Lawrence of Arabia film poster by Chuck Sperry.
After five months of living in Japan I thought I might as well get serious about this project I…
Good news everyone. This awesome person is translating the T.E. Lawrence manga! For more information about the manga, check out this link.
Lawrence of Arabia fan art by deviantART user pippipippitama.
Mad Magazine’s 1964 parody of David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, entitled Flawrence of Arabia.
See the whole thing here: http://www.200words.com/Lawrence-of-arabia.html
I would not consider T.E. Lawrence and Gertrude Bell friends, per se. They were certainly colleagues and they shared similar political beliefs, especially in the creation of a independent Arab state. Bell served as an adviser to Feisal in this capacity. When Lawrence first met Bell he was an archaeologist in Carchemish. At the time he had little respect for her and he found her ideas about archeology outdated. As time passed his respect for her grew, but I’m not sure they ever truly connected on a personal level. I base this belief primarily from the absence of correspondence between the two. They did exchange a few letters, but Lawrence lost contact with Bell after the Paris Peace Conference. In fact, he didn’t even know about her death until a book of her letters had been published. Lawrence’s letters reveal the level of intimacy he held with his closest friends, and Bell was never a part of that legacy.
A portrait of T.E. Lawrence by Augustus John, 1929. An inscription on the back reads: “Painted in the morning and afternoon of an August day in 1929 at Freiern, Fordingbridge, while I was going to Solent, for the Schneider Cup. TES.”
Lawrence of Arabia will be screened by the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Dec. 29. Peter O’Toole, who passed away earlier this month, stars as T. E. Lawrence, famed British Army officer-archaeologist-author. And by gum, The Huntington just so happens to have a pretty fab T. E. Lawrence collection. Read more on Verso.
image caption: T. E. Lawrence in a classic pose from a photo in the Metcalf collection, 1917. The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens.
Passing this if you are American! Go and watch it for me