285 posts categorized "HISTORY"

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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Aug 18 2014
Need To Know: New Old Madonna + Ferguson Rages On + Escaping ISIS + The Great Hair Debate + MORE! Comments (0)

Madonna-1920sThe above snap was deleted by Instagram due to that topless “Josephine Baker” on the right.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's unflapperable at '20s-themed b'day bash, sings '40s song “La Vie en Rose”.

*widget boy cultureTwitter outrage as Justin Timberlake calls b'day girl Madonna his “ninja.”

*widget boy culture2008 tune “The Beat Is So Crazy” by Eve feat. Madonna leaks. MICHAEL-BROWN

*widget boy cultureIf you like your men HUGE....

*widget boy cultureSlut-shaming on the road to the Yellow Brick Road.

*widget boy cultureLAPD beats a man to death

*widget boy cultureAnother very bad night in Ferguson, MO.

*widget boy cultureHolder authorizes 2nd, federal autopsy of Brown.

*widget boy cultureGovernor disparages release of Brown store video.

*widget boy cultureShirtless Amell takes on ALS ice bucket challenge.

*widget boy cultureGambling for children.

*widget boy cultureRob Lowe sends his kid off to college.

*widget boy culturePositive or negative, who could date this Islamophobic wingnut?10574218_10202560867894120_9133047200721891183_n

*widget boy cultureHow one man escaped from ISIS.

*widget boy cultureDenzel said yes, yes, yes to a stint in rehab.

*widget boy cultureOh, BTW, Nixon was a traitor.

*widget boy cultureOpera singer Licia Albanese dies @ 105 (!!!).

*widget boy cultureShould Doug Repetti grow his hair out again?

Doug-RepettiLong hair, do care.

 
Aug 15 2014
Mantiques: Cake Suckers Cary Grant & Randolph Scott Comments (0)

Cary-Grant-Randolph-Scott-gayFilm fame, or flim-flam?

Closer-than-close butt buddies Cary Grant (January 18, 1904—November 29, 1986) and Randolph Scott (January 23, 1898—March 2, 1987) celebrating their birthdays in the early '30s.

Wonder if they took turns blowing out the candles?

Name that beard!

 
Aug 14 2014
Judy, Judy, Judy! Comments (0)

Judy-Garland

Judy Garland never got to write her memoirs (imagine what she'd have said!), but Randy L. Schmidt has helpfully done the next best thing in gathering all of her most important and interesting interviews and encounters from throughout her short life.

Judy Garland on Judy Garland (A Cappella/Chicago Review Press, $28.95) is an invaluable collection of first-person information on Garland, including exhaustive transcriptions of interviews.

The first exchange I saw upon opening the volume:

Judy-Garland-Gypsy-Rose-LeeGypsy Rose Lee: “I was just telling Judy Garland that I wish she wouldn't diet so much and get so thin. Not that you don't look wonderful on television, but even when you put on a little weight, your legs stay lean.”

Judy Garland: “Yes, well, I just demand that they stay lean. They have to get around so much. They're a moving target.”

Gypsy Rose Lee: “You have wonderful legs!”

Judy Garland: “Yes, well, they're straight. I think that's the thing. [Laughs] They're just legs, you know!”

That's like saying this is just a book!

 
Aug 12 2014
Mantiques: Teen Idols Comments (0)

Andy-Gibb

Another visit to Bob Deutsch's vault turns up three vintage teen heartthrobs, preserved forever hot! Above is Andy Gibb (March 5, 1958—March 10, 1988), who died less than a week after his thirtieth birthday. Bob was one of only two photographers allowed on the carpet of the Saturday Night Fever (1977) premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater, and were also allowed into the after-party. Bob says:

“EVERYBODY was there: Cher, the Bee Gees, 'Laverne' and 'Shirley,' Scott Baio, etc.”

Keep reading for Travolta and a '60s flashback...

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Aug 08 2014
Chexytoons: Moorehead, Mo' Problems Comments (0)

Endora-Agnes-Moorehead

Via Chexy Decimal.