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Callooh! Callay! for Calouste is Okay

Above: Dragonfly brooch once adorned by Sarah Bernhardt to whom it was lent by friend Calouste Gulbenkian. A corsage ornament which consists of dragonfly with griffon’s paws and green female torso whose face is supposed to be of Sarah herself. … Continue reading

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The Divine Sarah: The most famous actress the world has ever known

Portrait of French stage and early film actress Sarah Bernhardt in her role as the Queen in Victor Hugo’s “Ruy Blas”  (1879), by artist  George Clairin (1843-1919).  Over her full and fascinating career, Sarah’s close friends included several artists, such … Continue reading

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