Thursday, March 10, 2016


A scene from a black and white movie. The object of the affection of our diarist, Don Rodrigo, was a costumed dancer very similar to this actress. Her name was Semiramis, she and her lady handler were from Russia.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A Book Dedication from Emma Calve

In English this translates to: "To Mister Count Saint-Germain, the Grand Chiromancer, able to see me put it real, Emma Calve, 1897." Or Able to see me say the things of true?

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Universal Exhibition - Paris 1889

The Universal Exhibition in Paris 1889.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Montmartre 1900

The garden of the Moulin Rouge in 1900 - Paris.

Friday, February 8, 2013

19th Century Opera

Don Rodrigo loved the opera.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Johann Orth - Johann Salvator

Site of the former Budapest bank where Saunière had allegedly opened one of two consecutively numbered accounts with a Hapsburg... — at Budapest.
One of the guests at Emma Calve`s soiree had the initials "J.O." and spoke with a Germanic accent even though he claimed to be British.

Elizabeth of Austria