Or so they say. I say that if you've got a mummified fairy, you don't want to admit it where the fairies might find out. They have ways of dealing with humans that pry into stuff that should be left to fairy folk.
At the height of his fame, he starred with a young Rudolph Valentino (not as a woman, but as a man, a la Jack Lemmon's character in "Some Like it Hot"), had stage sets for one of his reviews designed by Erté, a theater named after him on 42nd Street in NYC, and lived in one of the most palatial mansions of Southern California.
As to the most often asked question, it remains unanswered. No lover of either sex ever emerged, though he himself (those days being what they were) is said to have adopted a hyper-masculine demeanor when out of character, going so far as physically attacking stage hands, or even members of the audience, who were careless enough to suggest out loud that he might be homosexual. When stars of the period who knew him were asked, it is said they could go either way...oops :)
P.S. Do click through and read the letters to The Times. They offer important perspective from Gilbert Norrell and Jonathan Strange that should not be missed.
We have to stop pretending...
1. That a good education focuses on content, rather than helping learners develop effective learning practices and a love of learning.
2. That there is a single curriculum that will prepare all children for the future.
3. That teachers are interchangeable.
4. That children and teens don't need a say in what they learn.
5. That there's a significant difference in the way children and adults learn.
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Reviews of three books that examine the Victorian interest in fairy tales. Robert Means Lawrence's tome The Magic of the Horseshoe: A Collection of Folklore, Myths and Superstitions, first published in 1899, has been "repackaged for the modern day." Victorian Fairly Tales, edited by Michael Newton, presents fourteen stories selected by Newton, including tales by George MacDonald, Oscar Wilde, and John Ruskin, as well as tales less well known to today's readers. And, Melanie Keene examines "the close relationship between fact and fancy" in Science in Wonderland: The Scientific Fairy Tales of Victorian Britain.
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