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…
1861-65. “Pvt. Charles Chapman of Company A, 10th Virginia Cavalry Regiment (left), and unidentified soldier.” Half-plate ambrotype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress.
via MOTHER JONES (written by Maddie Oatman): Vivian Maier’s massive collection of street photography remained hidden from the public eye until a Chicago realtor named John Maloof stumbled across boxes of her negatives at an auction house in 2007. After amassing more negatives and finally googling her, he learned that she had made her living as a nanny and had died a few days earlier at age 83.
She left an oeuvre of intimate glimpses of people caught in everyday moments, as seen in this 2011 Mother Jones collection of her work.
Now, Maloof has joined with Charles Siskel and Submarine Entertainment to produce Finding Vivian Maier, a documentary due out later this year. The film draws on Super-8 footage shot by Maier as well as interviews with friends, family, and neighbors that expose more details of Maier’s life and work.
Discovering the real Maier is a challenge; as one of her friends put it, “she was a closed person” and also because most people she knew “had no idea she took photographs.” About the film, one friend insists Maier “would’ve hated every minute of it. She would never have let this happen.” Yet, says Siskel, “Vivian’s story is as powerful as her art” and he hopes the documentary “will bring her the recognition she deserves.”
Read more about Maier in Alex Kotlowitz’s essay “The Best Street Photographer You’ve Never Heard Of.”
Here I am, rockin’ out to “CATS” at age 7. Have I changed much since ’85?
This clip is made by the makers of the sketch comedy show “Pretty Things.” – M. Lucid
see it on youtube at: prettythingsss
Lady reporter Damiana Garcia got quite a treat when she received an exclusive glimpse into her future in the New Year from famous Canadian psychic JoJo Savard. As Damiana learned, great excitement awaits her! Damiana also learned a bit about who she was in past lives, the color of her aura, and her particular affinity with Julia Roberts. Plus, JoJo shared some wonderful insights into how to manifest one’s dreams and goals in 2013. Happy New Year from Damiana and JoJo!
This video was made for The WOW Report:
Tony, Lydia and Tommy Stolfa at the Alpine Club, Gatineau Park, Quebec, Canada, circa 1950’s. Photo by Rosemary Gilliat Eaton.
A Dylan and Pretty Boy video. Disneyland Dream Redux. Randy Newman & Jennifer Warnes – “Ragtime” & “One More Hour”
I’ve featured the BRILLIANT Born This Way blog before… and now there’s a book. I swear this should be a mandatory read for all!
A photo/essay project for gay adults (of all genders) to submit childhood pictures and stories (roughly ages 2 to 12), reflecting the memories and early beginnings of their innate LGBTQ selves. See how nurture allows what nature endows. And it’s their nature, their truth! BORN THIS WAY BLOG also check out MY FIRST GAY CRUSH
Based on the hugely popular blog of the same name, Born This Way shares 100 different memories of growing up LGBTQ. Childhood photographs are accompanied by sweet, funny, and at times heartbreaking personal stories. Collected from around the world and dating from the 1940s to today, these memories speak to the hardships of an unaccepting world and the triumph of pride, self-love, and self-acceptance.
This intimate little book is a wonderful gift for all members of the LGBTQ community as well as their friends and families. Like Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project, Born This Way gives young people everywhere the courage to say, “Yes, I’m gay. And I was born this way. I’ve known it since I was very young, and this is my story.”
The “Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay” book is out now on Quirk Books. Available in stores and Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594745994. Many thanks to Titus Jones for the awesome mashup soundtrack – http://titusjones.com
Kodachrome taken by a school teacher of her class in Michigan, HALLOWEEN 1958 & more (all photos via shorpy)
Kodachrome taken by a school teacher of her class in Michigan 1958 SHORPY
Front Free Endpaper “An eclectic mix of book collecting and dealing, gay life, gay sex, science fiction and victorian photographs”
“I am a bookcollector, bookdealer, publisher and writer living in Portsmouth on the South Coast of the UK. This blog is my personal space for the recording of my numerous interests including science-fiction, victorian and vintage photography, gay literature, book design, typography, homoerotic artwork, the Amazon river, the books of Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo), Forrest Reid, sundry gay Victorian and Edwardian characters, Slash Fiction, Samuel R Delany, Vintage swimwear, Willard Price, Venice, and so on… Alongside all of that you also get a personal journal of life and memoir and the self-therapy you have come to know and love from bloggers.” – Callum
Date: [ca 1887-1889]
Unidentified men embracing and kissing. Location possibly Masterton. Photograph taken about 1887-1889, probably by Robert Gant.
Inscriptions: Inscribed – On album page – beneath image: ‘Good-bye’.
Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s).
Physical Description: Albumen print, 13.1 x 10 cm, on album page.
DC Rights: Not restricted
Part of: Gant, Robert, 1854?-1936 hotograph albums / Photograph album of portraits and landscape scenes
Format: 1 b&w original photographic print(s), Albumen print, 13.1 x 10 cm, on album page, Vertical image, Single photograph
Kevin Sessums writes:
For your visual edification here is a photograph of Brigham Morris Young, son of Brigham Young, in drag as Italian opera diva “Madam Pattirini,” circa 1901. It is a photographic placard which advertised “her: appearance at the Sugar House Ward, a Mormon “meeting house” in Salt Lake City, Utah…Lord have mercy.
Brigham Young had 55 wives and fathered 56 children by 16 of them . Brigham Morris Young was his 35th son and founded the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA), the predecessor to the Young Men program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). You can’t make this stuff up. He performed as Pattirini in north and central Utah venues from 1885 to the 1900s. He could produce a convincing falsetto, and many in the audience did not realize that Pattirini was Young.
He did marry one wife and had children of his own.
James [St James] at 17. Early, early looks. I’d just moved to New York, found that old circus cape at a thrift store on Ave B, and wore it EVERYWHERE. I might still have it somewhere in storage, but it was molting and moth-eaten and just plain filthy in 1984, I’d be terrified to see it now.
Awww. My first (and favorite) boyfriend, Colin. It’s a shame I was such a spoiled brat and ruined everything. We were actually pretty happy for a while. I should call him, see how he is. This was taken on 42nd Street BACK IN THE DAY when it was still pretty rough, boy. I remember it caused quite an uproar when we asked to have the picture in the heart “frame” lol.
My favorite dress ever. Usually worn with a studded jockstrap so I could flash taxi drivers. This picture was taken at Rudolf’s club Quick, which had formerly been Area and NASA.
With Garth in Danceteria basement, 1985
My 19th birthday party at the Palladium, 1985