In honor of Julie Andrews’ birthday, a documentary about the recording of The King and I she made with Ben Kingsley as the King and Lea Salonga as Tuptim. 

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"average person proposes to harriet vane 3 times a year" factoid actualy just statistical error. average person proposes to harriet vane 0 times per year. Lord Peter Wimsey Georg, who lives at 110a piccadilly & proposes over 10,000 times each day, is an outlier adn should not have been counted

fuckyeahmichaelkitchen:

Foyle and Andrew spend some time at the river, fishing, before Andrew goes off for his RAF training in Scotland. I love how relaxed and happy Foyle is in this scene.

(Foyle’s War: The German Woman)

Foyle pere et Foyle fils.  Distinctly difficult to resist.

Some pointless colour things that may or may not be relevant

dottoraqn:

just-a-line-to-say:

So we all know that colours are written in the format #000000 and a while ago I saw a thing about how #246010 is this colour and this happens:

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So then, because I’m investigating juxtaposition, I wondered what colour ‘246010’ is backwards, and I am so angry right now because #010642 is:

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And you’ll never guess what the goddamn costume department did

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YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW ANGRY I AM

That is a+ costume design and I am slightly in awe.

So true.  I love my e-reader, but I love my Real Books even more.

So true.  I love my e-reader, but I love my Real Books even more.

thegardners-williamandalicia:

It’s the TARDIS on Foyle’s War :3

TENTH DOCTOR: Who’re you?
FOYLE: My name’s Foyle, I’m a policeman.
TENTH DOCTOR: Oh!  That’s BRILLIANT!
FOYLE: [eyebrow]
TENTH DOCTOR: Well, I’ve had the police box for ages, ever since the chameleon circuit broke, but I’ve never had a policeman.  D’you like traveling?
FOYLE: Not especially.  Depends on where.  And why.
TENTH DOCTOR:  How about when?
[TARDIS NOISES]

thegardners-williamandalicia:

It’s the TARDIS on Foyle’s War :3

TENTH DOCTOR: Who’re you?

FOYLE: My name’s Foyle, I’m a policeman.

TENTH DOCTOR: Oh!  That’s BRILLIANT!

FOYLE: [eyebrow]

TENTH DOCTOR: Well, I’ve had the police box for ages, ever since the chameleon circuit broke, but I’ve never had a policeman.  D’you like traveling?

FOYLE: Not especially.  Depends on where.  And why.

TENTH DOCTOR:  How about when?

[TARDIS NOISES]

electronicsquid:

Foyles Bookstore
(I’ve posted something similar before, but I like the pedestrians and the neon books.)
(Carl Mydans. 1939)

electronicsquid:

Foyles Bookstore

(I’ve posted something similar before, but I like the pedestrians and the neon books.)

(Carl Mydans. 1939)

bkwormkate:

kivrin:

bkwormkate:

indypendent-thinking:

The Wrens: Female Dispatch Riders in WWII
(via http://www.ridingvintage.com/2013/06/the-wrens-female-dispatch-riders-in-wwii.html)

A question for fellow FW and WWII enthusiasts: can you recommend any decent literature about the WRNS? Thanks in advance! (PS: aren’t her boots fab!?ˆ)

SUPER fab! 
I don’t know of any WRNS books off the top of my head but I can look into it on Monday when I have library resources at my fingertips.

Ooh thanks kivrin - much appreciated! :)

OK, a few that look likely are:
Changing course : the wartime experiences of a member of the Women’s Royal Naval Service, 1939-1945.  Roxane Houston.  London : Grub Street, 2005.  ISBN: 1904943101
Britannia’s Daughters : the story of the WRNS. Ursula Stuart Mason.  London : Leo Cooper, 1992.  ISBN: 0850522714
The WRNS : a history of the Women’s Royal Naval Service.  M.H. Fletcher.  Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 1989.  ISBN: 0870219979

bkwormkate:

kivrin:

bkwormkate:

indypendent-thinking:

The Wrens: Female Dispatch Riders in WWII

(via http://www.ridingvintage.com/2013/06/the-wrens-female-dispatch-riders-in-wwii.html)

A question for fellow FW and WWII enthusiasts: can you recommend any decent literature about the WRNS? Thanks in advance!

(PS: aren’t her boots fab!?ˆ)

SUPER fab! 

I don’t know of any WRNS books off the top of my head but I can look into it on Monday when I have library resources at my fingertips.

Ooh thanks kivrin - much appreciated! :)

OK, a few that look likely are:

Changing course : the wartime experiences of a member of the Women’s Royal Naval Service, 1939-1945.  Roxane Houston.  London : Grub Street, 2005.  ISBN: 1904943101


Britannia’s Daughters : the story of the WRNS. Ursula Stuart Mason. 
London : Leo Cooper, 1992.  ISBN: 0850522714


The WRNS : a history of the Women’s Royal Naval Service.  M.H. Fletcher.  Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 1989.  ISBN: 0870219979