The Swan Queen

When I saw the movie ‘The Swan Queen’ I was beholding the psyche of my late sister, the world famous artist ‘Rosamond’. Christine had a imagination that was out of control! she could hit the heights of the sublime, then plumit into a hellish dispair in seconds. Could it be possible that Hieronymus Bosch is our halucinating kin?

Authors hired by Stacey Pierrot claimed Christine Rosamond Benton was bi-polar, and thus Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) was brought in to author a screenplay for a movie about ‘Rosamond’. But, no one understood that life immitates art, and what fate had in store for my late sister, fate had in store for the world. For there is a parallel world that only the Poet, Thealogian, and Artist can discover. But, who would have guessed there is a Family Tree of such folk, including Actors and Movie Makers, those who entertain the world each and every day – by rendering Illusion, by putting masks on Thespians – even the wings of swans!

Below are actors who appear in the Peerage along with most of the royalty in the world, past and present. Movie Actorts, Eddie Fischer, Debbie Reynolds, Connie Francis, Paul Simon, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Carrie Fisher are amongst the Rex Mundi because Elizabeth was made Dame of the Bristish Empire. If it can be proven she is kin to members of the Swan Brethren, then those folks who tend to the Royal Tree of Life, would take note.

Hieronymus Bosch has been accused of being a Time Traveler. Did this Swan Brethren come into our time to inspiure Geroge Lucas? In ‘The Black Swan’ I am reminded of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorien Grey’. Oscar put forth the theory of

In a letter of July 1964 (Letter # 257), Tolkien gives some account of his book:

When C. S. Lewis and I tossed up, and he was to write on space-travel and I on time-travel, I began an abortive book of time-travel of which the end was to be the presence of my hero in the drowning of Atlantis.

Debbie Reynolds1
F, #334466, b. 1 April 1932
Debbie Reynolds|b. 1 Apr 1932      Debbie Reynolds was born on 1 April 1932 at El Paso, Texas, U.S.A..1 She is the daughter of Raymond Francis Reynolds and Maxine N. Harmon.1 She married, firstly, Edmund John Fisher, son of Joseph Fisher and Kate Winokur, in 1955.1 She and Edmund John Fisher were divorced in 1959.1 She married, secondly, Harry Karl in 1960.1 She and Harry Karl were divorced in 1973.1 She married, thirdly, Richard Hamlett in 1984.1 She and Richard Hamlett were divorced in 1996.1
     She was given the name of Mary Frances Reynolds at birth.1 She was educated at John Burroughs High School, Burbank, California, U.S.A..1 She was a film actress, singer and dancer.1 In 1997 she declared bankruptcy.1
Children of Debbie Reynolds and Edmund John Fisher
Todd Fisher1
Carrie Fisher+1 b. 21 Oct 1956

Connie Stevens was born on 8 August 1938 at Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A..1 She is the daughter of Peter Ingolia and Eleanor McGinley.1 She married, firstly, James Stacy in 1963.1 She and James Stacy were divorced in 1967.1 She married, secondly, Edmund John Fisher, son of Joseph Fisher and Kate Winokur, in 1967.1 She and Edmund John Fisher were divorced in 1969.1
     She was given the name of Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingolia at birth.1 She was an actress and singer.1

Paul Simon was born on 13 October 1941 at Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A..1 He is the son of Louis Simon and Belle (?).1 He married, firstly, Peggy Harper in 1969.1 He and Peggy Harper were divorced in 1975.1 He married, secondly, Carrie Fisher, daughter of Edmund John Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, on 16 August 1983.1 He and Carrie Fisher were divorced in 1984.1 He married, thirdly, Edie Brickell, daughter of Eddie Brickell, on 30 May 1992.1
     He was educated at Forest Hills High School, New York City, New York, U.S.A..1 He was a pop singer, most famous as partner of Simon & Garfunkel.1

Edmund John Fisher1
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     Edmund John Fisher was born on 10 August 1928 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A..1 He is the son of Joseph Fisher and Kate Winokur.1 He married, firstly, Debbie Reynolds, daughter of Raymond Francis Reynolds and Maxine N. Harmon, in 1955.1 He and Debbie Reynolds were divorced in 1959.1 He married, secondly, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, daughter of Francis Lenn Taylor and Sara Viola Warmbrodt, on 12 May 1959.1 He and Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor were divorced on 6 March 1964.1 He married, thirdly, Connie Stevens, daughter of Peter Ingolia and Eleanor McGinley, in 1967.1 He and Connie Stevens were divorced in 1969.1 He married, fourthly, Terry Richard in 1975.1 He and Terry Richard were divorced in 1976.1 He married, fifthly, Betty Lin in 1993.1
      Edmund John Fisher also went by the nick-name of Eddie.1 He fought in the Korean War in 1951.1 He was a singer.1 He wrote the book Eddie: My Life, My Loves, published 1981.1 He wrote the book Been There, Done That, published 1999.1
Children of Edmund John Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Todd Fisher1
Carrie Fisher+1 b. 21 Oct 1956
Children of Edmund John Fisher and Connie Stevens
Joely Fisher+1 b. 29 Oct 1967
Tricia Leigh Fisher+1 b. 26 Dec 1968

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born on 27 February 1932 at Hampstead, London, England.1 She is the daughter of Francis Lenn Taylor and Sara Viola Warmbrodt.1 She married, firstly, Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Jr., son of Conrad Nicholson Hilton and Mary Adelaide Barron, on 6 May 1950.1 She and Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Jr. were divorced on 29 May 1951.1 She married, secondly, Michael Wilding on 21 February 1952.1 She married, thirdly, Michael Todd, son of Chaim Goldbogen and Sophia Hellerman, on 2 February 1957.1 She married, fourthly, Edmund John Fisher, son of Joseph Fisher and Kate Winokur, on 12 May 1959.1 She and Edmund John Fisher were divorced on 6 March 1964.1 She married, fifthly, Richard Burton on 15 March 1964 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada.1 She and Richard Burton were divorced on 26 June 1974.1 She married, seventhly, John William Warner on 4 December 1976.1 She and John William Warner were divorced on 7 November 1982.1 She married, eightlhy, Larry Fortensky on 6 October 1991.1 She and Larry Fortensky were divorced on 31 October 1996.1 She and Michael Wilding were divorced on 26 January 1957.1 She married, sixthly, Richard Burton on 10 October 1975 at Chobe National Park, Kasane, Botswana.1 She and Richard Burton were divorced on 29 July 1976.1
     She was a film actress.1 She was invested as a Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire (D.B.E.) in 1999.1
Children of Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor and Michael Wilding
Michael Howard Wilding1 b. 6 Jan 1953
Christopher Edward Wilding1 b. 27 Feb 1955
Child of Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor and Michael Todd
Elizabeth Frances Todd1 b. 6 Aug 1957

Edwin Jack “Eddie” Fisher (August 10, 1928 – September 22, 2010), was an American entertainer. He was one of the world’s most famous and successful singers[1] in the 1950s, selling millions of records and hosting his own TV show. He left his first wife, actress Debbie Reynolds, to marry Debbie’s best friend, actress Elizabeth Taylor, when Taylor’s husband film producer Mike Todd died. This event garnered scandalous and unwelcome publicity for Fisher. He later married Connie Stevens. Fisher is the father of actresses Carrie Fisher (with Reynolds) and Joely Fisher (with Stevens).

Fisher, fourth of seven children, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Russian-born Jewish immigrants Kate (née Winokur) and Joseph Fisher.[2][3] His father’s surname was originally either Tisch or Fisch, but was anglicised to Fisher upon entry into the United States.[4] To his family, Fisher was always called “Sonny Boy”, a nickname derived from the song of the same name in Al Jolson’s film The Singing Fool (1928).[5]

The Philosophical Position
Anti-mimesis is a philosophical position that holds the direct opposite of mimesis. Its most notable proponent is Oscar Wilde, who held in his 1889 essay The Decay of Lying that “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life”. In the essay, written as a Platonic dialogue, Wilde holds that such anti-mimesis “results not merely from Life’s imitative instinct, but from the fact that the self-conscious aim of Life is to find expression, and that Art offers it certain beautiful forms through which it may realise that energy.”.[1][2]
Wilde’s antimimetic philosophy has had influence on later writers, including Brian Friel. McGrath places it in a tradition of Irish writing, including Wilde and writers such as Synge and Joyce that “elevate[s] blarney (in the form of linguistic idealism) to aesthetic and philosophical distinction”, noting that Terry Eagleton observes an even longer tradition that stretches “as far back in Irish thought as the ninth-century theology of John Scottus Eriugena” and “the fantastic hyperbole of the ancient sagas”. Wilde’s antimimetic idealism, specifically, McGrath describes to be part of the late nineteenth century debate between Romanticism and Realism.[1]
Antimimesis, as set out by Wilde in Decay of Lying is the reverse of the Aristotelian principle of mimesis. Far from art imitating life, as mimesis would hold, Wilde holds that art sets the aesthetic principles by which people perceive life. What is found in life and nature is not what is really there, but is that which artists have taught people to find there, through art. Wilde presents the fogs of London as an example, arguing that although “there may have been fogs for centuries in London”, people have only “seen” the “wonderful brown fogs that come creeping down our streets, blurring the gas lamps and turning houses into shadows” because “poets and painters have taught [people] the loveliness of such effects”. “They did not exist”, asserts Wilde, “till Art had invented them.”.[1]
Halliwell asserts that “far from constituting the ne plus ultra of antimimeticism”, the notion that life imitates art actually derives from classical notions that can be traced as far back as the writings of Aristophanes of Byzantium, and does not negate mimesis but rather “displace[s] its purpose onto the artlike fashioning of life itself”. Halliwell draws a parallel between Wilde’s philosophy and Aristophanes’ famous question about the comedies written by Menander: “O Menander and Life! Which of you took the other as your model?”, noting, however, that Aristophanes was a pre-cursor to Wilde, and not necessarily espousing the positions that Wilde was later to propound.[3]
George Bernard Shaw agreed with Wilde. In his preface to Three Plays he wrote “I have noticed that when a certain type of feature appears in painting and is admired as beautiful, it presently becomes common in nature; so that the Beatrices and Francescas in the picture galleries of one generation come to life as the parlor-maids and waitresses of the next.”. He stated that he created the aristocratic characters in Cashel Byron’s Profession as more priggish than real aristocrats because at the time of writing he had yet to discover that “what [he] supposed to be the real world does not exist, and that men and women are made by their own fancies in the image of the imaginary creatures in [his] youthful fictions, only much stupider”. Shaw, however, disagreed with Wilde on some points. He considered most attempts by life to imitate art to be reprehensible, in part because the art that people generally chose to imitate was idealistic and romanticized.[4]

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