over 100 pages from sears christmas books via the 1940′s & 50′s (there are so many things that I would buy if these catalogues existed today)
I can’t get over the beauty of these pages… the mass produced items that are WAY COOLER than the shit they sell nowadays. ENJOY!
A look at the legendary New York City gay bath house ‘The Continental Baths’ told by the people who were there.
The Continental Baths was a seminal gay New York City hotspot that existed from the late sixties to 1974. The baths themselves were a lavish Roman style affair, which were opened in the late 60’s in a newly post-stonewall NYC. Owner Steve Ostrow wanted to create a decadent and luxurious clubhouse where newly liberated men could explore with wanton abandon.
“A gay man with $15 can get both sex and entertainment at the Continental and know he is mixing with the beautiful people. He might still turn up to work on Monday and be fired for being a fag” – Dennis Altman-1971
Along with the baths, The Continental was home to glamorous shows that attracted first class performers such as Cab Calloway, Peter Allen, Wayland Flowers, Patti Labelle and a then unknown Bette Midler, who (with her piano player Barry Manilow) became ringmaster to the revelry.
Continental is a stylish examination of a lively and lascivious piece of real estate that transcended sexual identity and acted as a beacon to the hip, beautiful and infamous. Housed at the former site of the legendary Ansonia Hotel at 230 W. 74th St., the Continental ultimately became one of the most important metropolitan keystones for a sexual revolution, fostering an environment of tolerance and indirectly contributing to a level of mainstream gay acceptance the likes of which has never been seen again.
Told through archival footage, photographs, music and the voices of owner Steve Ostrow as well as patrons, performers and opponents,Continental will be a thorough examination of a time and a place not so long ago when the word positive wasn’t so negative.
Directed by Malcolm Ingram (Small Town Gay Bar – Sundance 06, Bear Nation –SXSW 10)
£42.00 per roll? Found an unused roll @ value village for $5.99 cad. SCORE!
An update version of the original forerunner to the Willow Boughs wallpaper, with russet and red leaves on a dark beige background.
CULLEN MEYER began collecting 1950s décor at 12, starting with a lamp adorned with the face of a Nubian princess (he goes in for kitsch), and by the time he turned 25, two years ago, he harbored the great dream of any collector: finding a place to display his stuff.
My friend Ivan is moving from Berlin to Sao Paulo. He’s selling some amazing things! check them out… interested? His Facebook Gallery HERE!
Finally! An answer to the question that plagues the flagging femme. How does one creatively flag without back pockets on your outfit (or without an outfit on at all)? How about a hanky flower in your hair? Wear it on the right or left to show your colors!
This listing is for a custom hanky hair flower. You can choose your hanky color for the flower and leaf. I have Black, Grey, Lt. Blue, Navy, Pink, Maroon, Mint Green, Hunter Green and Red in stock. Additional colors can be ordered, please message me for details.
Each flower is approximately 4 inches in diameter and made by hand; each one is unique. They have a short duck-bill style clip on the back. The photos shown are examples. Your flower will be made to order, please allow 1-2 weeks.
Please indicate the following when you order:
*Leaf Color (a great way to flag 2 colors at once) or if you’d like no leaf at all.
I’m “femming” the hanky code one flower at a time! Hanky codes, also known as “flagging”, vary somewhat by location.