[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
Today I learned that P. G. Wodehouse once said he could picture Stanley Holloway playing Jeeves, particularly in a musical version (Holloway being the only "singing Jeeves" Wodehouse could accept). Most of the images floating around are of a fairly aged Mr. Holloway. However, having found this picture of him as a young man, all I can say is YES, PLEASE:



I wonder if Wodehouse pictured Jeeves having the Cockney accent that Holloway typically employed in his songs and monologues? So many unanswerable questions!
[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] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
I am so excited! I found a treasure trove of historic newspapers with illustrated Jeeves and Bertie stories dating to the mid '20s and early '30s. A whole slew of these stories were published in the Boston Daily Globe in 1925, and again in its later incarnation, the Daily Boston Globe, between 1929 and 1932. Today, we're going to look at the latter group.

Tragically, the person did these illustrations is uncredited, and the bounder did not sign their name. It is assuredly not cartoonist Gene Mack, who did Wodehouse illustration duty for the Boston Globe in 1925. But whoever they might be, this person created a Jeeves of such surpassing loveliness that he gives Henry Raleigh's dishy Right Ho-era Jeeves a run for his money.



Yes, that's Jeeves.

Yowza! )

And that's all I have from Mystery Illustrator for now. All in all quite nicely done, but lacking a certain spark. Next time, I will show you the work of their predecessor, Gene Mack.

Previous entries:

"Bingo and the Little Woman" and "The Metropolitan Touch"
"Comrade Bingo"
"Bertie Changes His Mind"
"Leave It to Jeeves"
Right Ho, Jeeves
"The Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace"
"Aunt Agatha Takes the Count"
"Jeeves in the Springtime"
"Scoring Off Jeeves" and "Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch"
"Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest"
"The Great Sermon Handicap"
"The Purity of the Turf"
"Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg"
"Jeeves and the Chump Cyril" and "Extricating Young Gussie"
Joy in the Morning
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
I have more classic Wodehouse illustrations coming, but first, a bit of a palate cleanser. It's no secret around here that my favorite of all the artists who depicted Bertie and Jeeves back in the day is Arthur Wallis Mills. *dreamy sigh*



Overly ragey Jeeves notwithstanding, I still maintain that A. W. Mills "got" Wodehouse's work more than anyone else who put their hand to it. So I decided to take a look at some of his other work and get an idea of what else he got up to. I was not disappointed!

Spodes and Gussies and Aunts, oh my . . . )

And finally, let us never forget that this scene once flowed from A. W. Mills' pen:


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[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
Oh, my fellow Indeed_Sirrers, it has been so long! I don't know how many of you are still around who remember this series, but a million years ago in internet time (so like 4 years ago) I started gathering and posting illustrations from the original publications of various Jeeves and Bertie stories/novels. I posted all the ones that were easy for me to come by online, mostly from 1910s-early 1920s issues of Cosmopolitan and The Strand.

Well, today I bring you illustrations from the American publication of Joy in the Morning (Doubleday and Co., 1946) by illustrator Paul Galdone. Now, I don't want to say I 100% hate everything about them, but . . . yeah. I'm sorry, Mr. Galdone, you were a perfectly fine children's book illustrator. But this just ain't ringing my chimes. :(



Uh, Bertie, about that suit . . . )

Previous entries:

"Bingo and the Little Woman" and "The Metropolitan Touch"
"Comrade Bingo"
"Bertie Changes His Mind"
"Leave It to Jeeves"
Right Ho, Jeeves
"The Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace"
"Aunt Agatha Takes the Count"
"Jeeves in the Springtime"
"Scoring Off Jeeves" and "Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch"
"Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest"
"The Great Sermon Handicap"
"The Purity of the Turf"
"Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg"
"Jeeves and the Chump Cyril" and "Extricating Young Gussie"
[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] godsdaisiechain.livejournal.com
Challenge: Purgatory Characters: Jeeves, Bertie, Jarvis the Doorman, Bingo Little, Aunt Dahlia, Sir Roderick Glossop, Original Characters.

Title: Jeeves and the Pandemic Rannygazoo – or – Bertram and the Pith of the Matter


Note: Sort of an alternate-y universe-y thingummy for the TV show…although, if we read the first Jeeves story (1914), they’d been together for quite a while (in Bertiespeak) before he wrote any of those stories and would have been, well, somewhat likely to maybe have happened… perhaps.


Summary: Jeeves and Bertie live through the 1918 Flu Pandemic. Aunt Dahlia sends over Bertie's childhood nurse who tells Jeeves about what Bertie was like as a boy.


Words: ~5000   Rating: PG
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
I haven't gotten very far into it, but it's already fascinating, and I thought you all might enjoy it. It has footage of Wodehouse himself, plus interviews with all kinds of interesting people.

[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
So I finally saw It, the iconic Clara Bow movie. If you're not familiar with it, it's about a working-class girl falling in love with a wealthy young man, Cyrus, who runs the department store where she works.

Anyway, pretty early in the movie, this guy shows up. He's Cyrus' best friend, Monty -- an elegantly dressed, incredibly goofy but good-hearted British chap. We're told pretty early on that he doesn't work, although he does take an amiable interest in his friend's job. He's tall, slim and sharply dressed, but sports a highly inadvisable mustache. He ineptly woos girls who are totally unsuitable for him (including Betty, the "it" girl herself).

At one point, wacky hijinks lead Monty and Cyrus to believe that Betty is a *gasp* single mother. Cyrus is really a dick about it, but Monty -- although shocked and distraught at first -- is quick to "forgive" her and continue their friendship. And ultimately, even though he has a hard-core crush on Betty, he helps bring her and Cyrus together (in his bumbling way) when he realizes how much Betty loves Cyrus.

It's . . . it's Bertie, in his pre-Jeeves days! He's hanging around in New York trying to help his friends out of romantic scrapes and making bad decisions about facial hair and girls (he even shows an interest in Cyrus' Florence Craye-like jilted girlfriend at the end)! Even his dialogue is Bertie-esque ("You've got 'It', old fruit!").

Here's a better picture of the actor, William Austin. Again with the terrible mustache, although it looked worse in the movie. XD Note the striking blue eyes.
[identity profile] lapin-petite.livejournal.com
This was very interesting and funny project for me.I found old cover of Carry on, Jeeves which I immediately liked -the composition,feeling and view from the window are perfect. So I draw free version or continuation of previous scene*3*



For both of them here: )
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[identity profile] gunitneko.livejournal.com
Hello, All,

I'm so sorry I haven't update any Medicinal Skirts stories, but I just recently found my notes and am anxious to take off again soon. There is just one thing though: I do have quite a list of skirts and have looked around for more ideas (via Google), but the list still feels.... short. SO, I would love to hear of any ideas or requests from you all.
Here is what I have:
  • Waiter(ess)
  • Hula/Grass
  • Princess
  • Dutch-maid
  • Clown
  • Boy-player
  • Hoop
  • Tunic/skirt (medieval)
  • Cancan
  • Kilt
  • Gladiator
  • India (think Bollywood)
  • School girl (I hesitate to use this one)
You see my dilemma? Despite searching through "sexy costumes" on the internet they are all either to modern for Jeeves and Wooster or they're a male profession turned femme fantasy.

BTW! Search "male skirt" on Google. You are in for a treat! (I look forward to the equaling sexes)
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
I imagine a lot of you probably know about this already, but a few years ago a Wodehouse scholar named Norman Murphy came out with the theory that Bertie Wooster was modeled on an actor/singer/producer/playwright/songwriter/all-around-talented guy named George Grossmith Jr. Grossmith played a lot of "dudes" and "mashers" on the musical comedy stage in the 1910s, and this was certainly the kind of character that Bertie was based on in his earliest form.


I muuuurdered her one morning, it was very kindly meant . . . )


I happened upon Grossmith while I was looking around for other possible Bertie Wooster inspirations. It seems that the name Bertie was already associated with dapper, upper-class gents well before Bertie Wooster was born, and I'm sure that Wodehouse was influenced, directly or otherwise, by earlier uses of the name.


I'm Burlington Bertie, I rise at 10:30 . . . )
[identity profile] laeticiav.livejournal.com
What ho, old things. As threatened promised in an earlier post, here are the Jeeveses! (What is the plural?)

Early 20th century advertising is delightfully replete with Jeeves-esque men.*

Photobucket


By that, I mean men with very short dark hair, square jaws, prominent noses, stern facial expressions, and impossibly upright posture wearing bowler hats and/or other fairly formal attire.

*The catalogue gives very little information – usually there is no artist named. If you are interested in chasing the images down, they are from the NYPL (men's costume from the 1901s, 1910s and 1920s).

a plethora of Jeeveses (image heavy) )
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
Warning -- this post discusses some old-school derogatory slang terms for gay men.

What's the connection? )
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
Hi! Remember these? I'm finally back with a couple more, after a long and frustrating adventure with my computer's service board blowing out, and then being out of the country for two months. Sort of bunged a spanner into the works. Alas, this is about all I have at the moment anyway, but I'll be doing my best to get my hands on more as soon as I can.

Today, I give you two stories illustrated by our old friend Leete: "Jeeves and the Chump Cyril" and "Extricating Young Gussie."




He's got a face like a fish! )

Previous entries:

"Bingo and the Little Woman" and "The Metropolitan Touch"
"Comrade Bingo"
"Bertie Changes His Mind"
"Leave It to Jeeves"
Right Ho, Jeeves
"The Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace"
"Aunt Agatha Takes the Count"
"Jeeves in the Springtime"
"Scoring Off Jeeves" and "Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch"
"Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest"
"The Great Sermon Handicap"
"The Purity of the Turf"
"Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg"
[identity profile] lapin-petite.livejournal.com
HI!
I was so busy with illness during Easter so its miracle i done these rough sketches for youXD
Downton is ending here,just waiting for Christmas special and for season 3.



I found out that many people dont know about Downton,so maybe you can just take a look at art style/not much here/or conteporary time and wait for more wodehouse feeling for next time:3

I always adored scenes in downstairs kitchenXD
I make quick pencil skech on old paper and sadly dont finish it.



Some people sugest fight of Thomas and Jeeves,I want something dramatic, lightning,tigers,snakes or these images from mangasXDD but it ended just with deadly stares and eyebrows,sorryXDAnd Jeeves is looking too young and handsomeXDD Still dont have spirits colored it*3* So its simple pencil sketch.



And awesome The Right Honourable Violet, Countess of Grantham would be perfect aunt of doom for BertramXD I bet that ticked for kicking out from manor wil be destruction  of her roses.






While i was drawing these I got AWESOME idea for Jeeves/Wooster picture.So I concentrate mostly on that huge watercolor picture with layered composition and dark shades.But this will be next time*3*

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