Friday, November 12, 2010

N.M. to H.H.


"The bright hot sunshine comes mainly from my new servant Hassan (shades of James Elroy [Flecker]) who is literally first class cook & adorable man; & who, instead of standing over me & boring as the Belgian lady did, does his work and thinks silently about the desert..."

Nancy Mitford to Heywood Hill

Still from 'Julnar of the Sea,' a vaudeville production from 1919 starring Lillian Powell and Miles Smith, based on one of the tales from 'Arabian Nights.'  Found at the New York Public Library.


Laurent said...

But don't you have a Celt for these contingencies?

Daniel-Halifax said...

We had to let him go, spending far too much time philandering with the Dutch dairymaid.