Vivien Leigh – Hollywood’s Bipolar Superstar

“Scarlet O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were. In her face were too sharply blended the delicate features of her mother, a Coast aristocrat of French descent, and the heavy ones of her florid Irish father.“ In that way author Margaret Mitchell described […]

The Phantom Carriage – A Ghost Story

On 18 May 1920, filming of Swedish silent Movie The Phantom Carriage (Körkarlen in original) began. It was finished in the end of July the same year, and finally premiered on New Years Day 1921. In 2012 the film, even though being a silent movie, was voted the best Swedish film all times by the […]

Victoria Benedictsson – Love that Kills

Victoria Benedictsson (née Bruzelius), born on 6 March 1850, was a Swedish novelist who used the male pen name Ernst Ahlgren in order to get her books published. Victoria ended her days in 1888 at the age of 38, and this is her tragic story. Victoria grew up at a farm in Southern Sweden.At an […]

The Witches – A Sociological/Historical Film Study

  On 18 September 1922, Danish film director Benjamin Christensen’s silent film The Witches (Häxan in Swedish) or Witchcraft Through the Ages premiered in Stockholm. It had cost 2 million Swedish Crowns to produce, one of the most expensive films all times in Sweden. In todays value it equals 50 million Crowns, or $6 250 […]

Ida B. Wells – Journalist, Suffragist, Editor, etc

Ida Bell Wells, born into slavery on 16 July 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, is known for her relentless work in promoting women’s rights and for advocating equal rights. For example, she documented lynching in the United States in the early 1890’s and was a co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored […]

Admiral Claes Samuel Annerstedt

Claes Samuel Annerstedt was born at Tuna manor on 23 March 1799, and is a distant relative of mine. He lived a very interesting Life, and therefore he deserves to be mentioned at this webpage. At an early age Claes Samuel went to sea, and at the age of 14 in 1813 he served as a […]