PHOTO: “Susan” leafing through an August 1995 issue of The New Yorker, which depicts a photo of Emperor Nicholas II and his family
Last night, I was watching an old 1995 episode of ‘Seinfeld’, when one particular clip grabbed my attention. “Susan Ross” (played by Heidi Swedberg, is seen relaxing on the sofa while flipping through a magazine. As she turned the page, I immediately recognized the photo of Nicholas II and his family walking through a park—possibly Alexandria at Peterhof or Livadia?
PHOTO: pages 72 and 73 of the August 21st, 1995 issue of The New Yorker
As it turns out, she is reading the August 21st, 1995 issue of The New Yorker magazine, which featured an excerpt from The Romanovs: The Final Chapter by Robert K. Massie, published by Random House the same year. The excerpt was titled The Last Romanov Mystery.
I immediately grabbed my iPhone and snapped the photo seen at the top of this article, and then compared it the issue of The New Yorker (seen above). Sure enough, the photo was published on pages 72 and 73.
I am delighted to share this interesting observation and little known television trivia.
© Paul Gilbert. 2 January 2022