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Monday, April 07, 2003
Mark your calendars, folks: A&E's "Napoleon", with Isabella Rossellini as Josephine, starts tomorrow night at 8 Eastern time. Expect plenty of Directory and Empire gowns with long gloves! In that connection, and continuing this week's theme, here's Gina Lollobrigida as Paolina Bonaparte, Napoleon's sister, in "Imperial Venus":

Sunday, April 06, 2003
My apologies for the long silence. I've been nearly obsessed for the last week, as I expect many of you were, with following the war news, which (from my American perspective, I understand many of you may feel differently) seems to be going quite well. Nonetheless, I haven't completely forgotten about the website, or that it's very much overdue for an update. I do have a large amount of data that's waiting to be posted, and it'll go up as soon as I can get myself organized to do it.

Catching up, or beginning to catch up, with POTD's: The A&E cable network is showing a major new biopic of the life of Napoleon, playing this Tuesday and Wednesday (4/8 and 4/9) at 8 pm Eastern. Isabella Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman's daughter, is to play Josephine, and the whole thing will be coming out on DVD and VHS at the end of the month. Here's an earlier Josephine, Jacqueline Bisset, on the cover of TV Guide for her 1987 miniseries "Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story":