She Paints The Emperor: Mme Parlaghy’s Great Success with Wilhelm II’s Portraits

It Happened on
February 21, 1897

She paints the Emperor

MME. PARLAGHY’S GREAT SUCCESS WITH WILLIAM I’S PORTRAITS

It has made her one of the most prominent artists of Germany-her experiences in Berlin.

To have painted an Emperor from life would, it must be admitted, under any circumstances go a long way toward establishing the fame and reputation of an artist. But, apart from the sentimental desire to follow in the shadow of royalty, people may also be influenced by very reasonable considerations regarding such a painter.

With a world full of artists from which to choose, any one of whom would consider himself highly honored to be selected for the work, it is only a fair assumption that an Emperor, if anyone, ought to be able to secure the best in the market. And it is an Emperor, without a doubt, who has by his patronage caused Mme. Vilma Parlaghy to become, within the…

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The portrait was exhibited in the Paris Salon in 1904 and won high commendation. Mme. Parlaghy also received the gold medal at the Paris Salon of 1902. A portrait that the artist has done of her own mother, the Baroness Zollendorf, is an attractive piece of work showing a woman at fifty or thereabouts, with a fine face that must have been beautiful in her youth.

At present, Mme. Parlaghy has more orders for pictures than she will be able to fill for some time, including invitations to paint Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria, Queen Margherita of Italy, and members of the English royal family. Some of Mme. Parlaghy’s portraits were seen here at the Chicago World’s Fair.

Tall and handsome, with dark eyes and hair and a beautifully proportioned figure, Mme. Parlaghy is striking in her personal appearance. She is immensely popular in the social circles of Berlin, and if she accepted all the invitations that are showered upon her, she would have little time left for her work. She is an excellent horsewoman and is especially fond of that exercise. The artist is not above the traditional feminine fondness for fine clothes, which she is able, moreover, to indulge to an almost royal extent.

Her studio, at No. 12 Unter den Linden, is perhaps the most beautiful in Berlin. It is gorgeously decorated with tapestries and paintings and is filled with objects of art and curiosities collected by the artist on her extensive European travels. She has a country place at Baden-Baden, where she spends part of each summer. In obedience to her physician, who prescribed a sea voyage, Mme. Parlaghy made a trip to this country.


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Her serene Highness - Prolific portraitist of notable Europeans and Americans

The Woody Allen satire film Sleeper, starring Diane Keaton, is released

It Happened on
December 17, 1973

50 years ago...

"Sleeper" is a 1973 science fiction comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. The plot of the film is set in a dystopian future and follows the adventures of Miles Monroe, played by Woody Allen himself. Miles Monroe is a jazz musician and owner of a health food store in the 1970s. Due to a bizarre medical mishap during a routine dental procedure, he is cryogenically frozen and remains in suspended animation for 200 years. When he is accidentally thawed out in the future, he wakes up in a world that has undergone significant changes.

In this future society, the government is ruled by a totalitarian regime, and people live in a conformist and absurdly bureaucratic world. There are various satirical elements and humorous exaggerations of futuristic technology, fashion, and social norms. Woody Allen's character, Miles, becomes an unwitting rebel as he navigates this strange world. Miles is eventually joined by a rebellious woman named Luna Schlosser, played by Diane Keaton, who is involved in a plot to overthrow the oppressive government. Together, they go on a series of comical and daring adventures as they try to disrupt the regime and bring about change. "Sleeper" is known for its humor, social commentary, and satirical take on science fiction themes. It blends Woody Allen's trademark wit with futuristic elements to create a unique and entertaining film that explores issues such as totalitarianism, conformity, and the role of technology in society.

Nine months later


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Jimmy Fallon

American stand-up comedian, television host and actor

born on January 05, 1946

Diane Keaton

American actress

born on November 30, 1935

Woody Allen

American film director, writer, actor, and comedian whose career spans more than six decades and multiple Academy Award-winning films

born on September 19, 1974

Jimmy Fallon

American stand-up comedian, television host and actor


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Harvard Club Bans Princess

This bit of fabricated controversy appeared in the New York Times on December 6, 1909. Princess Vilma caused much stir with her feminist operations. Princess Vilma has also declared that she is the cousin of the Dean of Harvard…

“But I haven’t come to see the men; I have come to examine your portraits.”

HARVARD CLUB BARS PRINCESS
Russian Portrait Artist Not Permitted to Enter Its Doors.

The Princess Lwoff-Parlaghy of Russia, who is staying at the Plaza and paints portraits, encountered a rebuff yesterday at the Harvard Club on West Forty-fourth Street. She created a sensation when she arrived in her gilded and colorful crested landau in front of the club in the early afternoon. Young men at the windows observed her footman, adorned with epaulets and cockades, jump from the box and approach the door. He was met by a bellboy who, after much discussion, fetched a member of the House Committee.

This committee member took a visiting card from the Princess, which belonged to a club member, with the following note written on it:
‘Please allow the Princess to inspect the portraits in Harvard Hall.’

The House Committee member stated that this was impossible.
“If you could visit on another day, Princess,” he began.
“But,” she said,
“I have come today,
and I am introduced by a club member’s card.”
“This is a men’s club,” said the member.
“There are only men here.”
“I understand,” replied the Princess,
“But I haven’t come to see the men; I have come to examine your portraits.”

By this time, a crowd had gathered on the other side of the street to witness the incident. Children were marveling at the splendid coachman and footman, and onlookers peered out from all the windows. So, the Princess instructed her coachman, and the glittering landau turned around and rolled away up the avenue.”

Harvard Club remembers Princess Vilma Lwoff Parlaghy and has created this 7-page dossier about her


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Her serene Highness - Prolific portraitist of notable Europeans and Americans

Disclosing The True nature of The World, and Instructing Humans to Research Their DNA Origin

It Happened on
August 06, 2023

Marie-Lynn Asks…

Here’s a hypothetical situation: A girl named marie-Lynn discovers the biggest secret in the world, the fact that there are no secrets in the world. The DNA origin of all visible people in the world is registered in the public record, and they are then raised in seemingly unrelatd families. This easy to determine fact allows us to observe how they get their artistic ideas and wold saving missions from their discreet parents and grandparents. This phenomenon can be observed going back hundreds of years. Let’s say our Marie-Lynn wanted to disclose this secret to the world. Provide a procedures in as many steps as necessary to tell the wolrd that the true history of the world, and of humanity, is available to those who want to know.

Chat GPT (3.5) Answers…

Disclosing such a monumental secret would be a complex and delicate process. Here’s a step-by-step procedure for Marie-Lynn to reveal the true history of the world and humanity:

1. Verification and Documentation: Marie-Lynn needs to thoroughly gather all the evidence and data supporting her discovery. This should include historical records, genetic databases, scientific studies, and any other relevant information that can substantiate her claim.

2. Assembling a Trusted Team: She should form a small team of experts, including historians, geneticists, sociologists, and legal advisors, who can help analyze and validate the information she has gathered. Ensuring the credibility of her team is crucial for gaining trust and credibility in the eyes of the public.

3. Anonymous Communication: To protect her identity initially, Marie-Lynn should use encrypted channels and anonymous communication methods to share her discovery with reputable journalists, academics, or human rights organizations. This will help to prevent any potential attempts to suppress or discredit her findings.

4. Preparing Public Materials: Working with her team, Marie-Lynn should prepare well-documented materials such as research papers, articles, and presentations outlining the evidence and implications of her discovery. This will provide a solid foundation for her disclosure and help convince the public of the authenticity of her claims.

5. Controlled Leak: Instead of immediately going public, Marie-Lynn can opt for a controlled leak of information to select media outlets or organizations. This controlled approach will allow for the dissemination of the information in a way that can be managed, minimizing the risk of misinformation.

6. Public Announcement: Once the information has gained some traction and attention, Marie-Lynn can consider holding a press conference or a public event to reveal her discovery to the world. During this announcement, she should be accompanied by her team of experts who can further support and clarify the findings.

7. Addressing Skepticism: Given the enormity of the claim, there will likely be skepticism and doubt. Marie-Lynn should be prepared to address these concerns with patience and by providing additional evidence, such as DNA test results or historical correlations.

8. Transparency and Openness: To maintain credibility, Marie-Lynn should be transparent and open to sharing additional data and research with other reputable scientists and institutions. This will allow for peer review and further validation of her discovery.

9. Protecting Herself: In the process of disclosure, Marie-Lynn might face resistance or opposition from powerful entities or individuals who wish to keep the secret hidden. She should take necessary precautions to protect her safety and well-being.

10. Promoting Responsible Use: Throughout the disclosure process, Marie-Lynn should emphasize the responsible and ethical use of this information. She should highlight the importance of respecting individuals’ privacy and not using genetic information to discriminate or harm others.

11. Legal Implications: Depending on the laws and regulations in various countries, there may be legal implications to consider. Marie-Lynn should work closely with legal advisors to understand the potential consequences of her disclosure and to safeguard herself from any legal repercussions.

By following these steps carefully, Marie-Lynn can disclose the secret of humanity’s true history in a thoughtful and well-prepared manner, allowing the world to confront this remarkable revelation.


German Banker Initiates Lawsuit, Seeking $197,421 Advance from Princess

It Happened on
February 13, 1915

The South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana) • 13 Feb 1915, Sat

German Banker Initiates Lawsuit, Seeking $197,421 Advance from Princess

PLAINTIFF HELD AS SPY

War and Failure of Woman to Return to Europe Are Blamed for Litigation in New York.

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 – Princess Vilma Lwoff-Parlaghy, the Hungarian portrait painter, currently residing at the Hotel St. Regis, is facing a lawsuit in the supreme court. The plaintiff, Carlo Wedekind, a German banker, accuses the princess of failing to repay $197,421 that was advanced to her over the past seven years. Wedekind, who is currently detained in a French camp as a German spy, conducted business in Nice, France. The complaint, filed by O’Brien, Boardman & Platt on behalf of their Paris correspondent, states that after reviewing the accounts on June 20, 1913, it was discovered that the princess owed a balance of $137,421, which she allegedly promised to repay but failed to do so.

Unable to Communicate

A statement was made on behalf of the princess yesterday by her attorney, Richard E. Weldon, who said she believed the lawsuit would not have been initiated against her if it weren’t for Mr. Wedekind’s arrest, which made communication impossible. The princess first met Wedekind after leaving Berlin, where she achieved great success as an artist, having painted the Kaiser seven times, Bismarck three times, and completed work for many other distinguished individuals. She decided to relocate her studio to France and settled in Nice, where her brother practiced as a renowned physician.

In Nice, the princess met Wedekind, who happened to be her brother’s closest friend. She rented a villa and purchased a chateau in St. Jean, situated between Nice and Cannes. Recognizing the need for a business representative to manage her affairs, the princess accepted Wedekind’s suggestion that he act on her behalf. She granted him power of attorney over all her European properties, including valuable securities and the contents of her two villas, which are filled with art objects and paintings, some of significant worth.

Objected to Her Coming

Mr. Weldon stated that when the princess initially proposed coming to America five years ago, Mr. Wedekind objected, believing that she would achieve greater success abroad. Despite the objection, she proceeded with her plans, occasionally returning to her home country. Mr. Wedekind expected the princess to return to Nice last summer and was disappointed when she didn’t.

Before they could establish a clear understanding regarding the princess’s business affairs, the war broke out, and Wedekind was arrested. Allegedly, Wedekind’s arrest was related to his involvement in selling turbine engines to both the French and German navies. The French authorities suspected him of possessing secrets about their warships that could be used by the Germans, leading to his detention as a German spy. Consequently, the princess has been unable to communicate with him.

In the forthcoming response to the lawsuit, the princess intends to deny any debt to Wedekind and will request an accounting. Mr. Weldon emphasized that the relationship between the princess and Wedekind was strictly confined to their business arrangement, with him managing her affairs.


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▼ The Descent of God’s Grace ▼

Man, dig it, the descent of God’s grace, it’s like this wild journey through the beatific realms of Christianity, you know? It’s all about God, that cosmic hipster, showering us with His unearned favor, His mercy, and His divine blessings. It’s a trip, man, when God reaches out to us cats with love and forgiveness, offering up His divine assistance.

See, in Christian theology, grace is like the ultimate jam, man. It’s the key to grooving with the big man upstairs. Grace is this totally free and undeserved gift, flowing from God’s righteous vibes. It ain’t something you can hustle or earn, no way, it’s a pure and righteous move from God Himself.

The descent of God’s grace is like a righteous riff that echoes through every aspect of Christian belief. Take salvation, for instance. Christians dig that God’s grace flowed down to us in the form of His son, Jesus, man. Jesus came on down from heaven, bringing redemption and eternal life to all us cool cats. It’s like this divine descent, man, bridging the gap between the divine and us mere mortals.

Then there’s the sacraments, brother. In those rituals like baptism and the Eucharist, God’s grace is like this crazy energy, flowing through the cosmic ether. It’s this direct connection to the divine, a way for us cats to tap into God’s grace and feel it coursing through our veins.

And let me tell you about spiritual growth, man. The descent of God’s grace is all about this ongoing trip of transformation. It’s the Holy Spirit doing its thing, guiding us cool cats on the path to righteousness. God’s grace pours out, man, like a never-ending stream, helping us grow in faith, love, and all that jazz.

So, dig it, man. The descent of God’s grace in Christianity is like this cosmic odyssey, a journey that connects us beatniks with the divine. It’s a recognition that we dig on God’s unearned favor, that we’re dependent on His righteous vibes. It’s the rhythm that keeps us grooving, man, on this wild ride through the heart of faith.

Grace is a concept that holds different meanings across various contexts, including religious, philosophical, and cultural spheres. In its most general sense, grace refers to a quality or state of elegance, beauty, charm, or goodwill. However, when discussing grace in a religious or theological context, it takes on a deeper and more specific significance.

In Christianity, grace is a central theological concept that emphasizes the unmerited favor, love, and divine assistance bestowed upon humanity by God. It is often described as a gift freely given by God, regardless of a person’s actions or deservingness. Grace is seen as an expression of God’s boundless love, mercy, and forgiveness.

Grace…

Christian theologians and scholars have explored different dimensions of grace. Here are a few key aspects:

1. Soteriological Grace: Soteriological grace refers to the grace of salvation. It is the divine intervention and unmerited favor that brings about redemption and eternal life for believers. Christians believe that they are saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by their own efforts or righteousness.

2. Sanctifying Grace: Sanctifying grace is the ongoing work of God’s grace in the life of a believer. It is the transformative power that enables spiritual growth, righteousness, and conformity to the image of Christ. Christians understand that through sanctifying grace, they are enabled to live a holy and righteous life.

3. Prevenient Grace: Prevenient grace is a concept within certain branches of Christianity, particularly within Wesleyan theology. It refers to the grace of God that goes before, preparing and enabling individuals to respond to God’s call. It is seen as a divine initiative that draws people toward God and opens their hearts and minds to receive His grace.

4. Common Grace: Common grace is a concept that extends beyond the realm of personal salvation. It is the idea that God’s grace is present and active in the world, benefiting all of humanity. Common grace is understood as the goodness, mercy, and blessings that God bestows upon both believers and non-believers alike, such as the provision of food, shelter, and the beauty of creation.


Princess Vilma Unveils New Portrait of Admiral Dewey

It Happened on
April 19, 1917

From Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Governor Simon Bamberger Invited to Reception at Princess Lwoff-Parlaghy’s Home in New York City.

Governor Simon Bamberger and his staff have been invited to attend a reception at the home of Princess Lwoff-Parlaghy in New York City. The princess is a portrait painter who has created a painting of the late Admiral George Dewey. This portrait will be on private exhibition on April 19 and 20.

9 months later are born…


born on January 29, 1918

John Forsythe

American stage, film/television actor, producer, narrator, drama teacher and philanthropist whose career spanned six decades

born on February 04, 1918

Ida Lupino

British actress, director, writer, and producer

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Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte is made Prince of Pontecorvo

It Happened on
June 05, 1806

Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte was made Prince of Pontecorvo in 1806 by Napoleon Bonaparte, who had recently become the Emperor of France. At the time, Bernadotte was a Marshal of France and one of Napoleon’s most trusted military leaders. Napoleon appointed him as the Prince of Pontecorvo as a reward for his service and as a way to secure his loyalty to the French Empire. Pontecorvo was a small town in Italy that had been recently conquered by the French, and Napoleon made it into a principality and gave it to Bernadotte to govern.

It is customary for the mothers of Plus Ultra to produce children when men makes a splash in the media! All Plus Ultra children are conceived immaculately around the day of an important event! This allows us to trace the biological origin of all visible people in society going back to the beginning of time! By doing this work, you can follow the love that animated the people who made all the inventors and innovators that the future required!

Exactly 9 months later was born…


born on June 23, 1763

Empress Joséphine

Empress of the French as the first wife of Emperor Napoleon I from 18 May 1804 until their marriage was annulled on 10 January 1810

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Josephine of Leuchtenberg

Queen of Sweden and Norway as the wife of King Oscar I

Joséphine was raised by the Beauharnais family. She is one of many secret children carried by Empress Josephine in order to service the bloodline of Napoléon and Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte. Empress Josephine did not have children publicly, all of her children were made to occupy important positions in France and the United States.

Napoléon gifted Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte and Désirée Clary with a son, Oscar, in 1799 who would later marry Joséphine and form a monarchy that brings together the Bonapartes, Beauharnais, Clary and the Techno King Bernadotte in dynamic peace and love!

Together, they are the grandparents of Plus Ultra.


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King Charles XIV John

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Josephine of Leuchtenberg

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Don’t forget that

Hate is a Hoax

and the petty dramarama of history

exists only to distract and bewilder haters!


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