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Birthday Bagginses

Happy Birthday, Bagginses!

Posted on 2013.09.22 at 00:18
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Pierre Vinet Bilbo and Frodo-TEASER

Heavens! I almost missed the Baggins Birthday! I am out of town on a family visit and forgot all about it. Happily, jan-u-wine reminded me in time. This is only a re-post, but raise your glasses with me.

I am sure you all know the images from which the manip is made. Pierre Vinet's FOTR publicity stills are as well-known as they are beautiful.

Happy Birthday Bilbo and Frodo!

Pierre Vinet’s Bilbo and Frodo manip, original version


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shirebound at 2013-09-22 14:19 (UTC) (Link)
May our hobbits and our love for them go ever on and on.
mechtild at 2013-09-22 17:47 (UTC) (Link)
Here, here! (Hear, hear?)
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mechtild at 2013-09-22 17:48 (UTC) (Link)
Me, too!

Greetings from CA, Mews (I'm visiting my sister).
Hobbity forever
periantari at 2013-09-22 15:59 (UTC) (Link)
happy birthday to our precioussss hobbits!!! lovely picture you have there :) Cheers to our hobbitses!
mechtild at 2013-09-22 17:49 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, indeed, many happy returns of the day to them both. I love Vinet's portraits to pieces.
ambree40 at 2013-09-22 18:14 (UTC) (Link)
"A stout little fellow with red cheeks"
"this one is taller than some and fairer than most, and he has a cleft in his chin: perky chap with a bright eye"

Gandalf's description of Frodo but it also suits the younger Bilbo very well.

Happy Birthday, Bagginses!
And thanks, Mechtild
mechtild at 2013-09-22 22:22 (UTC) (Link)
Gandalf's description of Frodo but it also suits the younger Bilbo very well.

Genes? ;)

I'm glad you enjoyed the post, however brief the post, Ambree. :) :) :)

Edited at 2013-09-25 12:15 am (UTC)
rakshi at 2013-09-22 21:16 (UTC) (Link)
Glorious! And Happy Birthday to our beloved Hobbits.

mechtild at 2013-09-22 22:22 (UTC) (Link)
Here's to the Bagginses! *clink*
Lavender Took
lavendertook at 2013-09-22 23:17 (UTC) (Link)
Such a lovely pic of the Bagginses lads. Happy Baggins birthday to you! <3
mechtild at 2013-09-23 02:38 (UTC) (Link)
Happy Baggins Birthday, Lavender!
diem_kieu94 at 2013-09-23 04:30 (UTC) (Link)


Happy birthday to the legendary Bilbo Baggins and the beautiful Frodo Baggins!!

As my birthday gift to them, I've started a Lord of the Rings club at my school! The first meeting will be a belated celebration in their honor! I'm so excited! :)

Thank you for your lovely posts! May they and our love for them be as immortal as the elves!
mechtild at 2013-09-23 21:53 (UTC) (Link)


You've started a fan club? Go, you!!!!!
diem_kieu94 at 2013-09-25 03:49 (UTC) (Link)


Indeed I have! Sadly, it's not Frodo-centric, but I think I'll have plenty to enjoy while running my own Fellowship! ;)
antane at 2013-09-24 01:08 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for showing Ian Holm as Bilbo. Happy day to both of them! Wish I could join that fan club - but we have our own. :) jan, are you going to do something for the occasion, even belatedly?

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
mechtild at 2013-09-24 16:23 (UTC) (Link)
Hi, Anatane! I'm still out of town but am reading my emails. You have a fan club there, too? Cool!

I made this manip before there was any Bilbo actor other than Ian Holm, but I still would have used him, if only because Pierre Vinet did not live to take any photos of the Hobbit cast. I just love the photos Vinet took during the making of the trilogy, publicity stills, behind the scenes -- he was excellent. And I deeply love Ian Holm's Bilbo. This is not to say I am not enjoying what Martin Freeman is doing. I think he is an excellent choice to play younger Bilbo. :)
antane at 2013-09-24 17:27 (UTC) (Link)
No, I don't have a club there - I meant yours/ours here! :)
jan_u_wine at 2013-09-24 16:35 (UTC) (Link)
hello, Antane! yes, stay tuned and we'll have a belated-birthday post!
antane at 2013-09-24 17:26 (UTC) (Link)
Yea! :)
mechtild at 2013-09-25 00:14 (UTC) (Link)
Woo hoo!
jan_u_wine at 2013-09-25 00:49 (UTC) (Link)
i'm workin' on it......i'm workin on it.....
kornblumenblau at 2013-11-02 20:28 (UTC) (Link)
Hello! I find your LJ incredibly lovely and interesting, so I just added you to my f-list. Also, thanks for everything you're doing here!
mechtild at 2013-11-28 16:50 (UTC) (Link)
Hmm. I just wrote you a lengthy reply which seems to have gone off into the ether! I just wanted you to know, Kornblumenblau, that I appreciate your warm comment. My emailed notices of comments or postings of friends that come from LJ stopped working almost a year ago so I almost never see comments made to older posts.

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