In 1921, she hired henry leyford gates to help her write the mystery of the. The true story of lord francis hope who inherits the hope. Cushion antique brilliant with a faceted girdle and extra facets on the pavilion clarity. Hope diamond the legendary history of a cursed gem book. Richard kurin goes beyond the speculation to reveal the truth behind a legendary stone. Introduced by the real former lady frances hope, exwife of the diamonds reallife owner. In 1791, louis xvi and marie antoinette turned the diamond and other jewels over to the government. Historical records suggest that tavernier was not the hope diamond s first owner. In 1921, she hired henry leyford gates to help her write the mystery of the hope diamond, in which she starred as lady francis hope. Hope diamond exhibit, was popular but we liked the dinosaurs. The hope diamond mystery is a 1921 american action film serial directed by stuart paton and featuring boris karloff. The hope diamond mystery kleinekosmik, 15 episodes grace darmond, boris karloff d. See 206 photos and 11 tips from 3450 visitors to hope diamond exhibit. With grace darmond, harry carter, george chesebro, boris karloff.
In 1921, she hired henry leyford gates to help her write the mystery of the hope diamond. Smithsonian hope diamond collectors edition forum 9. You can see the hope diamond at the smithsonians national museum of. This was a great followup video after a family trip to the smithsonian natural history museum where we got to gape and gawk at the actual hope diamond. Tavernier sells the diamond to king louis xiv of france. Informational nonfiction, 835 words, level p grade 2, lexile 560l. Use the walkthrough menu below to quickly jump to whatever stage of the game you need help with.
Timeline world history documentaries 1,277,318 views. Winston donated the hope diamond to the smithsonian institution in 1958 to be the focal point of a newly established gem collection as well as to inspire others to donate. We uncover the science and secrets of historys most famous jewel by visiting different countries and getting expert opinions from forensic scientists and. Boris karloffs first major film role check out the hope diamond mystery dvd on indiegogo.
It is speculated that the hope diamond was purchased in the early 19th century by king george iv, who is depicted in an 1822 portrait wearing a magnificent gem greatly resembling the hope diamond. According to susanne patch, author of blue mystery. The diamond would take his name, becoming known as hope s diamond or the hope diamond. An 1839 catalogue of his gem collection mentions a large blue diamond weighing 45. May yohe publishes a fanciful account of the diamonds dark past in her book, the mystery of the hope diamond. The hope diamond was finally sold, at a bargain price, to other diamond dealers, finally coming to the cartier brothers in paris. Take this with a grain of salt, because its never been proved. The hope diamond is one of the most iconic items in the smithsonians collections. The story of the hope diamond which ruined its owners. She divorced lord francis in 1902, and lord francis later sold the diamond to pay off debts. Alleged effect of the hope diamond s curse as reported in newspapers of 1911 andor in maye yohes 1929 fanciful book the mystery of the hope diamond many if not most of these events are. Nov 16, 2017 hi all, i was researching a bit more on the hope line from scotland and uncovered some interesting facts and circumstances surrounding the hope diamond and henry philip hope who came into possession of the diamond in the 1800s after its disappearance from king louis the xvi during the french revolution. The diamond appeared on the television quiz show the names the same, in an episode which first aired on august 16, 1955, when a teenaged contestant with the actual name hope diamond was one of the mystery guests, as well as at the august 1958 canadian national exhibition.
Pass on this first entry in hope that book two receives a translation worthy of a series that, according to its swedish publisher, is popular enough to be translated. Release dates 15 also known as aka 3 release dates usa 19 february 1921. Jan 09, 2018 the story goes that the curse began with the tavernier blue, which was the precursor to several large diamonds, including the hope diamond. Nicely paced, with just the right number of red herrings to keep readers thinking. The hope diamond mystery is based on the life story written by may yohe who lived for a time in marlow, new hampshire. In the pendant surrounding the hope diamond are 16. Wilhelm fals was a jeweler who recut the diamond after the french revolution, turning it from the tavernier blue into the hope diamond. The hope diamond, arguably the most famous stone of all the gems in the world, is a blue diamond, and it is sometimes mistaken for sapphire. In 1839, a london banker named henry phillip hope purchased the rare stone under unknown conditions and gave it the name which it bears today. Pierre cartier was enchanted with the novel the moonstone, written decades earlier by english author wilkie collins. The program is cosponsored by the marlow historical society. Overview of hope diamond mystery, the, 1921, directed by stuart paton, with grace darmond, george chesebro, harry carter, at turner classic movies.
The true story of lord francis hope who inherits the hope diamond and marries showgirl may yohe. Told through the fictitious eyes of the hope diamond, i am the hope diamond is an informational book about the history of this amazing diamond. The history of the stone which was eventually named the hope diamond began. Unexplained mysteries the cursed diamond hope diamond.
Mystery of the hope diamond smithsonian channel documentary. Replicas show what famed hope diamond looked like in 17th. The hope diamond, also known as le bijou du roi the kings. The curse of the hope diamant one of the most famous curse. The hope diamond is a lustrous blue gem weighing 45. A large blue diamond, now called the hope diamond, appears in the gem catalogue of henry philip hope, but no history of the stone is. By benjamin radford live science contributor 30 april 2014. Henry philip hope mystery of the hope diamond mike. Download our free nook app escape into a good book.
Smithsonian hope diamond game walkthrough featuring annotated screenshots from actual gameplay. Mar 11, 2015 they have restored and released the hope diamond mystery on dvd. The hope diamond, center top, is displayed with the replicas below. Youre on a train in the middle of nowhere, and a band of dangerous thieves demand you tell them where to find the hope diamonds shards. Restoration of a longlost 15episode 1921 serial based on a true story with similarities to the m check out the hope diamond mystery dvd on indiegogo. This is an incredibly rare 1921 15chapter serial with boris karloff in his first starring role. The hope diamond phosphoresces a strong red color, which will last for several seconds after exposure to short wave ultraviolet light. If it had more of the science and more of an explanation about the spectroscopy, it would get 5 stars. May 01, 2006 the hope diamond is one of the draws to smithison natural history museum.
Hope diamond exhibit science museum in northwest washington. Jul 31, 2014 nicely paced, with just the right number of red herrings to keep readers thinking. It was originally used as one of the decorations of an indian temple idol. The hope diamond mystery is a 1921 american action film serial directed by stuart paton. Mystery of the hope diamond curse documentary youtube. At top left of the white box is a lead cast replica. Replicas show what famed hope diamond looked like in. That history spread over three continents features diamond mining in india, the french revolution, the machinations of british king george iv, the gilded age in america and a number of very clever the true story behind the most famousand. The story is full of mystery and suspense, well worth the more than fourhour time commitment it will take you to work through this adventure. A few months later, this was compounded by the new york times on november 17, 1909, which wrongly reported that the diamond s former owner, selim habib, had drowned in a shipwreck near singapore. A map of pleasant valley and an illustrated cast of characters are provided in the early pages, allowing new readers an excellent reference tool to keep the many characters straight.
I show it to my chemistry students for the small amount of chemistry that it discusses with analyzing its composition. The diamond mystery from the whodunit detective agency series, vol. Oct 07, 2017 wednesday, october 18 at 7 pm the historical society of cheshire county will host a screening of a 1921 silent film as part of its new hampshire film series. Boris karloff, the apparent reincarnation of a 16th century indian high priest living. The film survives with a copy at the library of congress. The extraordinary history of the hope diamond duration.
To learn more, visit the smithsonian channels website for the documentary, mystery of the hope diamond. In 1894 yohe, an american musical theater actress, married lord francis hope and possessed the hope diamond. The story goes that the curse began with the tavernier blue, which was the precursor to several large diamonds, including the hope diamond. As reported in newspapers of 1911 andor in maye yohes fanciful book, the mystery of the hope diamond, published in 1929, although many if not most of these events are unsubstantiated. They have restored and released the hope diamond mystery on dvd. The curse of the methuselah tree nature history documentary timeline duration. The hope diamond has long been rumored to carry a curse, possibly due to agents trying to. The curse of the legendary blue hope diamond on all its owners is dramatized from the gems discovery in 17th century india until its donation to the smithsonian. May 05, 2011 the hope diamond, arguably the most famous stone of all the gems in the world, is a blue diamond, and it is sometimes mistaken for sapphire. As reported in newspapers of 1911 andor in maye yohes fanciful book,the mystery of the hope diamond, published in 1929, although many if not most of these events are unsubstantiated. Hope diamond the legendary history of a cursed gem book richard kurin since its discovery in seventeenthcentury india, the hope diamond, a glimmering deep blue gem weighing over 45 carats, has been shrouded in mystery and steeped in intrigue. Mar 12, 2017 the curse of the hope diamond continues.
As the newest hidden expedition recruit, youve got to find the shards before they do. The diamond s blue coloration is attributed to trace amounts of boron in the stone. The story of the hope diamond, the shape of the diamond was unlikely to have been an eye or on the forehead of an idol. The hope diamond s history tavernier and the hope diamond. The earliest major account of the hope diamond s cursed origins was a fanciful and anonymously written newspaper article in the times on june 25, 1909. Restoration of a longlost 15episode 1921 serial based on a true story with similarities to the mummy. The diamond remained with the french royal family until it was stolen in 1792 during the french revolution. The mystery of the hope diamond english version youtube. The cursed diamond hope diamond unexplained mysteries.
Henry philip hope mystery of the hope diamond mike hope. Wednesday, october 18 at 7 pm the historical society of cheshire county will host a screening of a 1921 silent film as part of its new hampshire film series. She also wore her copy of the hope, trying to generate more publicity to further her career. Oct 18, 2017 the hope diamond mystery is based on the life story written by may yohe who lived for a time in marlow, new hampshire. It is a fun video about the mystery and curse behind the hope diamond and its history.
History of the hope diamond smithsonian institution. In the pendant surrounding the hope diamond are 16 white diamonds, both pearshapes and cushion cuts. Fancy dark grayishblue in the pendant surrounding the hope diamond are 16 white diamonds, both pearshapes and cushion cuts. Rated 5 out of 5 by strawberrylover7 from enjoyed the puzzles i really loved this game. Stuart paton featuring boris karloff as dakar high priest of sita grace darmond as mary hilton bibi george chesebro as john gregg jeanbaptiste tavanier harry carter as sidney atherton nang fu ghung the actors in this weird story of an ancient curse play dual roles and in 16th and 20th century. The curious history of the hope diamond victorian trading. The hope diamond mystery wikipedia, a enciclopedia livre. In 1673, king louis xiv decided to recut the diamond to enhance its brilliance the previous cut had been to enhance size and not brilliance. The film added more characters, including a fictionalized tavernier, and added marat among the diamond s victims. It now enjoys an era of relative stability, housed within the secure confines of the smithsonians national museum of natural history. Mystery of the hope diamond curse documentary mystery of the hope diamond curse documentary skip navigation sign in. The hope diamond and marlow, new hampshire town of gilsum, nh. The mystery of the hope diamond smithsonian magazine. According to the smithsonian institute, the hope diamond is priceless because it is irreplaceable.
When you visit that site you will discover that it is an opendownload site offering an assortment of royaltyfree music. The gemstone, which is now called the hope diamond, was formed deep within the earth more than 1 billion years ago. He ended up living, though his son stole the diamond from him and then killed. The mystery of the hope diamond the legend is a multifaceted as the gem, spanning one billion years, three continents and leaving a trail of intrigue, envy and death. In collins story, a large, yellow diamond had formed. Since its discovery in seventeenthcentury india, the hope diamond, a glimmering deep blue gem weighing over 45 carats, has been shrouded in mystery and steeped in intrigue.
The hope diamond is one of the most famous jewels in the world, with ownership records. The hope diamondthe most famous diamond in the world. Henry philip hope 17741839 brother of thomas hope, was a wealthy british banker with an affinity for fine art and precious gems. The extraordinary history of the hope diamond from. This documentary takes a look at the mysterious phenomenon of the hope diamond, a priceless and rare gem weighing in at over 45 karats, which despite its coveted nature, has seemed to bring a. On november 10, 1958, the hope diamond traveled in a plain brown box, by registered mail, and was met by a large group of people at the smithsonian who celebrated its arrival. Lord francis hope gambles away the family fortune and may yohe leaves him. The hope diamond and marlow, new hampshire town of. I am the hope diamond je suis le diamant hope i am the hope diamond i am the hope diamond i am the hope diamond i am the hope diamond. There are rumors that this treasure is cursed, and it. The curse of the hope diamond the history of the hope diamond. The hope diamond is not only exceptionally beautiful it has a long and incredibly colorful history. The whodunit detective agency book 1 thanks for sharing. Another suspected curse of owning the hope diamond.
Or they think it is the biggest diamond in the world. The legend is as massive and multifaceted as the gem itself, spanning one billion years, three continents and leaving a trail of intrigue, envy and death. It forms part of a gem collection and is always surronded by people, most of whom just look at it because everyone else is. Sep 11, 2015 the rare physical qualities of this gemstone in conjunction with its mysterious and turbulent past render the hope diamond the most famous jewel in the world. We hope you find this information useful as you play your way through the game. On her third marriage in 1920, she persuaded film producer george kleine to back a 15episode serial the hope diamond mystery, which added fictitious characters to the tale, but the project was not successful.1353 974 282 141 785 232 300 889 505 456 1148 1241 117 340 652 798 797 55 727 881 325 313 1270 549 1157 1377 290 1221 1494 668 1356 40 1201 879 91 292 1481 1002 1212