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R.I.P John Steed

Patrick Macnee (6 February 1922 – 25 June 2015), the actor best known for playing John Steed in the 1960s TV series « The Avengers » (Chapeau Melon et Bottes de Cuir in French), died on this day, at the age of 93.

The Avengers – Season 5 – 1967
Opening titles and closing credits.

When asked which of his original co-stars – Blackman as Cathy Gale, Rigg as Emma Peel, or Thorson as Tara King – were most appealing, Macnee replied: “The very first thing you learn if you’re a gentleman is that you never compare one woman to another. That’s the way of all death. You get a big pointed high heel in your groin and you’ll never walk again!”

The Guardian (2015)

Farewell, John Steed….

R.I.P Dame Diana Rigg… (20 July 1938 – 10 September 2020)

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Madiba Legacy

Petite sélection d’images et citations en mémoire de Nelson Mandela et de la « Madiba Legacy », son héritage intellectuel contre l’apartheid.

Nelson Mandela Madiba legacy
By designer Marco Cianfanelli – more info
Nelson Mandela Madiba - New Yorker cover
Oil painting by artist Kadir Nelson

“He was clearly a leader. I wanted to make a simple and bold statement about Mandela and his life as a freedom fighter. The raised fist and the simple, stark palette reminded me of posters and anti-apartheid imagery of the nineteen-eighties. This painting is a tribute to the struggle for freedom from all forms of discrimination, and Nelson’s very prominent role as a leader in the anti-apartheid movement.”

Kadir Nelson – New Yorker cover

Madiba Legacy – Quotes

Impossible - quote Nelson Madiba Mandela
It always seems impossible until it’s done.

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

Nelson Madiba Mandela
Change the world - quote Nelson Madiba Mandela
We can change the world and make it a better place.

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