★ Exciting news! Velvet Limelight is now on Patreon!
I’ve been humming and hawing about starting a page for a while now, and I finally decided to take the plunge because I want to make sure that I’ll be able to continue posting here for many years to come. But doing that will take time and money – researching, writing and editing, as well as sourcing (and sometimes restoring) images… domain registration and mapping fees, image licensing… it all adds up. As much as I would love to be able to dedicate myself to writing and creating even more content for Velvet Limelight, I have to be practical and spend time doing things that earn money. Work needs to be done, and bills need to be paid.
That’s where Patreon comes in, and where your support can make all the difference. Patreon is a crowd-funding platform that allows people to support their favourite content creators by giving small amounts of money on a monthly basis. By committing to a monthly amount, however little, you’d be helping me to cover costs and free up time to write new content, curate images, post articles, and generally make Velvet Limelight a continually interesting place to visit.
If you’d like to support Velvet Limelight, you can find more details on my Patreon page. You can pledge from as little as $1 a month, and in exchange for your support you’ll get my eternal gratitude and a selection of exclusive rewards… Thanks so much!
To celebrate, and toast the (hopefully long) future of Velvet Limelight, here’s a truly fab picture of actress and singer Lilian Harvey (c.1926).
Much love, and thanks again!