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Fate Wove a Rug – and Other Pulp Tales of Egypt

While searching for images for my recent post on Shepheard’s in fiction I found so many wonderfully lurid pulp magazine covers on an Egypt theme (mostly harvested from pulpcovers.com) it seems a shame not to share them. One thing is … Continue reading

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Another grand hotel

Just released, this gorgeous poster for the forthcoming film by Wes Anderson (Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom), whose The Darjeeling Limited featured some very beautiful bespoke Louis Vuitton luggage. I know, I’m very specific in what I look … Continue reading

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A visit to the Louxor

I was in Paris last week and I went to the cinema – not just any cinema, but the magnificent cinema above. It’s a place I’ve passed it many times on trips to Paris over the years, but previously the … Continue reading

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How did I not know about the Marianne North Gallery?

A warning: Every now and again this blog is going to veer completely off subject. There are occasions when you come across some thing you feel compelled to shout about, and given that this blog is where I generally write … Continue reading

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