Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Baby, It's You

The book is called "Your Husband is Gay, a Word Whose Meaning is not yet in the Dictionary."

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Manu Bennett

Took long enough, but Spartacus Vengeance is finally on Amazon streaming. Whoo hoo! I can never get enough hot Crixus, played by Manu Bennett. And I can't stop saying "Spartacus" as "Sparatacus," thank you, Clueless.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Are you having a Black Night?

I wish Hugo Strasser had made an entire album of Deep Purple covers.

(audio only)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Maria Felix

Ever see French Cancan? I have a Jean Gabin obsession, but Maria Felix is something else. It's got it all - absinthe, catfights, and Maria Felix.
Here she is a bit later decked in some of her famous custom Cartier.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Kabuki, I F*cked Up.

and there is no excuse. Not even being here for...a few days?
Then getting into my car to this:
With what, sadly, feels like a case of pinkeye, caused I'm sure by my $30 a can sunscreen dripping into my eyes. But I digress, back to Thursday evening, when I was getting ready to leave:
I couldn't decide what to wear and Dr. Goldfoot helped me pack. Well, that was a bad decision! I forgot pants! Luckily, I keep extra workout clothes in my car, so I had my "yoga clothes" as a spare if I didn't want to live in my cutoffs. I'm still convinced that Sydney Greenstreet has something to do with this as well, because somewhere near the giant chessboard, "Casablanca" was playing on an endless loop.
I must have thought I was in Casablanca, because I was very thirsty and stopped to buy a bag of ice. Outside of the store, a crazed meth addict with wonderful Medusa hair reminded me of "that time you gave me a cigarette." I nodded. As I walked to the car she mentioned something about "the fat woman." Again, I was convinced that Sydney Greenstreet had gotten to her, too. Now, I promised Kabuki a meal. I'm not one to flake, and I loathe that quality in Angelenos. But as I drove, and drove, I reached a sign that read: 'DESERT END.' I wish I had taken a picture of this sign. These words disturbed me, and I became convinced I was going the wrong way. I turned around. Then, I was in another city...not the city Kabuki lives in. I had to call him and apologize. I felt like a failure. When I returned home and changed the sheets on my bed, I found a swastika on them:
Was Conrad Veidt involved too? I had nothing to do with Victor Laszlo's escape. Although, I must confess, I have visited Claude Rains' grave and used to use his name as my phone book listing. I am staying in now.
Wait? Is that Sydney Greenstreet?! NOW I HAVE PROOF!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Off the Radar

for a little remote rest and relaxation. And, oh, maybe some Kabuki. Zero, that is.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We Are Not Rude.

We have a disorder!

Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Proxy

Do you ever worry excessively about someone else’s appearance? Your spouse? Your Child? A Sibling? A Stranger? There appears to be a variant of BDD known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder by proxy, however we still have a lot to learn about this condition. Disorders “by proxy” imply that an individual is concerned about another person rather than themselves.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a mental disorder characterized by a severe preoccupation with a slight or perceived defect in one's appearance. Individuals with BDD spend hours a day thinking or worrying about a slight or non-existent flaw in their appearance and engage in compulsive behaviors to reduce their distress or improve their appearance.
Individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Proxy on the other hand experience impairment in their daily lives due to intrusive concerns about another person’s appearance. This person of concern may be a family member (e.g., spouse, child, parent, or sibling), partner, friend, or stranger. In some instances, individuals may be concerned with more than one person’s appearance. Concerns may include, but are not limited to, a daughter’s “crooked” nose, a father’s “short stature,” or a fiancĂ©’s “thinning hair.”
Patients with BDD by Proxy suffer from a decreased quality of life marked by impaired interpersonal relationships (e.g., avoidance of the PoC or fear of termination of the relationship with the PoC), shame, and distress associated with the obsessive beliefs. Many individuals report a fear of isolation or rejection due to their association with the “disfigured” individual.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Beauty Beauty of 1922

Four prize winners in annual beauty show, Washington Bathing Beach, Washington, D.C.: Left to right: Gay Gatley, Eva Fridell, Anna Neibel, Iola Swinnerton.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

"The Liberace of Polka"

I won't spoil this for you, because it has some great plot twists (rigged beauty pageants! The Pope!) and it's available on youtube in its entirety and Netflix Streaming. If I post any more videos of Jan, I'll give away the ending.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Thankh God: The Love Machine is on DVD!

Oh my goodness! All things ankh have come your TV set as this is finally on DVD. My favorite Jackie Susann book (that's right, it is) is here and sadly, mine's without subtitles-oh, what a joy that would make. The dialogue, sets, casting (Robert Ryan! Jackie Cooper! Shecky Greene! John Philip Law in the lead role as "Robin Stone," aka Love Machine; Dyan Cannon! David Hemmings!), costumes by Moss Mabry, makeup and huge hair make this a campfest beyond compare. And the ankhs! Good lord. (Click to enlarge all photos.)

Short story: Robin Stone sleeps his way to the top, namely with the big boss' wife, Mrs. Austin, played by Dyan Cannon, who is the real star of the film. Robin's best friend is uber-bitch queen David Hemmings, "fashion photog" who has a pal named Alfie. That's all you really need to know.

The end culminates in Mrs. Austin finding an incriminating "slave bracelet" that she shoves down her cleavage and a huge bitchfight ensues. Why is this movie not a midnight cult classic? Every line of dialogue should be memorized and recited!

 Behold the power of the ankh!

 The ankh is so powerful, Shecky Greene must avert his gaze.
 Dyan finds the slave bracelet.
Dyan dares Alfie to go where he's never gone before.

Dyan: Oscar WINNER!