April 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the first and last voyage of the RMS Titanic. When I was doing some research, I came across some interesting information. I learned of Beatrice Wood, the person that director James Cameron used as a model for the character Rose Dewitt Bukater Calvert.
When I sat down to research Wood, I found her to be an exceptional person. I will attempt to sum up her rather eventful life, which is rather difficult to do when she lived to be 105 years old.
When asked what her secret to longevity was, she said, "art books, chocolates, and young men."
Facts and Fiction About Rose from "Titanic"
- Rose's character was based upon a real woman, Beatrice Wood.
- Both the character and the real person were artists.
- The real person did not travel on the Titanic.
- The screenwriter was inspired by Beatrice's humor, charm, and creativity.
Beatrice Wood was born in San Francisco, California in 1893 to wealthy and socially conscious parents. At the age of five, her family moved her to New York City. Her mother immediately began to prepare Beatrice for her eventual coming out party. She sent her to Paris for a year in a convent. She was enrolled in finishing school and she enjoyed summer holidays in Europe. While in Europe, she was exposed to art galleries, museums and theatre.
In 1912, when she was supposed to throw her much-planned coming out party (and the year the Titanic sank, without Beatrice aboard), she cancelled the plans and defiantly told her mother that she wanted to become a painter. As you can imagine, her mother once again set out to do things in high style. She sent her to France with a chaperone to study painting. Beatrice wasn't impressed with the school and moved to Giverny, the hometown of Monet, where many aspiring artists seemed to flock. She got in a fight with her chaperone and took up residence in an attic. Her mother got wind of this and came to Giverny to check on her. She found the conditions in the attic not to her liking and promptly took her back to Paris.
In Paris, she shifted her focus to theatre. She took private lessons, but with the onset of World War I, her parents thought it best to bring her back to New York. Her mother tried her best to prepare Beatrice for the New York Stage, but she joined the French National Repertory Theatre. She played in over 60 roles under the stage name Mademoiselle Patricia.
While working at the theater, she was told about a Frenchman who was in the hospital and lonely. Someone suggested that she go visit him since she spoke French. During her second visit, she was introduced to the man's friend, Marcel Duchamp. Duchamp was best-known for his painting Nude Descending a Staircase. She and Duchamp hit it off immediately and he would go on to introduce her to Walter and Louise Arnsberg, who held artsy parties at their contemporary home. Beatrice was exposed to the dada movement, which is best described as an anti-art movement. Duchamp also introduced her to the writer Henri-Pierre Roché, who would become her first love interest. Duchamp, Roché, and Beatrice seemed to have some sort of love triangle; it is thought that this was the inspiration for Roché's book, Jules et Jim. He was the first man to break her heart.
In 1918, Beatrice left New York and ran off to Montreal. Of course, her mother tracked her down with a private detective. Her good friend Paul, who was the theater manager with whom she shared an apartment, convinced her that the only way to be out from under her mother's thumb was to marry him. So she did. It was a marriage of convenience, mostly for Paul, who managed to use her and her friends to support his gambling habit. Beatrice's parents saw to it that the marriage was dissolved years later.
When Beatrice returned to New York, she found that the dada movement had died down. Duchamp was traveling in Europe, the Arensbergs had moved to Los Angeles, and Roché had gone back to Paris. She then fell in love with the British actor and director Reginald Pole. But Pole would also end up breaking her heart. She decided to move to Los Angeles to be near the Arensbergs.
Taking up Ceramics
On one of her trips, Beatrice purchased a set of baroque dessert plates with a stunning luster glaze. When she couldn't find a matching teapot, she decided that she would just simply figure out how to make one herself. She enrolled in a ceramic course at Hollywood High School in 1933. She soon figured out it wasn't as easy as it looked, but she was intrigued with the glaze chemistry and practiced at throwing pots. She eventually began to sell some of her pieces to support herself. She later trained under ceramic artists Glen Lukens and Gertrud and Otto Natzler.
East Meets West
By 1947, Beatrice Wood's career as a potter was established enough that she decided to build a home in Ojai, California.
She had been included in major exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Major department stores like Neiman Marcus, Gumps, and Marshall Fields placed orders with her.
She began teaching ceramics for the Happy Valley School (now called the Besant Hill School) and operating her studio and showroom.
Her house was across the street from the speaker and thinker Krishnamurti. She was a fan of his philosophy and had even travelled to Europe to hear him speak. According to her biography, she had "always embraced a life that combined the wisdom of the East, positive thinking, a strong work ethic, a Dadaist sense of humor, and a romantic view of life."
In 1974, Beatrice moved to another location on a 450-acre parcel of land in Ojai Valley owned by the Happy Valley Foundation, with the understanding that the home would be gifted to the Happy Valley Foundation upon her death.
Then, in her late 80s, she published her first book, called The Angel Who Wore Black Tights. Only a few years later she published her autobiography, I Shock Myself. She went on to publish Pinching Spaniards and 33rd Wife of a Maharajah: A Love Affair in India. She also wrote books under the pen name of Countess Lola Screwvinsky.
The Character in "Titanic"
When James Cameron was working on the character of Rose Dewitt Bukater Calvert for the film Titanic, he had already envisioned a feisty character with a dominating mother. Bill Paxton's wife was reading Wood's autobiography at the time. Reading it himself, Cameron discovered the perfect real-life version of the character he was creating.
James Cameron invited Beatrice to the premiere of Titanic, but she declined due her health. Bear in mind, she was a mere 104 years old at the time! So Cameron and Gloria Stuart (who plays the older Rose) dined with Beatrice in her home and presented her with a video of the movie. She vehemently declined to watch it, saying that she knew it would be a sad movie and that it was too late in life to be sad. She died only a few days later, at the age of 105.
It should be noted that actress Gloria Stuart celebrated her 100th birthday on July 4, 2010. It sounds like she's very much like Beatrice. Sadly, Stuart passed away Sunday, September 26, 2010.
Casting Kate Winslet
A myriad of actresses were considered for the role of Rose. Strong early contenders were Drew Barrymore and Claire Danes, who had previously worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann’s William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. Other names in contention were Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, and Madonna.
Kate Winslet has admitted that she was brought to tears after reading the script. She became determined to get the leading role. This took a fair amount of effort as she was not yet a big star back in 1996. According to an interview she gave to Rolling Stone, Winslet was able to get Cameron’s phone number from her agent. She was able to reach him on his car phone while he was driving and told him that he would be mad not to cast her as Rose. The gutsy perseverance paid off as Winslet was rewarded with an audition. Afterwards, she sent Cameron a bouquet of roses with a note that read “From your Rose.”
Questions & Answers
Question: So there is no such thing as a real love story on Titanic? Were Rose and Jack even real?
Answer: The love story and Jack and Rose are fiction and were not actual events on Titanic.
Question: Did Beatrice wood actually survive the Titanic?
Answer: No, because Beatrice Wood was not on the Titanic.
Question: Is the Titanic still in the water?
Answer: Yes, it is. Similarly to the movie, expeditions have gone down to explore. Many consider it sacred, and not something to disturb.
Question: Was the heart jewel necklace in the movie Titanic an actual piece of jewelry?
Answer: I'm assuming you are referring to the "Heart of the Ocean" necklace as portrayed in James Cameron's movie "Titanic". If so, it was fictional. However, you might be interested in this link: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/rosetta-stone...
Question: How old is Rose?
Answer: Rose is a fictional character.
Question: I read in the above note that "Rose's character was based upon a real woman, Beatrice Wood" and that another "Beatrice was not on the Titanic." How then is Rose like Beatrice?
Answer: If you read my article, watched the video, and seen the movie, you will see the similarities. (Hint: pottery, love of art, strong-will)
Question: Did Rose, from Titanic, have any children?
Answer: The fictional character "Rose" would have to have had a child in order to have a granddaughter. Remember she is with her granddaughter when she overheard the news on the TV and her granddaughter goes with her to meet the discovery crew.
Question: When did the real Rose from the film "Titanic" die?
Answer: The real woman Beatrice Wood, that the fictional character Rose was modeled after died in 1998, at the age of 105.
Question: This means there is no such love story of Jack and Rose in Titanic? It's just a huge ship sinking?
Answer: I wouldn’t say “it’s just a huge ship sinking.” Each of those who lost their life, as well as the survivors, were real people who had their own stories to tell. Sorry, not every story is a romantic love story. It was an entertaining example of “what if”.
Question: Did Rose from Titanic really exist?
Answer: Rose is a fictional character.
Question: Did Rose really survive the titanic crisis?
Answer: Rose, as portrayed in the movie, was a fictional character.
Question: How many people were saved from Titanic?
Answer: The number varies depending on the source, but it was just over 700 people survived out of just over 2220.
Question: On the Titanic, was there a real woman named Rose, or did they just change Beatrice to Rose in the movie? Also, is the old woman in the film actually Rose/Beatrice or just an actress? Finally, is there any film of her?
Answer: Beatrice Wood was not on the Titanic. The actress playing young Rose is Kate Winslet. The actress playing older Rose was Gloria Stuart. The fictional character Rose was modeled after Beatrice.
Question: Are there survivors in Titanic named Jack Dawson and Rose Dewitt Bukator?
Answer: No. Jack and Rose are fictional movie characters.
Question: Why won’t they bring up the Titanic ship from the water?
Answer: Some believe it is a sacred burial ground and that it be left undisturbed out of respect. It also would be expensive. It would be a huge undertaking.
Question: I am confused about who was Beatrice Wood and how she is related to Rose though she is a fictional character?
Answer: Beatrice Wood is a real person and many of her traits were the inspiration for the character “Rose”. If you study the life of Beatrice you will recognize how much Rose was like her.
Question: How many people died on the Titanic?
Answer: 1503 people (passengers and crew) died in the Titanic disaster.
Question: Is Jack of "Titanic" also a fictional character?
Answer: Yes, Jack Dawson, as portrayed in the movie is a fictional character.
Question: Is anyone still alive from the Titanic accident?
Answer: No, everyone that was on the Titanic has now passed away.
Question: It everything is fiction, what is true about the movie Titanic?
Answer: Many facets of the movie Titanic were based on actual passengers and events. You should research a bit about the actual events and compare them. It's fascinating.
Question: If Beatrice was not on the RMS Titanic, who is Rose? And why did you put this love story and sadness in our mind?!
Answer: It’s a movie. While it’s based around an actual historical event, many parts are fictitious and designed to entertain. Love stories, tragedies, and sadness are a part of the human experience.
Question: What really killed couples in Titanic?
Answer: I’m assuming you are referring to the actual Titanic disaster. I’m sure the cause of death for most was drowning and/or hypothermia due to the intense cold.
Question: Where is Rose from "Titanic" now?
Answer: Rose is a fictional character.
Question: Why didn’t you use real people from the Titanic?
Answer: The movie was not intended to be a documentary. It was a love story cleverly built around an actual event as a backdrop.
Question: Where is Jack Dawson's body?
Answer: Jack Dawson was a fictional character.
Question: In the movie Titanic, the captain of the ship gets a notice beforehand, that there’s an iceberg, but he doesn’t pay much attention to it. Did that happen in real life too or just in the movie?
Answer: Online sources indicate the real Titanic received 6-7 notices about treacherous waters that included icebergs.
Question: If Rose was not on the Titanic then why are we giving preference to Rose as if she was there and she saw everything with her eyes?
Answer: It’s called historical fiction. It’s entertaining to imagine what things might have been like. Haven’t you ever imagined yourself into a past historical event? It’s a way of telling a story from a different perspective and allows us to wonder “what if”.
Question: Was the old lady on the Titanic movie the real Rose?
Answer: No, the older version of the fictional character Rose in the movie was played by actress Gloria Stuart.
Question: When did Rose Calvert die?
Answer: Rose Calvert was a fictional character.
Question: Is Jack Dawson's body found in the ocean in the movie "Titanic"?
Answer: Jack was a fictional character, and therefore is not on the ocean floor.
Question: Was the sketch truly found on the Titanic in real life or was it was only a creation by the director?
Answer: The sketch is fictional and merely a part of the fictional love story written into a historical event.
Question: Who saw what happened until the end since the movie is a true story?
Answer: I’m sure most who watched the movie stayed with it until the end. It is still a fictional love story built into an actual historical event. So many parts are not true.
Question: Were Jack and Rose a real couple on the Titanic?
Answer: Jack and Rose are fictional characters of the Titanic movie. Everything known about their fictional relationship is in the movie.
Question: The story of ”Rose” and ”Jack” in the movie Titanic isn't real?
Answer: You are correct. The characters “Rose and Jack” as portrayed in the movie “Titanic” are not real. They are fictional movie characters.
Question: Rose and Jack did not really die as shown in the movie Titanic?
Answer: Correct, Rose and Jack are both fictional movie characters.
Question: Is Jack Dawson even real? or fiction?
Answer: Jack Dawson was a fictional character.
Question: How old was Beatrice Wood when she passed away?
Answer: Beatrice Wood lived a long life. She died in 1998 at the age of 105.
Question: Are all stories of Jack and Rose from Titanic false?
Answer: Yes, the storyline of Jack and Rose is all fictional. Many of the other people and events in the movie were based on real people on the Titanic. It was a clever way to weave a fictional love story into a historical event.
Question: Did Beatrice Wood die?
Answer: Yes, she died on Mar 12, 1998 at the age of 105.
Question: How old was Rose when she was on the Titanic?
Answer: Like many fictional movie characters, the viewer is not given their specific age. I personally like that because then you are free to believe them to be whatever age suits you. It helps make the characters universal and more relatable.
Question: So were there survivors on Titanic, or not?
Answer: Yes, 706 people survived on Titanic .
Question: Were Rose and Jack married in the movie Titanic?
Answer: No, the fictional characters were not married in the movie.
Question: Was the from drawing in the movie Titanic real?
Answer: As a historical event, no.
Question: Are Jack and Rose from Titanic alive today?
Answer: They are both fictional characters.
Question: Did Rose’s fiance exist?
Answer: No, he was also part of the fictional story.
Question: Was the ship really called Titanic?
Answer: Yes, it was.
Question: Is there a sketch by Jack to Rose in real life?
Answer: No, the sketch was simply part of the movie script.
Question: Is the necklace that Rose wore in the movie "Titanic" real?
Answer: No, the necklace is part of the fictional part of the story.
Question: Was there no love story on the Titanic?
Answer: To my knowledge, no.
Question: Is Rose from Titanic alive?
Answer: Rose is a fictional character.
KRC (author) from Central Texas on August 21, 2020:
According to online sources there were 2208 on board and 1503 died. You can find a list of their names on Wikipedia.
Titus shunom on August 21, 2020:
How do you get to know the amount of the people that died on the Titanic?
Raymond on May 10, 2020:
The owner of the film,am giving him 100% to change lives of people.The action itself gives hope and help one to think about Gods time
pesi pungur on April 29, 2020:
Jeff Wood from Glendale, AZ on April 24, 2020:
With everybody staying home the Titanic is getting a lot more views. We watched it last week, never get old.
More comments in the last month than the whole year before that. Awesome.
emmanuel awenegheme on April 20, 2020:
the story titanic is so grate...
Antoniette Ricaplaza on April 18, 2020:
I love the movie as well.. Its so sad to that movie
Hansaka on April 18, 2020:
i saw the jack dawson's real tomb.what is it then?
Dianne arnoco on April 12, 2020:
Still loving TITANIC here, we really like very much..love it so amazing, my heart melted the situation so sad..
still no. 1
Joshua on April 12, 2020:
Each time i remember this movie i just feel like crying......
This is true love
Jose Villaflor Robles Jr on April 11, 2020:
Good day to all. Jack is not fictional.
Jack Thayer, was born into an irostocratic family. Jack father was the director of pennsylvania railroad company. Jack and his parents embarked aboard the Titanic at Cherbourg on 10th april. Jack is one of those survivors, Jack jump off the ship and survived to narrate the ordeal
KRC (author) from Central Texas on March 30, 2020:
No, Jacqueline. That’s part of the fictional part of the story.
Jacqueline Harley on March 30, 2020:
Was there ever a real naked drawing found?
Nicole Schmidt on February 19, 2020:
I loved titanic it was a great movie. I loved that leonardo Dicaprio was jack dawson and he protected Rose kate winslet until the very end the only thing is that I wished jack dawson lived too to be with rose.
Jeff Wood on February 05, 2020:
Maurice, a lot of the film is historically accurate, the part about Jack and Rose is fictional. The way things happened, including the band playing while it sank, the famous people on board, how the ship broke up is true.
Maurice Glaude from Mobile, AL on February 04, 2020:
Wow it is so interesting to learn that the entire film on the titanic was fictional. I bet many believe the story was true.
Sophia Rivera on August 22, 2019:
I like to see Jack and Rose together on the Titanic.
Rachel George on August 10, 2019:
The titanic is the best movie aver
KRC (author) from Central Texas on February 10, 2019:
Helena, I’m not sure what you are asking regarding “can Titanic be created”. Regarding “who is Jack Dawson”, that fictional character is played by the Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Helena porker on February 10, 2019:
Can titanic be created.who is jack dawson in the movie
Don'tbe Senile on January 03, 2019:
I'm continually amazed at the inability of people to discern between a troll and a serious person. #RochelleFrank
KRC (author) from Central Texas on January 02, 2019:
Lars, no, the drawing is part of the storyline of the movie, not part of the actual historical event.
Lars on January 02, 2019:
Is the women in the safe real? And then who draw here?
Rochelle Frank from California Gold Country on December 12, 2018:
I'm continnually amazed at the inability of people to discern between fact and fiction.
I find the true history of the Titanic to be fascinating, and the fictional love story to be very emotionally engaging.
The facts and statistics of the event, though amazing, don't tell the whole story. The fictionalized account includes the factual background but gives us a clue about how it really felt to individuals who lived (or died) in those circumstances.
I liked the movie (one that really needs to be seen on the big screen) and liked your article about the background.
Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on November 20, 2018:
This article was quite enjoyable and answered many questions I had about the movie and the character that was portrayed as Rose Calvert. What a fascinating life Beatrice Wood had. For someone of her generation, she traveled outside the standard boundaries and expectations.
My grandmother traveled across the ocean from Germany to Galveston, Texas in 1902. She was fourteen at the time, traveling with her older sister, no parents. I always wished I'd asked her about the conditions aboard the ship and her experiences on the voyage.
KRC (author) from Central Texas on October 26, 2018:
Erika, the last survivor of the Titanic has passed way. It was Millvina Dean who was 2 months old when she was on the Titanic. She died in 2009.
Erika on October 26, 2018:
Where can we find someone who was actually on the titanic still alive
KRC (author) from Central Texas on October 13, 2018:
Jade, I agree. I often wonder if people read my article at all or just comment?
Jade on October 13, 2018:
These comments are killing me...i understand the disappointment of finding out rose aint real...but what part of FICTIONAL charcter...based on a REAL person dont u all get...
The god on October 13, 2018:
Oh my man
Latyboi on October 04, 2018:
All time best in my opinion, thank you for letting us all know more about the characters
Abdu from Ethiopia on September 07, 2018:
I have never seen a movie like Titanic and surely I will not. I was crying from begning. Their love was amazing.
Jack did the right thing (sucrifying himself) becouse she didn't choose life without him (refusing to got into boat and wenting to find him).
the above is just little about what I feel but it will remain as the best movie in my life I can't sleep each night when l see it.
what A tragedy .................
finally as 17 years old I recomend childrens should't see it.
Admin on July 31, 2018:
the titanic sank R.I.P titanic 1912 - 1912
Fad on July 18, 2018:
Did she got married after jack?
Jeff Wood from Glendale, AZ on June 18, 2018:
Not a problem Karen, obviously people comment without reading the articles above. Cool that you are keeping this going.
KRC (author) from Central Texas on June 17, 2018:
Thanks Jeff....perfectly stated.
Jeff Wood from Glendale, AZ on June 17, 2018:
Beatrice was the inspiration for the character of the older Rose played by Gloria Stuart. Rose, Jack, and Calvin are fictional characters, there wasn't anybody on the Titanic by those names. It is a movie, not a documentary. A lot of what you saw in the movie did happen, the story about Jack and Rose didn't.
Lynda on June 16, 2018:
So beatrice wood was the real rose on the Titanic?But she wasn't on the ship when it sank?So everything that happened on the ship b4 it sank didn't really happen???
Moody on April 29, 2018:
Jack Koeff was the real name of Jack Dawson. And, yes, there's going to be a Titanic 2: The Return of Jack Koeff.
Jay on April 22, 2018:
She is real
jay on March 23, 2018:
she is real.
Alexis on March 13, 2018:
Is the sinking of the Titanic real because I looked up Rose Dewitt Bukater and it showed the actress.
Melinda on March 05, 2018:
There is a Titanic 2 The Return of Jack he was frozen in an iceberg
Nick on March 04, 2018:
I wish Rose and Jack were real tho.
Jason on January 13, 2018:
To answer some questions I saw floating around in the movie Yes rose did have children after jack passed... rose took jacks last name after arriving to the United States of America than married a person and had some kids
Sydney-rose on January 05, 2018:
Does rose die in the end? I think she does because how can she remember so many people. I can't even remember all my cousin's names. The sweet thing is that he met her at the clock where he told her to meet him in the note he gave her at the grand party they attended. Jack also says that she'll die an old lady, peacefully in her sleep. I think she found closure after she told the story because she hadnt told anyone. Even if she didn't die then, she had to due sometime after so... Love the article very interesting
Joanna on December 30, 2017:
I was crying in the movie
Jimmy on November 23, 2017:
@r d, She must have had a child, because the granddaughter is with her throughout the movie. Of course it couldn't have been by Jack, because Rose says "I've never mentioned him to anyone before. Not even your grandfather".
r d on November 22, 2017:
did rose have a child after jack was lost?
Peter Calvert on October 28, 2017:
I've seen people saying that Jack shouldn't have died, but the thing is, it isn't a matter of what should and would be better for the storyline, because the real Jack Dawson died.
It might come as a surprise to some, but he existed in real life, only with a few difference's from the movie's character, as the real Jack Dawson was a crew member, born in Dublin, Ireland.
Cc on September 02, 2017:
Best movie. Never get tired of watching it.
firstname.lastname@example.org on July 29, 2017:
so jack and rose were basicly charactors created for the movie they were not real and neather was the drawing the necless was real and it really was on the titanic but it a different story its just says here that thr charactor rose was inspijard by this woman plz tell me its what is really happining couse thats what i think is true and correct me if im wrong
Hay Iam mauli on July 09, 2017:
Nice love from Rose and Jak
KRC (author) from Central Texas on July 06, 2017:
Michael, Rose is a fictional character. The purpose of this article is to introduce you to a woman that James Cameron modeled the fictional character after, not because she was on the Titanic. If you study Beatrice Wood and recall what Rose's character was like, you will see the similarities.
Michael on July 05, 2017:
How is she the real rose if she wasn't even on the titanic?
Yaya on July 01, 2017:
I love the movie Titanic I can watch it ova and ova again. I mean every time I watch it I cry .
asdfg on June 11, 2017:
I loved the movie but I don't think JACK SHOULD HAVE DIED! I think that maybe for the movie sake they should have let Jack live it would have made the movie better, even though the way the movie is portrayed is amazing i feel like Jack should have lived.
Titanic fan on May 11, 2017:
I love this movie I watch it every night and every time it gives me the same shock as it did the first time .i can't help but laugh when Rose pulls the finger
Jack on May 05, 2017:
I really love this movie
Lil on May 03, 2017:
I cried whenever the mother is singing to her children in the cabin while the boat was filling up with water and the old couple hugging in their bed because they couldn't get out in time and whenever Jack died and Rose at the end telling what she remembered
Prerana Pawar on February 24, 2017:
I like you Rose
Satish Acharya on February 15, 2017:
The movie is indeed one of the greatest masterpiece to have ever been made in the history of Hollywood! A technological marvel in every aspect of it - with great eye to details of events, characters, facts and the magnificent ship reconstruction!
Absolutely a brilliant ending to the movie where they brought the ship and the entire crew back to life - in her dreams!
Hats off to the outstanding movie!
gabrielle on January 22, 2017:
titanic is one of my favorite movies. its such a sad movie. Rest in peace to all the people that lost their lives on that fatal night.
Wole on January 21, 2017:
You are never bored with Titanic....great job Hub!
mhel on January 18, 2017:
I watched this show many many times, but I never tired watching it. First time I watched this Titanic, I was very upset and never stop crying, I hardly sleep that night, after watching it. It's so sad movie, and yet so great true story!
titanic love a on June 04, 2016:
i always wanted to know this information
Stargrrl on March 06, 2015:
This was a very interesting hub. Nice to read about this wonderful person who inspired Rose from Titanic.
Kaylee Lewis on August 28, 2013:
I luv titanic but the sad part at the end is when jack died I started cryin on that part
Carlo Giovannetti from Puerto Rico on July 14, 2013:
Interesting! Thanks for the nice read.
Mel Carriere from San Diego California on July 11, 2013:
I have read a little bit about the Titanic myself, but I have never stumbled across this information. Thank you for sharing it with us.
zyra on June 30, 2012:
is beatrice wood dead?i wish not she so beautiful
rachelingram3 from Northern Ireland on June 27, 2012:
I really enjoyed reading this hub, as I love the titanic. I have always felt drawn to its legacy.. maybe that's because I live where it was built, I'm not sure but I recently went to Titanic Belfast, which is a virtual tour about everything to do with Titanic..
You should check my hub out and see what you think :)
KRC (author) from Central Texas on May 08, 2012:
Thanks for stopping by TitanicLoverForever! You really are into it! You could probably write articles about it yourself! :)
TitanicLoverForever on May 04, 2012:
I'm only fourteen and i've done tons of research on Titanic and I knew about Beatrice for a long time now. I've been researching Titanic since I was eight years old.
KRC (author) from Central Texas on April 15, 2012:
Thank you so much ishwaryaa22!
Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on April 15, 2012:
An enrapturing hub! A great peep into the life of a multi-talented and free-spirited woman who inspired the famous female role in the worldwide phenomenal blockbuster film! Wonderfully-written hub!
Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up.
KRC (author) from Central Texas on April 14, 2012:
Thanks JamaGenee. If you haven't seen the new 3d version, you should! My daughter and I saw it on opening day. The thing that impressed me the most was the elaborate beadwork on Rose's dresses and then the depth you could now feel in scenes where they are looking over the edge of the ship.
Jeff Wood, it's so good to see you again. I can't tell you enough how much I admired your Great Aunt Beatrice Wood. I am so envious of your memories of her. I still think you and your brother should write a book about her. :) You really make me want to find an IMAX now! I'm at least 100 miles from one. But, it sounds like it will be worth it!
Jeff Wood on April 14, 2012:
I think what makes this a great movie is the story and as a side benefit you get a lot of facts. With the 100 year anniversary coming up tomorrow there have been a lot of shows about it and all have said how close James Cameron got the details.
A quick note about the new release of the movie. I love the new 3D releases that are coming out (loved Star Wars and can’t wait for Lord of the Rings) and Titanic did not disappoint me. The 3D is great, gives some depth in some of the scenes and is not overpowering. What really made the movie awesome though was IMAX! This picture needs to be seen on the really big screen with really big sound. When the ship was breaking up you could feel it and then at the end when Rose was floating on the piece of wood you could hear the water sloshing all around you. I have seen the movie in theaters at least 10 times (it was one of my wife’s favorite movies before we found out about my Aunt Beatrice’s contribution) and this is way the best.
Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on April 14, 2012:
KCC, I have to agree with you about building a story around a fictional character in order to better relate the main story of an actual event. Very sad some people can't (or refuse to) recognize the difference between a documentary and a non-documentary movie. Even sadder, simply googling Rose would've revealed to cherryberry that she was a fictional character, albeit based on a real Titanic passenger.
KRC (author) from Central Texas on April 14, 2012:
Cherryberry, I'm sorry that you feel that way. I disagree with you, though. This is a movie, not a documentary. I think James Cameron did an extraordinary job in staying as true as possible to the actual events. I think it was a great way to take some fictional characters and build a story around them all while you watch many of the real people who were on Titanic. I think you'd appreciate it all more as you learn more about the real events of that night.
cherryberry on April 14, 2012:
i always thought rose was real because everything in the movie made her look like she was real now i know she was a fake i feel angry because the titanic is a very sad story and they have made up a story just to make it look god well i am going to say that is very unfair to the people who died on the titanic and all of the ones thay survied.:(
Cymphonique Miller (How to Rock) on February 28, 2012:
Interesting, i would like to learn more. And Rose also.
Lauren on February 20, 2012:
What about Rose?
Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on January 07, 2012:
I've been in other parts of TX many times, places where you can see for 20 miles in any direction and not see a house or even a mailbox. So it's not like there isn't a lot of room to spread out instead of cramming millions into one small area like DFW Metro. Glad you're farther south and out of that madness! I can't imagine having to commute in that mess every day!
KRC (author) from Central Texas on January 03, 2012:
Yes, Winstar. Had a great time there and plan to return soon. :) The DFW Metroxplex is crazy! I used to make the commute daily for work. Glad to be further south where it's less hectic/crowded, etc.
Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on January 03, 2012:
Are you talking about Winstar? If so, I whizzed by it last Sunday on my way back from Dallas. The second time I've had to drive right by because there wasn't time to stop and pop in.
As for bluebells on this side of the OK-TX border, I'll bet you're right. It's actually quite a pretty drive on the two-lanes between Shawnee and Lake Texoma, and then the 40 or 50 miles on the TX side. After getting lost on the freeways of Dallas for two hours, I won't be venturing any closer to the DFW Metro area in the foreseeable future. As big as Texas is, I can't think of a GOOD reason so many people should be "living" so close together. ;D
KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 29, 2011:
To be honest, JamaGenee, I would expect bluebonnets to be found into Oklahoma....but....I know you'll find them along the highways around Dallas/Ft. Worth. BTW...I'm only about 3 hrs from the OK/TX border. In fact, I was just there back in November. Me, two aunts, a cousin, and my mother took off about 4 pm for an overnight girls night out gambling trip to the border. :)
Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on December 28, 2011:
KCC, I've been meaning to stop by and ask how far south would I have to go to see the bluebells this spring. I moved to central OK a year ago but Life (and that gawdawful heat wave) kept getting in the way of doing anything "fun". Keeping my fingers crossed that 2012 will be better, and since I'm only an hour and a half from the OK-TX border, seeing the bluebells in bloom is definitely on my "to-do" list. ;D
KRC (author) from Central Texas on December 27, 2011:
Huntgoddess.....yes, I agree that many people seem to think Jack and Rose were real and yes, what I'm saying is that the fictional character of Rose was modeled after the very real Beatrice Wood. The very real Beatrice Wood had nothing to do with the Titanic.
Thank you so much, JamaGenee! I haven't seen you in ages! I hope you're doing well!
Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on December 26, 2011:
Great hub, KCC! I had no idea either that the character of Rose was based on a real person named Beatrice Wood. Thanks for a wonderful mini-bio about her. And yes, her two great-nephews *should* write a book! ;D
Huntgoddess from Midwest U.S.A. on December 26, 2011:
But, apparently Beatrice Wood was not actually ON the Titanic??
I don't see anything indicating any connection between Beatrice Wood and the Titanic. I think what you're saying here is that James Cameron modeled the FICTIONAL character of Rose after Beatrice Wood.
Part of the fictional story in the movie is that this fictional character was on the real Titanic.
Some readers seem to have the mistaken impression that the story of Rose and Jack is true.
I've never seen the movie, and I never will see it. I've read something very horrible about the exploitation of the extras in this movie.
KRC (author) from Central Texas on November 16, 2011:
In English Debora said..."I really like Rose and I hope that you're alive * crying *".
rex legaspi on November 14, 2011:
i like the titanic specially rose and jack
i have a drawing like the ship i want to improve my
drawing us will us popular in the other people that's
all thank you.?
jack on October 27, 2011:
i was dead in titanic
KRC (author) from Central Texas on August 22, 2011:
LOL...small world, huh? You guys should write a book about her.
Jeff Wood from Glendale, AZ on August 21, 2011:
Robert is my brother - I rushed through the comments and missed that. She is fascinating.
KRC (author) from Central Texas on August 21, 2011:
Thank you for sharing your personal experience, Jeff K Wood! As I mentioned when another great nephew of hers commented further up, I am very envious of you for having the opportunity to have met her and even more envious for you being related to her. She still remains as the most fascinating person I've read about.
Jeff Wood from Glendale, AZ on August 20, 2011:
A visit to Beatrice used to be a scary and wonderful thing. I first meet her in the early 50’s at her first home in Ojai. We had to wear our best clothes and be on our best behavior and we could never, ever, touch anything. She did have the coolest pond with gold fish and that was the first thing we went to when finally allowed outside (about ½ hour after arriving - to get us out of the way). We always had a meal – she was a vegetarian and the only thing I remember about the meals was she had the best ice cream. Beatrice is my great Aunt and I miss her candidness and humor. The last time I visited her she had just turned 100 I think.
KRC (author) from Central Texas on June 10, 2011:
As many times as I've watched the movie, it still makes me tear up. :)
Teresa on June 04, 2011:
the titanic movie made me cry, and now i hope Rose is with jack right now since she passed away :)