Category Roman Gods

My Fair Lady – Audrey Hepburn – and Aphrodite!

It was on Wednesday 3rd July 1963 that Cecil Beaton recorded the filming of My Fair Lady in his journal: ‘I had watched Audrey [Hepburn] during the tests, wearing almost no make-up and being photographed in a somewhat flat light. One took for granted her charm and vitality, but it was only when the result […]

A Snippet from 23rd May

How do you fancy honoring the Roman god Vulcan? In ancient Rome this day was a festival in honor of Vulcan – the god of fire and metalworking.  It was marked by a ceremony called the Tubilustrium.  This involved cleaning and purifying the tubae – the straight trumpets used during funerals, sacrifices, public games and […]