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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

If the trailer theme for Cinderella (2015) was to “have courage and be kind” (#bekind), Disney’s upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast is telling us to be their guest(s) (#BeOurGuest) and learn more about the heroine, Belle. Interestingly enough, ‘Be Our Guest’ was the opening song in the 1991 trailer: A 21st Century Heroine Disney’s remake …

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Perfect Period Dramas for Valentine’s Day

♥ Happy Valentine‘s Day! ♥ Whether you are spending Valentine’s with your significant other, or Galentine’s with your girlfriends, or spending SAD (singles awareness day) at home, here are my top 20 favourite romance period dramas (mostly movies and TV movies without sad endings)! Ever After (Movie: 1998) – One of my favourite versions about Cinderella set in Medieval France. If …

Travel, World of Costume

Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella: Schloss Moritzburg

Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella, also known as Three Wishes for Cinderella or Three Gifts for Cinderella . Does the title sound familiar to you? It is the direct translation of the German title of the Czech – East German cult movie, Tři oříšky pro Popelku / Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel (1973). The Bohemian variation of the Cinderella story …

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Canadian Period Dramas

Happy Canada Day! Bonne fête du Canada! Here’s a list of all the period dramas / historical dramas that are set in Canada or told from a Canadian perspective (titles listed alphabetically). 15 février (February) 1839 (2001) CBC’s Alias Grace (2017) CBC’s Anne (2017) Anne of Green Gables (1985) Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel / Anne of Avonlea (1987) Anne of …

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Period Dramas: Performing Arts

Did you know that there are a number of ballet, opera, and musicals in period films? Ballet Ballet Shoes (2007) – 1920’s Margot (2009) – 1960’s The Red Shoes (1948) – 1940’s Opera La Boheme (2008) – Victorian Io, Don Giovanni (2010) – Rococo Der Freischütz (2010) – Regency Musicals Annie (1999) – 1930’s Chicago (2002) – 1920’s Hallmark’s A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004) …

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Period Drama Location: Syon Park

Period drama and royal fans should add Syon Park to their list of places to visit in the Greater London Area. Syon Park encompasses Syon House, the grand London residence of the Duke of Northumberland; the early 19th Century Great Conservatory; and the Gardens (and 100-acre Parkland). Syon, a variation of Zion (which refers to the Holy City of David …