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“[Mrs Westenra] moved off into her boudoir, where she usually breakfasted early.”

I will take this as a pretext to post a link to the 66-second film, made in the UK in 1896, of a Victorian lady undressing in her boudoir. As someone interested in historic costume, I find this *very* exciting. However, the film runs out before she takes off her shift.

British Film Institute: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YDw4z1PIJoQ

Most Significant

“Then, for the first time in my life, I saw Van Helsing break down.”

Van Helsing’s first instinct is not to check on Lucy as soon as he can do so without alarming Mrs. Westenra. Instead, he is so overwrought by the possible harm caused by the garlic’s removal that he gives in to tears and lamentations. However, he gets a grip on himself fairly quickly.

Bryan Alexander

That short clip is amazing. Thank you.

Van Helsing is such an interesting character. He grows on me with every reread.

Most Significant

I have to admit that I actually quoted Van Helsing a few days ago, whenI needed to double check something:
“Knowledge is stronger than memory, and we should not trust the weaker.” (7 Sept)

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