290 posts categorized "HISTORY"

Aug 30 2014
Pride (In The Name Of Gay Love) Comments (0)

Pride

Check out a free screening of the gay movie Pride in NYC on September 4 here.

From a press release:

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

 
Aug 27 2014
Need To Know: Rudy, Rudy, Rudy + Ex Crimes + I See Dead PEOPLE + Bush Leagues + Guncrazy + Oh, Henry! + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSHEIK MYSTIQUE: The 87th Annual Rudolph Valentino Memorial Service. James-Bidgood

*widget boy cultureMariah Carey looks divorce-worthy.

*widget boy cultureSharon Tate covers People 45 years after her death!

*widget boy cultureKate Bush's first concert in 35 years!

*widget boy cultureAddams Family house up for sale, 1st time in 90+ years!

*widget boy cultureClassic gay portraits on display.

*widget boy cultureBenDeLaCreme's is terminal in NYC.

*widget boy cultureIs Rush Limbaugh on the way out?

*widget boy cultureMitt Romney lies again.

*widget boy cultureBORN WITH A TRUNK: Bradley Cooper's Broadway-bound Elephant Man is near.

*widget boy culture9yo girl kills her shooting instructor. “Go ahead and gimme 1 shot...all right!”

Mary-LambertMary had a little secret.

*widget boy cultureBehind the scenes with Mary Lambert.

*widget boy cultureFederal appeals judges don't find gay-marriage bans appealing at all.

*widget boy cultureDavid Lynch's ice-bucket challenge is so, so odd.

*widget boy cultureThe Henry Cavill/Amy Adams ice-bucket challenge is “so cold...so cold.”

Henry Cavill Superman ice-bucket challengeS-s-s-s-uperman

*widget boy cultureBerlin's gay mayor is out in more ways than one.

*widget boy cultureFind out if a gay love spell worked on this blogger's friends. Ruta-lee-03

*widget boy cultureMadonna might back Frida Kahlo exhibit in Detroit.

*widget boy cultureBroadway's Reed Kelly & Josh Canfield do Survivor.

*widget boy cultureCAREY ON: The Price is Right is seeking male models.

*widget boy cultureCinecon 50 honors Ruta Lee, Margaret O'Brien & more.

*widget boy cultureFOX News prefers Putin to Obama.

*widget boy cultureKevin Sorbo is as dumb as he looks.

*widget boy culture“Dad's a woman...” Season One of Transparent is coming.

*widget boy cultureWait, so is The Walking Dead's “Daryl” gay after all?

*widget boy cultureCops audio technician killed filming shoot-out.

*widget boy cultureUh, Hello Kitty is NOT A CAT.

*widget boy cultureIcky-sounding, sexist-seeming The News Sorority sounds...delicious.

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Aug 26 2014
Mantiques: Tim Matheson Comments (0)

Tim-Matheson

Bob Deutsch shot Tim Matheson (b. December 31, 1947) in full western gear when he was shooting The Quest (1976). I wanna file my claim. So did Bob:

“He co-starred with Kurt Russell, and I spent most of my time and energy on Tim, not Kurt...he was more my type.”

 
Aug 25 2014
Night Of The 100 Living Stars II Comments (0)

In my memory, Night of 100 Stars I (1985) was amazing, Night of 100 Stars II (filmed Sunday, February 17, 1985, aired March 10, 1985) was even more entertaining than the first one, and Night of 100 Stars III (1990) was a dud...but who knows?

Time for a screening!

Let's find out who from Night of 100 Stars II (1985) is still among us...

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Night Of The 100 Living Stars III Comments (0)

And finally, the third of the telecast Night of 100 Stars shows, broken down by who's alive today, and who has left us. End morbid flight of fancy.

Full cast after the jump...

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Aug 22 2014
Happy Menendezversary! Comments (0)

Menendez

Hard to believe it's been 25 years!

 
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Letter: Amazing, Art-Filled, Name-Droppy 1990s Chain Letter Comments (0)
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The pages are especially worth a look if you're a comic strip/sci fi fan...mouse over them to see what number they are.

Chain-Letter-6I've held onto the hastily Xeroxed (and re-Xeroxed...and re-Xeroxed) pages of this 60-page chain letter for over 20 years, at first because it's filled with interesting names and drawings (again, not originals...dammit!) by famous artists, and then later because the very concept of a physical chain letter has become so antiquated.

The letters include everyone from Bette Midler to Goldie Hawn, from the late wife of Ricardo Montalban to JFK's press secretary, from publisher Joni Evans to the Hollywood Reporter's George Christy. To me, it's fascinating.

Check out the pages in the gallery above, and some notes on the pages below...

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Aug 21 2014
Need To Know: Crack Of Pawn + Obama's Outrage + Whoopi Not Enjoying THE VIEW + Wet Zac + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: The Emmys' new teaser is funnier (AND LONGER) than most nominated comedies.

*widget boy cultureObama, outraged by Foley's execution, sounds ready to do just about anything.

*widget boy cultureWhoopi wants to bolt The View?

*widget boy cultureWhat a racket!

*widget boy cultureGAY TREASON: Sam Smith says to delete Grindr!

*widget boy cultureGeorge Takei & hubby on their new doc. Kink-documentary-james-franco

*widget boy cultureAlaska's ice-bucket challenge is fierth.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron drenched in sweat.

*widget boy cultureWABBIT SEASON: Rabbit-hole foods.

*widget boy cultureFranco's next gay-themed (not totally!) movie is here.

*widget boy cultureStuart Reardon naked in the tub. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureGay rights in India, after the jump...

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