I have been through a lot and have suffered a great deal. But I have had lots of happy moments, as well. Every moment one lives is different from the other. The good, the bad, hardship, the joy, the tragedy, love, and happiness are all interwoven into one single, indescribable whole that is called life. You cannot separate the good from the bad. And perhaps there is no need to do so, either. - Jackie Kennedy
The John F. Kennedys returning from Palm Beach, Florida after Senator Kennedy’s convalescence from back surgery. May 23rd, 1955
This is probably the greatest thing you will see all day. You’re welcome.
A) That’s not Angelina as Cleopatra, it’s Olympias the mother of Alexander the Great.
B) I’m not holding my breath for the movie to get made, it’s been rumoured for almost a decade now.
and C) That would be because she’s of largely Macedonian descent with a small amount of Persian.
The Ptolemies were in fact Macedonian Greek, which makes Cleopatra approximately as Egyptian as Elizabeth Taylor. The word ‘honey skinned’ recurs in descriptions of her relatives and would presumably applied to hers as well, despite the inexactitudes surrounding her mother and paternal grandmother. There was certainly Persian blood in the family, but even an Egyptian mistress is a rarity among the Ptolemies. She was not dark skinned.
Cleopatra, A Life - Stacy Schiff
So having someone of African descent or who had very dark skin play her would be historically inaccurate. It would be like having someone who was Chinese playing Elizabeth I.
The Houses that, like pillars four had once held up our school now turned upon each other and divided, sought to rule.
Jack, Jackie and Caroline photographed by Jacques Lowe on the porch of their Hyannis Port home, 1959.
saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire
A HAPPY SHOW.
A HAPPY SHOW DESPITE RECENT EVENTS.
*bursts into tears*
#SDCC Chris Hardwick snaps a selfie with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot
Henry Cavill, attends San Diego Comic-Con 2014 via henrycavill.org [x]