What is real and what is fake is something I love to question. The rain last weekend for the Coronation was real but with the joy and happiness the British shared we could only be merry. There was so much to see and talk about. Weddings along the King's Road continued and I was lucky enough to be included in the wedding of Opera Singer Melinda Hughes who pulled out all the stops and found Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the wonderful car from the film that her Father Ken Hughes had directed. I loved her dress make-up and hair. There were a few minutes of sunshine between King Charles's Spaniels parading down the King's Road and the Oathes taken by King Charles to uphold our constitution and then we all sang Zadok the Priest by Handel with gusto. Street Parties were the most amusing I dashed in and dashed out. The Royal women wore white wreaths of flowers around their heads and Princess Charlotte shone out from the crowd. It was a Coronation of "Do gooders" everybody trying to do the right thing.
RATS' TALES BY AMANDA ELIASCH,
TALES BETWEEN LONDON AND HOLLYWOOD
Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Friday, 7 April 2023
Friday, 17 March 2023
OSCARS AND MORE IN HOLLYWOOD
I have been smiling since this morning because of the 'kindness of strangers'. One lovely person sent me a photograph from Ancestry.co.uk of my Grandmother who I had never met, Valda Foreman. She was persona non grata and had three children under 23. She ran away from home and never saw her children again. In the 1930's this was shocking and clearly, she had post-natal depression. In her photograph, she looked like a radiant bride with a Gatsby look. Very fashionable.
Friday, 24 February 2023
Monday, 20 February 2023
STOP THE DEVIL WORSHIP
What is it about Devil Worship? Must fashion and the film World be interested in the underworld? It is why I am becoming increasingly political as I get older. I am not fascinated by the nefarious.
Thursday, 5 January 2023
Thursday, 24 November 2022
BEDTIME STORIES WITH Amanda Eliasch and Lady Colin Campbell
Friday, 4 November 2022
Thursday, 13 October 2022
Saturday, 10 September 2022
Change is inevitable, we know that, but Her Majesty's death was something quick and terrifying in its timing. One minute Her Majesty was saying goodbye to Boris Johnson and the next moment Liz Truss was taking the keys to Number 10, two days later she was sadly dying. You can't grab back time. For most of your life you are young and vibrant and overnight you become shrivelled. The queen riding at 94 shows us that she determinedly got up, got dressed and rode her horse without a hat only a few months ago. Her Majesty could be a hard act to follow. Charles 111 now takes over the throne. We are living in dangerous and extraordinary times.
Her Majesty The Queen represented us and she was appreciated around the world. No matter the trials and tribulations of our country you felt she was steadfast in protecting us. There is an outpouring of sentiment and love towards her. The flowers at Buckingham Palaces Gates, Windsor Castle. Are we going to live the moment or are we going to film the moment on our up-to-date iPhone? Social Media is full of love for her. Imagine a woman who was 19 at the end of the Second World war, who twenty years later met the Beatles and the Kennedys? She went through the sexual revolution and later had to deal with the problems of Diana and Meghan, the Falklands crisis, covid 19, and the Great Reset. She loved Ascot, racing was her love along with The Earl of Carnavon her racing manager. Her Majesty loved her husband Prince Phillip who was a cousin. After her children came 7 grandchildren and something like 9 great-grandchildren. She loved her Corgis, and colourful coats and throughout all of this she was stoic and reliable.
There have been five Queens since the 1540s and all of them are pretty marvellous in modern times 3 pretty efficient Prime Ministers. Lucky Great Britain Elizabeth was undoubtedly great.
Wednesday, 20 July 2022
Sera Hershman, Sera of London, interviewed by Amanda Eliasch