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23:26 

buttsketch: “…his days in Arcadia were numbered.” 

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02:25 

Modern Living: Bear Market

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Friday, Dec. 05, 1969


Actress Samantha Eggar took hers to her wedding—he sat in the front pew on the “bride’s side.” Lady Beatty’s got bundled off on the honeymoon as well. Actor Paul Scofield confesses to having stolen one. The King of Thailand has taken his along on state visits. All are participants in what British Actor Peter Bull describes as “the vast underground Teddy-bear movement which exists in the adult world.”


Teddy bears kid stuff? Not so, says Peter Bull in his book, Bear with Me, published in England. Give a Teddy to an impressionable child, and the bear has a place in the child’s effects and affections for life. Bull, a character actor whose own family of Teddies numbers 14, presents ample and arresting testimony to the fact that he is no oddity but merely one of thousands of thoroughly grown-up people, all dedicated “arctophilists”—friends of the bear.


Frightfully Interesting. Poet John Betjeman, for example, paid tribute to his stuffed, 60-year-old ursine friend “Archibald Ormsby-Gore” in his work Summoned by Bells (“Safe were those evenings of the pre-war world/When I turned to Archibald, my safe old bear”). The late Donald Campbell set new speed records with his “Mr. Woppit” along for the ride, and Mountain Climber Walter Bonnati got through one low point on his solitary trek up the Matterhorn’s north slopes by confessing his “sins” to Zissi, a tiny Teddy in his knapsack. Princess Alexandra of Kent became almost inconsolable when her Teddy got lost on a good-will tour of the Far East. “Most Teddy bears,” he concludes, “seem to lead frightfully interesting lives.”


To obtain such hitherto top-secret information, Bull ran a front-page ad in the London Times requesting “History of E. Bear Esquire. Reminiscences, Data, Photographs.” He also issued public pleas for facts and figures on arctophilia during television appearances with “Theodore,” oldest of his own Teddies (all of whom, he complains, get into “a foul temper” when he is away from them). Letters poured in from both American and British bear lovers, as well as from several bears (“They are just as articulate as Other Persons”). Bull soon discovered that of the 250 Teddy bears lost on transport vehicles in London each year, almost all are claimed; that exactly 50% of British children surveyed and 55% of American ones consider Teddy their favorite toy; and that 45% of a sampling of British children call their critter “Teddy” because, as many of them pointed out, “he is a Teddy.” However, 40% of American slum children who were shown a picture of the toy thought that the animal was a rat.


Triumphant Symbol. Teddy bears are precisely 67 years old. The name was attached to a new line of stuffed bruins manufactured by the forerunner of the Ideal Toy Corp. and by Germany’s Steiff Co. after President Theodore Roosevelt, on an expedition to Mississippi in 1902, refused to shoot a bear cub. Washington Star Cartoonist Clifford Berryman instantly made the cub a symbol for Roosevelt, and the country went for the notion lock, stock, and bear jokes. (If T.R. is President when he is fully dressed, went one knee-slapper, what is he with his clothes off? Answer: Teddy bare.)


As for Teddy’s future, Bull looks to the past, his tone Churchillian. “They have gone into battle on guns, tanks and in haversacks. They have saved lives by intercepting bullets, breaking falls, and just being around. They’ve flown round the world, been drowned in floods, burned in concentration camps and worshiped as totems. There are no cases of disloyal, treacherous or cowardly Teddy bears. They seem destined to survive everything and emerge as a triumphant symbol of something or other.”


@темы: aloysius

01:37 

 The book tells the story of a bear called Archibald...

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The book tells the story of a bear called Archibald Ormsby-Gore and the struggles he must go through in rural Southern England in order to follow his faith. You could argue, in these multicultural times, that it is a sobering parable.



For pictures, follow the source link.




@темы: aloysius, i am not i

00:51 

myhaecceity: Bear (by floridapfe) Sorry, couldn’t...

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myhaecceity:



Bear (by floridapfe)



Sorry, couldn’t resist.




@темы: I like getting drunk at luncheons, aloysius

02:00 

"[Hugh Lygon] drifted round Oxford like a lost boy, a Peter Pan who refused to grow up. Terrence..."

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“[Hugh Lygon] drifted round Oxford like a lost boy, a Peter Pan who refused to grow up. Terrence Greenidge remembered him carrying a teddy-bear.”

- Paula Byrne’s Mad World


@темы: sebastian, i am not i, aloysius

06:14 

Things that never happened to Aloysius.

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Things that never happened to Aloysius.




@темы: I like getting drunk at luncheons, aloysius

16:56 

JUNE 21.—ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA.

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SAINT ALOYSIUS, the eldest son of Ferdinand Gonzaga, Marquis of Castiglione, was born on the 9th of March, 1568. The first words he pronounced were the holy names of Jesus and Mary. When he was nine years of age he made a vow of perpetual virginity, and by a special grace was ever exempted from temptations against purity. He received his first communion at the hands of St. Charles Borromeo. At an early age he resolved to leave the world, and in a vision was directed by our Blessed Lady to join the Society of Jesus. The Saint’s mother rejoiced on learning his determination to become a religious, but his father for three years refused his consent. At length St. Aloysius obtained permission to enter the novitiate on the 25th of November, 1585. He took his vows after two years, and went through the ordinary course of philosophy and theology. He was wont to say he doubted whether without penance grace would continue to make head against nature, which, when not afflicted and chastised, tends gradually to relapse into its old state, losing the habit of suffering acquired by the labor of years. ” I am a crooked piece of iron,” he said, ” and am come into religion to be made straight by the hammer of mortification and penance.” During his last year of theology a malignant fever broke out in Rome; the Saint offered himself for the service of the sick, and he was accepted for the dangerous duty. Several of the brothers caught the fever, and Aloysius was of the number. He was brought to the point of death, but recovered, only to fall, however, into slow fever, which carried him off after three months. He died, repeating the Holy Name, a little after midnight between the 20th and 21st of June on the octave-day of Corpus Christi, being rather more than twenty-three years of age.




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13:05 

Born at Erice, near Trapani, Sicily, probably in 1443, Bl....

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Born at Erice, near Trapani, Sicily, probably in 1443, Bl. Aloysius Rabat


@темы: I like getting drunk at luncheons, aloysius, religion, sebastian, st sebastian

16:25 

Sebastian’s famous teddy bear in Brideshead Revisited, sitting pretty at Castle Howard near...

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Aloysius


Sebastian’s famous teddy bear in Brideshead Revisited, sitting pretty at Castle Howard near York, where the recent film was made.




@темы: aloysius, unhealthy pictures

20:33 

Aloysius is being sold on eBay: Up for auction is the House of...

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Aloysius is being sold on eBay:


Up for auction is the House of Nisbet Aloysius Mascot size teddy bear. He is a quality reproduction of the original used in the PBS series “Brideshead Revisited”. He is 14 inches tall. He still has his Daks scarf with two pins and his arm hang tag but, unfortunately, the tag with his number was cut off, loosing his original number to time. He has no paperwork but his hang tag. This is a fine collectors bear. He is in excellent condition with no flaws that I can see. He is jointed at neck, arms, and legs and his suede patches are still in place. He comes from an estate sale, so I can not attest to his being smoke or pet-free. He is a beauty of a bear who needs a good home. If you have additional questions, please email me. Also up for auction is the larger Full size Aloysius, who is approximately 26 inches in height. As stated previously they do not have COA’s or the flight bags that were original to the bears. I am starting them out at a reasonable price for the above mentioned reason. A great deal for a wonderful, hard to find teddy in such fine condition.
If you dont like or cant afford the asking price, dont be affraid, make your best bid… all bids are being considered!

The buy-it-now price is $140.




@темы: aloysius

15:15 

Mermaid and the Sailor, by Allison Iory Allison

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Mermaid and the Sailor, by Allison Iory Allison:

At the very tip of Cape Cod, twenty miles out to sea, a gigantic full moon was rising pumpkin orange and peeking over the rolling sand dunes encircling Provincetown Harbor. The enormous swollen moon dwarfed the village where twinkling lights reflected in dark water, and crickets hiding in the eel grass droned pulsating love songs. This was the Blue Moon, twice full in one month and two men stood on the deck of their summer cottage enjoying the twilight. Val leaned in close to Gyles neck playfully nibbling at his lover s ear and whispering, The Blue Moon is red-orange; everyone s in drag in Ptown. Or at least wearing a mask, this is Carnival week. replied Gyles encircling Val s taut waist in both his arms. The Mermaid and the Sailor is a romantic romp set in Provincetown and the third book of the Glamour Galore trilogy. This brings to a conclusion the saga begun with the Boston mystery, The Family Jewels followed by that legendary farce, Naughty Astronautess in which our heroine, Diva La Strange became the first drag queen astronaut.



One of the characters in the book has a teddy-bear named Sebastian Flyte.




@темы: I like getting drunk at luncheons, aloysius, books, sebastian

17:52 

A video about St Aloysius Gonzaga

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15:03 

Delicatessen

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In the TV series, Aloysius by a teddy bear named Delicatessen, who was owned by the actor Peter Bull.




@темы: mini-series, films, aloysius

14:39 

Aloisius: a Queer Bear

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Aloisius: a Queer Bear:

While most everyone attends a rowing regatta, Aloysius reads poems into a megaphone


Aloysius: A Queer Bear is a picture book for unusual youngsters with exquisite tastes.




@темы: unhealthy pictures, links, aloysius

23:27 

baobaoinchina:

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16:56 

Edward bear

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Why does everyone except me find it so easy to be nice?
В США, Великобритании и скандинавских странах есть особый праздник — День Плюшевого Мишки. Его празднуют 27 октября. День Российского мишки Тедди отмечают 19 ноября

[...]
В 1902 году президент США Теодор Рузвельт пощадил на охоте американского чёрного медведя, загнанного охотничьей командой с собаками, полузабитого и привязанного к дереву (иве). Рузвельта пригласили отстрелить добычу. Он отказался сделать это сам, мотивируя тем, что это "неспортивно", но распорядился медведя пристрелить, дабы прекратить его мучения. История попала в газетные карикатуры, но со временем была адаптирована по конъюнктурным соображениям, и медведь превратился в маленького симпатичного медвежонка (как в "Вашингтон пост" от 16 ноября 1902 г.). Детали истории со временем размылись, осталась главная - Тедди (прозвище Рузвельта) отказался стрелять в медвежонка. Одна из карикатур с уменьшенным до медвежонка масштабом попалась на глаза жене Морриса Мичтома, эмигранта из России (настоящее имя неизвестно), владельца магазина игрушек. Она и сшила первого медвежонка, похожего на медведя из карикатуры. Он был установлен на витрине магазина и назван «Медвежонок Тедди», в честь президента Рузвельта. Новая игрушка вызвала у покупателей небывалый интерес и вскоре, получив согласие Рузвельта на использование его имени, Мичтом основал компанию Ideal Toy Company, занимавшуюся выпуском игрушечных медвежат. И хотя успех медвежат был колоссальным, Мичтому он не принес богатства. Он допустил серьёзную ошибку — не запатентовал новую игрушку и её название. Вскоре появилось множество компаний, выпускающих похожих медвежат и пользующихся его изобретением.

[...]
Первая книга о приключениях плюшевого мишки была написана в 1907 в США писательницей Элис Склотт. Всего за время его существования по всему миру вышло около 400 книг различных авторов, в которых главным героем был плюшевый мишка. Одна из самых известных — это сказка английского писателя Александра Милна «Винни-Пух», впервые изданная в 1926 году.

(Вики)

One of the oldest remaining American manufacturers that produces "Made in the USA" teddy bears is Stuffington Bear Factory, open since 1959.[10] In the United Kingdom one small, traditional teddy bear company remains, Merrythought, which was established in 1930.[11]

(Wiki)

More Great Years: The 1920s - 1940s
With the exception of the four years when World War I raged in Europe, the next 25 years were kind to the teddy bear. Mass production had not yet taken over the teddy bear world, and people still preferred to buy high quality, hand-finished teddy bears.

Because World War I interrupted the flow of teddy bears from Germany, new teddy bear industries developed outside Germany. Chad Valley, Chiltern, and Dean's joined Farnell in England; Pintel and Fadap were begun in France, and Joy Toys in Australia. The bears themselves changed, too. Boot-button eyes were replaced by glass, and excelsior stuffing was replaced by a softer alternative, kapok.
The United States was relatively untouched by the war, and its teddy bear industry continued to grow. For example, the Knickerbocker Toy Company got its start in 1920 and continues to make teddy bears today.


(Marianne Clay. "The History of the Teddy Bear")

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