Robert Helpmann, Facade (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)

British postcard. Photo: Gordon Anthony. Publicity still for the ballet production Facade (1940). Part of a collection of portraits of Robert Helpmann on stage.

Robert Helpmann, Facade (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)

British postcard. Photo: Gordon Anthony. Publicity still for the ballet production Facade (1940). Part of a collection of portraits of Robert Helpmann on stage.

(via Painting History: Treacherous Mermaids)

Mermaids’ Rock (c.1894) by the British painter Edward Matthew Hale (1852-1924)

(via Painting History: Treacherous Mermaids)

Mermaids’ Rock (c.1894) by the British painter Edward Matthew Hale (1852-1924)

La Bouskaya (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)

La Bouskaya (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)

Gabrielle Ray (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)

Gabrielle Ray (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)

Airs on a Shoestring, by Laurier Lister. Dir. John Pritchett & Alfred Rodrigues (Royal Court Theatre) (by Performing Arts / Artes Escénicas)

Airs on a Shoestring, by Laurier Lister. Dir. John Pritchett & Alfred Rodrigues (Royal Court Theatre) (by Performing Arts / Artes Escénicas)

Dorothy Dickson (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)

British postcard in the Picturegoer Series, London, no T4a. Photo: Dorothy Wilding.

Dorothy Dickson (by Truus, Bob & Jan too!)

British postcard in the Picturegoer Series, London, no T4a. Photo: Dorothy Wilding.

One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways.

Bertrand RussellConquest of Happiness (1930) ch. 9

British author, mathematician, & philosopher (1872 - 1970)  - The Quotations Page

…when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle(Sherlock Holmes)

British mystery author & physician (1859 - 1930) - The Quotations Page

1953 … humorous weekly! (by x-ray delta one)

1953 … humorous weekly! (by x-ray delta one)