Rose Red

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There is no feedback or support from any family member. I know they want me to fail, or, if gold coins fall into my lap, they reserve the right to rush in and grab all they can. Grimm’s fairy tales are continuing to make other rich. The false accusation that I am a insane stalker, have only enhanced my story ‘Capturing Beauty’.  As you can see there lie a pot of gold at the end of my Oregon Rainbow. It is time to – cash in!

Several years ago………..

I discovered Virginia Hambley is related to Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force who authored the fairy tale Persinette that the Grimm brothers turned into the story, Repunzel. Add to this the Grail and Knight Romances of Geoffrey de La Tour-Landry, and his relation to Rene de Anjou, and we are looking at one of the most literary Family Trees, not only of France, but of human history!

Charlotte-Rose could be the inventor of what she titles “histoires secrètes”, that has spawned a genre that launched a thousand books and several television shows. Add to this the Legend of Sleeping Beauty whom the Grimm bothers named, Rosamond – along with the countless literary works surrounding Fair Rosamond – then alas we behold the Heart and Rose of Western Culture, safe and secure in the Ivory Tower…….

“Repunzel, let down your hair!”

Jon Presco

Walt Disney is going back to the fairy-tale princess well with Rose Red, the story of Snow White’s sister, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
https://rosamondpress.com/2015/09/27/the-watch-tower-on-rose-mountain-2/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disney-plans-live-action-film-879528

The studio has picked up a project which has a script by Justin Merz and a pitch by Evan Daugherty that reworks the original script. Tripp Vinson is producing via his Vinson Films banner.

Rose Red is a character that appeared in Grimms’ fairy tales in an adventure that had no relation to the more well-known Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs fairy tale that inspired the classic Disney animated film.

Merz’s Red was initially written as a stand-alone feature, but then Daugherty came up with a new take that made the story closer to the animated classic, giving Rose a “companion piece” feel.

The story is a revisionist take that transposes Rose Red into the Snow White tale, making her a key player in the later part of the classic story. When Snow White takes a bite from the iconic poison apple and falls into her Sleeping Death, her estranged sister, Rose Red, must undertake a dangerous quest with Grumpy and the other dwarves to find a way to break the curse and bring Snow White back to life.

Tara Farney is executive producing. Merz and Adam Rodin are co-producers on the project.

Daugherty knows a thing or two about the Snow White tale as he previously wrote Snow White and the Huntsman, the Universal fantasy that starred Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth. His other credits include 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Divergent. He is repped by UTA and Jake Wagner at Benderspink.

Merz, repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Festa Entertainment, was a writer on the 2014 animated film The Boxcar Children.

The project is the third fairy tale Vinson has set up at Disney in the last eight months. He has Genies, a prequel to Aladdin, and Prince Charming, a project based upon the iconic character seen in many a fairy tale, already in development at the studio.

First there’s the oh-so-familiar source material. Can it really be possible to find yet another way to tell — or, in this case, show — the stories of Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and the 12 dancing princesses? Tan writes convincingly in his afterword about why he was drawn to the Grimm corpus, about its importance in his childhood and in the culture as a whole, but it still feels as though he took up this subject matter as a kind of bet with himself. The results are charming, intriguing and thoroughly nervy. Inspired by Inuit stone carvings and pre-Columbian clay figurines, he uses sculptures “about the size of an orange” to strip each fairy tale of its encrustations of language and distill it into a single iconic image.

With the most familiar, most worn tales, those little sculptures create a striking sense of awakening. Tan wields the principles of abstraction to make them resonate in all new ways: Snow White and Rose Red are capering mischief-makers with aerodynamic, shovel-shaped heads. Hansel and Gretel are barely human emblems of blind greed, loomed over by a Picassoesque witch. Rapunzel (as noted by Neil Gaiman in his thoughtful introduction) is both girl and tower at once, buttery ribbons of hair rippling over her plinth.

http://www.npr.org/2016/10/12/496762065/in-singing-bones-an-artist-recasts-the-grimm-tales-literally

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Yesterday I discovered Virginia Hambley is related to Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force who authored the fairy tale Persinette that the Grimm brothers turned into the story, Repunzel. Add to this the Grail and Knight Romances of Geoffrey de La Tour-Landry, and his relation to Rene de Anjou, and we are looking at one of the most literary Family Trees, not only of France, but of human history!

Charlotte-Rose could be the inventor of what she titles “histoires secrètes”, that has spawned a genre that launched a thousand books and several television shows. Add to this the Legend of Sleeping Beauty whom the Grimm bothers named, Rosamond – along with the countless literary works surrounding Fair Rosamond – then alas we behold the Heart and Rose of Western Culture, safe and secure in the Ivory Tower…….

“Repunzel, let down your hair!”

16. Olivier Emmanuel Auguste Louis Ghislain Nompar de Caumont, 11.Duc de La Force * Parijs 12-4-1839 + Parijs 22-1-1909
x Parijs 22-5-1876
17. Anne Blanche Elisabeth Jeanne de Maillé de La Tour-Landry * Parijs 8-5-1854 + 15-9-1909

Before I take you on a tour of the Towers of Beauty, let me honor two women, my surrogate mother, Wanda Paine Harkins, and Virginia Hambley, the later whom I wanted children with, but, to my dismay her mother insisted my lover get her tubes tied due to her head injury. Wanda had three sons, none who sired children. She is kin to the Patriot, Thomas Paine. Her son, Michael Harkins, was good friends of the Stackpole family.

Ralph Stackpole, gathered together a group of student-artists at the California College of Arts and Crafts to render the murals in Coit Tower. Add to this group, the muralist Garth and Thomas Hart Benton, Jiryl Zorthian, and Diego Rivera, and we have the Ivory Tower of the Muralist. Let us not leave out the story of the infamous recluse, Thomas Pynchon, who was married to my ex-wife, the artist, Mary Ann Tharaldsen, who did a portrait of her friend, Mimi Baez, who I consider one of the most beautiful woman who ever walked the earth.

Peter Stackpole was a photographer for LIFE magazine, and did a shoot of my kindred, Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor. Peter took the photo of Princess Grace, whose two twin grandchildren, were christened two days ago. Prince Albert if the Comte of Ferrette and Rosemont, a source from which my Rosamond kindred possibly hail. and where lived the most famous female heir of all time, Jeanne de Ferrette-Rougemont, who is the Queen Mother of all the Habsburgs. She is in the Tower on Red Mountain, waiting for her Knight to come, and bid her to let down the long scroll that recite her Family Tree that look over an Eternal Sunset, as far as the eye can see. Behold! Is that the Golden Grail and Gate of our Royal Humanity. Look here, the Tower of Eight Beauties at Arginy!

The alchemists have fashioned the Golden Rose out of our Greatest Secrets and most Mysterious History. Rejoice the Ship of Muralist setting out for the Great Commission, sailing thru the Golden Gate. And in the Hights of Oakland stand Joaquin Miller with a spy glass, allowing all the Bohemians to take a peek at their Destiny! Look! There is John and his sister Christine! Hanzel and Gretal making their way to visit the Old Crone, and gaze into the deep shadow of her Sun Dial, the Compass of Time. Could that be the reincarnated hand of Leonardo Da Vinci on the tiller steering us towards the Rose of the World Prophecy!

“Beauty is everywhere! Rejoice! Rejoice! We have no choice!”

Jon Presco

Copyright 2015

Above is an illustration from ‘Eliduc and Guilliadun’ by Marie of France. ‘Guildeluec Reviving Guilliadun’, may be the inspiration of Grimm’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ who he named Rosamond. This led me to suspect that Marie of France is Joan Clifford, who was the paramour of King Henry de Anjou, Fair Rosamond.

For the last two days I have been searching the web for any connection between Marie of France, Fair Rosamond, and sleeping Beauty. In ‘Eliduc and Guilliadun’ there is a sleeping maiden who is revived by a red flower retrieved from the mouth of a weasel who found it in a deep forest. This is a resurrection from a death-like sleep, a coma, via a red flower that represents the blood of Christ.

In Marie’s ‘The Lay Of Yonec’ there is a beauty captured in a tower visited by a prince who changes into a hawk. The jealous husband puts barbs of steel around the window, that like the thorns of a rose, mortally wound the hawk-prince. Beauty follows the drops of her lovers red blood into a maze, a bower, replicating the legend of Fair Rosamond who was found in a labyrinth by a jealous queen via a red thread. Marie was a Arthurian Author who was influenced by Wace whose Roman de Rou is a Grail Legend.

Above we see Marie and Wace presenting their Grail Manuscripts to King Henry de Anjou.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2013

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/the-house-of-beauvau/

“Suddenly it ran out of the chapel into the forest grass. There it picked a deep red flower with its teeth, then carried it quickly back and placed it in the mouth of the weasel the servant had killed. Instantly the animal came back to life. The wife had watched all this, and how she cried out to the servant.
“Catch it! Throw, boy! Don’t let it escape!”
He hurled his stick and hit the weasel. The blossom fell from between its teeth. Eliduc’s wife went and picked it up, then returned and placed the exquisite red flower in Guilliadun’s mouth. For a second or two nothing happened, but then the girl stirred, sighed, and opened her eyes (10).
“Good lord,” she murmured, “how long I’ve slept!”

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/37348/37348-h/37348-h.htm#ELIDUC_AND_GUILLIADUN

Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force or Mademoiselle de La Force (1654–1724) was a French novelist and poet. Her best-known work was her 1698 fairy tale Persinette which was adapted by the Brothers Grimm as the story Rapunzel.[1]

She was the daughter of François de Caumont de La Force (eighth son of Marshal de La Force), marquis de Castelmoron and of Marguerite de Viçose. Raised as a Protestant, she converted to Catholicism in 1686 and received a pension of 1000 écus from Louis XIV. Like other famous women writers of the 17th century, she was named a member of the Academy of the Ricovrati of Padua.
Her first novels were in the popular vein of “histoires secrètes”, short novels recounting the “secret history” of a famous person and linking the action generally to an amorous intrigue, such as Histoire secrete de Bourgogne (1694), Histoire secrète de Henri IV, roi de Castille (1695), Histoire de Marguerite de Valois, reine de Navarre (1696).
She had a long affair with the much younger Charles Briou, finally managing to marry him secretly with the king’s permission, but her family and his father intervened to have the marriage annulled.[2]

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  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    Yesterday I discovered Virginia Hambley is related to Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force who authored the fairy tale Persinette that the Grimm brothers turned into the story, Repunzel. Add to this the Grail and Knight Romances of Geoffrey de La Tour-Landry, and his relation to Rene de Anjou, and we are looking at one of the most literary Family Trees, not only of France, but of human history!
    Charlotte-Rose could be the inventor of what she titles “histoires secrètes”, that has spawned a genre that launched a thousand books and several television shows. Add to this the Legend of Sleeping Beauty whom the Grimm bothers named, Rosamond – along with the countless literary works surrounding Fair Rosamond – then alas we behold the Heart and Rose of Western Culture, safe and secure in the Ivory Tower…….
    “Repunzel, let down your hair!”
    16. Olivier Emmanuel Auguste Louis Ghislain Nompar de Caumont, 11.Duc de La Force * Parijs 12-4-1839 + Parijs 22-1-1909
    x Parijs 22-5-1876
    17. Anne Blanche Elisabeth Jeanne de Maillé de La Tour-Landry * Parijs 8-5-1854 + 15-9-1909

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