Sources: collages

This section lists sources for the titles of some of Pauline Boty’s collages. In future the intention is to also add information on some of the content she included, such as the names of individuals featured in the works.

A ROSE IS A ROSE IS A ROSE, c.1960/61
The sentence “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose” was written by Gertrude Stein as part of the 1913 poem Sacred Emily, which appeared in the 1922 book Geography and Plays.
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DARN THAT DREAM, c.1960/61
Darn That Dream is a song composed by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Eddie DeLange. In 1940 Benny Goodman released a recording with Mildred Bailey singing the vocal. Other versions include Miles Davis (1950), Tony Bennett (1955), Billie Holiday (1957), Petula Clark (1959) and Ella Fitzgerald (1961).
Wikipedia entry here [link]

EPITAPH TO SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE, 1962
Something’s Got to Give is an unfinished 1962 American feature film, directed by George Cukor for 20th Century Fox and starring Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse. Monroe was fired from the production on June 8, 1962 and after her death on August 5, 1962 the project was abandoned.
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WITH LOVE TO JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO, 1962
Jean-Paul Belmondo (born 9 April 1933) is a French actor initially associated with the New Wave of the 1960s and one of the biggest French film stars of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. His best known credits include Breathless (1960).
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IS IT A BIRD, IS IT A PLANE? c.1960/61
“Look, up in the sky!”
“It’s a plane.”
“It’s Superman!”
Spoken during the introduction to the 1950s TV series Adventures of Superman starring George Reeves by members of a crowd of people as they are pointing up at the sky.

SIREN, c. 1960/61
In Greek mythology the Sirens lured sailors with their enchanting music and singing voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. They were believed to look like a combination of women and birds in various different forms.
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WRECK OF THE HESPERUS, c. 1960/61
The Wreck of the Hesperusis a narrative poem by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, first published in Ballads and Other Poems in 1842. In it the captain insists on taking his daughter on the voyage but the ill-fated ship crashes onto a reef and sinks, with her body discovered the next morning still tied to the mast and drifting in the surf.
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BOTRYTIS INFESTANS, c. 1960/61
Botrytis Infestans (Phytophthora infestans) is a water mould that causes the potato and tomato disease known as late blight or potato blight which was a major cause of the 1845 Irish potato famine.
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NO TRIFFIDS, c. 1960/61
The triffid is a fictional tall, mobile, carnivorous plant species, created by John Wyndham in his 1951 novel The Day of the Triffids.
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GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD, c. 1960/61
Goodbye Cruel Worldis a song written by Gloria Shayne Regney and released as a single by James Darren in October 1961. It was used as one of the songs in the documentary Pop Goes the Easelby Ken Russell.
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ZEIGFIELD LINE, c. 1960/61
The Siegfried Line was a German defensive line built during the 1930s opposite the French Maginot Line, stretching more than 630 km (390 mi); from Kleve on the border with the Netherlands to the town of Weil am Rhein on the border to Switzerland.
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Inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris, the Ziegfeld Follies was a series of elaborate theatrical revue productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 to 1931, with renewals in 1934 and 1936.
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ASIA MINOR FROM THE ISLE OF SAMOS, c. 1960/61
Samos is the closest Greek island to Asia Minor, situated in the eastern Aegean Sea off the coast of western Turkey from which it is separated by the 1.6-kilometre (1.0 mi)-wide Mycale Strait. The birthplace of the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, in ancients times Samos was an especially rich and powerful city-state.
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