Category: ancient greece

The evocative and wonderful D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths. Trained by the painter Henri Matisse, the D’Aulaires did books of Greek Myths, Norse myths, Norwegian troll stories, and even did a couple on the life of great American heroes, like a volume on the life of Abe Lincoln. 

Their imaginative version of Greek Myth was a towering achievement.

Frank Frazetta, Atlantis Rising

Virginia Mayo and Jack Palance in “The Silver Chalice,” set in Greece.

Paul Newman, who made his film debut in this film, later called it “the worst motion picture produced during the 1950s”.