I remember that summer in Dublin

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The junction of Eccles Street, Dorset Street, and Temple Street feature in this shot from the Wiltshire Collection. Perhaps not in the summer, but not at the height of winter either. The junction back then was busy with lots of cars and pedestrians on the move. It may not have been raining but the potholes are still holding onto some water to show that it is about!

Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire

Collection: Wiltshire Photographic Collection

Date: 1965

NLI Ref: WIL 15[4]

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    O Mac

    • 22/Jul/2020 07:19:59

    Streetview. maps.app.goo.gl/14Y8wiUb6Cv5mB566

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Jul/2020 07:38:06

    The lovely Elinor seemed to be interested In St George's Church (see 'similar items' in the NLI catalogue), which must have been under some threat in the 1960s. "... The Church of St. Thomas opened in Cathal Brugha Street in 1931, in 1966 St. Georges merged with the parish of St. Thomas's. In 1990 St. George's closed, and it became the parish church of St. George and St. Thomas. ... ... " ... In the 1980s scaffolding had to be erected around the spire because the Portland stone was cracking due to expansion of the iron cramps that held it in place. The Church of Ireland, having tried in vain to raise funds for the restoration of the church, sold the building in 1991 to an actor, Mr Sean Simon, who had plans to turn it into a theatre.[6] After its deconsecration, the bells (which Leopold Bloom heard ringing in Ulysses) were removed to Taney Parish church in Dundrum, while the ornate pulpit was carved up to decorate Thomas Read's pub in Parliament Street.[6] The church in Temple Street then became the Temple Theatre, then a night-club, but further attempts were made to raise public funds for its restoration; first, in 1991, to celebrate Dublin's role as European City of Culture, and later from the Millennium Committee.[6] In 2004 the building found a new purchaser who oversaw extensive restoration and renovation to provide office facilities." From - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._George%27s_Church,_Dublin Thanks Elinor for helping to save this wonderful building!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Jul/2020 07:41:54

    Name those cars! ...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Jul/2020 08:24:13

    Mr French / Lawrence was there much earlier - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000040828

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    cargeofg

    • 22/Jul/2020 08:26:02

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia On the right Austin A40 ,Morris Minor and a Ford Cortina Mk1. Going across the junction a Ford Corsair. Hillmam Minx parked on the left and Ford Zodiac turning left.

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    rpgvlwqt88

    • 22/Jul/2020 08:45:59

    One of my all time favourite photos anywhere (and it happens to be from the collection) - the view down Hardwicke Street from North Frederick Street to the crescent around the church https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/7340756974/in/photolist-cbFiiq

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    cargeofg

    • 22/Jul/2020 08:50:45

    In a companion photo WIL 8(7) there is poster for The Truth Jean Harlow. Jean Harlow died in 1937 aged 26 so not a film starring her. Was it a play or a book about her? She has a large Wiki page. Also in that photo right hand drive Chevrolet.

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    rpgvlwqt88

    • 22/Jul/2020 08:55:56

    Dublin city council have some great photos of the demolition of the houses around the church (George's Pocket) which they date 1963. [www.dublincity.ie/image/libraries/012-georges-pocket-0] - (behind church) [www.dublincity.ie/image/libraries/013-georges-pocket] - [front left of church] [www.dublincity.ie/image/libraries/014-georges-pocket] - [back of church facing away] [www.dublincity.ie/image/libraries/015-st-georges] - (altar)

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    rpgvlwqt88

    • 22/Jul/2020 09:03:45

    [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Street_Children's_University...] Temple Street Hospital in the background to the right going down Temple Street If you keep going slightly further down Temple Street you will see the older St. George's Parish Church, the steeple of which still stands just out of shot - [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Church_of_St_George,_Hill_Stree...]

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    rpgvlwqt88

    • 22/Jul/2020 09:07:48

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] and see a photo posted a few weeks ago which includes the gates of the old St. Thomas' Church in the weeks leading up to its demolition. The left flanking gate is shown. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/38919259014/in/photolist-22ianM9] Further information on the church here [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Thomas%27s_Church_(old),_Dublin]

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    suckindeesel

    • 22/Jul/2020 09:21:03

    A decade of civic vandalism

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    Rienk Mebius

    • 22/Jul/2020 10:10:53

    Where Mr Bloom at 7 Eccles street, before going to Glasnevin cemetery for Paddy Dignam's funeral, sat in his "counting house" reading the Matcham's stroke story before wiping himself with it. Hearing St Georges bells ringing.

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    suckindeesel

    • 22/Jul/2020 12:58:37

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] whatever the 'truth' actually was, there were many theories around her death: A botched abortion, a beating at the hands of her polygamist husband Paul Bern, over-dieting, and blood poisoning due to over-use of hair bleach to retain her blonde hair. Another theory was her Christian Scientist mother, withheld medication and treatment that would have saved her.

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    suckindeesel

    • 22/Jul/2020 13:01:09

    Is that somebody getting a 'handlebar'?

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    suckindeesel

    • 22/Jul/2020 13:23:47

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] There was an 1965 biopic called 'Harlow', starring that later blonde bombshell Carroll Baker. Edit More likely a poster for 'The Sunday People' a British tabloid of the period. The 'Sunday' part was written small. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sunday_People

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    cargeofg

    • 22/Jul/2020 16:02:26

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Yes could see" the people " and though it may have been a story in that paper The Sunday People. Back on the laptop at moment as main computer is off to get new C drive fitted. So on the smaller screen detail is not so good.Not all of those theories are in Wiki. CS is listed and also that she had scarlet fever as a child.

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    suckindeesel

    • 22/Jul/2020 16:07:22

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Probably the newspaper capitalising on renewed public interest in Harlow following the release of that movie. The poster would give the week of when that photo was taken, for somebody with access to the paper's archives PS, Wiki doesn't know everything.

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    silverio10

    • 22/Jul/2020 18:58:26

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    John Spooner

    • 22/Jul/2020 19:20:39

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] The (Sunday) People had loads about the death of Jean Harlow in its editions of 7th June 1964, 14th June, 21st June, 28th June and 5th July, after a big build-up in May. It was the serialisation of a book by Irving Schulman. Perhaps the film a year later was based on the book. "Now after 27 years the truth can be told. the facts behind the mysterious death at the age of 26 of Hollywoods No 1 sex symbol." and "'Sex Bombshell' mystery is solved at last"

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    John Spooner

    • 22/Jul/2020 19:39:34

    Harlow: An Intimate Biography by Irving Schulman "Jean Harlow's stunning blonde looks and shockingly blatant sexuality made her Hollywood's first and most sensational sex goddess. In all the wild, free-wheeling history of Hollywood since her death in 1937, no star has made such an impression. Despite her dubious talents as an actress, Harlow won the hearts of the movie-going public. But, like many of the stars that followed her, she found no happiness in her private life. Her husband committed suicide within a month of their wedding, creating endless material for gossip. This book reveals the truth behind this, as well as many other rumours, which surrounded Harlow, including the circumstances behind her premature and needless death at the age of twenty-six."

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    suckindeesel

    • 22/Jul/2020 19:46:59

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner I'm getting things backwards, as usual. But what was the solution to the mystery?

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    John Spooner

    • 22/Jul/2020 20:17:12

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I skipped to the July 5th edition, but not before reading "that her platinum blonde hair was ...a WIG!". and that Miss Harlow did not make use of foundation garments. It alleges that she died of kidney failure caused by being beaten on their wedding night by the husband who committed suicide a month later. "In the years afterwards she had often complained of pain, but had never taken medical treatment - mainly because of her mother;s influence" Because of the sudden (to the public) nature of her death, wild rumours as to its cause circulated - drink, drugs, breast cancer caused by figure-enhancing injections, peroxide poisoning from hair-lightening products, a bungled operation, or that she was the victim of pagan rites. The kidney failure explanation came from her agent Arthur Landau, who had kept silent until the revelations in the book,

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Jul/2020 22:06:43

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner] Fake hair and no foundation garments - the original 'all fur coat and no knickers'! [https://www.flickr.com/photos/likeabalalaika/3608599262/] [Aside] My favourite Jean Harlow story - Margot [Asquith] was known for her outspokenness and acerbic wit. A possibly apocryphal but typical story has her meeting the American film actress Jean Harlow and correcting Harlow's mispronunciation of her first name – "No, no; the 't' is silent, as in 'Harlow'." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margot_Asquith

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    cargeofg

    • 23/Jul/2020 09:48:39

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I had looked for a book called The Truth. but nothing on Harlow. It was just the Sunday People strap line. When reading Wiki I always have the salt cellar to hand!!

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    John Spooner

    • 23/Jul/2020 10:08:30

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] The cause of death seems to be kidney failure, but blaming her husband is a but of a leap. The agent on whose recollections the book is based seems to have disliked him, and it was easy to blame him as he was 6 ft under and wasn't in a position to deny it. But it did give the Sunday People an excuse to include "Murder!" in its headlines.

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    suckindeesel

    • 23/Jul/2020 10:12:52

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] The content of Wiki depends on the many opinions of its contributors and editors, and so may well be more accurate than some single expert, at least according to the 'wisdom of the crowd' theory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom_of_the_crowd Of course that ref to Wiki, so may be circular

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    jamica1

    • 24/Jul/2020 22:54:39

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia That silent t story is too good not to be true.