My Top 20 Witchy Characters

For today’s post, as a bit of a continuation of yesterday’s, I want to countdown my top 20 witch characters across books, films, and television!   For ease I will not be including legendary or mythological figures.    Even with these limitations this list was very difficult to rank, and compile, as I adore all…

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My Top 5 Favorite Vanessa Redgrave Costume Drama Roles

For today’s post I would like to do a count down of my favorite roles played by Vanessa Redgrave in costume dramas.    All five of these films are worth watching, and some are even masterpieces in my opinion.   Without further ado here are the top five costume drama roles portrayed by the great…

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My Top 5 Marilyn Monroe Films

For today’s post I would like to do a countdown of my favorite Marilyn Monroe movies.   This film icon is best remembered for her light hearted comedies, and her role as a sex symbol.    Her tragic death on August 5, 1962 further solidified her as an icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age! Number 5:…

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My Top 5 Elizabeth Taylor Films

For today’s post I would like to do a countdown of my favorite Elizabeth Taylor films!    Now this is going to be a difficult one, because I have been a huge Elizabeth Taylor fan my whole life, and I love basically all of her films.   None the less, this will be a fun…

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My Top 5 Favorite Jean Harlow Films

Jean Harlow is an all time favorite actress of mine, and this has led to my choice of writing today’s post.    I want to countdown my five favorite films of this 1930s silver screen icon!   I hope that this list will inspire my readers to give these films a chance.     Number…

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My Top 5 Universal Horror Films

For today’s post I would like to do a countdown of my top five Universal horror films.    During the 1930s and 1940s Universal studio had a run of incredibly successful horror films.   These films are all iconic, and went on to inspire the British Hammer Horror films of later years. Number 5: Frankenstein…

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Living a Life Inspired by Your Passions

For today’s post I would like to discuss how living a life that is inspired by things you love can make even difficult times easier.    I personally have never wanted to live a mundane life, and I am not temperamentally suited to living by any one set of societal norms.    My interests are…

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My Love Affair With Jewelry

As I have just recently re-read Elizabeth Taylor’s book My Love Affair with Jewelry I decided I would do a book review of it here on White Rose of Avalon!     This book was published in 2002 and detailed Elizabeth Taylor’s iconic jewelry collection.   It is a coffee table book, meaning that all…

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The Taming of the Shrew

Today I would like to discuss one of my favorite comedic plays by Shakespeare.    Now, I love Shakespeare in general, so it makes it difficult to choose favorites sometimes.    That being said, I have always ranked The Taming of the Shrew high on my list!    In particular with this post I will…

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Representations of Mermaids

For today’s post I would like to look at different ways that mermaids have been represented.   The way mermaids have been portrayed throughout time has been varied from positive water faeries who sometimes help rescue sailors to negative sirens who are thirsty for blood.  Many of the earliest types of mermaid-like creatures featured in…

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