The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Louise Brooks - atypical hairstyle and unusual dress.
The dress is interesting because it’s actually a shawl draped to look like a dress…there was a bit of a fad for this in the 1920s, usually with the large Chinese export shawls (this one is quite lovely in its abstract patterns). There are stories of starlets going to parties wearing nothing but a shawl and some smashing heels. There were asymetrical gowns in the 1920s off one shoulder, but they weren’t common. I have a vague idea that this still was used as one of the photos of Lulu that the Egyptian is shown in Pandora’s Box. I’m about due to watch the movie again - must keep an eye out for that scene!