Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

“To give a character life… arrive on screen with a past.” – Art of Quotation

“To give a character life in a short space of time, it helps if you arrive on screen with a past.” — Jeanne Moreau, French, actress Source: “To give a … Continue reading

06/28/2017 · 6 Comments

“Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?” – Art of Quotation

“Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?” — Marcel Marceau, actor, mime, French Source: “Do not the most moving moments of our lives find … Continue reading

04/24/2017 · 2 Comments


This vintage real photo postcard features French stage actress Miss Lilliane wearing a turn of the century bikini, kerchief, and cape. She is dressed and posed in a risqué manner. … Continue reading

07/06/2016 · Leave a comment

On This Day • Jean Racine Born in 1639

“Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.” ― Jean Racine On this day in 1639 the French playwright, Jean Racine, was born. He … Continue reading

12/21/2015 · Leave a comment

Édith Piaf in 1962 • Chanteuse Extraordinaire • Centenary

In remembrance of the matchless Édith Piaf — ‘Le Petit Oiseau’ or ‘The Little Sparrow — who was born on this day in 1915. Édith Piaf [19 December 1915 – 11 October … Continue reading

12/19/2015 · Leave a comment

Brigitte Helm as Scheming Baroness Sandorf in L’Argent (1928 film)

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE:
L’Argent (“money”) is a French silent film directed in 1928 by Marcel L’Herbier. The film was adapted from the novel L’Argent by Émile Zola,…

09/06/2015 · Leave a comment

18th and 19th Century: Chinese Festival and the 1754 Riot at Drury Lane Theatre

Drury Lane Theatre became known for many things, and among them a remarkable riot that occurred in November of 1755. The forebodings of it began in the summer of 1755 … Continue reading

09/21/2014 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Marcel Marceau

Originally posted on waldina:
NAME: Marcel Marceau OCCUPATION: Actor, Artist BIRTH DATE: March 22, 1923 DEATH DATE: September 22, 2007 EDUCATION: Ecole des Beaux-Arts PLACE OF BIRTH: Strasbourg, France PLACE…

03/22/2014 · Leave a comment