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Aside from the twin romances are the two Europeans: the apocryphally mad Hermes, whom the park reminds of the psychiatric hospital courtyard in France; and the disoriented Celeste, who cannot escape her memories of Italy as she sees a nude woman in a window across from the park.
Apocryphally, the story is told that, when Charles DeGaulle was preparing for his death, he visited the undertaker to make final arrangements.
Apocryphally, when calling for Carroll to take her cue on set, Alfred Hitchcock would shout out "Bring on the Birmingham tart
The overindulgence of which possibly, but probably apocryphally, led to the introduction of the vomitorium.
There is also a marvellous series of etchings made by Picasso 65 years later, which show Raphael having sex with his model and mistress La Fornarina--the baker's daughter--who apocryphally caused his premature death from exhaustion after a night of excessive lovemaking.
It also relates to the political implications that can be found in both pieces: The early billboard references the city's bloviating politicians, who apocryphally earned Chicago the epithet the "Windy City," and the later painting (given the artist's known sensitivity to such matters), the metronomic swing from Bush to Clinton to Bush.
The faithful friendship of these Roman companions, who apocryphally were said to have heroically defied an order of execution by Dionysus of Syracuse here represents a loathsome alliance of the kind recently outlawed by Labouchere.
Apocryphally, Russians also adore a strong leader, so Barak's vacillations mean another black mark.
at best only apocryphally true) should remain, in its wonderfully Godotesque way, forever indeterminable.
And the inspirations for the second part of The Lord of the Rings - the eponymous Two Towers - are apocryphally supposed to be the 96 feet Perrott's Folly in edgbaston and the nearby waterworks tower.