***********************So, in other fairy tale news this week....
What Disney princesses would have worn through the 20th and 21st centuries, ie. what they would have worn if they lived when their movie was made. (close-ups and details here)
Donald Haase on holiday in LA is being followed by fairy tales everywhere he goes. He took some pictures of costumes used in Cinderella "in the line of duty". We appreciate the sacrifice! Go to the AFS FB page to see the full collection properly. (The American Folklore Society Facebook page is supposed to be public but doesn't seem to be connecting - start HERE).
FTNH Note: It might just be me but all this Cinderella fuss really seems market and industry driven. It's all the advertising, all the stores with their merchandise.. Apart from a little ooh-ing and aah-ing about Cinderella's dresses and the collector dolls being released, it's not really buzzing around social media at all that I can see, even with subjects like Lily James' teeny waist or the trouble Disney had hiding Madden's, er, "codpiece" (Ken doll anyone?). There's certainly none of the speculation and excitement that Frozen incited, or even Into The Woods. It's certainly a media blitz and the stores are saturated with merchandise - from low end to high, but interest in the movie? Not really seeing a whole lot.
Also posted on the Facebook page, an amusing Frog Prince wine he found. Funny description (more info here) + extra points to Kuleto for using "grenoulline" on the back label (the restaurant rating is excellent! Though this write-up gives me pause to try it - at least on my dime):
Sea of Trees musical at University of Iowa explores the Suicide Forest in a dark fairy tale. (story here)
"Fairy control" has had to be brought in at a woods in Somerset to curb the "profusion of elfin construction". "We've got little doors everywhere. We're not anti-fairies but it's in danger of getting out of control." " Story HERE.
Ellen Degeneres mashes up Cinderella and Fifty Shades of Grey (video - not TOO terrible, it is Ellen, after all.) (video at link)
From the Australian Fairy Tale Society:
Our 2nd conference will be held on Sunday June 21st (Winter Solstice) and we are delighted to announce our Keynote Speaker is Sophie Masson, celebrated author of many fairy tale retellings and novels which explore the theme of transformation. Sophie’s latest novel Hunter’s Moon, inspired by Snow White, will be released in June. (see here for more information about Hunter's Moon)
Believe it or not there's more but this will have to do for today!