Saturday, August 19, 2006

All systems go

The library's going ahead!

In case you missed it, a recap: we're setting up a library to circulate DVDs of Jennifer Ehle's works that aren't available commercially (Maitlands, Beyond Reason, Pleasure, Self Catering) as well as recordings of TV interviews and awards coverage. Those links go to transcripts.

It'll work like this. The DVDs will be lent as an entire set. There will be several copies of these sets, each for a geographic region. So far we've got three sets: Eastern US/Canada, Western US/Canada and Australasia, but more sets will be made if there's interest. We want to make this a global thing. Each region will have its own queue. The order in which we receive your signup e-mail will determine your place in the queue - if you wrote to us before, you've already been ranked. Each person will pass on the set on to the next in line within two weeks. If there is no one left, then the set will be returned to the regional librarian.

The only cost involved is forward postage. We've decided not to have donations to determine queue priority since the costs of VHS to DVD transfer were less than anticipated, thanks to the generosity of a couple of people. There is a requirement, however, that you join EhleNews and share your thoughts on what you've watched.

You can sign up for the library by sending an e-mail to with the subject line "Ehle Library" and the following information:

1. Your full name and postal address
2. Your e-mail address
3. Your daytime phone number (this is for chasing up overdues)
4. Do you plan to copy the DVDs?

Once you've done that, come join and introduce yourself on EhleNews.

Just had to share this mp3 audio clip from the Rosie O'Donnell interview: "Mummy, can I wash ma ha-ir in the bath?" (think Lizzy Bennet meets Blanche Dubois). Too funny!

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