LEVI’S: In 1951, the world famous American crooner Bing Crosby was denied entrance into a Canadian hotel because he and his friend were dressed completely in denim. Although the Hotel management eventually recognized Bing and made an exception because of who he was, the story of the incident traveled fast. Friends of his back home contacted Levi Strauss and Co. and the designers immediately developed a custom denim tuxedo jacket for Bing so that he would never have problems wearing Levi’s® Jeans, even in fancy establishments. It was made of the sturdy denim used for 501® Jeans, and decorated with a lovely corsage of Red Tabs, held onto the lapel with a cluster of shiny copper rivets.
Inside the jacket was a huge leather patch printed with a “Notice to All Hotel Men” stating that denim is a perfectly appropriate fabric and anyone wearing it should be allowed entrance into the finest hotels. LS&Co presented the jacket to Bing at the 1951 Silver State Stampede in Elko, Nevada where he was honorary mayor. He was so tickled with the tux that he wore it to many press appearances for his next film, “Here Comes the Groom.” The original jacket, as well as one made for the town’s mayor, is in the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko.
For Spring Summer 2014, Levi’s® Vintage Clothing reproduced this famous piece of Levi’s® history and made a limited run of 200 jackets (now sold out). All of the details are true to the original.
SISSYDUDE LOVES: “Evening In Space” – Daphne Guinness / video by David LaChapelle / song produced Tony Visconti
Parts Nico, Flash Gordon 1980, The Fifth Element & Bowie… GREAT stuff!!!
SHOWstudio: Daphne Guinness consolidates her move into music with a theatrical, mesmerising new music video directed by acclaimed image-maker David LaChapelle. Evening in Space was produced by Tony Visconti and is the first single from Guinness’ upcoming debut album, which is billed for release in September 2014. The video features custom fashion by many of Guinness’ favourite houses, including Iris van Herpen and Noritaka Tatehana, alongside pieces from her own celebrated clothing collection. Song Writing and Performance: Daphne Guinness Music Production: Tony Visconti Video Direction: David LaChapelle.
via JAMES ST JAMES
IMBb: A bordello catering to rich and wealthy clients, run by Lil Hutton experiences a series of crises as one girl ends up pregnant, and another dead. As a subplot, a young woman, Julie Taylor, makes a trip to LA to surprise a friend, but never finds her. Julie is mugged, and seeks help from Lil Hutton. She sees how much the prostitutes are making, and is tempted into the lifestyle. On her first “job” is hired by a rich father for his 18-year old virgin son as a birthday gift, and they fall in love. But the relationship comes to a quick end as soon as the son learns she is a “whore”; Julie breaks down and runs off after realizing prostitution is a cold and loveless occupation that cannot fulfill her emotional emptiness.
film & photos by BELL SOTO
model ADAM GUMULA / Soul Artists Management
stylist REELAND V.
grooming GARY REQUEJO
Finally!!! Someone posted these makeovers. My friend Erin and I fucking loved this show and have been dying to watch them again… and now we can.
Thank you Louis Zeppieri for posting these. I’ve posted 10 here. There are 37 to watch @ Zeppieri’s YOU TUBE HERE!!!
This is EVERYTHING!!!
Who Are You?
Whatever did happen to Bobbie Gentry, that’s the question that Rosanne Cash, daughter of legendary Johnny Cash, asks?
More than 30 years ago Bobbie Gentry disappeared from the public’s gaze and despite various attempts to track her down her whereabouts remain unknown as she remains steadfastly in a state of anonymity. VIA PODOMATIC
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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