Showing posts from January, 2016

Names Worn by Bibi Andersson

Bibi Andersson in "Wild Strawberries" Bibi Andersson was born Berit Elisabeth Andersson in Kungsholm, Stockholm, to Karin, a social worker, and Josef, a businessman. Her elder sister, Gerd, was a ballerina who eventually became an actress, while Bibi did bit parts and commercials to further her career. It was in a commercial for detergent that she first worked with Ingmar Bergman, who would go on to become one of the most famous directors of Sweden, and who would give her much of her work. She started attending the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school, but quit to follow Ingmar, who she had started a relationship with. Her role as Alma in "Persona" (which she won an award for), furthered her career greatly, and she started getting work outside of Sweden, like in the Western "Duel at Diablo", opposite James Garner and Sidney Poitier. The 90's saw her working as a theatre director, and a supervisor for Road to Sarajevo. Unfortunately, it was repo


Vogue, January 15th 1919 I'm going to be doing a series of posts on all the months, focusing on names that are associated and inspired by said month, which for today, is January . January is the first month of the year, and is thirty-one days long. January was named after  Janus , the Roman God of beginnings and doorways. He is normally depicted with two faces, which is why cats with Diprosopus, a rare congenital disorder where the person or animal has essentially multiple faces, are commonly referred to as "Janus cats". The birthstone for January is the garnet , the flower is traditionally the pink  carnation , but sometimes it is the galanthus or snowdrop . In China the flower is a plum blossom and in Japan, the camellia . The zodiac signs are Capricorn , the sea goat (a goat with the tail of a fish), and Aquarius , the water carrier Ganymede . January in Other Languages: Janvier (French), Tammikuu (Finnish) January as a Name: Januarius, Januaria, and of co