Marilee also did the beautiful makeup and hair, which works well with the fashion aesthetic even though we intended it to be fantasy. The dress is by Kay Gnagey of Originals by Kay and is based on an original ensemble in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s fashion collection. The Chantilly lace shawl is an antique, and the fan is from Amazon with a vintage silk ribbon from Etsy.
So apparently, Anne Sharp’s presentation copy of Emma recently re-sold for a record-setting £375,000. It’s now the “most expensive” Jane Austen work to date. The new owner is from the U.S., but has decided to loan it indefinitely for display at Chawton House (Jane Austen’s brother Edward’s home in Hampshire, which is now a center dedicated to research on women writers). Jane Austen’s most famous home, Chawton Cottage, is located on the estate and serves as a museum dedicated to the author’s life and works.
More on this sale, Jane Austen’s Emma, and early editions of and reactions to the work:
- Yahoo News article on the sale
- The Guardian’s article on the sale
- Hampshire Chronicle article on the sale
- More about Jane Austen’s Emma, the novel
- Previous sales of Anne Sharp’s copy of Emma
- Sotheby’s Lot 86 (previous sale)
- 2012 Daily Mail article (previous sale)
- Original piece on 2010 sale
- Laurel Ann on Jane Austen’s friendship with Anne Sharp
- Opinions of Jane Austen’s Emma (including Anne Sharp’s) adapted from my original article at the Emma Adaptations Pages
- Letters on the publication of Emma from the Emma Adaptations Page
Featured here are all the publicity stills, screencaps, posters, lobby cards, and other image-based materials related to all of the Jane Austen Emma film and television adaptations and various editions of the novel. Productions included are the 1972 BBC adaption starring Doran Godwin (Emma 1), the 1996 Miramax adaptation starring Gwyneth Paltrow (Emma 2), the 1997 ITV/A&E version starring Kate Beckinsale (Emma 3), the 2009/2010 BBC/PBS version starring Romola Garai (Emma 4), the 2020 adaptation starring Anya Taylor-Joy (Emma 5), and the “Bollywood” Emma, Ayesha, from 2010. Eventually, I may also add some Clueless (1995) media.
I’ve also included some illustrations from various editions of the novel, most of which were sent to me by my friend Cinthia:
- There are illustrations by Charles Edmund Brock (1870-1938) from 1898 and 1909 editions of Emma.
- The 1898 edition Brock Illustrations are American reproductions of earlier versions presented in an English edition. The watercolor Brock illustrations come from a 1909 edition of the novel published by J.M. Dent & Co. in London and by E.P. Dutton & Co. in New York.
- There are also illustrations by Philip Gough from an 1948 edition published by McDonald & Co., illustrations by Fritz Kredel from a 1964 edition from Heritage Press, and black and white “line” drawings by Hugh Thomson from another edition.
- Learn more about Emma, the novel
- Learn more about Emma novel illustrations
Since my old gallery script ceased to function, I’m bringing everything back right here using Gallery for WordPress. Please bear with me while I fine-tune this album and add new content. 🙂 To see the albums, continue past the jump…
A few general Emma Adaptations updates!
First, Emma 2020, starring Anya Taylor-Joy and directed by Autumn de Wilde, is coming to North American theatres starting next week! For my updates on the film, keep watching my Emma 2020/Emma 5 blog tag/feed.
Second, Paul Gordon’s Emma musical is onstage at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre through March 15. It stars Lora Lee Gayer as Emma Woodhouse and Brad Stanley as Mr. Knightley.
Reviews of the production:
Third, my old gallery script was completely nuked in a PHP server update, so I’m converting all of my Emma media to a WordPress gallery as soon as I can. Be watching for it! 🙂
Jason consolidated our famous “A Christmas Music Box” holiday collection into a Youtube playlist! Go check it out, and enjoy the season!
Just some housekeeping, to keep the Emma update feed complete…
- As of fall, 2018, a new historical adaptation of Emma and a remake of Clueless are planned. The Emma adaptation is set to star Anya Taylor-Joy. It’ll be directed by Autumn de Wilde with a screenplay by Eleanor Catton. The Clueless remake is coming from Paramount, producer Tracy Oliver, and writer Marquita Robinson.
- Clueless, the musical is coming to NYC in November, 2018! According to the press release: “Screenwriter and director for the film, Amy Heckerling is bringing Cher and the gang back to life with the help of The New Group, an off-Broadway theater company.” Original Clueless director Amy Heckerling says, “It’s a jukebox musical. IIt’s as if the ’90s was one year, and we’re taking songs from the ’90s and playing with the lyrics to make them tell the story. We just had a sing-through/read-through the other day, and it went really well. They’re just wonderful young actors. A lot of them are coming [to the retrospective].”
- A new Clueless musical?
- A Clueless comic book
Merry Christmas, all! Those of you who have enjoyed our “A Christmas Music Box” collection will be happy to know that three volumes’ worth of our monster Christmas playlist is available on YouTube. It’s not the full collection, but it’s what Jason could get up and running in time for the holidays.
2019 Update: Youtube is screwing with our videos, so if they get throttled, here’s a playlist with much of the content.
It’s presented in three parts. To listen to all three parts in order, use this “A Christmas Music Box” playlist.
Each individual part is embedded below, followed by a tracklisting for each…
I haven’t been as bloggy as I would have liked this year. Part of that is due to the fact that I just haven’t been feeling well. I’ve been dealing with chronic eustachian tube dysfunction since December of 2015 (it’s supposed to get better, and it has, but I’m not yet back to right). That means it’s been uncomfortable to exercise, which – coupled with the general anxiety that comes from weird ear sounds and bouts of temporary hearing loss (every time I get sick) – means I’ve also gained weight. So, you can see why I haven’t really been motivated to blog a lot of outfits lately.
All that said, I haven’t been completely out of it. I can say that I’ve been using that Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade pot I’d been wanting to try, and I’ve been enjoying it so far. I’ve also been trying some new hair products that I’ll be sharing with you guys in the new year.
I’ll also have some fun tiki-themed pinup photos (by Holly West!) to show you.
So. Even though I may not seem like I’m here, I am and I’d love to chat on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Those links are in the navbar to the left! Stop by and say hi, and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here’s hoping 2017 is better for all of us, in every way!
~ Kali 🙂