Friday, November 12, 2010

N.M. to H.H.


22/1/70

"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.

2 comments:

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.