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
Sebastien Jondeau, face of the LAGERFELD brand and personnal assistant to Karl Lagerfeld, will tell us how to be the perfect bodyguard, in 10 steps!
he has a DOTCOM!!!
Leslie Jordan made me touch his fuzzy eyeglass frames (that he received from the American Horror Story set) and when I did… he giggled like a dirty little boy.
the story (1969) A filmmaker, Homer, records his young son, Matt (Groening), telling an imaginative story to his two younger sisters, Lisa and Maggie. Records the spontaneous tale with all the interruptions, comments and reactions of the sister.
“This is the sort of film that I love finding here on the site. A young boy, Matt, tells his baby sister Maggie a bedtime story about Matt and Lisa as they met various animals through a walk in the forest. This is clearly a spontaneous story composed by the young boy, but it has a flash of the humor and keen observation that would mark his later work. His father, Homer, then takes the story and matches it to shots of the kids in the forest in the fall and animals at the zoo. I think this was shot during their time in Portland, OR because of the inclusion of a “geoduck” (pronounced gooey-duck), here playful represented by a reflection of a duck on water, but in reality a phallic looking mollusk native to the Pacific Northwest. The story is charmingly funny and the fact that the narrator would go on to become famous for other things makes this film that much more interesting.” – Wilford B. Wolf