100th Anniversary of The Titanic/ Movies, Books, & Exhibitions

Saturday, April 14, 2012

On April 15, 1912 marks the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Like many of you I have been fascinated by the Titanic story. I have always wanted to find out more about what really happened to this luxurious ship. And I especially wanted to learn more of those who survived the Titanic and those that lost their lives that day.

The New York Herald Newspaper April 16, 1912

For seven decades many expeditions were made to locate the infamous Titanic ship but they were all unsuccessful. Finally in 1985, explorer Bob Ballard and a French-American team located this luxurious vessel after much painstaking research and hard work. These men have brought back a bit of the history of the Titanic to the surface for all of us to explore.


This is a photograph of Violet Jessop who was an ocean liner stewardess. She happened to be working in the Titanic when it sank. What is amazing about Violet's story is that she not only survived the Titanic, but she  also survived the sister ship the Britannic when it sank in 1916. At that time Violet was working as a nurse during World War One.

Violet happened to also be working on the Olympic in 1911 when it collided with the old protected cruiser HMS Hawke off the Isle of Wight.

Friedrich Nietzsche once said: "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."

Violet had a remarkable life despite the experiences she had on the rough seas.

Below are several personal items that belonged to some of the passengers, This exhibition is from the Titanic The Experience Museum located in Orlando, Florida.





















All Things Titanic

Now that the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic is here there are movies, books, and exhibition about the Titanic that are quite fascinating and very informative.

Movies:

*Titanic (1997 film).

*Titanic (2012 Miniseries) Now coming to ABC on April 14 to April 15 2012.

Books:

* Titanic Survivor, a memoir by Violet Jessop.

* Titanic in Photographs, by Daniel Klistorner.

* A Night To Remember, by Walter Lord. (First published in 1955. Great reviews. Needs some updating since new information about Titanic came to light).

Exhibitions:

 * The Titanic Museum in  Indian Orchard, Massachusetts.

Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri & Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

* Titanic The Experience in Orlando, Florida.

* Titanic Belfast in Ireland.

* Southampton’s Titanic Story at The SeaCity Museum in Southampton,Uk.

Music:

* Titanic Requiem: Robin Gibb and RJ Gibb with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. (Don't Cry Alone is one of the most beautiful songs that I have ever heard).

 Fashion:

* Past & Present Creations: Outfits inspired by the movie Titanic.

* Titanic Stories: Titanic Fashion.



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