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More Garden

More photos from a beautiful day inthe Tuleries Garden. A sculpture celebrating the author of Puss in Boots, Charles Perrault. I think this is the only cedar tree in the garden. The iris was just starting to bloom. The morning sun tipped the iris in silver. Great color but the tulips were finished.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Flowers, Louvre, Charles Perrault, Tuleries Garden

Two comic-art related movies on National Film Registry choices for 2019

Excerpted from the Library's blog post: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today (Dec 11, 2019) the annual selection of 25 of America's most influential motion pictures to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selected because of their cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation's film heritage, the films in the class of 2019 range from Prince's 1984 autobiographical hit "Purple Rain" and Spike Lee's 1986 breakout movie "She's Gotta H...
Tags: Comics, Congress, Disney, America, Roger Ebert, New Jersey, Spike Lee, National Film Registry, Walt Disney, Dante, Kevin Smith, Aurora, Charles Perrault, Hayden, Randal, Mike Rhode

Ever After at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre!

Remember the 1998 movie Ever After: A Cinderella Story starring Drew Barrymore? I do! Based on the movie and the original fairy tale by Charles Perrault, Ever After: a Musical for the Ages is currently running at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre until February 17 and I’ve got a 25% off discount on ALL price categories to this Broadway bound musical production! Synopsis: From award-winning songwriting team Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler comes a captivating musical based on the hit film. Share the j...
Tags: Entertainment, Atlanta, Broadway, Drew Barrymore, Homeschooling, Danielle, Charles Perrault, Marcy Heisler, Danielle de Barbarac, Zina Goldrich

Fairy Tales for the Children of the Laborers

None As I was reading "A Fairy Tale for Tired Socialists" and other stories from Michael Rosen's thought-provoking anthology Workers' Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain, I kept reminding myself to think about the fairy tales I read as a child. The mermaid in Hans Christian Andersen 1836 The Little Mermaid, doesn't marry her prince in the original story but instead is turned into a daughter of the air (essentially sea foam) in what can be viewed as a heavy-ha...
Tags: Music, England, Review, Book Review, Clarke, Fairy Tales, Princeton University Press, King, Michael Rosen, Grimm, Great Britain, William Morris, Jack Zipes, Charles Perrault, Rosen, Hans Christian Anderson

‘Sleeping Beauty’ at 60: How Disney’s Beautiful Box Office Failure Changed the Company Forever

(Welcome to The Disney Discourse, a recurring feature where Josh Spiegel discusses the latest in Disney news. He goes deep on everything from the animated classics to the theme parks to live-action franchises.) Think of the major Walt Disney Animation Studios releases from its first 20 years. These films are the foundation of the entire company, titles that children of the 1990s and later know as untouchable classics, formed as much by their quality as by their studio-enforced legacy. Pinocc...
Tags: Maleficent, Movies, Disney, Features, Animation, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disneyland, Alice, Art Deco, Aurora, U S Army, Walt Disney Studios, Earle, Ralph

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, June 22-29

Kirsty Whiten’s “Show No Fear” is part of the exhibits opening on June 23 at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery) EVENTS BET Experience at L.A. Live: Comedy and concert events, June 22-23 (800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles). Fan Fest, 5-11 p.m. June 22 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. June 23 (free admission but a wristband is required for all attendees; check website; Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles). Check website for acts and t...
Tags: Events, Local-news, Things to Do, San Fernando Valley

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, June 15-22

Lisa Doubleday Mott’s woodcut “ToMatisse.” The artist discusses printmaking on June 18 at a meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Doubleday Mott) EVENTS Aliencon: A & E Networks presents an event for fans of “Ancient Aliens” with autograph opportunities, celebrities, panel discussions on extraterrestrial existence, sneak peaks of “In Search Of” and “Project Blue Book” and marketplace,10 a.m. June 15-17. Minimum age 10 (recommended). Admission $61 per d...
Tags: Events, Local-news, Things to Do, San Fernando Valley

10 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, June 15-21

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ‘Cinderella’ The 2013 Broadway musical by Douglas Carter Beane, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. When: Opens 8 June 19. The show runs 8 p.m. June 20; 2 and 8 p.m. June 21; 8 p.m. June 22; 2 and 8 p.m. June 23; 1 and 6:30 p.m. June 24. Where: Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Tickets: $49 and up (plus fees). No children age 4 and younger. Information: 323-468-1770, 800-982-2787. ‘En...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Theater, Alice Walker, Whoopi Goldberg, Southern California, San Bernardino, Bard, Anne, Costa Mesa, Temecula

Efteling is Holland’s Best-Kept Not-So-Secret Amusement Park

Have you ever heard of Efteling? Neither had I before I arrived in Rotterdam. Turns out that they are the third-most visited amusement park in Europe, and they have some pretty incredible rides and attractions. First of all, Efteling isn’t in Holland. It’s in the country of the Netherlands, within which North Holland and South Holland are regions. The park first opened in 1952 (three years before the first Disneyland) and started with a fantasy forest containing recreations of fairytales from th...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Nature, Netherlands, Holland, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Brothers Grimm, The Netherlands, Hans Christian Andersen, Europe Travel, Loch Ness, Rotterdam, Parks And Preserves, North Holland, Charles Perrault

‘Maleficent’ Sequel Casts Ed Skrein As Its Villain

Ed Skrein may be the next actor to face off against Angelina Jolie‘s fallen fairy in the Maleficent sequel. The Deadpool actor is in final talks to play the Maleficent 2 villain in the film helmed by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales director Joachim Ronning. Skrein is in final negotiations to play a “key role” as the villain in Maleficent 2, Variety reports. The details about his villain are still under wraps, but it is confirmed that both Jolie and Elle Fanning, who played A...
Tags: Maleficent, Movies, Casting, Fantasy, Disney, Adaptation, Angelina Jolie, Caribbean, Aurora, Jolie, Stefan, Charles Perrault, Elle Fanning, Disney/Pixar, Ed Skrein, Maleficent 2

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents CINDERELLA

A special thanks to The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati for sponsoring this post and giveaway. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents CINDERELLA December 9-18, 2017 at the Taft Theatre. This isn’t your mother’s (or your grandmother’s) Cinderella. Boys as well as girls will love all of the audience participation, side-splitting humor, and outlandish characters in this classic fairytale set to popular music. I know we're excited to see something a little different for Cinderella. Adapted b...
Tags: Crafts, Cincinnati, Charles Perrault, Vintage Indie, Children 's Theatre of Cincinnati, John B Davidson, Victor Zupanc

The tale of Madame d’Aulnoy

We may see fairy tales now as something from our youth, a story to get a child to sleep, keep them from boredom, or to teach a moral lesson. However, fairy tales haven’t always just been for kids. In late seventeenth-century France the fairy tale became a ‘legitimate’ genre of literature for the educated (adult) classes to read. Fairy tales were introduced in to literary salons by a group of gifted female writers, including Mme d’Aulnoy, Mme d’Auneuil, Mme de Murat, Mlle Lhéritier, and Mme de La...
Tags: Books, Featured, France, History, Children's Literature, Literature, Cinderella, Brothers Grimm, Fairy Tales, Public Domain, Editor's Picks, Murat, Charles Perrault, Rumpelstiltskin, Arts & Humanities, Oxford Reference

The Puss in the Boots

Puss in Boots is one of eight fairy tales written by Charles Perrault's Mother Goose. It's a classic tale with a questionable moral and open to many interpretations. (by Tolovaj)
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Bolshoi's Youngest Prima Ballerina To Star In 'Sleeping Beauty'

You know the story. The lovely Princess Aurora, cursed by the evil Carabosse, falls into a deep slumber on her 16th birthday. Only true love’s kiss could break the spell. No matter how many times you’ve read Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault or “Little Briar Rose” by the Brothers Grimm ― or, for that matter, watched the Disney movie ― there is no experience quite like “The Sleeping Beauty,” the ballet. Tchaikovsky’s enchanting 19th century score brings the classic fairy tale to life, as it pu...
Tags: News, Disney, Brothers Grimm, Huffington Post, Priscilla Frank, Aurora, Tchaikovsky, Bolshoi Ballet, Charles Perrault, Smirnova, Little Briar Rose

From AbeBooks: The Gruesome Origins of Classic Fairy Tales

A version of this article originally appeared in AbeBooks' Reading Copy books blog.   The Gruesome Origins of Classic Fairy Tales by editor Jessica Doyle Once upon a time, long before Gus Gus and Prince Charming, fairy tales were brimming with murder and torture. True love's kiss and happily ever afters were child's play for the writers that came before Walt Disney. Giambattista Basile, Hans Christian Andersen, J.M. Barrie and the Grimm Brothers much preferred a haunting tale ov...
Tags: Books, Cook, Scotland, China, Roald Dahl, Disney, Features, Guest Posts, Editor, Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, Peter Pan, Brothers Grimm, Grimm Brothers, Walt Disney

The old age of the world

At the home of the world’s most authoritative dictionary, perhaps it is not inappropriate to play a word association game. If I say the word “modern,” what comes into your mind? The chances are, it will be some variation of “new,” “recent,” or “contemporary.” This understanding of modernity is so ingrained that we rarely pause to reflect on its historical implications. Yet there is another way of conceiving the term, one that brings with it a whole different set of associations. What if we were ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Language, Literature, Beethoven, Philosophy, Renaissance, Francis Bacon, Paul Klee, Thomas Hardy, Hegel, Frank Kermode, Copernicus, Perrault, Charles Perrault, Thomas Mann

Camille Rose Garcia's Erotic Feminine Fairy Tale Symbolism: Phantasmacabre At Corey Helford Gallery

Camille Rose Garcia is acclaimed for her fairy tale inspired artwork and illustrated children's books. Her eclectic mix of '60s psychedelic color, re-imagined vintage Disney imagery and creepy revamping of Max Fleischer's charming cartoon-like characters is used for political critiques of capitalist greed. Garcia draws further influence from politically conscious bands like The Clash and The Dead Kennedys, giving her dark, satirical tales a "lowbrow" appeal. This has drawn an underground follo...
Tags: News, Disney, New York Times, David Bowie, Guillermo Del Toro, Harpercollins, Disneyland, George Lucas, Huffington Post, Sigmund Freud, Walt Disney, Alice, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Bowie, Garcia, LACMA

Harry Clarke’s Hallucinatory Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Stories (1923)

As you’ve probably noticed if you’re a regular reader of this site, we’re big fans of book illustration, particularly that from the form’s golden age—the late 18th and 19th century—before photography took over as the dominant visual medium. But while photographs largely supplanted illustrations in textbooks, magazines, and newspapers over the course of the 20th century, works of fiction, which had been routinely published in lavishly illustrated editions, suddenly became the featureless banks o...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, Edgar Allan Poe, Literature, Clarke, Dublin, Oscar Wilde, Hans Christian Andersen, Poe, Harry Clarke, Dickens, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Charles Perrault, Goethe

The Dark Side Of Your Favorite Disney Fairy Tales

February 26 is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day. This, of course, makes us think of the preeminent teller of fairy tales in our culture: Disney. The thing is, Disney is not the originator of the tales it tells. Ol’ Walt wasn’t sitting around in his apartment on Main Street concocting tales about little mermaids and magical lamps. I mean, it’d be cool if he had been, but Walt Disney had other things on his mind. Mice named Mickey and ways to make people linger in his parks longer, for example. I im...
Tags: Elsa, Maleficent, China, Disney, Beauty, Middle East, Day, Queen, Harry Potter, Calvin Klein, Cinderella, Little Mermaid, Snow White, Disney Princesses, Ariel, Ursula

The Catholic University of America to Stage Sondheim's Into the Woods

Audiences will experience an inventive take on classic fairy-tale characters this month as the musical theatre division of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its spring production, Into the Woods. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine , Into the Woods pulls from the plots of classic fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault to show what life is like after storybook characters must face consequences for their wishes and actions.
Tags: Stephen Sondheim, Brothers Grimm, Sondheim, Charles Perrault, Catholic University of America, Benjamin T Rome School of Music, James Lapine Into the Woods

Charles Perrault: The inventor of the fairytale

The Google Doodle team honors Charles Perrault, the 17th-century writer, who deserves – but rarely gets – the star-wattage of the Grimm Brothers, a later folktale duo. 
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Charles Perrault, The Fairy Tale Author, Gets A Google Logo

Today on Google's home page is a special 388th birthday logo for Charles Perrault. Charles Perrault pretty much invented the fairy tale. His most recognized works include The Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood...
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Charles Perrault Google Doodle Marks 17th Century Fairy Tale Author’s 388th Birthday

Today's Google logo has been replaced with series of Doodles to honor Perrault classics like "Cinderella" and "Sleeping Beauty." The post Charles Perrault Google Doodle Marks 17th Century Fairy Tale Author’s 388th Birthday appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
Tags: Google, Cinderella, Channel: Consumer, Google: Logos, Perrault, Charles Perrault

Who is Charles Perrault and why is he in the Google doodle?

Artist Sophie Diao has imagined scenes from three stories by the French author who collected fairytales such as Cinderella and Sleeping BeautyOnce upon a time, a search engine named Google decided to celebrate the 388th birthday of Charles Perrault, the French author celebrated for collecting fairytales from Cinderella to Sleeping Beauty in the 17th century.Today’s Google’s doodle was created by the artist Sophie Diao, and shows her imagining of scenes from three of the stories Perrault collecte...
Tags: Google, Books, Technology, Internet, France, Culture, Fairytales, Cinderella, Google Doodle, Perrault, Charles Perrault, Sophie Diao, Les Contes

Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016

Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn. They include French fairy tale writer Charles Perrault, author of the Mother Goose stories, in 1628; British statesman Edmund Burke in 1729; painter John Singer Sargent in 1856; novelist Jack London in 1876; World War II Nazi leader Hermann Goering in 1893; western singer/actor Tex Ritter in 1905; mentalist The Amazing Kreskin in 1935 ; champion heavyweight boxer Joe Frazier in 1944; radio personality Rush Limbaugh in 1951 ; radio personal...
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Charles Perrault's 388th birthday marked with Google Doodle on his fairy tales

The internet search engine giant has honoured French author Charles Perrault, born 388 years ago on January 12, who is known for fairy tales all across the world. He had authored children's stories, which have become extremely popular such as Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and many more.
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