Category Archives: Died this day

Colette on screen

… along with Mathilde de Morny and Rachilde *squee*

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Colette on screen

… along with Mathilde de Morny and Rachilde *squee*

Franziska zu Reventlow (1871-1918)

100 years since the death of the ‘bohemian countess’

Franziska zu Reventlow (1871-1918)

100 years since the death of the ‘bohemian countess’

Death of a magus

The demise of Joséphin Péladan, the man behind the modern Rosicrucian revival, 100 years ago today

Death of a magus

The demise of Joséphin Péladan, the man behind the modern Rosicrucian revival, 100 years ago today

“Oh my God. Something’s happened. Lower the curtain”

100 years since the death of Chung Ling Soo (William Robertson)

“Oh my God. Something’s happened. Lower the curtain”

100 years since the death of Chung Ling Soo (William Robertson)

The lonely death of Valeska Gert

“Kitty’s a gourmet, he doesn’t like me anymore …”

The lonely death of Valeska Gert

“Kitty’s a gourmet, he doesn’t like me anymore …”

Dormition of the Heathen Madonna

Fanny zu Reventlow, the “bohemian countess” of Munich around 1900

Dormition of the Heathen Madonna

Fanny zu Reventlow, the “bohemian countess” of Munich around 1900

Pearls: Octave Mirbeau

The great provocateur of French letters, who died 100 years ago today

Pearls: Octave Mirbeau

The great provocateur of French letters, who died 100 years ago today

Mysterious corners of shade

Occultist poet Berthe de Courrière, who died 100 years ago today

Mysterious corners of shade

Occultist poet Berthe de Courrière, who died 100 years ago today

The Kaiser of Utopia

German writer Paul Scheerbart, who died 100 years ago today

The Kaiser of Utopia

German writer Paul Scheerbart, who died 100 years ago today

The quest for Stenbock

David Tibet on the immortal Decadent count, who died on this day in 1895.

The quest for Stenbock

David Tibet on the immortal Decadent count, who died on this day in 1895.

Royally buzzed

“Even the mummies stand up and walk when they drink Vin Mariani!”

Royally buzzed

“Even the mummies stand up and walk when they drink Vin Mariani!”

Evening colours

The last station in the life of Else Lasker-Schüler

Evening colours

The last station in the life of Else Lasker-Schüler

Ade, altes Frauenzimmer

German actress Luise Rainer (1910-2014)

Ade, altes Frauenzimmer

German actress Luise Rainer (1910-2014)

All roads lead to black decay

100 years since the death of Austrian poet Georg Trakl

All roads lead to black decay

100 years since the death of Austrian poet Georg Trakl

KvF

Marsden Hartley and Robert Indiana salute a German officer who fell 100 years ago today

KvF

Marsden Hartley and Robert Indiana salute a German officer who fell 100 years ago today

The voice of hope

Espionage, revolt and scandal in the life and death of Syrian singer Asmahan

The voice of hope

Espionage, revolt and scandal in the life and death of Syrian singer Asmahan