“I swear to you that there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.”
Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road (9)
Illustration from T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
See more of Gorey’s lovely illustrations at Brain Pickings.
“When you truly start to care about someone you become vulnerable to all sorts of things.”
Dracula’s Buffet Luncheon (1960)
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The term “Hollywood Raj” was given to that group of British actors who quietly invaded Hollywood during the late 1920s and the 1930s. Combining melancholy and wistfulness wrapped in a suave British accent, it was personified by such stalwart greats the as the ones pictured above: Leslie Howard, Cary Grant, Basil Rathbone, C. Aubrey Smith, Ronald Colman, Claude Rains, David Niven, Donald Crisp, Herbert Marshall, Brian Aherne and Victor McLaglen.