Cleopatra Rosemond Bond of 35 Bond Street

http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/videos/2016/07/bowie-collector.html

Richard Burton was Ian Fleming’s first choice to play James Bond. Richard married my kin, Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, whose father ran an art gallery at 35 Bond Street, that was named after Jame’s fictional ancestor. Roger Moor was in a movie with this famous married couple, separately. There is the term ‘Hollywood Royalty’ that is now applicable to Meghan Markle, who was granted a coat of arms. The Bond name is a real name in the Peerage. The sons of Princess Diana ‘England’s Rose’ are assuming real roles in worldly affairs, and thus the time of them being merely figureheads, is coming to an end. What I suggest, is, that James Bond movies and book, can play a big role in making this world a better place to live.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dame

http://www.thepeerage.com/p33432.htm#i334317

https://rosamondpress.com/2013/07/23/dame-rosemond-and-american-peerage/

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I awoke this morning from a dream. I was James Bond (somewhat) and I was writing myself a check. It was for an emergency, just incase I got hurt and suffered from memory loss. It would pay for my hospital bill, a hotel room, and dinner at a fine restruant. Is $10,000 enough? How about $50,000? Is the sky the limit?

I awoke, realizing how trapped I was. Why are people wiping me out? Lara Roozemond, Rena Easton, and Katherine Wilson did not want anything to do with me. They wanted me out of their archives, such as they are.

“I just want you to be my muse, so I am not writing in a vaccum!”

Then it occurred to me why people are intimidated by me. It’s ALL MY INFORMATION I lay on them. They don’t know where to begin. They are overwhelmed. They fell powerless. I am to blame. How would they know if I’m taking advantage of them? Am I a good deal? How about I write them all a big fat check?

I did not want to get rid of the idea for a Female Bond. Who would be my model? Who would understand? Who would get behind my cause? Who would not give me all this grief? Then, she came to me. My Savior. My kindred………Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor!

I got up and looked at Richard Burton who is in my family tree. Ian Fleming wanted him to be the first James Bond. I then looked at the paintings and drawings of Augustus John, that Francis Taylor and Liz owned.  John had a daughter, Amaryllis, who was the mother of Ian Flaming. Elizabeth Taylor’s father had a art gallery at 35 Old Bond Street that was named after Sir Thomas Bond that is the ancestor of James Bond. Liz and Richard are in the Getty family tree, and we are kin to Talkitha Getty.

Caspar John is in my rosy family tree. He was a Sea Lord, and half-brother of Poppet Pol (John) There is no doubt that Rena’s late husband, Commander Sir Ian Easton, and John, knew each other. Tabitha Getty is Caspar’s second-niece. She was a Bohemian fashion model, and step-mother of John Paul, who was abducted. John is the subject of a movie and television series titled ‘Trust’. Why are these knighted men marrying beautiful American women? May I dare wonder?

Rena was the muse of my late, Christine Rosamond, and I. This is the love story of our time. The children born at the end of the World War were given a special mission. Rena and I were destined to meet – and part – so our spirits can rescue Britain from her enemies. Britannia rules the waves! Like Phoenix Birds…………..We will rise from the ashes?

Sotheby’s is located at 35 Bond Street. Is it on the same building that Francis Taylor had his art gallery? Did Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor ever go into this gallery? Today, there is a statue of Sekhmet above the door. She is The Guardian. She is the Daughter of God Ra!

On this day, May 25, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. PST…….Cleopatra Rosemond Bond…..is born! She will be called ‘Cleo Bond’. Cleopatra ‘Rose of the World’.

I bury Victoria Bond, and dismiss Lara Roozemond as the model of my Bond Woman. However, she might be my model for Cleo’s arch rival.

I FOUND a incredible connection that already existed. It lie there, dead, waiting for The Heir to come along – and resurrect the Rose-Bond Lineage. I am a immortal! I am in the cat-bird-seat. I have been given a blank check – from beyond the grave! There is a great battle brewing on the horizon! I am with ‘The Champions’! When I get my first royalty check, I’m moving to Bond Street. I want to open a Art Gallery on Bond Street, called –

‘The John Gallery’

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Copyright 2018

Artist Augustus John auction by Elizabeth Taylor. See Tamara Cohen story.

 

  1. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.

Marie de la Garde Peliot1

F, #171980, d. circa August 1696
Last Edited=20 Feb 2007
     Marie de la Garde Peliot was the daughter of Charles Peliot, Sieur de la Garde.1 She married Sir Thomas Bond, 1st Bt., son of Thomas Bond and Catharine Osbaldeston.1 She died circa August 1696 at Hengrave, Suffolk, EnglandG.1 She was buried on 12 August 1696 at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, EnglandG.1 Her will (dated 9 August 1695) was proven (by probate) on 20 August 1696.1
Her married name became Bond.1

Children of Marie de la Garde Peliot and Sir Thomas Bond, 1st Bt.

London’s famous Bond Street is revered throughout the world for its wealth of elegant stores, exclusive brands, designer fashion, luxury goods, fine jewels, art and antiques. Set in the heart of historic Mayfair, in London’s popular West End, Bond Street has become a haven for gracious living.

Since its foundation in 1700, Bond Street has been a playground for society’s wealthiest, most stylish and influential people. Past residents of the street have included Admiral Horatio Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton as well as a number of renowned authors and poets. Today over 300 years on, Bond Street remains a much-loved destination for celebrities, socialites and the international jet set.

Home to some of the world’s most prestigious retailers including Asprey, Bulgari, Burberry, Chanel, Cartier, Dolce Gabbana, Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Ralph Lauren and Tiffany Co. Bond Street offers an unrivalled mix of history, traditional elegance and modern luxury.

Bond Street and its surrounding area boasts a impressive number of Royal Warranties and is home to some of the world’s most individual and unique hotels and restaurants, including Claridge’s and The Ritz, as well fine establishments such as The Royal Academy of Art and the world famous auction house, Sotheby’s.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaryllis_Fleming

Elizabeth grew up with an understanding and appreciation for fine art. Her father, Francis Taylor, was an art dealer with a gallery located at 35 Old Bond Street in London. He learned the business under the tutelage of his uncle, Howard Young. After relocating with his family to sunny California during the war, Francis opened an art gallery at the Château Elysée, but quickly relocated it to the more impressive Beverly Hills Hotel. It was at that location that such celebrities as Howard Duff, Vincent Price, James Mason, Alan Ladd, Hedda Hopper, and Greta Garbo could be found selecting art for their own collections. Francis Taylor was also a trendsetter; responsible for the popularity of Augustus John in the United States. Francis, who had a keen eye, asked John if he could buy some of the paintings John had discarded. John felt they weren’t good enough to sell, and gave them to Francis free of charge. They were sold back at the art gallery in the States, where Augustus John paintings would be sold exclusively for many years. Francis would soon find an art connoisseur in his daughter, Elizabeth, who would amass one of the great private collections of Impressionist art in America.

London’s famous Bond Street is revered throughout the world for its wealth of elegant stores, exclusive brands, designer fashion, luxury goods, fine jewels, art and antiques. Set in the heart of historic Mayfair, in London’s popular West End, Bond Street has become a haven for gracious living.

Since its foundation in 1700, Bond Street has been a playground for society’s wealthiest, most stylish and influential people. Past residents of the street have included Admiral Horatio Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton as well as a number of renowned authors and poets. Today over 300 years on, Bond Street remains a much-loved destination for celebrities, socialites and the international jet set.

Home to some of the world’s most prestigious retailers including Asprey, Bulgari, Burberry, Chanel, Cartier, Dolce Gabbana, Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Ralph Lauren and Tiffany Co. Bond Street offers an unrivalled mix of history, traditional elegance and modern luxury.

Bond Street and its surrounding area boasts a impressive number of Royal Warranties and is home to some of the world’s most individual and unique hotels and restaurants, including Claridge’s and The Ritz, as well fine establishments such as The Royal Academy of Art and the world famous auction house, Sotheby’s.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bond_Street

Bond Street is a major shopping street in the West End of London. It links Piccadilly in the south to Oxford Street in the north and has been popular for retail since the 18th century, being the home of many fashion outlets that sell prestigious or expensive items. The southern section is Old Bond Street and the longer northern section New Bond Street—a distinction not generally made in everyday usage.

The street was built on fields surrounding Clarendon House on Piccadilly, which were developed by Sir Thomas Bond. It was built up in the 1720s, and by the end of the 18th century was a popular place for the upper-class residents of Mayfair to socialise. Prestigious or expensive shops were established along the street, but it declined as a centre of social activity in the 19th century, although it held its reputation as a fashionable place for retail, and is home to the auction houses Sotheby’s and Bonhams (formerly Phillips) and the department stores Fenwick and Tiffany’s. It is one of the most expensive and sought after strips of real estate in Europe.

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Francis Lenn Taylor (December 28, 1897 – November 20, 1968) was an American art dealer and father of actress Elizabeth Taylor.

Life and career[edit]

He was born in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Elizabeth Mary (née Rosemond; 1869–1937) and Francis Marion Taylor (1860–1946). The family later moved to Arkansas City, Kansas.

Francis began dealing in art in New York City for a wealthy in-law, Howard Young.[citation needed]

Taylor married stage actress Sara Sothern (whose real name was Sara Viola Warmbrodt and who was also from Arkansas City) in 1926 in New York.[citation needed]

They were the parents of Howard Taylor (born 1929) and of Elizabeth Taylor (1932–2011).

Within a few years of his marriage, Taylor was transferred to Young’s art gallery in London, England, where he and Sara lived for several years, and where their children were born. In April 1939, five months before the outbreak of World War II in Europe, they returned to the United States.

Taylor later ran an art gallery at The Beverly Hills Hotel in California.[1]

He died at age 70 in Los Angeles, California. He is interred beside his widow in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, Los Angeles.[2]

http://www.dameelizabethtaylor.com/art.html

http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2011/05/the-first-vampire.html 

Elizabeth Mary Taylor (Rosemond)

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Guernsey County, Ohio
Death: 1937 (67)
Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas
Immediate Family: Daughter of Moses Morton Rosemond and Martha E Likes
Wife of Francis Marion Taylor
Mother of John Taylor and Francis Lenn Taylor
Sister of Frank Rosemond; Jessie Rosemond; Mable Rosemond and W F Rosemond

Richard Burton could have been the first James Bond – but turned down author Ian Fleming’s overtures because he thought it would be “just another movie” – reports icWales.

Fleming approached Burton when he entered talks to turn his 1953 novel Casino Royale into a film. He was looking for someone manly and virile, dark and brooding – and thought the great Welsh actor would fit the bill.

“At the time he was doing Camelot and enjoying great stardom because of it,” says Burton’s great-nephew Guy Masterson.

“My uncle told me that Ian Fleming had approached him, asking him to play Bond. But back then, in 1959, Bond was a new concept – nobody had any idea it would be as big as it became.

“My uncle told me that he thought it was going to be ‘just another movie’.”

Despite Bond’s consequent mass appeal, Burton never admitted to family or friends that he regretted the decision.

“No matter how big Bond became, he never said he regretted missing out on the role,” said Guy, whose grandmother Cissy was Burton’s aunt.

“Had Burton played Bond, I think he would have been absolutely fantastic.

“I saw Daniel Craig in Casino Royale the other day and I thought to myself: yes, that’s Richard. That’s very much how my uncle would have played the role.”

A different scenario, and cinema history might have changed beyond recognition.

For had Burton played Bond, he probably would not have taken the part of Marc Anthony in the 1963 classic Cleopatra in which he met stunning co-star Elizabeth Taylor.

And in that case, arguably the world’s most famous celebrity couple might never have been.

Playing Bond was not the only mega-role that the Welsh movie legend, who died in 1984, turned down.

“My uncle was also offered the role of Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music, to star opposite Julie Andrews,” revealed Guy, who lives in North London with his wife and two daughters, aged seven and three.

The Taylor family enjoyed a long association with Augustus John (1878-1961) and these portraits and figure studies have been in the family’s possession for over 70 years.

In a recent letter to Chiswick Auctions, Dame Elizabeth wrote “In the late 1930s my father Francis Taylor based his business as an art dealer in London. During that time he acquired a great many works by Augustus John including these drawings that the artist had torn up in a fit of anger… and which my father subsequently persuaded him to allow to be pieced back together, a task that my father undertook himself.”

Francis Taylor was an art dealer with a gallery located at 35 Old Bond Street. He relocated with his family to California during the War, and opened an art gallery in the Beverly Hills Hotel where his clients included Vincent Price, James Mason, Alan Ladd and Greta Garbo.

Taylor was considered something of a trendsetter and was largely responsible for the popularity of Augustus John in the United States. Dame Elizabeth’s elder brother Francis was later the Pembrokeshire artist’s American agent for many years.

Jan Leman, picture specialist at Chiswick Auctions, said he had been unaware of the celebrity source of the drawings until, 40 minutes into a telephone conversation, his client Christopher Wilding requested the advice of his mother – who just happened to be the famous actress.

Mr Wilding (son of actor Michael Wilding who was Taylor’s second husband) is handling the sale for the Taylor family. He said: “There are 47 drawings, and almost all were torn up into four to six pieces by the artist and subsequently rescued.”

Augustus John himself referred to the incident in a letter dated September 23, 1939. Discussing his desire to paint the Queen at Windsor for an informal portrait that he could include in “my show in America”, he states: “Francis Taylor is stashing all my beloved drawings and things away (many of which I tore up by-the-by in a fit of madness, but he has pieced them together again.”

Today is the anniversary of the death of the great Richard Burton. Once considered for the role of James Bond, he was a voracious reader and one wonders what he thought of Ian Fleming. The closest we might get is a short diary entry published in ‘Richard Burton: A Life’ (p. 292).

On March 28th 1969, Burton writes:

“I went to bed at 9 and read a book of Ian Fleming’s called You Only Live Twice. A clever schoolboy mind and atrociously vulgar.”

Burton did not suffer fools and someone with an intellect as he possessed, a James Bond novel might have appeared very lightweight to him at first glance. Melvyn Bragg described Burton’s reading habits as “indiscriminate but he chews on whatever he finds and turns it into something for himself.” And chew he did.

YouonlylivetwiceHis brief ‘review’ particularly picked up on the gastronomical aspects of the novel describing Fleming as having a “pompous attitude to food and cocktails” and it clearly hit a nerve!

“[…] he has the cordon-bleu nerve to attack one of my favourite discoveries: American short-order cooking.”

Despite taking umbrage with Fleming’s treatment of American fast-food and describing the novel as “diffuse, urbane and empty”, he does offer some final, grudging respect:

“Yet you cannot help liking Fleming. He is so obviously enjoying the creation of his extroverted, Hemingway-esque, sadistic, sexually-maniacal boy-scout that in the end he becomes likable.”

Back handed praise from the great man. One wonders if he read any more?

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Sir Thomas Bond, 1st Baronet

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Sir Thomas Bond (ca. 1620–1685) was an English landowner and Baronet, Comptroller of the household of Queen Henrietta Maria.

Life[edit]

The son of Doctor Thomas Bond (1580–1662), by his marriage to Catherine, daughter of John Osbaldeston, Bond was born about 1620 at Peckham. The exact dates of his birth, death and marriage are unknown. He is not to be confused with Thomas Bond, a 19th-century artist and the author of a book on Cornwall.[1]

On 9 October 1658, before the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, Bond was created by King Charles II a Baronet in the Baronetage of England. He also became Comptroller of the household of Queen Henrietta Maria, the mother of Charles II, an appointment which it was suggested he had obtained by the payment of one thousand pistoles, a very large sum, to Henry Jermyn, a favourite of the Queen who had recently been created Earl of St Albans.

After the Restoration, Bond had a house in Pall Mall, assessed for Hearth Tax in 1674 as having twenty hearths, and a country estate in Peckham and Camberwell. He also owned land in Yorkshire, at Kirkby Malham, Malham Dale, and Fountains Fell. He bought a large estate from his brother-in-law Sir Thomas Crymes (or Grimes), Baronet, and Westminster‘s Bond Street is named after one of his developments. He is reported to have built a new manor house at Peckham, long since demolished and now the site of Peckham Hill Street.

Sir Thomas Bond was buried on 8 June 1685, in Saint Giles Church, Camberwell.

Marriage[edit]

Bond married a French wife, Marie da la Garde (died 1696), a daughter of Charles Peliot, Sieur de la Garde, of Paris, one of the maids of the Queen Mother‘s privy chamber. They had two sons, Henry (died 1721) and Thomas (died 1732), and a daughter, Mary Charlotte (c1656-1708), who married Sir William Gage 2nd Baronet of Hengrave Hall in Suffolk.

Arms and motto[edit]

The arms of the Bond family (argent, on a chevron sable three bezants) and their crest (a winged demi-horse ensigned with six stars), with the motto “Orbis non sufficit” (The world is not enough), were emblazoned in a window of the church of St Giles, Camberwell, destroyed by a fire in the 19th century.

Gemma Arterton followed in the footsteps of a long list of Bond girls when she was plucked to star in Quantum Of Solace.

Her name was suddenly being mentioned in the same breath as silver screen legends Ursula Andress, Jane Seymour, Halle Berry and Diana Rigg.

But now she has set her sights even higher… by emulating Elizabeth Taylor in one of her most memorable scenes.

The 23-year-old actress has recreated a moment from Dame Liz’s 1958 classic Cat On A Hot Tin Roof to promote the upcoming Virgin Media Shorts competition.

Dressed in white negligee and a curly black wig, Gemma reclined on a gold brass bed to recreate an early scene in the movie, in which Elizabeth’s character Maggie ‘The Cat’ attempts to entice her hard-drinking husband Brick (Paul Newman) to bed.

The film, adapted from a Tennessee Williams play, starred Taylor and Newman as a couple experiencing the breakdown of their marriage after the suicide of Brick’s best friend Skipper.

‘I’m not living with you, we just occupy the same cage’: Elizabeth and her late co-star Paul Newman in the movie

While Maggie is desperately trying to resurrect their sex life, Brick is more interested in drinking to get over his hatred of the ‘mendacity’ of the world.

The film was nominated for six Oscars, but failed to win any.

Gemma posed as Elizabeth to launch the Virgin Media Shorts competition, which asks budding filmmakers to submit a short film.

The Kent-born actress joins Kevin Spacey, actor/director Noel Clarke, director Daniel Barber and film critic Jason Solomons on the judging panel.

Gemma enthused: ‘I’m so excited that I got to recreate the iconic shot that made Elizabeth Taylor a household name. She is a complete goddess and my favourite actress in the whole world.

‘I had such a ball on set and I hope that by taking people back to the Golden Age of cinema, we’re giving all budding film-makers food for thought for Virgin Media Shorts.’

Oscar-winning actor Spacey added: ‘With the success of last year’s competition and the high calibre of entries, I’m delighted to be a part of the Virgin Media Shorts judging panel for the second year running.

‘As it is increasingly difficult to get a break in the film industry, we’re hoping to uncover and champion the next big thing in British film through this worthwhile competition.’

The competition closes on June 22 with the winner being announced on September 22.

To find out more, visit the Virgin Media Shorts website: http://www.virginmediashorts.co.uk

It was a moment of madness that linked one of Britain’s greatest portrait painters and one its greatest movie stars.

Consumed by rage, Augustus John ripped up his collection of delicately sketched nudes because he believed they were not good enough to sell.

The scene was witnessed by Elizabeth Taylor’s father Francis who was then an art dealer living in Hampstead. He calmed Mr John and persuaded him to allow him to piece them back together.

It was the 1930s and John was already one of Britain’s best-known artists.

His subjects included TE Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, WB Yeats, actress Tallulah Bankhead and George Bernard Shaw.

Though many of his works sold for considerable sums of money, the cache of damaged paintings has remained with the Taylor family – until now.

Miss Taylor has decided to sell them through small auction house Chiswick Auctions in West London.

The company’s art consultant Jan Leman was approached by Californian businessman Christopher Wilding – Miss Taylor’s son from her second marriage to actor Michael Wilding.

In an email to the Daily Mail, Mr Wilding said he believes his mother met John when she was six or seven.

The actress, who is now 78, remembers the ‘tearing up’ episode well from her father. In a signed letter to the auctioneers she wrote: ‘In the late 1930s my father Francis Taylor based his business as an art dealer in London.

Art lovers: Elzabeth Taylor with her father Francis. Miss Taylor is said he have an art collection housing paintings from Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Picasso and Monet

Art lovers: Elzabeth Taylor with her father Francis. Miss Taylor is said he have an art collection housing paintings from Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Picasso and Monet

Fit of rage: Augustus John destroyed several nude sketches, claiming they were not good enough to sell

Fit of rage: Augustus John destroyed several nude sketches, claiming they were not good enough to sell

‘During that time he acquired a great many works by Augustus John, including these drawings that the artist had torn up in a fit of anger…and which my father subsequently persuaded him to allow to be pieced back together, a task that my father undertook himself.’

Miss Taylor, whose art collection includes paintings by Picasso, Degas, Monet, Van Gogh and Rembrandt, decided to sell them through the little-known auction house because of her affinity with the area.

Mr Leman said: ‘She filmed at Chiswick House many years ago. She also used to go to a pub in Chiswick High Road with Richard Burton.’

John was close to the Taylor family and the home where Elizabeth was born in Hampstead in 1932 had been owned by him.

He lived for many years with his wife, five children, and his mistress on a gypsy camp in the New Forest. David Lloyd George, Ramsay MacDonald and Winston Churchill were all painted by him. He died in 1961.

The 44 drawings for sale are female nude studies and portraits with estimates ranging from £200 to £800.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1315001/Elizabeth-Taylor-sells-nude-paintings-father-saved-artist-ripped-thinking-worthless.html#ixzz5GWOdNKqZ
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