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Dolores Costello (Drew Barrymore's grandmother); see her in, among other movies, The Magnificent Ambersons, 1942, directed by Orson Welles (made a number of years after this photo, of course). An excellent movie.


Jeanne-Françoise Julie Adélaïde Bernard Récamier (1777-1849), known as Juliette, was a French society leader whose salon drew Parisians from the leading literary and political circles of the early 19th century. Here is an image of a stamp depicting Madame Récamier, designed by Paul-Pierre Lemagny (1905-1977) after a portrait (1802) by French painter François Pascal Simon, Baron Gérard (1770-1837), engraved by Charles Mazelin, and issued by France on December 7, 1950, Scott No. 641, Y No…


|Cause and Effect| The best often die by their own hand just to get away, and those left behind can never quite understand why anybody would ever want to get away from them.