[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
Hi, everyone! It's me (AGAIN). I just wanted to give you all a link to my newest project, A Visual Guide to the World of Wooster. It's kind of a continuation of my "Classic Wodehouse Illustrations" series here on Indeedsir.

There are only a couple posts up so far, but I hope you will enjoy them!
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
What ho again! I just saw this posted over on Facebook, and had to share it here:

https://youtu.be/Re9QXetFipM

This is an interview between P. G. Wodehouse and Alistair Cooke from the 1960s. Wodehouse talks about the inspiration for Bertie Wooster, among other things.

He mentions an Anthony Mildmay as being the "Bertie Wooster type," so naturally I had to look him up. He was talking about this guy: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Bingham_Mildmay,_2nd_Baron_Mildmay_of_Flete

He's too young to have directly inspired the creation of Bertie, but it's interesting to think this might be what Wodehouse had in mind as he was writing some of the Jeeves and Bertie stories at the height of his career:




And I was also fascinated to hear Wodehouse directly address the age difference between Jeeves and Bertie: apparently he envisioned them about 20 years apart, with Bertie in his 20s and Jeeves in his 40s.
[identity profile] storyfan.livejournal.com
This is an article from the Telegraph, published in 2008. Not really sure how I came across it, what with all that surfing, don't you know.

At any rate, it's a quick, fun read and it casts Bertie in another light.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/anwilson/3555169/Was-Bertie-Wooster-a-silly-ass-or-a-wise-man.html
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
What ho, everybody! I just wanted to let you all know that I've started a new community for fans Jeeves and Wooster and Wodehouse stuff in general over on Imzy! It's an interesting new platform, better suited for discussion than Tumblr and easier to search than LJ.

My little community is still small and most of the posts are from me at this point, but it's already had some interesting contributions from members. Imzy just went public, so you don't need an invite to join. If you're interested, please check it out at http://www.imzy.com/junior_ganymede_club.

Video

Nov. 14th, 2015 08:28 pm
[identity profile] horriyuo.livejournal.com
I made this video a while ago only just remembered to post it here! Song is You're the Top sung by Ben Barnes. Another fun fact about this song is it is originally from the musical 'Anything Goes' in which PG Wodehouse is credited for writing some lyrics...
[identity profile] horriyuo.livejournal.com
A chap called Sebastian Faulks has written a 'homage' to P.G Wodehouse entitled 'Jeeves and the wedding bells' it sounds rather interesting, I was wondering if any of you think it's worth reading.

Article here

I probably won't be able to buy it yet but I'll probably end up buying it when I've read some reviews -hint, hint-
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
OMG you guys, OMG OMG OMG! Remember my series of vintage Wodehouse illustration posts? (The last one I did is here, and I think that has links to all of them.) Well, I just found an amazing website that not only has transcripts of pretty much every Wodehouse work published in a periodical before 1923, but they also include all the original illustrations. Check it out.

Believe it or not, I think I have actually found an illustrator who has an even worse grasp of what Bertie is supposed to look like than old Skidmore.  Meet Tony Sarg, illustrator of a couple Jeeves and Bertie stories published in the Saturday Evening Post. Yep . . . Bertie is the slouchy one with the glasses. 
[identity profile] cwill1794.livejournal.com
Thought you all might appreciate this: Mental Floss recently featured a color film of London in 1926. "In 1926, British-born filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene filmed the streets of London in breathtaking color...Film history heralds the arrival of color film in the 1930s, but this footage moves that back to the '20s." You can watch the video (it's about 6 min. long) and read the article here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/50636/drive-around-london-1926
[identity profile] erynn999.livejournal.com
Apparently, the BBC plans to do a 6-part Blandings series. I thought this might be of interest to the chaps and chapesses of our fair community. Those of you who are likely to see it first, please do let us know! I'm sure it will be quite spiffing!
[identity profile] trista-zevkia.livejournal.com
What ho! Have you heard of this event, happening as it does to sound like a Drones Club event? Be a great place to get some photos you could mani madly, should you be in London.

The Chap Olympiad

"They have events like shouting at foreigners, cucumber sandwich discus, umbrella jousting, butler baiting, swooning, the pipeathalon and ironing board surfing. Also refined refreshments (their words). The dress code is elegant finery, military wear, formal wear, dandy wear. No sportswear please except cricket whites and absolutely no denim. "

Butler baiting? So that leave the Valet Vault or the Valet Ballet? What would Jeeves make of male ballet dancer's outfit?

Art

Apr. 30th, 2012 06:40 pm
[identity profile] ironicbees.livejournal.com
First, before I get to the art, BBC Radio's running "The Inimitable Jeeves" right now. I don't much care for the radio adaptations, but others may enjoy it. :)

Now onto the art. )
[identity profile] erynn999.livejournal.com
I saw a reference from someone yesterday to a novel/movie Breakfast on Pluto, about an Irish trans woman. I'd never heard of it before and so I went looking for a little info, and what should I find but this gem:

Pussy's politician lover in the novel becomes a glam rock musician played by Gavin Friday with whom Kitten may or may not have had a sexual relationship, and Pussy's lover Bertie Wooster becomes magician Bertie Vaughan (Stephen Rea), with whom Kitten has an unrequited flirtation. Liam Neeson plays the priest that Braden believes is her biological father, a character renamed Father Liam, although a number of reviews erroneously call him Father Bernard, as in the book.

And I wondered why Jeeves hadn't stepped in and scooped up the young master for his own already.
[identity profile] saylee.livejournal.com
Hi all, I'm looking to find some of the older fics that are listed here, but which have broken links. In particular, I am looking for Bad Faery's "Breaking the Silence", but I would love to read any of the ones up there with broken links.

Also, I came across this rec on another list, and am having no luck finding a working link:

Untitled
Author: Lucy Knisley
Pairing: Jeeves/Bertie
Journal fic

Rating: PG
Summary: One question remains: How to find and confront my errant valet. Heart hasn’t stopped beating like a bally rabbit all afternoon - think I need a stiff drink.[[WARNING! HUGE image ahead! And by huge I mean 1296x5530px. Yes, this isn’t exactly a fic, but it’s wonderful and I want to rec it, and there is text, so here it stays. This is a short adventure, told in snippets of  Bertie’s diary, starting with a Bad Thing and culminating in a Rather Wonderful Thing. And it’s lovely. :3]]


Is anyone able to help me out with either working links or copies you might have saved that you could email me? Much appreciated.

[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
OMG, you guys, this is so cool: A P. G. Wodehouse Coverage.

It's a fairly exhaustive collection of covers for P. G. Wodehouse books. The layout is a little confusing, but if you scroll down and click on any of the covers shown on the main page, it will take you to a page with all the covers associated with that particular book. If only there were some bigger images available!

The covers range from baffling to beautiful to fairly hideous. It's an awesome selection of different styles and interpretations of the characters. (I'm also amused that the German title of My Man Jeeves seems to translate roughly to "Jeeves does it all." Indeed!)

ETA: It might actually be easier to navigate via the list of countries, because then you get a list of titles. Either way, it's confusing.
[identity profile] bratty-jedi.livejournal.com
Howdy, y'all.

Not a very Wodehouseian greeting, I know, but that's the way we roll in my neck of the woods. I'm a recent convert to the loveliness that is the general Jeevesian universe. I've seen the Fry & Laurie TV version and am working my way through the short stories and some fanfic. Perhaps someday I'll get through the entire canon and feel a need to write some fic of my own. In the meantime, I thought I'd say "Hello" and drop off a couple of links that might be of interest to the comm.

First is a new one that could be useful for background info for writers and perhaps artists. An Op-Ed from the recent New York Times Sunday Review discusses hand signals used by owners and staff of upscale restaurants to communicate silently. I rather suspect that many large manor houses of the type Bertie frequently visits with Jeeves in tow would have had similar means of communication in use by the staff. Even if the examples here aren't perfect due to imperfect era and setting, I thought they might provide food for thought.
Sign Dining

The second link is to an older piece that might have already been discussed here, in which case I apologize for the repeat, but my searching hasn't turned up anything. If anyone is familiar with the comic book series (or the movie) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen or with H. P. Lovecraft's tales of Cthulhu, there was a text-only story in an issue of the comic that blends the League and Cthulhu with Jeeves and Bertie's world that is absolutely fantastic. The rest of the explanation with details for those unfamiliar with The League and / or Lovecraft is a bit complicated, so what say I hide it behind this cut. )

I love this little story, but I realize that on the Venn diagram of fans of Jeeves and Wooster, fans of Lovecraft, and fans of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the point of overlap for all three is going to be relatively small. For anyone else who happens to be at that intersection point or crazy enough to give something totally random a try, a complete scan of the story:
What Ho, Gods of the Abyss OMG I love that title!
[identity profile] sailthouforth.livejournal.com
I found something that may be of interest -- a logic puzzle based on "The Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace". It can be found here. I've yet to solve it, but then my intelligence always has more closely resembled Bertie's rather than Jeeves's. ;D

One line did make me laugh out loud, though: [...] by their otherwise mild-mannered Aunt Agatha [...] -- what rot!
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
Hope this is not too off-topic, but I thought you all might get a kick out of this fantastic website I found. It's a collection of vintage comics, mostly from the early 1900s (although it gets into the '20s a bit). Some of these are pretty famous, others virtually forgotten.

There's a reference to C. A. Voight's Betty in The Mating Season -- Bertie compares Gussie Finknottle to Betty's would-be suitor, Lester DePester.

More! )

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