Thursday, 30 June 2011



Observatory, West Melton
Springfield Station
Rewi Alley Memorial, Springfield
Trinity, Darfield
Observatory, West Melton


Winston Churchill

Benito Mussolini

Jan Smuts

Samuel Hoare
Frederick Morgan

Harry Hopkins

Louis Mountbatten

Averell Harriman

General Bissel

Chiang Kai-shek

Frankin Delano Roosevelt

Frankin Delano Roosevelt

Joseph Stalin

Winston Churchill

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

After You, Who?

Wonderful Wellington find...

Irene Mayer Selznick

Irene Mayer Selznick (April 2, 1907 - October 10, 1990) was an American theatrical producer.
Born Irene Gladys Mayer in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of future MGM studio mogul, Louis B. Mayer and his first wife, Margaret Shenberg. She was an adventurous young girl of considerable intellect who became a lifelong friend of actress Katharine Hepburn. Irene Mayer married David O. Selznick on April 29, 1930. They had two sons, Jeffrey and Daniel Selznick. Her husband came from an extremely dysfunctional but talented family and he was one of the few men who could stimulate her intellect. However, his constant philandering and frequent financial problems as a result of a gambling addiction led to their growing apart and she eventually left Selznick. Their divorce was finalized in January 1949.