MORPHOSIS: This story by Matt Diehl & J Spaceman features American singer Christopher Owens, frontman of San Francisco indie rock band Girls, styled by Karl Templer and shot by Craig McDean for the current issue of American magazine Interview.
Lypsinka in “Anything Goes” (directed and photographed by Bob Frame, 1991) & “ballet of the dolls” & “dial ‘M’ for model” (pyramid club 1985 & 1986)
A 1991 short musical film directed by the very talented Bob Frame at a nightclub in the West 40s in Manhattan, starring Lypsinka (John Epperson).
Here are excerpts from the stage musical BALLET OF THE DOLLS, produced by TWEED TheatreWorks at The Pyramid Club during its heyday, December 1985. With book, music and the worst lyrics of all time by John Epperson (Lypsinka), directed by the late, talented Andy Rees, and starring John Kelly, Michael Berube, Meryl Goodfader, Stephen Pell, Mark Oates, Dan Taylor, Marleen Menard, Joey Smith and Billy Basinski, the show was an idiosyncratic amalgam of the book and movie versions of Jacqueline Susann’s masterpiece VALLEY OF THE DOLLS and the ballet world (at the time Epperson was entrenched as a rehearsal pianist at American Ballet Theatre). The show played only 6 performances in December 1985, and was revived in a different version at La MaMa ETC in 1988. This is the original 1985 version.
This is the promotional video for the stage musical DIAL ‘M’ FOR MODEL, originally produced by L.K. Aubrey for TWEED TheatreWorks at The Pyramid Club in the fall of 1986. The show subsequently moved to the cabaret at La MaMa ETC in the spring of 1987. This video was filmed at La MaMa. The show was intended to evoke a kitschy 1960s comic book style, yet performed live. MORE LYPSINKA VIDEOS HERE!
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.