Ep. 17: Anastasia (1997)

We both grew up with this movie and have strong feelings about it – so it was interesting to investigate it with a historian’s eye! Below, a few resources for further reading:

*This (as always) excellent three-part Lucy Worsley documentary gave us a good overview of the Romanov dynasty.

*This article from the Migration Policy Institute outlines the challenges that Anya, Dimitri, and Vlad would have faced leaving Soviet Russia (besides their brilliant plan to walk at least halfway to Paris).

*Learn more about Rasputin’s outsized influence on the Tsar and his family – and about his ultimate end – from Smithsonian.

*Ogle the movie’s famous tiaras (or at least a replica of one) here and here.

Season 3, Episode 4: "Titanic" (1997) Costume Drama Rewind

Today, we’re talking about THE defining movie of the 1990s, James Cameron’s Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, and a production budget equal to the gross domestic product of several Scandivanian countries.
  1. Season 3, Episode 4: "Titanic" (1997)
  2. Season 3, Episode 3: "Sleepy Hollow" (1999)
  3. Season 3, Episode 2: "Operation Mincemeat" (2021)
  4. Season 3, Episode 1: "Gladiator" (2000)
  5. Season 3 Preview

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