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"count orlov" Discussed on Parcast Presents
"Was on. Its Way to England but I it had to survive the streets of Bombay India and some of its rougher areas it passed through unscathed and once it reached London it was put an iron box and deposited in the government treasury on July third eighteen. Fifty the deputy chairman hand delivered to Buckingham Palace for the Queen. But as it crossed into Britain's epicenter it brought with it the whispers of suspicion. The legend of this diamond that it carried a bad luck curse became a rumor that swept the nation in many were wary of its potential power this curse is reminiscent of the curse that came with the great mogul diamond the similarities between that and the Kohinoor are stacking up and this curse only made the Kohinoor more alluring in England. It debuted in the great exhibition in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park people came in droves to view it. It was the toast of the town but then people started to talk and criticize the diamond. The main note was that it didn't shine as brilliantly as everyone had hoped and there was one important man who agreed with the sentiment. Prince Albert Queen. Victoria's husband so he ordered it. Be Re cut and polished. Prince Albert hired a Dutchman vermonter reputable diamond cutter who travelled to London to do the work. This process took thirty eight days. The GEM now weighed one hundred five carrots but the re cutting allowed. It's face to reflect more light so it appeared to be brighter and more brilliant clean. Victoria began wearing it as broach. There's a photo of her taken in eighteen. Eighty seven in which is in diamonds but the Kohinoor stands out as the largest and most notable. The stone wouldn't stay in. That broke forever though. It was eventually placed in the center of a Royal Crown and Queen. Alexandra Victoria's daughter-in-law was the first to wear it. Then in nineteen thirty seven the Kohinoor was reset into a new crown and the Queen. Mother began wearing it. The Queen Mother refers to Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes Lyon the wife of King George the sixth and the mother of Queen Elizabeth the second and Princess Margaret. She even wore it at her own funeral in two thousand two. That was the last time the Kohinoor made a public appearance. The diamond remains in the crown and now resides in the jewel house in the Tower of London. There's been much controversy surrounding the true of this diamond Indian. Government officials have repeatedly demanded it be returned citing that it was forcibly taken during England's colonisation of India. According to an article from the Telegraph posted in two thousand sixteen the Ministry of Culture said quote the government of India further reiterates. Its resolve to make all possible efforts to bring back the Kohinoor diamond in an amicable manner and quote and the controversy continues to this day but the history of the Kohinoor prior to being in British hands is muddy. And it's hard to verify who exactly owned it or where exactly it came from other than a mine in Gull Kanda the same area. The great mogul diamond came from. Could this mean that the Kohinoor was indeed the great mogul diamond at one point? And perhaps it was only its name. That changed a meteorologist by the name of James Tennant thinks so he believes that the Kohinoor displays similarities to the great mogul described by expert jeweler. Jean Baptiste Tavernier. During his study of IT tenant rights quote. The KOHINOOR had a flaw near the summit. Which being on a line of cleavage parallel to the upper surface may very possibly have been produced when the upper portion was removed and quote. If you'll recall much of the great mogul was removed in the mid sixteen hundreds when Shaw Johann had cut however the Coen ores wait never matched up with the great mogul. According to record the last known weight of the Great Mogul was two hundred. Eighty three carrots but when the Cohen nor made it to England it was only one hundred eighty seven carrots. Some historians believe that. This is because jean-baptiste have rene may have recorded an inaccurate weighed when he wrote about the great mogul in his report. Interesting putting the Kohinoor aside for a moment there's another name another identity that the great mogul could have assumed it's time to hear the story of the Orlov diamond which ended up in the hands of Russian. Empress Catherine the great in seventeen sixty eight. This story is steeped much more in mystery legend and criminal intrigue and it begins in the temple of wrong in southern India. It's unclear how this legend originated but it's closely tied with the Orlov inside a temple. Dating back to the mid seventeenth century stands a statue of the Deity. Lord Ranga Nafa. His eyes were composed of two stunning diamonds. In the mid eighteenth century several countries were competing for territory in India in what is known as the Karnad wars during this time. A French soldier abandoned his post and deserted his unit going under the radar. He found a job near the town of three wrong as he worked. He listened to the locals. Speak of the temple and the idol. -taining the precious jewels. This Frenchman's desire was sparked any knew he had to steal the diamonds. But this would be a most impossible mission. Why because only Hindus were allowed in the temple and the statue remained in a sacred space several enclosures deep so the Frenchman converted to Hinduism and gain the trust of several priests. Who worked in the temple? Eventually he gained access inside and as he continued to prove his devotion he was given the task of Guardian to the Central Shrine. Not long after he began serving. They're a storm struck the land and the Frenchman found himself alone inside the temple. He saw his window of opportunity. He approached the statue stared up at the gleaming. Diamond is and began to pry one from. It's socket until it came free after this. He must have gotten scared because instead of prying out the other diamond. The Frenchman fled. He climbed the temple. Walls managed to swim across a river and navigated the nearby jungles until he reached the city of Madras there. He quickly sold the diamond to a British Sea. Captain for much less than it was worth probably so he could get out of the area quickly with some money in his pocket and maybe he was afraid of possible curse. It was rumored to carry after that. The diamond was sold several times by different merchants until it was purchased by a man named Shaw Friis. He was an Armenian diamond dealer. Living in Amsterdam the year was seventeen. Sixty eight twenty one years after the great mogul disappeared following the deer. Shah's assassination count Gregory Gregoria. Vich Orlov bought the diamond from SCHAAF. Ross in Amsterdam like the Frenchman or love to was on a mission but instead of stealing a jewel he was looking to steal back a heart. The heart of Catherine the great born in Prussia in seventeen twenty nine and originally called Sophie Catherine was the daughter of a German prince who didn't have much money to his name but what he lacked in funds he hadn't connections and Catherine was married off to Peter the third of the Romanov dynasty in Seventeen forty-five hardly match made in heaven. The two couldn't stand each other. Peter inherited the throne in seventeen sixty two but he was strongly disliked by his people including his wife who decided to take a lover Count Orlov. They began an affair and with the help of a secret group of conspirators planned the assassination of her husband. Peter once the assassination was carried out in seventeen sixty two catherine became empress. The throne was hers. It was a new horizon involving new responsibilities and new desires or loft became a thing of the past for her. She had her eyes set on new suitors. Orlov was crushed. He was determined to win Catherine back. And that's what led him to the jeweler named shoppers. Who showed him? The stunning rose cut diamond. He bought it immediately and had it sent to Catherine while she accepted the diamond with much delight. She didn't rekindle her romance with. Olaf but she did shower him with lavish gifts as she did all her lovers. That was the end of their story. But not the end of the diamonds it was placed in the imperial sceptre. A metal rod wielded by the person in power the diamond remains in the sceptre which is displayed in the diamond. Find in the Kremlin Museum in Russia. Now there are a number of reasons why some historians have claimed this diamond. Could be the great mogul I is the striking similarity between the ARL off and the drawing done by Bob. Tease Tavernier back in sixteen sixty five. Both diamonds have the same half egg shape. Both arose cut stones with similar facets and their collaring both diamonds are described as white with a hint of the slightest blue. But there's a specific detail that seems to really intrigued. Historians Tavernier wrote about it saying there was a slight crack and flaw at the bottom of the great mogul. They're also happens to be a slight indentation at the base of the Orlov. That could be this very flaw. The weight of the Orlov is about one hundred and ninety carrots slightly more than the Kohinoor was when it first came to England however neither diamond matches the supposed weight of the great mogul various jewel experts and historians have debated whether the great mogul might have taken on a new identity following the chaos of war yet. There's another theory that has been tossed around that. The Great Mogul Wisconsin to several smaller pieces and all those pieces went their separate ways. While this is possible it seems as though whoever came into possession of the great mogul would want to preserve its grandiosity to maintain its value. Which leaves us with the likely scenario that the great mogul adopted a new name and is hiding in plain sight. The question is which name did it take? I think it makes the most sense that the great mogul became the Kohinoor. Nadir's Shaw who acquired the great mogul after defeating Muhammad Shah called it the co in nor because it reminded him of a mountain of light also. When drawings were done of the Kohinoor in England it had a similar diameter. To the great mogul when drawn by Jean Baptiste. Tavernier some good points. But I have to say. I think it's a stronger possibility that it became the Orlov. I say this because of the color the Kohinoor is simply a white diamond noticeable bluish tinge the Orlov has that blue color attributed to the great mogul. The diamonds also share the unusual rose cut and the Orlov diamond closely resembles Tavernier's drawing. Well I guess we have to acknowledge that. There's no definitive answer. But I will say this. If you'll recall the great mogul dynasty supposedly carried with it occurs that its owner would face terrible misfortune if the owner was a man but any female owner would be immune to the. Kerr's and actually prosper. If we look back at the history of the Kohinoor especially the female leaders wore it we see a long line of British women surviving and Thriving Queen Victoria Queen..
"count orlov" Discussed on We Hate Movies
"Just remember. I believe it was the real world New Orleans. A took a trip to her house. Is they worked at our Surf Shop? Though it's clearly it should shock no one that it looked like an rice clearly lived in a haunted house. Of course fucking awesome. I also always appreciate the jobs. That they had on the real world especially. I was always jealous of Old Radio Seattle Station or Boston. I don't know why I can't watch those. Like the first ten seasons a real world anywhere. I would be doing that. But why is that a fact if you looked like it's not streaming anyway that's dreaming but you would actually like let's check it out? I would revisit this old one to check it out just because I remember nineties and she. Yeah Hey I love ninety s Eric as you really remembered grover you're dead years ago but then also similarly I would watch those marathons all the time bureau road. Rules Challenge Santa Saturday. I could see that if I did that. And Road Rules Man. I never did the road rule. I did a lot of road. Rules was just road rules before they started crossing. This thing called the challenge nowadays. Yeah that's something beyond me. The world is moving too fast. My friend the fact that the good thing about old real world is a third of the cast was always ugly as CEO. And you need some ugly people in their mix it up. Don't exist anymore. They don't it's been outlawed. You better take a look down my street. But they're not on the row world. Yeah Yeah it's all beautiful. Everyone's model of some kind. I blame tech. Dude look at podcasting. It's now just fucking models ever since we got in. We really fucked up the curve. Yes so her whole thing is she's really hell bent on like sussing out. What's going on here but so we get this flashback. And it's you know. I guess he was just out a night of partying with Mary. Uses THE IDEA. And then he wakes up in a bed and like he's clearly been turned he's like feeling his neck and whatnot so then like I don't know a good twenty minutes of this movie is just like Mary. Us giving him like the vampire. He's being taught how to suck off sailors. Well there's blood yes then the next the best one is when he Mardi MC flies the violin on the beach this insane because like this. This woman is on the beach at night playing violin very nicely and he walks up and he takes violin. They have out starts playing the fiddle with that Shit. He's really going to channel. This and the whole thing is just not ready for that yet. Vanishing from the picture that futures event going down in Louisiana down in New Orleans way back up in the woods or pump the grease stood among cabinet diverted would leave the country boy name of Johnny be good revel permits for never ever learned to read or write so well but he could play. Get our like. He's ringing. Bill guys tried to keep up. That'S A dracula. Be Good yes. You're able to remember all that it's only because I've seen back to the future thousand times Yeah the thing with the fucking fiddle player fiddle player is the thing that it's one of those things like you see this time and time again in this movie missed opportunities to make things interesting because let's stotts whole thing right here is he's like being told by. Mary. Who's like? Hey man now that you're a vampire you can't have any friends you can't have a social life and everything and it's like why not like. I. I can't just socialize with people. Like that's a real bummer. So this him being like see watch I can be Social Eddie fucking freaks out on the via lame and then like his eyes glow and the girl freaks out and start screaming and so then they have to fuck and just lay ways to this father in daughter and Mary uses like. I told you look what happened. I fucked DOLGIN. Look what happened was that we have to. We have to build a funeral pyre. Christ it's my whole night's now stopped. Yeah they do like these people up by the way he. Mary uses like aggressively and annoyingly throwing shit like gasoline. Or whatever you know just just what I wanted to do. The data to pompous. But then I mean again. I haven't read the books but like in this movie when like Lozada's trying to bid this lady in bed that late Scher watching interview with the Vampire and the first twenty minutes of this movie he did not strike me as an old coon hound. From way back you know what I mean. It's just that old adage that list add mother-in-law mothers lock up your daughters. Liz statism down. You're saying they don't portray him like that in this movie. No they do well. Now he's like forty with Jesse's trying to get her but they make a point very early on. I'm telling you he can't get hard. Yeah there 'cause the two girls that he brings back a stage like like all up on that and he's and do let's climb on the wall. He can direction yet like he kinda like looks like I. Oh I totally miss. I think he needs more blood right because direction is made from blood right. Oh possibly that's yeah because it's all about blood flowing and then it's like he needs to suck some senior Abbot so they could go right like the floodgates and the the problem is that he sucks the blood and then he can't fuck corpses because they I mean. Vampires famous fuckers these fucking. He fucks a Leah. He didn't like it must be the blood I. I will quote norm MacDonald by saying the only criticism of interview with the Vampire is not gay enough. Yeah that movie should've got gay absolutely right there and it's just it's odd for this character now to have a girlfriend. Yes with this come from yeah absolutely. Are there any like there should be like gay vampire movies? Have SOME KINDS BE? I mean I think that the Paul Morris The any World Dracula can count as Phil. Yeah what are your When we were in Paris we went to the cinematheque and they awesome saw. Andy Warhol Film. No they weren't playing the movie but they had a cool because there's an October. They had a whole vampires in cinema and other pop culture exhibition that they were doing and they had a little thing. About Andy WARHOL'S DRACULA. But it's always the subtext of a lot of this stuff. It was mostly area. Still go for the throat I googled. I'm sorry I just googled. Gave Empire movie and your phone got all sorts of cool results on the list from Google number. One is interview with the vampire then. It's something called Vampire boys which looks like softcore pornography I mean a lot of improperly We're can we stop this the hunters as a game? Yeah fright night. I guess there might be something in there in fright night. Dracula's daughter Vampire lovers darkness or kissing darkness. Which looks like another. You know. There's not enough of it or like a big crossover. It's a movie that gave an. This is what I'm saying. Though like a couple of those titles you reeled off. I recognize two women. Vampire movies are every fucking. What is his name Jess Franco or yeah? That's a whole library of that but I'm talking to do exactly what. Yeah Dude listeners. Points to the subjects here too. You will now be my companion. It's like what you just WanNa buddy like no. Maria's is looking to get something. Go has needs man. Maria's so nothin' man so there's one day the morning after the whole Beefs Bonfire and he wakes up engineers to eat them right just him to John. Challen down on north like sometimes vampires eat eat flesh and sometimes they don't see it. Who's he what reimbursing flare down there like specifically jowitt on Pierre but they are bad people at the end of that is saying how far you get to the Mon star end of things I could see NAS rat eating some flash? Maybe but that's just the another vampire manny's fucking in that Count Orlov Castle. There's nothing going on out there. But the legend is they. They've vomit if they eat. Anything really wasn't that in this movie. Why does vomiting? 'cause we're too busy talking about things like if you drink the last drop of blood out of a vampire you die or I guess. Almost his whole thing was hoping he's training is training Lord. Well no you know at the end of the movie will. At least I saw those training. Susan Yeah because you know. Mary uses like. Hey man don't like finish this girl's entire politics system because if you take the last drop like you consume their essence and why. I never finished a whole person. And you think that's GonNa come back again. It doesn't really it doesn't mean with income is from drill Owen. Being die she turns into a statue. I didn't see a cut version. No you did. You would just high. That is policy. Just missed other part. This movie is terrible. Not much happens and it's totally okay to miss large war. You're saying this now because you fell asleep didn't I was watching it and there was a moment or two that I went to the other room and I was like man. It was like a squirrel outside. This movie is painful to the dog has a puffy. Yes The next day Marius is painting on the on the beach. And right at like dusk which is a real eerie vague. I realized and I think Let's stats practice. Practice fiddle and then a wall opens and he's hassle. He's playing pretty hard core. And he throws the bow accidentally it goes under any goes to move it and he seems like a little insignia tile like on the floor and like somehow knows exactly how to operate this thing pulls the thing up turns it puts it back down secret. Passage opens zones vampire memorabilia. Back here yeah. Totally all this stuff. You WanNA keep away from O. J. The he goes down this pathway. And like it's getting more elaborate and more elaborate. Mary's Mike God the money. Oj might have been vampire absolutely really awesome. If that dude lives forever have made so. He left a lot of blood there. I guess he panics. What are they make another respectful Colbrad Simpson movie where? Oh Baby? Oj was. Do you wait so if I did it. I was a vampire. Chris did you watch that move. I'm not GonNa Watch that Pixar movie onward you watch that picks the word why did you watch the Oj? Simpson's what the fuck is this. Even wait all day to talk to about it. Oh here I am trying to watch. Sharon tate was wasn't killed movie. Oh well that whole thing is like what if they something? Yeah Yeah bonkers that. That dude found a niche whenever yes so going down this hallway. What what are you saying? Who Do you think is going to do next? That's a great question. I mean they got you got Sharon Tate. He's got the The Phil Hartmann story what. I didn't act alone funny. Notice this he's doing a pixar new movie. Robert Blake innocent little purple creature. I would want I would go to ask. I didn't shoot that Bonnie Blakely. 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"count orlov" Discussed on The Cold War: What We Saw
"Russia has its own myths of course which like the stories of George Washington are still told today. Here's one that illuminates Russia in the first decade of the Cold War. About two blocks north of the Kremlin sits. The Embassy of Tunisia tucked away on a quiet tree lined avenue. It's hard to believe that such a bucolic setting could be so close to the heart of Moscow. The embassy had been at one time. The residents of Count Orlov lover of Catherine the great who had led the coup against Catherine's husband czar. Peter the Third Peter. The third was carted off to prison. Never to be seen again. Orlov eventually fell out of favor with Catherine and ended up wandering the halls of his mansion stark raving mad now. Moscow like New York was built on a network of high pressure steam pipes. These pipes ran from the main steam lines into individual houses where radiators kept the population alive during the brutal Moscow winters in nineteen ninety eight as the story goes a repair crew was called to the. Orlov mentioned the building. Now housing the Tunisian embassy a significant leak in the steam line had occurred somewhere and the Tunisians hailing from North Africa. Were particularly sensitive to the cold using compressed air. The repair crew determined that the source of the leak lay within the embassy compound and started digging seven feet down to the elongated tightly sealed concrete box that protected the actual steam pipe from the elements but the night after they began digging. The ambassador's wife was on her way to the second floor bathroom when she suddenly saw a naked young girl screaming in silent terror running towards her down the hall devout Muslim. The woman was badly shaken by the young girl who she described as blonde Russian. Very pretty and perhaps fifteen years old now. Of course all agreed that the ambassador's wife had simply had a nightmare of some kind. The repair crew continued to work the following day and the following evening in a different wing of the embassy. The military adjutant was also confronted by terrified. Beautiful naked young girl looking over her shoulder. In wide eyed terror. This girl it was said had short brown hair in the days that followed multiple staff members reported similar encounters moaning and crying began to be heard throughout the house. All through the night screams masking the barely detectable voices of young women pleading for their lives praying aloud for God to save them some simply called for mothers. Meanwhile the work crew had worked. Its Way right up to the house itself still searching for the week in the steam line on May sixteenth nine hundred ninety eight. They broke open. The concrete box containing the final section of pipes laid out beside the hissing. Steam main were six sets of human remains covered in what the work crews called a caustic substance. All were female. All were between the ages of twelve and sixteen and all had been shot in the back of the head. No close personal articles of any kind were found a little detective. Work revealed that section of steam pipe had last been sealed in nineteen forty nine and in nineteen forty nine. The Mansion Housing Tunisian embassy had been the official residence of entry barrier then Soviet Minister of internal affairs and the man who succeeded Nikola Arsov as head of the secret police. Now there are other less lurid and more reliable accounts of human remains being found buried beneath those premises now. Of course it's easy to shrug this off as just a good go story. But that goes story reveals a deeper truth a super truth for instance my beautiful wife Natasha. Who spent twelve years in Moscow as a professional photographer absolutely believes story and virtually all of her friends believe it without question because without question Lavar entry barrier was known to cruise the streets of Moscow after dark searching for young women who had catches I on scores. Perhaps even hundreds of occasions the head of the N. K. D. would have young women snatched off the streets of Moscow and delivered to that residents in the black. Maria is the hearst like paddy wagons of the Secret Police there are multiple credible reports filed after his fall from Grayson eventual execution. Of course no one would dare say such things will bury. It was still alive that attested to this horrific practice which went on for over a decade one survivor of this horror who would go on to become somewhat famous. Russian actress quoted Beria as starting that particular rape session by saying Screamer don't screen. It doesn't matter. No one's going to hear you either way and then as the crowning humiliation it was berry as custom to present the battered and terrified women with the right back to their houses where the N. K. V. agents. That had kidnapped them then presented them with a bouquet of flowers. Now be try to stretch your imagination to the absolute limit. You can almost get a sense of how. A bouquet of flowers would embarrass sick and sickening. Mind make these multiple rapes feel. Somehow consensual barrier had seemed to radiate an aura of disgust and revulsion from the moment he first appeared at Stalin's dodger in Sochi. The Russian resort town on the Black Sea. All of the top Kremlin leaders including Stalin murderers all loathed and feared Beria upon seeing Beria Bouncing Stalin's young daughter Svetlana on his knee Stalin's personal secretary the long-suffering Alexander. Pus cribbage called stones daughter away unmade pretenses and told her to never ever get in a car. With Lavar entry barrier by the way post grow by one of the few people in Stalin's inner circle who had some humanity left intact had a wife that he deeply adored a young doctor whose name was Brana. Slava Stalin's personal secretary adored his young wife. But that didn't matter because when she went to appeal to see about her own brother who'd been locked up by various forces berry had her arrested and then he had her.
"count orlov" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"Hello and welcome to the podcast I'm Holly Fry and I'm Tracy Wilson uh-huh Tober I know it's kind of like the militia of October at this point yes so for anybody who's worried that we haven't had a ton of Halloween content it's just kind of clumping all at the end whereas in previous years it's kind of been like every other one throughout the month right just because of scheduling needs it's ended up that are October stuff all coming out really in the back half of October hopefully that will be enough to tide people over I know it's hard to wait this extra two weeks I now as someone who celebrates Halloween virtually every day of the year I understand the topic that we're covering today is something I've wanted to talk about for a really long time hi and that is F W Murnau I make no secret that I love for ought to you as well as a lot of his other work of Nosrat you has a very special place in my heart see above re Halloween every day but Murnau's life is so much more than that one film and that's actually happened fairly early in his film career so there's a lot that happened afterwards he was truly an innovator in cinema and a visual storyteller whose work is even today hotly debated for its merits Alz but its influence is felt in so many films that you see today where the filmmakers were influenced by Murnau So you are still getting the benefits of his efforts whether you know it or not Murnau was born Friedrich Wilhelm poop in Bielefeld Germany on December twenty eighth eighteen eighty nine his brother Robert later described him who went by his middle name of Ville him by saying quote from the very beginning my brother overflowed with imagination and their family was well off their father heinrich plume had inherited a profitable textile business which he sold for pretty tidy sum I'm and then bought a sprawling state the families children would put on plays and the garden and that's where bill home really fell in love with the idea of Peter Apparently one of his sisters his mother was his father's second wife and one of his older sisters was initially like directing all of them to do the he's plays but he pretty quickly was like no I wanna make this stuff But their idyllic privileged childhood was abruptly interrupted when Heinrich PUPA sold the family property and sunk all of his money into what turned out to be a bad investment they weren't destitute at that point but they did have significant downgrade in their lifestyle but villains love of putting on productions continued unabated and his brothers who wanted to encourage his creativity despite their father thinking that that was a waste of time actually built a little theatre for him to put on his shows complete with lighting and moving scenery who was a voracious reader was at the top of his class in school all his father wanted him to go on to become a professor and to that end he attended university in Berlin where you started working as an actor under the name of Murnau this new name was in the hopes of his father not discovering what he was doing but they'll homeless tall about six foot four and very easy to recognize as soon a family friends spotted him in a performance and mentioned it to his parents Heinrich then cut his son off financially but Murnau's grandfather his mother's side started sending him a monthly allowance so he could stay in Berlin he was still going to school he hadn't shirked to that part of this responsibility he also apparently was living a rather lavish life which had caused some problems when his father was called with these like huge debts that that he had amassed kind of putting only the finest furnishings and art his little apartment but yeah he he thought he could just work is an actor on the side while he also to school but after Berlin Ville home went on school in Heidelberg and there he studied Literature Art History and philosophy and it was also there in nineteen o eight that he connected with Max Reinhardt. austrian-born Reinhard it was a well known figure on the German theater scene and he was impressed by Ville Hill when he saw him perform in a play that was put on by the university he was so impressed in fact that he with him a place in his theater school with full scholarship if Murnau agreed to attend for a full six years in nineteen eleven Murnau Assistant Reinhardt and the production of a play called the miracle which was written by Carl von Miller he had been exploring directing and he realized that he preferred that to acting in this move to directing was motivated by a certain practicality he knew there being as tall as he was would be a hindrance to being cast in leading roles but his height really made no difference to working as a director yeah he was so distinctive looking that he was like no one is going to want to cast me from one show to another because I will just look like the same dude no matter what I do World War One though did put a damper on art former now for a little while who served in the German military he was I called up as a foot guard and then he was promoted and then became a company commander and eventually transferred to the Air Force and while flying with German Air Force he crashed eight times but he away every time without any serious injuries and after his last crash landing in Switzerland he was arrested and interned at undermined where he used his time as a prisoner of war to work on a film script and produce theater with his fellow internees according to fellow officer Major Gung shrum every evening Murnau would recite a poem I'm called the pianist of death to the officers and according to the same account he also carried a stick with him which was made out of propeller which was full of bullet holes he was so influential that a lot of men he served with also started carrying similar sticks is sort of a strange wartime bashing trend that burnell had created did while Murnau made it through the war seemingly unscathed his best friend Hans our inbound Diga was killed at the front and that was a loss that Murnau greed really deeply the loss of Hans was perhaps so difficult because he had been one of the few people that Murnau was actually close to even pronounce family was often kept it was linked particularly during the time that he had changed his name in worked on his secret acting career there is a story about one of his brother's going to the same places him but telling his friends and other people in the family like oh I can't I'm not allowed to look at at villa like I can't I can't acknowledge that related to him but thing his closest friend really seemed to catalyze desire to connect more deeply to his siblings and his family which he did in his early thirties after the war ended it didn't go back to the theater and steady shifted his interest to film he edited a few short films for the German Embassy. These basically propaganda in one thousand nine hundred ninety eighteen he founded his own film company with friends from his time at the RHEINHARDT school under his company Burnout Vite Vin gesellschaft he made the transition into acting long-form film he did this when he directed the boy in blue that was inspired by the seventeen seventy painting the blue boy by Thomas Gainsborough a copy the painting appears in the film but the face in the original was replaced with the face of the main character in nineteen twenty history overlaps with the CBS podcasts. Subject Bela Lugosi Murnau directed Lugosi in an adaptation of the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde story that was originally published in eighteen eighty six Murnau's version which was titled janus-faced was a critical success although like a lot of his work modern audiences have no access to it as it has been lost almost half of his film were lost over the years Murnau's work in one thousand nine hundred eighty two is what has truly endured though and that's what's given the director his longevity as a person of interest among horror fans especially it was then that he directed the cult classic Nas for me to even if you don't know the film odds are that you have seen images it count Orlov who's the vampire at the center of the plot is just an unmistakable figure this is what I'm going to confess to holly that I've never seen this film all the way through but I immediately can call what count or lack looks like the mind like and how he moves like all of that I WANNA my dramatic throwing of things across the room but I'll forgive you you're missing out though I know I know there's so much media to consume count or lack is tall and thin with large pointy ears heavy eyebrows and long pointy front teeth and he's one of cinema's oldest and most iconic villains and serves as sort of a shorthand for a vampire now and coming up we'll talk about some of the rumors around the making of Toronto but first we're GONNA pause for words from one of our sponsors.
"count orlov" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast
"Lives attributes her though our final score is over four Leo's negative everything Yeah Gosh. Can you imagine you're ear at home. You've given birds. You're like finally are long years over go to sleep. She'll be you love the wine the horrible Olga she is leaving us alone and then suddenly your roof is on fire and then everyone is dead because some birds were rubbing up against cumberbatch entity buds that she but's that's genius genius. She's a now if you remember from the very beginning cattle does this is Saint Olga so it sounds like we're not done with her yet if she is she the patron saint of revenge. She's not officially that she definitely should be it got so then we skip ahead some number of years after she leaves the land of the liens having laid waste to them completely she went back to He Alfred Scouts is love live there for a year and then sometime in the night fifties. We're not sure when she decided she was in a convert to Christianity but the problem is no one can agree on wear mayor winter event how she was baptized of some say that she went to Constantinople. It'd be baptized by the Emperor Constantine himself and others say that she stayed in the oven was baptized. is denied fifty five and then next year is building churches all over Russia but in any event in nine sixty five scouts a softer over as ruler Russia a nine sixty eight Turkey no mess from Central Asia invaded Kiev Ohio hold herself up in her palace but three grandsons and they endured all sorts of separating the nomad spent about a year city after he drove the no man's out of Kiev decided he was gonna Ditch Kiev and moved to a city on January the all sorts of rich isen goodies that he could enjoy a good Russian mother over gave him an epic guilt trip and said Hey lady not GonNa die soon. Why are you leaving? Do you not love me anymore. We don't we don't know quite what you said but we can probably assume it was something along the lines of yeah actually sorry amount of your so she said fide do what you want. I will bury me before you take in in grades so you agree three days later. She died wow and was more deeply by ingrates sounding the rest of the Russian people after all of their hats the thing that finally ended although was her son moving out the more things change the more they stay the exactly that's crazy. I love her. I WANNA t shirt with her on. Yes saying Olga Okot Olga wear hogue aware so hot right now angry misogynist feminism that's great. That was a very good. Thank you cat just just a little bit of a fun fact we kinda wrote this transition from old data catherine one of the aspects of her directly in restore trademark is that it's Parts Mirror Pagan Russian funerary generally rights which makes a good amount sense when you consider that Russian Oak leafs placed a lot of weight on female spirits who could really ruin your day across them. One of these is the Rusalka or the wire spring. She was kind of a Russian Pagan version of Mermaid or siren. She lived at the bottom of body of water learn towards her and then once they got close enough she would wrap them up in her long hair dryer from the water in Jerusalem. Oh okay gotta Russian. Men were supposed to know that a woman with long flowing hair was bad news because easy pure and chaste unwed ladies would have braids seething yeah they have it all contained Yep. Yeah I see yeah yeah and if you were you know loose and free flowing that meant that you were bad news but that didn't stop them from being tempted by the Spirit's absolutely his theme here Russian women knowing better than they're surrounded by. You're on the right track because we see Queen of showing off. The man's later is coming for you as far to Catherine the Great. It's it all right so our next Russian bad ass. Woman is Catherine the great weaving she's one of the most interesting figures in Russian history because there's so much controversy around her like a lot of Russia's leaders. She's a really complex figure who did a lot to advance the country will also doing some flat-out horrible things first thing to know about Catherine. The great is that her birth name was not Catherine nor was it got thirty in the Russian version of Catherine she was born so I'm going to butcher this. She was born so be Friedrich. In Bonn. zaps on April twenty first seventeen twenty nine in Stettin Prussia to parents who were minor nobility her mother had ties to the Russian Royal Family arranged for Associated Very Peter. The third who was heir to the Russian Throne Heater Likes Sophie was not actually born in Russia but was brought there at the age of eleven by his aunt. The empress Elizabeth I after the parents died CI decreed that Peter would be her hair down the throat. They married in seventeen forty five. When Peter was seventeen and sophie took the name after her conversion to Russian orthodoxy the sixty as you might imagine when two teenagers who don't know each other forced to get married Catherine and Peter did not have a happy marriage hurt too bad shedder there are many conflicting accounts of their marriage out there and what's to blame for its oral Brits Horrible State and I'll get into that more in a minute what we do know is that they really did not like each other almost from the incident they met both or having affairs while they were married? Catherine's are slightly more famous because she had three children up with Peter but she strongly hinted that none of the children were hits is obviously did not help the relationship between the uncle northern health eaters reputation reputation in the row works. Oh no yeah to be cuckolded like that. You know yeah he gets a real bad rap because some sources say that he was mentally incompetent and Catherine herself referred to him as an idiot among many other colorful things in her ratings a lot of the older accounts of him portray him as this bumbling fool who preferred to keep company with his German relatives rather than Russia even he encyclopedia Britannica shows little mercy calling him quote owed extremely neurotic rebellious obstinate spreads impotent nearly alcoholic and most seriously fanatical worshiper of Frederick the second of pressure the fo the empress elizabeth sounds like he sounds like a real dud account. They called him a hater of everything Russian and the Russians don't like that. I'm imagining in an Augusta SG loop character. That's how I yeah of sounds about right. There has been an effort in the past few decades to reevaluate Peter's legacy historians Alexander gave Milica in Carol Leonard have used the old adage that history is written by the victors. Were not that Peter in his brief six months as as SAR actually held some progressive ideas such as religious freedom in getting rid of the secret police east but of course never really got a chance but any of those ideas into extended practice because he only wrote for those six months before being brutally murdered You got to watch your back. Keep your head on a swivel especially. If you're a Russian nobility or just wait until your newburgh him on religious freedom what it is definitely would have been pissed off the very powerful Russian Orthodox Church and turned a large portion of the population against Peter because he made a secret of the fact that he really we did not like Russia. He didn't follow a lot of the common practices associated with Orthodoxy reviews too fast on fasting days reportedly lasted astern church services so you can imagine how it would have been viewed by the leaders of the Church who had a lot of political sway in that period in contrast Catherine started learning Russian when she moved to the country and was Baptist Church in general she was seen as being more Russian than her husband who did not keep the Russian customs and was obviously his disdain for them so seventeen sixty two Kathryn with the help of her lover Count Orlov an army of supporters led a coup against her husband. No son its success. She was ordained by members of the Russian Orthodox Church as empress of Russia which shows their support of her rather than Peter who is the rightful ruler ruler here was arrested forced to sign a letter of abdication which solidified Catherine's legitimacy as ruler however that did not save him because on July seventeenth the seven hundred sixty two he was assassinated by Alexi Orlov. The brother of Catherine's lover can very convenient she she was coronated on September twenty second of that same year and the imperial Royal Crown of Russia was created for the event if you've seen the going around online of Quentin Tarantino looking at crown in Russia if you weeks ago it's not oh hey that's interesting so thus began Catherine's thirty year reign of Russia just just a quick but when we talk about Catherine as empress one of the things that she's famous for is her affairs. She never married again. After Peter chose instead to have a string of relationships historian Iran amendment long enough has suggested that she had list of fifteen favorite then from seventeen fifty three to seventeen ninety six three most famous partners are Grigory Orlov but again and Status Law on Hausky became a there were only six names back then exactly yeah yeah that's true Gregorian sense lot law firm. The world is it's all you're all and you're GONNA die anyway but exactly status locked up a little bit later when we talk about what he did to Poland Anyway Cowburn. Dan was known for being very generous with dementia relationships with the men associated with are often became her advisors on government issues. She ordered them financially and gifted them with land surface states however did not mean that she suffered fools in the name of love remains were to stay in power for as long as possible in BC doesn't equal to Peter the great she she had no problem dismissing her lover's in the name of power for example even though Grigory Orlov Latam instrumental role in the coup he didn't actually have any political prowess scrappy realize just stopped listening so Catherine Empress Russia's most famous for her wide-ranging domestic policies but aside from that she receives a lot out of credit for her unflagging focus on foreign policy. Even as she was preoccupied with matters closer to home she considered expansion to be one of the central duties of a monarch in scored a major who with her expansion of Russia's borders by over two hundred dollars per miles the focus on Poland and Turkey in the South and West to complement eaters contest of Swedish nor wow got adding all those lands also met adding millions of subjects to her crown it really propelled Russia into major players status on the European stage. Her expansions took place over too short periods of time of seventeen sixty eight to seventeen seventy four. She took aim at Turkey for the first time and also partitioned Poland for the first time in seventeen seventy to to seventeen eighty seven to seventeen ninety five..
"count orlov" Discussed on GONE
"He approached the statue stared up at the gleaming diamond is and began to pry one from it's socket until it came free after this. He must have gotten scared because instead of prying out the other diamond the Frenchman fled. He climbed the temple walls managed to swim across a river and navigated the nearby jungles until he reached the city of Madras there. He quickly sold the diamond to a British sea-captain for much less than it was worth probably. So he could get out of the area quickly with some money in his pocket. And maybe he was afraid of a possible curse. It was rumored to carry after that the diamond was sold several times by different merchants until it was purchased by a man named Schaaf RAs, he was an Armenian diamond dealer. Living in Amsterdam the year was seventeen sixty eight twenty one year. After the great mogul disappeared following the deer Shah's assassination count. Gregory Gregoria vich Orlov bought the diamond from Schaaf Ross in Amsterdam like the Frenchman or loft to was on a mission. But instead of stealing jewel he was looking to steal back a heart the heart of Catherine the great born in Prussia in seventeen twenty nine and originally called Sophie, Catherine was the daughter of a German prince who didn't have much money to his name. But what he lacked in funds? He hadn't connections and Catherine was married off to Peter the third of the Romanov dynasty in seventeen forty five. It was hardly a match made in heaven the two couldn't stand. Each other Peter inherited the throne in seventeen sixty two but he was strongly disliked by his people, including his wife who decided to take a lover count Orlov. They began an affair and with the help. His secret group of conspirators planned the assassination of her husband, Peter once the assassination was carried out in seventeen sixty two Catherine became empress. The throne was hers. It was a new horizon involving new responsibilities and new desires or loft became a thing of the past for her. She had her eyes set on new suitors or luff was crushed. He was determined to win Catherine back, and that's what led him to the jeweler named Schaaf RAs who showed him the stunning rose cut diamond. He bought it immediately and had it sent to Catherine while she accepted the diamond with much delight. She didn't rekindle her romance with lawf-, but she did shower him with lavish gifts as she did was all her lovers that was the end of their story. But not the end of the diamonds it was placed in the imperial sceptre a metal rod wielded by the person in power. The diamond remains. In the sceptre, which is displayed in the diamond fund in the Kremlin museum in Russia. Now, there are a number of reasons why some historians have claimed this diamond could be the great mogul..
"count orlov" Discussed on Doug Loves Movies
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