A recovered fixture from the Titanic’s Grand Staircase.
Titanic’s First Class In Color!
A colorized photo of Fredrick Fleet, the man who unfortunately will forever be best known as the person who had to say “Iceberg, right ahead!” The picture comes from this awesome album of 55 colorized historic photos. I’m kind of surprised that wound up in there, I imagine few people can recognize Fleet.
If you’d like to know more about Fleet, Titanic historian Paul Lee has a great write up about his last years and sad end on is site. If you haven’t clicked yet maybe this line will draw you in
Before Reade’s interview, there had been no mention of the delay before signalling the bridge; indeed, there is no suggestion of any gap between seeing the iceberg and ringing the bell - and for obvious good reason. If the story Fleet told was true, then he no doubt feared that he would be blamed for not being more prompt in his warning, which could have saved the ship if given in time
CALLING ALL TITANORAKS!
Do you love the RMS Titanic? The movie/s or the ship? Do people tell you you’re obsessed? Most importantly, do you have a collection of cool stuff you love that’s all about Titanic?
If so, I’d love to see your collections!
If you have a collection of Titanic books, merchandise, models, plans, or anything else you like to call your own little Titanic collection, then feel free to pile all your stuff up (or arrange it nicely) and take a photo of your collection, or your favorite pieces in your collection, and then submit them to me along with a list of what’s in your collection.
Optionally, you can also include a short write-up about your collection, why you’re interested in the Titanic, and if only showing one or a few particular objects, why you treasure those things.
You may submit photos through here or the link below. If you have multiple photos to submit, submit them in multiple submissions (with your write-up in one of them) and I’ll put them together in one post.
I’m looking forward to seeing your collections! :)
Sign the petition to release the Titanic score in its entirety.
The Titanic soundtrack album quickly climbed to the top of the charts, becoming – and remaining to this day – the highest-selling primarily orchestral soundtrack of all time. The tremendous success spawned a sequel album, Back to Titanic, which contained little new material, other than a suite of themes and classical pieces by I Salonisti.
However, there’s so much we haven’t heard.
17 years after the film’s initial release - including a magnificent re-release in 3-D to mark the 100th anniversary of the actual sinking of the Titanic - virtually no actual score has been released for the film. The two released soundtracks contain album versions of the film score, which differ significantly from what was presented in the final cut of the film. Searches on the ASCAP database reveal tantalizing glimpses of unreleased tracks, including Two and a Half Miles Down, Butterfly Comb, and Gift of a Necklace. Several key moments of score remain hidden and unreleased, including the simple yet resounding opening track - the music from Jack’s death, played over the scenes of the ship’s departure from Southampton. Fans of the film - and of Horner’s tremendous contribution - are eager to hear Titanic in its entirety, as it is meant to be heard.
Sign the petition here.
999 + first appearances