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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Straus Suite





Click HERE to tour the Rose Suite from Cameron's movie. The Straus Sitting Room and one of the bedrooms looks a lot like the photos above (the photo of the bedroom is an example of what 1st Class cabins looked like on the ship and is not known if this is actually what the Straus Suite bedroom looked like).

Click HERE to see the Strauss Suite (James Cameron used some things from the Straus Suite in Rose's Suite).

The Straus suite was the most opulent suite on the ship. It was one of 4 Parlor Suites which included one bedroom, a sitting room, two wardrobes, one bathroom, and 1 fireplace. The cabins were C-55 and C-57. The sitting room (C-55) was of the Regency Decor, and had the fireplace. The panels were deep and rich in color, with 24 carat gold gilt all around. It was certainly one of the most beautiful rooms on the ship. The bedroom (C-57) was Empire Style. We know that the room survived the sinking intact, but not intact anymore. In 2006, James Cameron went into the Straus suite. He had a hard time getting to it, but he found the dark wood still there along with gilt inlays, the fireplace, and the clock still sitting upright on the mantle. However, the bedrooms have collapsed and there's no getting to them.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to disappoint you, but the Straus suite was not one of the two promenade deck / millionaires suites on board the Titanic as it's said here. The two millionaires suites were located on B Deck, one at the port side (B52, B54, B56) and one at the starboard side (B51, B53, B55). The Strauses' suite was located on C Deck and consisted of two rooms, a Regency style living room (shown here; C55) and an Empire style bedroom (C57). It was by pure accident that James Cameron chose the C55 design for his millionaires suite in the 1997 movie; the real design of the two living rooms of the millionaires suites was not regency, but Louis XVI (port side) and Adam style (starboard). But all in all great pictures on your website!

Southern Belle said...

Thank you. I'll correct the mistakes.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for correcting! Just one more small thing: you mixed up the room numbers in the text, C55 was the living room and C57 the bedroom. But C57 was no model for Rose's suite in Cameron's movie; C57 did not have the blue silk tapestry which can be seen in the movie. Sorry for being that exact, but I'm a real Titanic geek since I was five years old;-)

Perhaps it would also be nice to know that the famous fireplace was only a fake one - like all the others on Titanic with one exception: The fireplace in the First Class smoking room was real. The fake ones had a metal plate in them which got hot and gleaming by electricity, so that they were actually serving as heaters and showing a "burning" effect.

Many greetings, and keep up your good work!

Southern Belle said...

That's all right. I'm the same way, it's just that I sometimes get mixed up with fact and fiction and it gets confusing. Thanks for your honesty.

Southern Belle said...

Let me know if there are anymore inaccuracies.

Anonymous said...

I will, but there's everything perfect now!;-) Thank you for being so kind and cooperative. It is always great to see how that magnificent ship called Titanic is connecting the world by fascination - I am from Bavaria, Germany. Best wishes for the new year to you, and God bless you!