Meryl Streep accepts best supporting actress at the 52nd Annual Academy Awards, April 14th, 1980.
Capri, Italy (by Carmelo61 PhotoPassion)
Jimmy Stewart in After the Thin Man (1936)
pre-asoiaf characters ♔ Arthur Dayne (unknown-283 AL)Ser Arthur Dayne, known as the Sword of the Morning, was a famed and legendary knight and a member of Aerys II’s Kingsguard. He was Prince Rhaegar’s closest friend and the brother of the Lady Ashara Dayne. He wielded the greatsword called Dawn as part of his office as Sword of the Morning, carrying it slung across his back. He also knighted Jaime Lannister, who would later become a sworn brother of the Kingsguard. He died at the Tower of Joy fighting Eddard Stark and his companions, but the exact circumstances of his death are unclear. In a memory of his father, Bran Stark recalls his father describing Arthur Dayne as the finest knight he ever saw, and elaborates further that Dayne would have killed him if not for Howland Reed. According to Catelyn Stark, Dayne was the deadliest of the seven knights of Aerys’s Kingsguard.
Persona (1966) Dir. Ingmar Bergman.
The Art of Flirting by Ross & Rachel
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Konstantin Makovsky, Russian (1839—1915).
Ginger Rogers and the Columbia football team, 1934.
The Execution of Lady Jane Grey, by Paul Delaroche, 1833
By mid-1553, Edward VI of England was clearly dying. A strongly Protestant monarch, Edward feared that the succession of his eldest sister Mary Tudor would drag England back to Roman Catholicism. In order to prevent this Edward and his councillors created the ‘Devise for the Succession’, removing his sisters Elizabeth and Mary as his heirs, naming his cousins, the Greys, instead. Lady Jane Grey, the eldest of the Grey girls was the great-grand-daughter of Henry VII. In May 1553 she was married to the eldest son of the Duke of Northumberland and was named as Edward’s heir in June 1553. In what has come to be known as Northumberland’s Coup, Jane was named queen upon Edward’s death. Edward attempted to override his father’s will which had named Mary and Elizabeth as Edward’s heirs if he were to die without male issue. The people, however, remained loyal to Mary as she was the direct heir of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, who remained popular amongst the English people. Thus, by 1553 a dynasty founded in battle who’s first monarch had faced 3 dynastic rebellions was seen as the true legitimate rulers of England.
Lady Jane Grey was diposed without a coronation after only 9 days and imprisoned in the Tower of London, she was convicted of high treason in November 1553. Although her life was initially spared by Mary, Wyatt’s Rebellion of 1554 against the marriage of Mary and Philip I of Spain implicated both Jane and her husband and she was executed on the 12th of February 1554 aged only 17. Contemporaries of Jane described her as an extremely intelligent and well educated young girl, and evidence of any direct involvement on her part in Northumberland’s Coup and Wyatt’s Rebellion is lacking. Thus she is viewed by many historians as a political victim of the high ambitions of her father and later her father-in-law and husband. Furthermore her strongly humanist Protestant beliefs have lead some to view her as a martyr.
Cary Grant walking his Siamese cat in Beverly Hills, 1955. Photo by Sanford Roth.
Game of Thrones rewatch: S01E07 You Win or You Die
There is no middle ground.