Over dinner with some Janite friends, my son (aged 7) overheard us talking about a literary feud between fans of Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte. The next day he presented me with this comic and explained the drawings to me as “Jane Austen and her crew arrive in a limo, armed with hand guns, while Charlotte and her supporters have only a mighty sword and a box for their side. Jane Austen faints (sadly, ignoring her own advice to run wild as often as you choose, but do not faint) and Charlotte (or Sharlit, or Carlit…) wins, celebrating her victory with a banquet. Jane Austen and her supporters look down from heaven —Jane Austen’s face is in the moon—and curse Charlotte. I like to think that it is Jane Austen’s shin bone that Charlotte has at the banquet, as per Mark Twain, but the boy assures me it’s just a fork.”
Roger in a kilt standing next to a giant wheel, just to remind everyone that today is Thursday and I Know Where I’m Going is a lovely film.
Hey, it’s a trick, in a way, as it’s not from a film. It’s from an ep of The Man From UNCLE. George plays G. Emory Partridge, in two eps, in S1 and S2 (the gif’s from S2, S1 is B&W). He’s just a guest baddie, but wonderfully George about it. That ep is set in the Yukon, hence the fur. The other ep is better because he chains the boys up and tortures them. (What can I say, I like it when my OTPs are in danger!) I’m sure you can trace the eps somewhere online. I’ve got the complete series dvd box set because I love MUNCLE but it was not cheap. :D
Oh wow! I thought this was Mr. Freeze from Batman for some reason. Now that I think of it, it makes no sense as Mr. Freeze wouldn’t have needed the fur, but everyone else would.
I am reminded that in the book, A Dreadful Man, Brian Aherne reports that whenever George Sanders made a TV show, his wife, Benita Hume, described it as “George is doing a television.” I don’t know why I find that hilarious.
Stewart Granger, successfully rocking a monocle.
Stewart Granger and Ava Gardner in Bhowani Junction 1956
I’m just gonna leave this here.
You’re still a bit cracked, my boy.
Alec Baldwin & Geena Davies in “Beetlejuice”