Aline Countess of Romanones Message Board
Angela posts on 4/19/2011 7:16:47 PM
Anita, I would be thrilled to pieces to see a movie made, but the pessimist in me fails to see how it could be done in a way that would satisfy my critical eye! For starters, i can't even think of who I would like to see play the starring role. I keep visualizing the actress Elinor Donahue, the daughter from Father Knows Best, because she looks a lot like Aline, however, I believe she's even older than Aline, so that won't work. Oh well, I still hope a movie is forthcoming, because it would at least expose so many more people to her life and story. I still have a very dog-earred copy of The Spy Wore Red, my very first exposure to the Countess. I brought it with me on my vacation to Tahiti and couldn't put it down til I was finished. Even the awesome beauty of the islands couldn't get me to put down her book!
Anita posts on 4/17/2011 11:21:24 PM
Angela: You are correct DECEPTION is a better word,so I concede!
Good to see you back on The Countess' Message Board.I just saw the movie "Enigma" and my thoughts raced to the time when The Countess was working in her office sending messages back and forth, waiting for word of "successful drops behind enemy lines".
I eagerly await a movie to be made of her Books. Let's hope it is soon!
Angela posts on 4/16/2011 8:48:00 PM
Hi everyone. Great posts all around. I actually don't mind the negative posts. It's kind of like being in a boxing ring. Gets the adrenaline going and sparks some interesting back and forth commentary! Anita, you rock. You hit the bullseye with your remark on lying being crucial and prevalent in the spy trade. I would have used the kinder word, deception, but hey, a lie is a lie! So, here is to deception or lying, and the freedom and great reading material it brings us. I know in my heart that the Countess is brave, kick ass lady that did more for justice than we'll ever know.
Mackenzie posts on 4/16/2011 4:45:03 PM
It has been just over a year since I last discovered and read this wonderful online message board, regarding the beloved Countess. I see the board has grown some too, which is always a good thing. It's important to stay positive.... and keep in mind, where there is growth there will always be some negativity which accompanies that growth.
Anyway, I just wanted to drop by quickly and say hello to you all as we continue to enjoy a love for these wonderfully, intriguing stories. Honestly, I am thoroughly looking forward to reading her books again for a second time this summer, just as soon as I wrap up this spring semester. Come May, it will be me, on the beach, in the sand, with the Countess's books in hand! Xox
Anita posts on 4/16/2011 3:21:59 PM
I agree with Roseanne, and compliments each of you. We do have that wonderful connection; love of Spain, Intrigue,The Countess & her books, the hero's of OSS, all of them during WWII. Let us all keep going and reading of all those courageous men and women. I wish I had personally known them. Those who died certainly did not die in vain.
Roseanne H posts on 4/15/2011 11:05:17 PM
To Traill1C, Anita, Bob, Angela, Anonymous, and GregR, it is so HEARTWARMING to read your wonderful posts, written with such intelligence and fervor. Thank you all for expressing, in your own unique way, the bond that we all share…our admiration for the Countess.
Triall1c posts on 4/15/2011 10:36:28 PM
We have several very dedicated fans including myself, of the Countess who regularly read this blog. I know that each of us has done our homework about the Countess. TRUST ME....I HAVE! Nothing that anyone says will ever change my feelings about her. I appreciate being part of a group that supports her and wishes the best for her. It is a mutual interest that brings us all together. We ALL KNOW that the Countess wrote her books with literary license. Regardless, unless you have a passions for the person as well as the books, you will never truly be a fan. It involves too much. The love of history, Spain, the USA, the lineage of families from the aristocracy, the Spanish traditions....I could go on and on. All these things are part of the book which the Countess has written. To admire her is to have an all encompassing view of what she is relating. Some choose to see in in another light.
Anita posts on 4/15/2011 7:02:20 PM
To BOB: "No truer words have been spoken". You said it all! How wise you are... Thank you!
Bob posts on 4/15/2011 2:41:41 PM
Although it may be difficult, the best way to deal with the marks of this world is to ignore them. Eventually, they too like a good BM will pass. Debate will never win them over. The Countess needs no defense.
Anita posts on 4/15/2011 2:19:32 PM
I appreciate all of your remarks that you have posted. My personal opinion, is that I too am extremely fond of the Countess and her Books and her stories!
To: Mark M.
You also have a right to your opnions and remarks, as we do live in a Democratic Country. I, of course do not appreciate your attacks. Opnions, Personal feelings, are ONE THING, ATTACKS are another. Particularly when you do not even know us.
This is food for thought for all of us: During WW II there was a British Committee called XX. Their meetings took place on Wednesdays @ MI5 H.Q. It was the most secret club of their Secret Service in Britain. These men on this committee were: Desmond Briston(MI6) John Masterman(head of Committee-MI5,John Marriott(MI5)T.A. Robertson(MI5)and finally: Ewen Montague,Naval Intelligence,John Drew,home defense exec.,Colonel Bevin,army,and Flight Lt.Cholmondeley of the air force.These men fuelled all the false info sent to the Germans to mislead the ABWHER.Now, I will be happy to stand corrected if I have misspelled names,etc.
To make my point: One of the first things Spies learn is how to LIE. So many of them told so many lies, that finding the truth they spouted was difficult. All of this business created chaos. Half of it all never got into the OSS or British Files. So, my comment is SO WHAT? WHO CARES?
It is still fascinating material. Edmundo LaSalle was an excellent SPY but also a " Klepto". SO WHAT and WHO CARES? He did a fine job as did all of the rest of them,. Kudos to all these men and women! We are here today living in a free world thanks to all of the men women,young people,that served in the Armed Forces everywhere, and in the Resistance Movements, and MI5& M6, and the list goes on. I thank them all: from the bottom of my heart! All that lying and deception,paid off.
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