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To step into the world of Swiss photographer Karlheinz Weinberger is to fall down a rabbit hole of such a specific homoerotic fashion obsession that to crawl out would be a missed opportunity.
Zurich-based KHW was a lifelong factory worker by trade, but by nature he was a portrait photographer who zoned in on his erotic obsessions, consistently male, who changed along with fashion itself from teenagers to rockers to bikers as the decades progressed. In the early ’60s KHW began photographing the Halbstark, aka the Half Strong, and these are the images with which he is most closely identified as a photographer. The Halbstark were a tribe of denim-wearing, rock and roll fanatics who took the cliché of the new American phenomenon, “the teenager,” and turned it on its head with sly, deviant rock ‘n’ roll fashion rampant with homo-erotic overtones.
KHW’s was a world populated by feral, sly, outsiders, disdained by their conservative Swiss parents who fashioned their own “gangs” and wore their own “colors” consisting of uniquely customized jeans and leathers that proclaimed their counterculture allegiance. Wearing precious denim and leather, they were walking shrines to their American heroes with giant belt buckles emblazoned with pictures of Elvis and James Dean and Brando. They slung heavy industrial chains over their cowboy shirts and striped tees.
The male Halbstark replaced the zippers of their jeans with bolts and laced them with chains. The women teased their hair into ratty towers and downplayed their femininity with denim jackets and scratchy mohair sweaters. The Halbstark obsessed over and fetishized their trans-Atlantic icons as Weinberger obsessed and fetishized over them. As an observer and recorder of a weird, shifting youth culture, KHW’s images are fascinating. As a record of a twisted, crazy fashion movement they are priceless. READ THE FULL STORY HERE @ HUFFPOST GAY
“The stunning beardy wonder Mathu Andersen joins James St. James in this weeks Transformations for World of Wonder. Is Mathu even human, because in my eyes he’s godly.” – James St. James
Recently, a Sissydude follower emailed me asking if I knew what Playgirl issue Marc Hampton appeared in. This made me of course, obsess. So I found his original 1974 layout… one done in the early 1990s… but, my fave find were pics of Hampton & his Vietnam buddies. So here’s a MEGA- HAMPTON post of what I found…
model // JUSTICE JOSLIN
director // MARIANO VIVANCO
fashion editor // JULIE RAGOLIA
director of photography // MIGUEL DE LEON
groomer // JOHN RUIDANT
video editor // JUNIETSY DE MARCOS
HOTARIOUS: Joe Marler and Danny Care… and two little words. It takes a while but they get there eventually (and very HOT to watch)
Several minutes of a variety performance by The Good Company, from a 1968 CBC “Show of the Week” hosted by Juliette (who also appears in the segment). The man performing “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” is Frank Moore, who went on to a busy acting career that included co-starring in the David Cronenberg horror classic “Rabid”.
The actual scene in the movie.
WIKIPEDIA: Brideshead Revisited is a 1981 British television serial produced by Granada Television for broadcast by the ITV network. The serial is an adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited (1945). Although John Mortimer was given a credit in the titles, Valerie Grove’s A Voyage Round John Mortimer revealed that Mortimer’s script was never used and that the series was actually written by the producer Derek Granger and others. The bulk of the serial was directed by Charles Sturridge, with a few sequences filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
Broadcast in eleven episodes, the serial premiered on ITV in the UK on 12 October 1981, on CBC Television in Canada on 19 October 1981, and as part of the Great Performances series on PBS in the United States on 18 January 1982.
In 2000, the serial placed tenth on a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes compiled by the British Film Institute, based on a poll of industry professionals. In 2007, the serial was listed as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-Time.” In 2010 it was placed second in The Guardian newspaper’s list of the top 50 TV dramas of all time.
Episode 1: “Et in Arcadia Ego” (Original UK airdate 12 October 1981; 100 minutes) In the spring of 1944, disillusioned Army captain Charles Ryder is moving his company to a new Brigade Headquarters at a secret location he discovers is Brideshead, once home to the Marchmain family and the scene of both pleasant and anguished visits for the younger Charles.
Seeing the house for the first time in many years prompts a recollection of Charles’ first meeting with Lord Sebastian Flyte, the Marchmains’ younger son, at Oxford University in 1922, and the rest of the narrative flashes back to that time forward. At Oxford, two young men quickly bond and, although his cousin warns him to avoid Sebastian and his inner circle of friends, Charles is fascinated by them, particularly flamboyantly foppish Anthony Blanche. Short on funds, Charles finds himself fitfully spending the summer holidays in London with his indifferent and rigid father Edward until an urgent message from Sebastian sends him to Brideshead, where Charles is introduced to a world of wealth and privilege dominated by a powerful devotion to Catholicism.
WATCH ALL THE REST OF THE EPISODES AFTER THE JUMP…
Oh yes, I know I’ve posted Frankie before… but I love him so! Let’s take a walk down memory lane (on his tumblr), shall we…
Photo MIX-IN: model erik conover, bath rugby players (emphasis on Tom Heathcote, Nathan Catt & Rob Webber), other sexy boys & various hairy asses
(((NEWish))) JIZ… errrrr… JEM and the HOLOGRAMS collector’s dolls by Integrity Toys (they got them SOOOOO right)
OFFICIAL SITE HERE! WARNING! THEY ARE SUPER EXPENSIVE. Prices range from $120.00 – $650.00 (for limited editions). I think Kimber is my fave… very 80′s yet VERY “COUNTRY MAGIC” Ann-Margret (hence my love).