The Opera Glove Blog

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Thursday, September 12, 2002
With the Modern Stars collection having been overhauled, four out of the eight major categories on the website are now up-to-date - Superstars, Fashion, Companion Girls, and Modern Stars. Classic, Classic Stars, Modern and Vidcaps must still be worked on. I have to sit back for a bit and think about this, but I might go on to Classic Stars next and wrap that whole deal up.

Attention, opera glove fanciers: The Modern Stars collection at For the Love of Opera Gloves is now updated - in fact, completely made over, re-thumbnailed, and expanded. I present to you 85 current-day stars in opera gloves, over 100 galleries and 2,900 images!

The single biggest update is to the Dita Von Teese collection, which now has 7 galleries and 270 images, putting La Teese into the top 10 of the site. At least, that's my estimate; I will have to sit down one day and see just who the top 10 actually are. Others with substantial updates are Stephanie Beacham, Stevie Nicks, Persephone, Samantha Fox, and Yasmin le Bon, to name just five, and over half-a-dozen celebs, among them Kirsten Dunst, are new to their own galleries.

Wednesday, September 11, 2002
Uploading a complete makeover of the Modern Stars collection now. The dial-up connection is _very_ slow; I've been at this for 11 hours and have only uploaded about 75 MB. Even so, it should all be up by tomorrow. Several new galleries are being added to the collection, naturally.

Tuesday, September 10, 2002
It's quite unusual for me to post this early in the morning, but I thought you all would like to know that the Royalty update is now completed, all 120+ MB of it; 26 galleries total, nearly 880 images. As always, go to the "What's New" page for a detailed list. What's that? No link to the "What's New" page on the left-hand side of this screen? The URL is:

Monday, September 09, 2002
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After this update, I'm not quite sure what to put up next; I might start cleaning up the backlog in the Classic Stars or Modern Stars section, though. Modern Stars might actually be first, because that section appears to be the focus of the majority of requests from site visitors.

By the way, that turns out to be nearly 880 photos total in the Royalty collection as a whole (26 galleries), not just the 450-some I recently scanned. Queen Elizabeth II now has more images in her folder at For the Love of Opera Gloves than any one other single person, the single exception being Marilyn Monroe. Funny how things work out, isn't it?

Just finished doing the HTML. I will begin uploading the various galleries this afternoon; it will take some time as there is a good deal to put up and it has to be spread out over several directories.

Sunday, September 08, 2002
The scanning is done. I have digitized over 450 images, mostly from the 1950's, of British (and some other) royalty wearing opera gloves. This will be the subject of the next update, which I plan to have up and posted no later than Tuesday evening.

So far, here's what's been put up:

- 31 galleries of "general" classic Hollywood celebs (from the 1920's to the 1960's)
- Six directories (41 HTML pages, over 2,000 images) of movie vidcaps
- 15 galleries (640 images) of new "Companion Girl" / "Event Girl" images

Next up: I'm scanning a large number of books and will be putting the images from those books up. This might not be until Monday or Tuesday, depending.

Three updates posted in the last three days - but where are the comments and feedback? Come on, people! I can't make the right decisions about what to put up unless I hear from you.