia Albain/Chris Allen/Nick Gage
  • Capricorn: Eric Kahn Gale/Nick Lang/Devin Lytle/Robert Manion/Lily Marks/Meredith Stepien
  • Aquarius: Darren Criss/Jim Povolo/Joe Walker
  • Pisces: Lauren Lopez