Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road (23min)
Award Winning Short Documentary
Like hundreds of other gay men, Eric fled the New York City winters for quick weekend getaways in SOUTH BEACH MIAMI. On one of these trips in 1995 he met IRENE WILLIAMS on LINCOLN ROAD. Her wild and colorful handmade outfits immediately caught his attention. With video camera in hand he began to realize what an amazing individual was inside these clothes. Over the next decade Eric documents a marvelous journey of Irene’s outsider couture, imparted wisdom, and the heartfelt affection they share. Shades of Harold and Maude meets Grey Gardens come together in this sweet, funny, and thoroughly endearing portrait of a rare bird in paradise and a friendship found.
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The photos were taken in 1916 to help promote The Evil Eye at Princeton’s Triangle Club. Fitzgerald was in his third year at Princeton when the musical-comedy troupe performed the bawdy lyrics penned by the future Great Gatsby writer.
In a review of his performance, the Times referred to Fitzgerald as “the most beautiful” girl in the whole production.
Here I am, rockin’ out to “CATS” at age 7. Have I changed much since ’85?
This clip is made by the makers of the sketch comedy show “Pretty Things.” – M. Lucid
see it on youtube at: prettythingsss
Lady reporter Damiana Garcia got quite a treat when she received an exclusive glimpse into her future in the New Year from famous Canadian psychic JoJo Savard. As Damiana learned, great excitement awaits her! Damiana also learned a bit about who she was in past lives, the color of her aura, and her particular affinity with Julia Roberts. Plus, JoJo shared some wonderful insights into how to manifest one’s dreams and goals in 2013. Happy New Year from Damiana and JoJo!
This video was made for The WOW Report:
STITCHING STEVE: I am a gay textile artist living and working in Scarborough, Ontario. Since I was a teenager I’ve had an interest in folk textiles. I enjoy hiking and other outdoor pursuits and try to reflect the beauty of the flowers and such that I admire on my adventures in my work. Going into the woods was always a great away to get away from stresses at home, and the beauty of weeds and local wildflowers has been a source of inspiration for me. My fascination with folk textiles started in highschool, encouraged by some good friends of mine and by my dear Baba, who preserved a chest full of family heirlooms that have provided models for some of my work.
I couldn’t be happier, I was so obsessed with this show (from 1989). So interesting… so beautiful… so fun (for me anyhow). WATCH ALL THE EPISODES HERE!
parts 4-8 after the jump…
Cubist Literature focuses on knitwear, t-shirt design, and many other forms of art. Each item is handmade and designed by artist Craig Hunter from his studio in Brooklyn, NY.
FUCK YEAH VIRGINIA O’BRIEN “Say That We’ll Be Sweethearts Again”, “Fresh As A Daisy”, “Rock-A-Bye Baby” & her nightmare…
Virginia O’Brien sings the lighthearted but dark ditty “Say That We’re Sweethearts Again” from 1944′s “Meet The People”.
Virginia O’Brien sings Cole Porter’s “Fresh as a Daisy” at lightning speed in the way only she could sing.
From the Marx Brothers movie The Big Store, Virginia O’Brien (Miss Ice Glacier, Frozen Face) sings a rockin’ version of Rock-a-bye baby
This clip depicts Virginia O’Brien’s nightmare the night before she was to appear in her first film. She was under contract to MGM from 1941 to 1947 this clip was made in 1948 after which she was dropped.
TIME.com profiled Casey Legler — an “art maker” in Manhattan and also a male model at Ford. “As far as I know, there are no other women exclusively modeling as male models,” Legler tells the camera. Her photographer friend Cass Bird asked her to pose as a guy for a Muse spread over the summer, “and I wasn’t doing anything on that particular Friday, and so I said yes,” which led to the Ford contract. But “is it a stretch for me to get styled wearing men’s clothes?” Legler wonders aloud.
“I mean, anyone can look at me for two seconds and see that that part is actually not so complicated. I think the part that can feel complicated sometimes is that I also look really fierce in a dress, you know. I’ve been taught by the best queens about how to rock some heels … and I think that’s where it gets exciting.” As Time’s text points out, “Androgyny has long been celebrated in the fashion world,” and, of course, the mag forces her to speak about the Patron Saint of Present Day Androgyny Andrej Pejic — she says, “Andrej is gorgeous … In many ways I come ushered in by that.” We like you for you, girl.
I write a blog about men’s fashion freedom over at His Black Dress.
My OOTDs are tagged here.