Kiss me under the mistletoe

So another year slowly ebbs its way through the last days of December.  I do love this time of year.  I’m a December baby.  On my Birthday I went to the gym for a swim and couldn’t get through the barrier.  I looked up and the lady at the desk in a dead pan voice goes ‘Happy Birthday’. Strange because that was it and then she let me through!  My gym is creepy.  It knows me too well.

But this December there has been tragedies ensuing all over the world.  I used to watch the news because I had TV at the end of my bed.  I moved it six months ago.  I still watch the news but it seems to me the balance of the world is tipping.

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From Film Review By F Maurice Speed (Macdonald) 1951-52

Looking back on the year singing with John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell at the London Forum on November 29 was my musical highlight.

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John Cooper Clarke and Lettie backstage after gig at London Forum Tuesday November 29 2016

I was very nervous as I only had the soundcheck to rehearse but thankfully it happened during the only week where I haven’t been under the weather in the last two months.  I am so happy that Johnny Remember Me made the BBC 6 playlist.

Last week I went to see Roland Gift who was astounding as ever.  I took this shot after the gig. I love the colours and light.  The night comprised of comedians, Roland Gift performing but also of a meat raffle.  It was great despite the fact I was ill.  It was good to catch up with Dave Barbarossa again who was playing drums.  My pictures were too dark to give Roland justice and Dave always hides behind a symbol.  But what a great band and the keyboardist was playing bass as well as lead lines – astoundingly good.  Over a year ago now Dave and I wrote a song called Hypnotise Me which I really hope we get to record next year.

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After Roland Gift gig at Tufnell Park The Dome 15 December 2016 where Dave Barbarossa played

 

I rushed to get some interesting postcards and Ephemera Fair in Bloomsbury for Christmas and only managed to catch the fair by about 30 minutes.  I was looking for a magazine that said December on it.  I was reading it (and I never really normally go for such magazines as  Woman and Home) and on my way home was horrified by what I found inside.

 

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The lucky stencil Plate from Woman and Home December 1926 The Magazine of Delightful Suggestions

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Lucky Stencil From Woman and Home December 1926

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From Woman and Home The Magazine of Delightful Suggestions December 1926

It seems so amazing to me that in 1926  Hitler was on the ascent and perhaps even thought of as a rather glamorous figure by the english press. How horrifying to have decorated your home in the Swastika and to think this magazine is called ‘The Magazine of Delightful Suggestions’ I guess it’s only with hindsight that we can look at it like this.

Anyway, on that unsavoury note I just wanted to say a Very Happy Christmas and Best wishes for the New Year.

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Aristophot Real Photo Co Ltd London 1909 ‘Best wishes from Mary’

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To my dear wife wishing you the best of everything for Xmas Love Bert

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23 Dec 1908 Dear Lydia Alice and Will of 6 Gossage Road Plumstead London wishing love to their mother

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Raphael Tuck & Sons Christmas Postcard series 1800. Phototyped Austria To Miss Eva Ashling 25 Longfield Road Dover

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With Loving Christmas Wishes from Daddy Master Harry Benton

 

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For Albert from Grandmother no date or markings (she almost looks a bit sinister this girl on the right!)

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With loving Wishes for happy Xmas from your friend undated

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Unused post card printed in Germany

My new album will be out next year called ‘If?’.  It was mastered recently by Tim Young. I’m still working on the films for every song.

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Nearly 110 years ago and this was posted on 31 December.  It would have arrived on 31 December.  The post must have been so fast in those days!  Everything seems to be getting worse – the trains, the post…I’m wondering how to get back from Suffolk on December 29 since the whole railway network seems to be at a standstill.

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Dated Dec 31 2 on 1906 Waterville ME Miss Emma Raullard Skowhegan ME

I love this postcard and it’s message.

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To Kate I wish I could meet you at this time From Johnny undated unmarked Series No E39 Printed in Saxony

Many of these postcards have been distributed to my friends so I feel like they all end up in a good place.  This was sent to my friend Louise a very talented songwriter and singer.

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In return she sent me this.  I should get my hair done but it’s just the money…

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Carousel Room Raymond of London Brompton Road Produced by John Milner Studios

Thank you so much for listening have a great Christmas and Happy New Year…

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Lettie at a friend’s Christmas Party December 2016

xxx

 

 

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All Hallow’s Eve

This Time It’s Personal has made the album charts and in this review in Louder Than War it is described as nothing less than a “Modern Masterpiece”.  Although my contribution is very small it is my crowning musical achievement.  It has also coincided sadly with the loss of someone close to me who was quite old but without whom my musical journey would have been impossible.  It will all be changing for me in due course it’s just a question of time and what on earth I do next…

But with 31 October just around the corner here is Johnny Remember Me by Dr John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell.

In the meantime I carry on and my feet took me to Bloomsbury for the monthly Postcard Fair.  It’s not for the faint hearted because the more obscure the things I find the more expensive they are but something unique is priceless.

So to the end of October….

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Photoplay October 1955 Vol 6 No 10 Cover Ann Miller

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Picturegoer National Film Weekly October-28 1950 Cathy O’Donnell 189 High Holborn London WC1

This little girl looks familiar from another postcard I bought last time – what a strange postcard…

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On back “Family Associated with Marshall’s Threshing Boxes Gainsborough Lincs”

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Bilton’s Marionettes A Real Photograph undated

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Concert Party HMS “Fowey” 22 February 1938 Basra

During World War II HMS Fowey picked up survivors from German U Boat attacks, acted as escort for other ships and was deployed in convoy defence in the North Sea.

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Unknown Photograph

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Unmarked Postcard

They are rather haunting these images….they all have stories.  I said to the dealer how mysterious I felt they all were and he said that was his thing…

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Photograph by L’Lorelle from Paris Magazine 7 December 1949

This magazine called Paris is an early dirty magazine produced in Paris of all places!  My friend Giles Lyon who owns the Worlds End Bookshop gave it to me with various other pieces of ephemera.  So many magazines I have never heard of.

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The Enchanted Forest “A World of Fantasy in a wooded setting for Young and Young at Heart” Old Forge, New York

On the back it goes:

Peter, Peter Pumpkin-eater

Had a wife and couldn’t keep her; 

He put her in a pumpkin shell

And there he kept her very well

A lot of people say to me that they they didn’t know I had a blog or news page. I can’t seem to get my mailing list together or post enough on Facebook to spread the word which is quite frankly just a small word in the wildnerness but  I just wanted to thank James Sapsard who kindly told me once to keep doing what I do…

Here is a new song which we have just mastered with Tim Young called City – the album ‘If?’ will be out next year….

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Lettie on the roof some years ago (Photograph by Ian Hall) – a roof that may be disappearing soon

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John Leyton Johnny Remember Me clock bought on Ebay October 2016

Time to reset those clocks…x

 

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It’s all about Johnny

A massive thank you to both Dr. John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell – the video for ‘Johnny Remember Me‘ is out now.   How extraordinary to be part of this incredible journey.  Thank you so much to Dr. John Cooper Clarke, Hugh Cornwell and Sony Records for not only having me on the album singing but also in the video…

In the film, I play the ghost of Johnny’s dead girlfriend who died a year ago.  The dress which I found on Ebay is quite something!

I will never forget this.  The album ‘This Time It’s Personal‘ is a timeless masterpiece.  A covers album of songs we may know but perhaps may have not heard for years.  Who knew Dr John had such a rich and beautiful baritone voice on top of being one of England’s best loved bards.  I was a huge fan of Snap, Crackle & Bop (1980) but on this excellent album he doesn’t sing. Obviously Hugh Cornwell knew he had a voice !  What a collaboration!  I can’t wait to see the live shows.    Of course Hugh Cornwell’s legendary songwriting talents, musicianship and voice are not such a secret.

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Johnny Remember Me by Geoffrey Goddard featured and recorded by John Leyton and produced by Joe Meek Meridian Music Publishing Co Ltd (c) 1961

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Johnny Remember Me first page of sheet music Meridian Music Publishing (c) 1961

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John Leyton signed photograph from film Krakatoa, East of Java (1969)

But as is my obsession to dig a little deeper into the past I bought a little ephemera relating to the original artist John Leyton.  Joe Meek the legendary producer got his girlfriend a classically trained singer Lissa Gray to sing the original backing vocals in the shower. Despite the song being under censorship for being a death ballad it reached No 1 and stayed there for 6 weeks.  The best article written on the song was in the Financial Times some months ago.  To read it click here:

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The song has a dark story to it.

John Leyton who still lives in Essex is not only a very successful musician but also an accomplished actor and one of the very few survivors in the film The Great Escape (1963).

TO ORDER ‘THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL’ CLICK HERE

It’s a great album and I personally think the perfect present for all at Christmas!  Which is why I have bought several copies.

I will post again this October but I wanted to keep to the point ..This time it’s important!

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Johnny Remember Me

Coming soon …

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I am singing the backing vocals on a song originally recorded by John Leyton.  It’s a fantastic song and was originally banned by the BBC as were all ‘death’ ballads at the time…It’s so exciting for me to be involved in this project with two legends Dr John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell and I can’t wait for the album to come out on October 14 2016. You can preorder the album from here.

I have a few things coming up and I will post shortly about it again which includes another song with Anthony Phillips and James Collins called Sunshine On Your Shoulder as well as finishing off the album with Mark Vernon. It is very difficult to get stuff out there though when you are an unknown but I think and hope the songs may have their own journey and in a way they are a story and a history and they mark my life like chapters.

I had a good time in Berlin on a nearly wholly paid for trip by Universal Music Production- here I am in the NHow Hotel where they put us up (the first rock hotel in Europe!) looking a bit like I’m a JCC and HC fan judging by my outfit!  One lift played electronica music and another played rock.  I think this was in the rock lift.  I called this the pink hotel and the other the blue.

Lettie in the NHow lift Berlin June 2016

Lettie in NHow lift in Berlin Friday 10 June 2016

The aquarium in the Radisson Blu Hotel….  I booked into the hotel on my first night … and I put it on my credit card that never gets paid off…here is a diver cleaning the tank to give you an idea of the size of it!

Cleaning the tank - view from hotel room Radisson Blu Berlin

View from Lettie’s window 9 June 2016

But even more thrilling was seeing my friend Erin Lang

a beautiful singer songwriter and friend…who came with me to Sea Life and came down the AquaDom, the lift.

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Erin and the depressed Grouper June 10 2016 at Sea Life Berlin

Here’s a video of us performing when I first met her in London…

Erin will be releasing her album soon here is the link to her website Foundling

Since I wrote last time the whole world has changed.  It’s a brave new world and frightening.  My feeling of this time is perfectly captured in the most extraordinary show I have ever seen by Robert Lepage at the Barbican.  The man with the trumpet beware America.  I was so enraptured by Opium and Needles which plays out in a cube I went twice. A beautiful, extraordinary piece of theatre centred around Miles Davis and Jean Cocteau, which explores loneliness, pain, heartbreak, addiction and genius through enthralling theatrical acrobatics and manoeuvres, with touching moments of comic dialogue from the central character who is going through a painful break up.  Robert Lepage plays two characters.  Miles Davis doesn’t speak but moves around the cube moaning into his trumpet the pain and sorrow he feels and we feel.

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Must-See: Canadian Stage’s revamped version of the Robert Lepage hallucinatory classic, Needles and Opium from Toronto Life 2012

I will find some ephemera for next time…

Lettie and Sam Taylor Wood

Me Collectors Room Berlin with video by Sam Taylor-Wood June 10 2016

xxx

 

 

 

 

 

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May and Halcyon Days

I am writing to celebrate the release ( Halcyon Records) through  Cherry Red Records of a new single ‘Halcyon Days (Days to Remember) written with Anthony Phillips and James Collins.  You can buy the track on iTunes HERE

The video below for the song was created by Rune Ness.  A very talented director, animator and filmmaker.  You can see his videos HERE.

Enjoy on this sunny summer May evening…

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE INVOLVED

xxx

 

 

 

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April purple showers

April seems like a culmination of a few deadly months.  It feels like a wave just systematically took away part of our childhood.

Peacock (Photo by Lettie taken on iPhone 6) April 2016

Peacock in flight in April 2016 (Photo by Lettie taken on iPhone 6)

Peacock flying 2016 (Photo by Lettie)

Peacock flying in April 2016 (Photo by Lettie)

April…

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Cover of Woman The National Home Weekly Week ending April 14 1951 published by Woman High Holborn London WC1 Telephone Temple Bar 2468 (100 lines)

I am very pleased to say on our label Halcyon Records and my dear friend and at times collaborator Anthony Phillips and James Collins we are releasing a track called ‘Halcyon Days (Days to Remember)’ in about four weeks’ time for digital download through Cherry Red.  Rune Ness who has done the most stunning videos for me in the past, now on Vevo, is doing a film for the song and it looks great.  You can see the stills at www.halyconrecords.co.uk.

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This was designed by Rune Ness.  Please check out his wonderful site by clicking here.

I can’t remember the last time I picked up my guitar. I miss those hazy, lazy, crazy days when the summers went on for ages.

In the South of France some years ago

In the South of France some years ago

I’m also releasing on May 20 another track on Claps Records called ‘Hungry’.  The track by the fantastic Italian Tartana based DJ Giacomo Donati features myself on vocals.  Keep an eye out for it.  So pleased to be releasing these tracks on Claps Records.  It’s a completely different sound for me.

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Munchhaufens Abenfeuer marked 2 June 1926 Nr 4923 Serie 325

My hope is when me and Mark’s album comes out in the Autumn (fingers crossed!) I will perform a little again.  I have, instead spent more time creating films (which he hasn’t seen and will probably tell me he doesn’t like but since January he’s not be around much so I’ve proceeded without him!)

They are personal and haven’t cost a penny except for some old transfer of 16mm film because they are all made by me and I’m free (!!) I’ve been grappling with Final Cut in a very basic way.  More time has been spent thinking about the films as ideas do not come so easily.  I have been collecting footage for quite some time.  I’ve done about five now.

I turn to April which is now ending.

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Dance and Dancer. April 1956 This month’s full ballet Guide Edited by Peter Williams Vol 7 No 3

 

Film Review by F Maurice Speed Macdonald & Co publishing 1951-52 (cover shows Debra Paget and Louis Jordan in the film Bird of Paradise

Film Review by F Maurice Speed Macdonald & Co publishing 1951-52 (cover shows Debra Paget and Louis Jordan in the film Bird of Paradise

I’ve created my own deadline.  Perhaps that’s what I should do every month. Above are some of the things I bought off Cliff under the Westway who pointed out that Fiona Hawthorne had done a sketch of him so I went looking for it down the Portobello Road.  I found it.

Quick sketch of Cliff under the Westway by Fiona Hawthorne hanging on the wall up the Portobello Road

Quick sketch of Cliff under the Westway by Fiona Hawthorne hanging on the wall up the Portobello Road April 2016

He didn’t mind me taking a photo of him one Sunday morning.  He’s not on the internet so if you are interested in magazine ephemera he is there only on Sundays.  I just can’t get over what great things I find down there.

Cliff under the Westway April 16 2016

Cliff under the Westway April 16 2016

Here are some rather weird images I have found recently at the Bloomsbury Postcard Fair.

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Unknown postcard

 

On back is written Frances Jones of Gainsborough Lincs Possibly on 6th Birthday

On back is written Frances Jones of Gainsborough Lincs Possibly on 6th Birthday

Unmarked unknown postcard

Unmarked unknown postcard

This is great this postcard…

A Curious Love Letter undated unmarked on the back

A Curious Love Letter undated unmarked on the back

I just can’t believe what beautiful things we used to create on paper.

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Novelty of unmarked postcard

Contents of Novelty unmarked postcard

I saw Jah Wobble at the Dingwalls with Mark and BJ Cole who did an album with him some years ago.   I have seen BJ Cole play a number of times.  He’s a legend but he wasn’t playing that night.  It brought back memories of my support gig for Peter Murphy at that venue some years ago.  Jah Wobble was fantastic.  Never had I fully understood the power of the bass until that gig.

Jah Wobble 14 April 2016

Jah Wobble 14 April 2016 (Photo by Lettie)

The Dingwalls seemed so clean.  I remember watching The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in what I imagine was a smoky filled dive that stank of beer and reefa outside. Last week the venue was packed with young guys probably every bass player in London and the familiar balding heads of blokes who never forget their heroes  ….

Jah Wobble Dingwalls 14 April 2016

Jah Wobble Dingwalls 14 April 2016

I also went to see Rich Hall who, whilst picking out members of the audience, found out that the guy at the front who was seated on his own (cause his mate couldn’t make it) was a Mojo Magazine journalist.  He was excellent as he always is and what a great band so I hope he wrote a great review!

I spent a lot of my twenties in the bars.  Even though I was in a band, I wasted a lot of time.  But maybe nothing is a waste. I always had time to watch a good film and was a pilgrim to the local video shops wherever I was – in Acton, Video City in Notting Hill, Brixton and now my local library.  I’ve been watching the films of Pressburger and Powell. Beautiful, dreamlike and full of colour.

From Film Review by F.Maurice Speed 1951-2 Two sceneces from Tales of Hoffman - London films Powell and Pressburger

From Film Review by F.Maurice Speed 1951-2 Two scenes from Tales of Hoffman – London films Powell and Pressburger

I also watch a lot of film noir.  Gloria Gaynor used to stuff cotton wall in her mouth so she could get that perfect pout.

Gloria Grahame in R.K.O Radio's Roughshod from Film Review 1951-2

 

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Unknown undated little book of magic tricks

Over and out for now… x

Unmarked postcard

Unmarked postcard

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Happy Valentine’s Day

On February 29 I release a track with Ghustav called “All I Ever Wanted’ on Claps Records. It’s a rare thing – only happens once every four years!  We got 4/5 from DMC Magazine

Claps Records is the new Italian label set to rumble it’s way on to the global dance music scene from DJ/Producer Luca Guerrieri (DVS Records / D:vision) and event specialistMarco Roncetti (Marula Club / Tartana). Tuscany based House producer Ghustav teams up with highly acclaimed UK singer / songwriter, Lettie, who lends her captivating, sultry voice to Claps’ debut release ‘All I Ever Wanted’. The result is a gorgeous slab of Deep and sensual House music, underpinned by an infectious 90’s style piano hook and oozes femininity and cool!

I was interviewed IHOUSEU for 60 seconds

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David Bowie’s passing was a truly monumental loss not only for everyone who grew up listening to his music  and became so inspired by his exceptional talent and fearlessness (I would never have written ‘Hang On’ without his influence) but to those who worked with him of which Gail Ann Dorsey (who I have not met) and Zac Alford are the only two I know. Their loss must be hard to fathom. Gail has spoken to Rolling Stone magazine about it. Life was enriched and changed forever when they played with him.

I found these postcards somewhere in the attic.  I can’t seem to keep up with anything these days but I do try and sometimes I’m not in the mood to say much so I will report more soon.

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A H Schram pinx Vzpominky z mladi Junbrunnen Galerie U P 551

C V Muttich Mlada Iaska to je Raj Salon Prague unmakred postcard

C V Muttich Mlada Iaska to je Raj Salon Prague unmakred postcard

Galerie Munchner Meister Rolf Brandt Verliebt Nr 443 unmarked postcard

Galerie Munchner Meister Rolf Brandt Verliebt Nr 443 unmarked postcard

Galerie Munchner Meister W Menzler Gefunden Nr 419

Galerie Munchner Meister W Menzler Gefunden Nr 419

Jandl Meeres- Idyll Salon International unmarked postcard

Jandl Meeres- Idyll Salon International unmarked postcard

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Lord Frederick Leighton Geb 3 Dez 1830 zu Scarborough (Yorkshire)…Stengel unmarked postcard printed Dresden Made in Germany

O. Lingner Sepoty Jara Salon JP P 2084 blank postcard

O. Lingner Sepoty Jara Salon JP P 2084 blank postcard

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U Zrodla milosci Unmarked postcard Frist S.M.P Kr.

Unknown photograph postmark Budapest 1904

Unknown photograph postmark Budapest 1904

Unknown postcard dated 22 Dec Budapest 1902

Unknown postcard dated 22 Dec Budapest 1902

 

Old unmarked card (home made?)

Old Unmarked postcard (home made?)

I came across a really interesting photographic magazine called ‘Zoom’ which still exists. It’s full of fascinating and interesting articles.  This is from 1976.  I have blown this up as this was a tiny image in a story but it’s interesting that the diver had to be balanced on a wooden pole just so he could hold the girl because it was so heavy his suit.  It was a classic album cover.  Hipgnosis did a lot of the Pink Floyd covers.

Original shot from shooting of Deceptive Bends for 10CC from Zoom Magazine 1976 April: May

Original shot from shooting of Deceptive Bends for 10CC by Hipgnosis leading designers of Rock Album covers in the 70s from Zoom Magazine 1976 April/May

I have just returned from Mexico and discovered this in one of my old film magazines.  I can’t find anything about him:

From the Picture Show Magazine Annual for 1932

From the Picture Show Magazine Annual for 1932

I went to an amazing place called Rio Legartos – the river of alligators but actually there are more crocodiles.  As you walk down the road all anyone ever says is ‘flamingo’, ‘you want a flamingo ride’, ‘you want a flamingo’ and I did…they are ‘pink’ because they eat a shrimps and larvae that are rich in carotene.  They are also one of the oldest species of birds in the world.

Flight of the Flamingos Rio Legartos February 2016

Flight of the Flamingos Rio Legartos February 2016 (the white pelicans are migratory birds from Canada and hang out with the brown headed pelicans until it gets warmer)

Rio Legartos February 2016

Rio Legartos February 2016

I got my eye on you….

Lettie and the shark Februrary 2016

Lettie and the shark February 2016

More news soon

xxx

My Chinese friend told me when I said what she would expect from the year of the monkey…

that it was a bad monkey…

I hope he’s not too bad!

Posted 4 December Budapest 1904 just the address

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