Monday, November 14, 2011
Kings and Princes and Genies, oh my!
(Peace in Farsi)
8/6/11 Hiroshima Peace memorial Park,
66th Anniversary of bombing.
photo credit- Koji Sasahara
Just a little note:
Farsi is considered a 'Persian' language, and is spoken in
Of those 5 countries, I have readers from Iraq and Pakistan.
I thought I would share with you today a follow up to the previous 'Aladdin' blog.
There are many books, paintings and photos to have fun with!
I have many many song sheet covers (thank you Indiana University Music)
with just super vintage graphics!
c.1921 by Alberto Vargas
vintage Moroccan dancing girl postcard
Let's explore some of the costumes.
Sometimes it is hard to tell if the costume is authentic,
or perhaps a mix of both?
a painting for Scheherazade by Bakst
c.1881 found at http://www.1st-art-gallery.com/
vintage from 'famous fairy tales'
'Arabian Nights' c.1912 by Rene Bull
Here we have some fun 'posed' photographs.
I would think these are mostly in the 'fanciful' arena!
I have added in some actresses, some dancers and some gypsy costumes.
It seems that sometimes the Aladdin type costumes were intertwined with the gypsy ones and modified for dance numbers.
Melle Tori, c.1898
Jeanne Ronsay, c. 1923
La Belle Otero, c.1920
famous Nijinsky in 'Scherherazade'
Ruth St Denis, from the 1920's
and here are some wonderful song sheet vintage graphics:
(I find this woman really scary!!)
Some more sheiks and sultans for you -
from a musical production of 'Sinbad'
Next up - 3 simple scherensnitte patterns
to finish - a magic lamp!
I have really enjoyed gathering these vintage graphics and photos for you about 'Aladdin'
and the fantasies that people have surrounded his story with.
I think I need to go and purchase a big silky scarf...
maybe a palm tree or two...
and of course, find my magic lamp!