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Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style
Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style
by DK
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $31.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars ITS TITLE IS DEFINITELY THE TRUTH!, May 19, 2016
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This volume is undoubtedly the most comprehensive and informative book I have ever seen on fashion. Each time period has a complete and beautiful depiction of outfits worn in its day. It is well worth the investment.


Jewels of the Renaissance
Jewels of the Renaissance
by Yvonne Hackenbroch
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars SUCH A FIASCO!, May 19, 2016
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As an antique jewelry lover, I feel that the authors' photographs of jewelry pieces by themselves are outstanding. However, what the authors have done to the figures and clothing that they are wearing in paintings from the time period is, in my opinion, appalling. They have distorted the artwork to such an extent that the faces look as if they are cartoons and the clothing bears no resemblance to the splendor or design of the original materials. Making these figures caricatures of what is in the originals is a DISTRACTION from the jewelry they are wearing, NOT a necessary enhancement of said jewelry.
I would have been extremely thrilled with the knowledge and beauty displayed in this volume IF the authors had only let the paintings speak for themselves.


Frankenstein - The True Story
Frankenstein - The True Story
DVD ~ James Mason
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not the True Story but Highly Worthwhile, October 11, 2015
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There are many features of this production which hardly qualify as true, based on one's reading of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. However, the film includes Dr.John Polidori (played by James Mason), who was an early vampire novelist and one of the people with whom Mary Shelley spent a weekend on Lake Geneva when she conceived of the idea of Frankenstein; he is nowhere in the novel. David McCallum , a doctor who influenced Victor Frankenstein and convinced him that he could create life, is also not there. I do not remember that Mary Shelley's creature was nearly as refined and capable of being educated as he is portrayed by Michael Sarazin. Finally, Jane Seymour becomes the "bride" of Frankenstein, and her creation is depicted.
I will say, nevertheless, that the film does depict an ending that is "true" and faithful to the spirit of the novel. The whole production is highly entertaining and beautifully filmed; I do recommend it heartily.


Rome Adventure
Rome Adventure
DVD ~ Suzanne Pleshette
Offered by ClassicFlix
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rome is still gorgeous., October 11, 2014
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Incredible photography along with a great love story.


My Turn
My Turn

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5.0 out of 5 stars Songs Perfect for His Voice, June 30, 2014
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This Tony-award-winning singer and actor (for his portrayal of Frankie Valli in the original Broadway production of "Jersey Boys") has performed a collection of classic "oldies" that are tailor-made for his voice. If you liked him reprising his role in the movie that is just out, you will love this CD. There is only one Frankie Valli hit on this CD: "Can't Take My Eyes Off You". His rendition of the rest of the songs, including as examples "Ebb Tide" and "Unchained Melody", are unbelievably wonderful; he uses his falsetto only when it is justified. I just wish that I had known about him long before the release of the movie. I would have bought this CD the minute it came out in 2012 and would happily buy anything else that he would record.
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Blood Count
Blood Count
by Robert Goddard
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not as exciting as some of his others., October 8, 2013
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The book is the usual can't put it down read that one expects from Robert Goddard.; However. it is ultimately depressing. There is a sense of doom for the lead character almost from the start, because one action seems to lead to another that is almost unavoidable.


The Crown Jewels
The Crown Jewels
by Anna Keay
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $45.11
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5.0 out of 5 stars Especially wonderfrul from a historic perspective, October 23, 2012
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For most readers, this book is absolutely terrific. The photos are great, and the history provided is incredibly informative. The only quibble that I have with this book is that I would have liked more of a stylistic comparison of the jewels with other non-royal jewels made at the same time. This quibble is minor, however, and is a reflection of the fact that I am an avid antique-jewelry lover.


MORE THAN A MIRACLE (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK LP, 1967)
MORE THAN A MIRACLE (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK LP, 1967)

5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific music!, October 23, 2012
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Aside from the fact that I love the fairy tale of this movie, the music greatly enhances the film. Piero Piccioni's score is truly one of the most delightful ever made; it can stand on its own, even if you haven't seen the movie. I rate it right up there with the score from "Quigley Down Under", another one of my all-time favorites.


Strictly Ballroom
Strictly Ballroom
DVD ~ Paul Mercurio
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite movies., July 7, 2012
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For anyone who likes "Dancing with the Stars", this movie is a serious but romantic look at the world of competitive dancing. If you think politics have a lot to do with the outcome of the television show, you have not seen anything to compare with what actually occurs during these competitions. The dancing and story line are just super! I think that anyone would LOVE this movie.


Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830
Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830
by Ginny Redington Dawes
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful illustrations, but..., July 7, 2012
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This book does have beautiful illustrations, but it lacks the depth of description that I would have liked to see. It also seems not to address the types of items that I have seen available to the average collector. However, it does provide a comprehensive review of the styles that were prevalent during this time period. I do highly recommend it for the anyone because of the photographs, but I would hope that there are other publications that the serious collector would consider to supplement it.


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