By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge
Photographs by Jeff Hirsch
Does the St. Mark’s Place railroad apartment belonging to Beauregard Houston-Montgomery qualify as a period piece? People in New York don’t live like this any longer, utterly, even vulnerably, themselves amid the accumulated evidence of a lifetime’s fascination with something unconventional—in this case dolls and dollhouses. Beauregard’s particular interest is in more contemporary dolls and, especially their accessories. It occurred to us later, after talking to him, that by charting the changes and the ever-expanding line of accessories belonging to Barbie, Bratz and American Girl, the history of post-war American life can itself be told. A photographer, archivist and writer, he has written a memoir, “Dollhouse Living” (Fotofolio Inc.) accompanied by his own strange and moody photographs of dollhouse interiors, which he bases on old films of the 1950s and 1960s. READ THE Q&A HERE @ NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY
Introducing Michael Sanderson’s debut print series: Constellation Park. The 12 signs of the Zodiac conceptualized as sexy woodsmen. 16″x20″ fine art prints, signed and editioned for sale at his newly launched online shop: http://shop.michaelsanderson.co/
“To me, rimming is the most charismatic sex act. Something about combining the face, which is the body’s most telling and detailed part, with the ass, which is a similarly compelling body part but for opposite reasons—given its plainness and inexpressiveness, its lowly status as a seat cushion and waste-disposal machine, contrasted with its high status as a sex object and aesthetic high point on the body—fascinates me. The way the face and ass affect each other physically and technically during the act of rimming has an emotional charge and is choreographically interesting. In the moment of exploring someone’s ass, you know things that the recipient can’t know because, due to the way the body is constructed, the ass and asshole are hardly available to their owner. You can handle and finger them, but even to see them properly requires the use of mirrors and awkward poses. When you rim someone, you’re getting to know him intimately in a way he can’t know himself. You can be entirely alone with him, unwatched, his judgment unknown and abstract. You have power over him and, at the same time, the act has subservient associations—“you can kiss my ass,” et cetera—so you’re worshipping him as well.” – Dennis Cooper (Paris Review)
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“Day and night I try, in my studio with its six two-thousand watt suns, balancing between the extremes of the impossible, to shake loose the real from the unreal, to give visions body, to penetrate into unknown transparencies.” – Erwin Blumenfeld
SISSYDUDE LOVES: SCTV’s “New York Rhapsody” starring CATHERINE O’HARA (as JOAN CRAWFORD) & VIOLINIST EUGENE FODOR
SISSYDUDE LOVES LOVE: DARLENE blows away the crowd with her final Late Show performance of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
THE FIRST TIME!
I post this every holiday season on Sissydude because I love it so. David Wagner (I love you for this David) has uploaded the original color version. If you haven’t seen it… please watch. And get out a hanky… the end always makes me weep.
A little earlier than usual. But it just felt right to post it tonight.
Wikipedia: “A Christmas Memory” was adapted for television for ABC Stage 67 by Truman Capote and Eleanor Perry. The production starred Geraldine Page and Donnie Melvin, and Truman Capote was the narrator. Both the teleplay and the program’s star, Geraldine Page, won Emmy Awards.The production also won the coveted Peabody Award.This production is available on video under such titles as ABC Playhouse 67: A Christmas Memory or Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory”. This version starring Geraldine Page was also released in cinemas by Allied Artists in 1969 as part of Truman Capote’s Trilogy.