[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
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
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
I just came across a page of Wodehouse's notes, published as a photographic plate in P. G. Wodehouse: A Literary Biography by Benny Green (New York: The Rutledge Press, 1981). Oh, what might have been . . .

Surely I can get something out of Bertie being pursued by Beefy. )
[identity profile] storyfan.livejournal.com
Scroll down just a little to see a webcomic artist's perception of Mike & Psmith, just as they begin their school year together.

http://www.grisbymanor.com/may-filler-post-number-three-psmith/

I already have several versions of "Mike & Psmith," but I'd buy one illustrated by this artist as soon as it hit the market. Maybe I'll put a bug in the artist's ear…
[identity profile] storyfan.livejournal.com
A Washington Post review of "Jeeves and the Wedding Bells," the new Jeeves and Bertie novel sanctioned by the Wodehouse estate, is firmly dissed.

Here's the good part: The reviewer says the reader can find better stuff right here on our illustrious comm!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2013/11/05/jeeves-and-the-wedding-bells-is-worse-than-bad-fanfiction/?algtrack=mixedrecfill-2&tid=btm_rex_2
[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
I have finished reading The Adventures of Sally, and I have feelings about it!

Slightly spoilery discussion below the cut. )
So, all-in-all, a delightful read, with certain characteristics that I wish had appeared more often in the Jeeves and Bertie stories. I still think Bertie and Sally's paths should cross at some point. I'm thinking that a Sally and Gladys team would be an awesome pair with Bertie and Jeeves . . . the potential for meddling and matchmaking would be limitless! 

ETA: The Grand Magazine version of Sally appears to have been illustrated by none other than A. W. Mills! The Collier's version has lovely illustrations, too.
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
I'm trying once again to explore a bit more of Wodehouse's massive oeuvre, and I've recently started reading The Adventures of Sally! It's fascinating to read a Wodehouse story with a female protagonist (which was also the case, iirc, in The Old Reliable -- but it's been a long time since I read that one). Sally is appealing, and while she has some Mary Sue-esque qualities (Extremely pretty, except that her mouth is a little "too wide"! Everyone loves her!), she has an interesting enough personality that these traits are forgivable. She's hilariously sarcastic, has a reasonably high opinion of herself (which is not a bad thing, IMO) and is also very pushy/nosy, albeit in a well-meaning way.

Have any of you read this one? Any thoughts on what would come of a meeting between Bertie and Sally? I think he'd like her, but I wonder if she'd take it upon herself to get all up in his business . . . although perhaps as a supporter of a Jeeves/Wooster alliance? *swats plot bunnies*
[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] 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] gini-baggins.livejournal.com
Hello! First of all Merry Christmas to everyone on IndeedSir!
Last month [livejournal.com profile] imshi, [livejournal.com profile] damigella_314 and I met up in London to see Stephen Fry in Twelth Night. It was really great! Stephen was lovely as always and to see him performing live on stage was an utter joy! It was really nice to see him in his element :3

Before we went to the theatre we did some sightseeing on Wodehouse locations :)

The exterior of Bertie's flat from the tv series at daylight.



Click here for pictures and whatnot )

I really recommend you to visit some of the locations when you are visiting London! :3
[identity profile] celiaequus.livejournal.com
What-ho!  My first post in this community.  Er, you can delete it if it's not on-topic enough.
I'm reading Much Obliged, Jeeves at the moment, and I've come to adore the expression "Lord love a duck".  So I did this picture to illustrate my feelings:

Lord love a duckling'
What do you think?
[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] 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: )
[identity profile] lapin-petite.livejournal.com
I wandered trough tumbrl and stumble upon this awesomeness. And thanks to Ironicbees  who had dashing idea - I post it here with links.Maybe you will like it and you can found something new.


 
for more art here )



[identity profile] godsdaisiechain.livejournal.com
Jeeves and Bertie have two distinct getting-together adventures.  Thanks saylee for your wonderful, wonderful tale of Bertie's carnal feelings.

Jeeves and the epihi-whatsit.  Finally, a more confident Bertie for erynn999.

and

Jeeves and the Sticky Situation.  Innocent Bertie.  Less innocent, but not by much, Jeeves.

[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] gini-baggins.livejournal.com
Title: Jeeves and the Maiden Voyage.
Chapter: 1/?
Pairing: Bertie/Jeeves
Summary: Bertie and Reginald spent much of their travels on Ocean Liners, what if one of those Ocean Liners was the RMS Titanic?
Rating: G
Words: 3479
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing. Characters belong to P.G. Wodehouse.
Author’s note: Yes, I know this all happened in 1912. Our lads must have been about 12/17 at the time, but let’s just assume that Bertie is 26 and Reginald is 31 that year. I once read some people on indeedsir anticipating the idea of a Jeeves and Bertie crossover with Titanic, and this plot has been in my head ever since.
Beta-ed by the awesome mistress of doom [livejournal.com profile] erynn999


“I cannot imagine any condition which would cause a ship to founder. I cannot conceive of any vital disaster happening to this vessel. Modern shipbuilding has gone beyond that.”

Captain Edward Smith, referring to Adriatic.

Chapter 1. Prologue

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