My name is Emily and my major interests are: Classic Film, British Royalty, Reading, History. I’m a true Anglophile and dream of travelling to the UK.
I live in the Chicago area. My alter ego “Flapper Dame” refers to the fact I love the 1920s (I’ve fascinated with the era, as my maternal Grandparents were born during that decade and I was close with them) and “Dame” has a double meaning, as “Dame” is a term used to describe women back “in the day“, and its a title given to women in Great Britain.
I term myself as a “wannabe” Flapper because (1) I DO NOT want super short hair- it’s cute but not for me and (2) I’m absolutely not one for smoking– as only people back in the day could smoke and look good.
I was born in 1996. I have a passion for classic film and blog as a way to connect with others, as I don’t know anyone in my “real” life who likes to watch TCM!
Besides classic film, my other interests are reading novels (especially historical fiction) and making scrapbooks! I also am a bonafide “Royal Watcher” and a real Anglophile. I keep up with the British Royal Family and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate) is my role model and inspiration.
Despite being American, I would rather prefer to watch TV from “Down Under” and “Across the Pond”. I love Downton Abbey, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, A Place to Call Home and The Doctor Blake Mysteries. I also love love “monarchy” tv shows- The Crown, Reign, The Tudors, Victoria, Versailles ! However, I will admit that Full House is a favorite, as I’ve been a fan since I was 7!
Due to my love for history I’m obsessed with costume/period Drama TV shows and movies. (I definitely was born in the wrong time!) I am so intrigued by the Renaissance and Victorian eras, but my all time favorite time period is anything from 1900-1950s. (Yep, I was a history geek in school!)
I first started this on tumblr in November 2015, but then in February 2016, I joined WordPress to reach even more bloggers. I hope you enjoy my blog and hope you like reading it as much as I have fun making it!
Find me on Tumblr and Twitter!
Secondary blog- just for classic film- http://theflapperdamefilm.tumblr.com/