Sound advice. You have a charming blog, by the way.
Thanks Ms. CW! I really like yours as well! And love the link to the 1920's radio!
As I recall the Dr. Zhivago film set was done with wax -not real snow.
Yes, I think I must have seen a documentary that discussed the creation of the sets. Surely this room is among the most beautiful ever created for a film. A quick Google searched supplied this entry where beeswax is mentioned in last paragraph of the background section.The "ice-palace" at Varykino was filmed in Soria as well, a house filled with frozen beeswax. http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Doctor_Zhivago_(1965_film)
I still remember when, knee high to a grasshopper (oh, okay, truth: 23 and 6'2") I first saw that scene. It stayed with me for years.Then years later, still 6'2", but no longer anywhere close to 23, I got to live it: A friend and I had escaped to the tropics, and when we returned, and I went to retrieve my car from the snowy Bangor parking lot, it turned out that my fellow traveller had cracked a window slightly, hadn't rolled it back up, and a fine drifting snow had blown in and coated every surface with a thin sparkly coat. if the van had only had a couple of chandeliers, we could have replayed the whole scene.Gorgeous post
Scott- I remember that! And I even remember them saying it was filmed in the middle of a hot summer! Around the same time they shot the poppy field scene... Thanks for stopping by! :)DED- That story made me laugh! I especially love the idea of a van filled with chandeliers!
Ha, remember, I'm an antique dealer. And hanging from the center of the van is the safest way to move a chandelier...many's the time that I've driven down the highway, going half-mad from all the tinkling sounds from the prisms swaying...
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