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vykkagur
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Re: Safari Hats - show us yours! [Re: NitroX]
      #342744 - 23/06/20 10:24 PM

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Bloody hell! When did my brother move to Australia???




AND looks like Marrakai sometimes.

And a safari hunter/Senior Civil servant in the UK who was castigated by the tabloids. I got in contact with the guy.

And a famous hunter named Baker in India or Sri Lanka. Sir Samuel Baker.

And sometimes like actor Oliver Reid. Sometimes. I wish more times, particularly all the chicks.





All of them infinitely better options than looking like my whack-a-doodle brother. By the way, best you not show up at the Canadian border anytime soon. There's probably an embarrassingly close likeness plastered on the wall of every Border Services office in the country. Just sayin'....


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vykkagur
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Re: Safari Hats - show us yours! [Re: NitroX]
      #342745 - 23/06/20 10:29 PM

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Interesting. But Denys Finch=Hatton almost certainly hunted in a Pith helmet





You're probably right there; I've seen pictures of him in a slouch hat, but far more in the pith helmet. Redford refused to wear one, saying it looked preposterous. Frankly, nothing could be more preposterous to me than casting a blatantly-American actor as a British colonial aristocrat, although I think he was a great actor in more appropriate roles. It certainly spoiled the movie for me, just like that arrogant turd McQueen totally ruined The Great Escape.

On a related headgear point, all the photos I've ever seen of Bror Blixen show him in a big slouch hat.




Finch-Hatton, 100% a pith helmet.

Redford tried to do Colonial Brit but couldn't do it. So we get some sort of 1960's attitude and laid back American "style" used for Finch-Hatton.

I really enjoyed the movie, and still do, but Redford is such a distraction with the "modern rebel", "modern free spirit" BS it distracts so much from the movie.

And the Bror Blixen character is destroyed and demonised. Bror was a very popular and liked man. Not an arsehole.

As for affairs, all the aristocrats got up to them.

Karen Blixen bankrupted herself with her spending. She would go to Paris and buy entire collections of clothing and dresses from Paris designer houses. Imagine doing that today. Spent about 110,000 pounds of her families money keeping the farm financed. And her other spending. Imagine that sort of money today.

Her books are not non fiction but often a collection of semi fictional stories. Same based on fact, some completely fiction. Like Kamukli (splg?) , the African boy with the sick leg. Completely a fictional story.

Still an interesting period. And I do like her stories and writing.

Wear the hats!





+++1 on all points. And yes, do wear the hats! I for one, am very much looking forward to seeing those pith helmets....


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