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Computing & Technology > Blogging > No, I Guess Vivien Leigh is Not Middle-eastern
 

No, I Guess Vivien Leigh is Not Middle-eastern

Because online information is something that has to be interpreted, no matter how straightforward it seems, and you can easily be wrong about the whole thing, I’ve has some interesting mysteries popping up lately. One was a photo I ran across while searching for a different person entirely, who had the first name Fawzia. Google gave me all sorts of photos and some looked like Vivien Leigh.

I wondered what Vivien Leigh had to do with this, so clicked on a photo, and it turned out to the Princess Fawzia of Egypt, who married the Shah of Iran (the one who was deposed by the Ayatollah). She was very beautiful. She was his first wife, and apparently the first woman there to ask for and get a divorce.

In some photos she really does look just like Vivien Leigh, though.

Another mystery was another identity thing. There is a huge Chinese retail company called Jing Dong, which goes by JD for short, and runs the website JD.com. Years ago I was in contact with someone in NYC, and now I am wondering if Jing Dong once owned an Army-Navy store in New York, and may have been using the name Jon Dee. The name is not Chinese but it’s a possible Americanization of a Chinese name. This person owned multiple numeric domains and used some for his email, and this makes me suspect he was Chinese, at least. Chinese are the biggest users of number domains.

And I found that the surname Chacko is Indian. For a long time I connected it vaguely with Australia or New Zealand — which of course it could be too.

posted on Oct 25, 2019 3:47 PM ()

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Looks like JD's main site is all Chinese. I guess they're not interested in Americans' business.
comment by jjoohhnn on Oct 26, 2019 12:20 PM ()
No, they don't export to here as far as I know. They're like Alibaba, a big online store for Asia.
reply by drmaus on Oct 30, 2019 10:39 AM ()
I had commented on Princess Fawzia and my comment disappeared. She and the Shah were a gorgeous couple often featured in movie magazines and
gossip papers. He was quite the playboy and as I remember it horses and women and fast cars was his downfall.
comment by elderjane on Oct 26, 2019 8:54 AM ()
The second wife looked like Ingrid Bergman. I'm just loving looking at these old pictures.
reply by drmaus on Oct 26, 2019 10:12 AM ()
Ah one of my first crushes--I think I was 9--Vivian Leigh!!
comment by greatmartin on Oct 25, 2019 3:51 PM ()
Yes, suddenly I want to watch a bunch of old movies of hers and Olivier's again.
reply by drmaus on Oct 26, 2019 10:04 AM ()

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