So, I LOVE looking @ fan art. But usually I love the REAL BAD stuff… like my Beauty & The Beast post a few days ago. I decided to look for Thor related stuff (I get Chris Hemsworth boners on occasion). I had NO CLUE that people were into brothers Thor & Loki getting it on. Incest is indeed the best! I found all of these fine images on FUCK YEAH THOR & LOKI. The bad art was just bad… not really warped enough or funny. There were so many AMAZING works though. Sweet, touching, amusing, porny… and just plain pretty. See what you think…
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.”
Barbra Streisand’s video for her hit “Emotion” from 1984. The video was directed by Barbra and her boyfriend Richard Baskin. The song was produced by Richard Perry and background vocals were by The Pointer Sisters. In the video Barbra is dressed up in glamorous make-up and is wooed by Roger Daltrey and Mikhail Baryshnikov. The video was filmed in London.
The Ross Sisters were a trio of female sibling singing dancers consisting of Aggie Ross, Elmira Ross, and Maggie Ross (whose real names were Veda Victoria, Dixie Jewel and Betsy Ann Ross). The Ross Sisters performed as a 3-part harmony trio wherein they also danced and did acrobatics and contortionism. Their public attention peaked during the 1940s, during which they were featured prominently in the film Broadway Rhythm. This footage has since gained popularity on YouTube. This clip also appears in the compilation film That’s Entertainment! III (1994).
WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing, also known as WET Magazine, or simply WET, was originally published between 1976-81 in Venice, California by Leonard Koren. The story behind the making of WET is the subject of Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing.
WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing was a publication of the 1970s and early 80s. Founded by Leonard Koren in 1976 it ran thirty-four issues before closing in 1981. The idea for the magazine grew out of the artwork Leonard Koren was doing at the time—what he termed ‘bath art’—and followed on the heels of a party he threw at the Pico-Burnside Baths.
As Kristine McKenna, music editor for WET from 1979 until 1981, wrote: “The world wasn’t crying out for a periodical on bathing when Leonard Koren introduced Wet magazine in 1976. However, Koren had the imagination and audacity to create his own world, and that’s exactly what he did with Wet: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing.”
WET covered a range of cultural issues and was widely known for its use of graphic art. Started as a simple one-man operation that included artwork and text solicited from friends and acquaintances, the production, team, and circulation of the magazine would grow over the years. Its content also evolved to cover a wider expanse of stories that captured a Los Angeles attitude that was emerging at the same time as punk, but with its own distinct aesthetic. As design problems arose, solutions were often improvised on the spot. Its layout and design helped to catalyze the graphic styles later known as New Wave and Postmodern. In a letter he wrote on August 25, 1988, Tibor Kalman, president of M&Co. wrote that WET “is one of the most important and well-designed magazines in U.S. design history.”
Throughout its production, WET continued to draw from a variety of artists and contributors. Contributing photographers included Eric Blum, Moshe Brakha, Guy Fery, Jim Ganzer, Brian Hagiwara, Brian Leatart, Jacques-Henri Latrigue, Dana Levy, Claude Mougin, Beverly Parker, Lisa Powers, Herb Ritts, Matthew Rolston, Raul Vega, Guy Webster, and Penny Wolin. WET also included artwork by Rip Georges, April Greiman, Matt Groening, Jim Heimann, Thomas Ingalls, Kim Jones, Jayme Odgers, Taki Ono, Futzie Nutzle, Gary Panter, Peter Shire, John Van Hamersveld, Teruhiko Yumura, and Bob Zoell . The 1980’s January/February edition of WET featured a photo Richard Gere by Larry Williams on its cover.
In April of 2012, Leonard Koren released Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing. Published by Imperfect Publishing, it tells the story of WET
The Apple shop was a retail store that opened on 7 December 1967, located in a building on the corner of Baker Street and Paddington Street, Marylebone, London, and that closed on 30 June 1968. The shop was one of the first business ventures made by The Beatles‘ fledgling Apple Corps.
The concept of the shop was that everything in it was for sale. The aim, as described by Paul McCartney, was to create “a beautiful place where beautiful people can buy beautiful things”. In practice, the stock was overwhelmingly fashion garments and accessories. John Lennon vetoed the use of the word “boutique”, but the venture has come to be popularly called the “Apple Boutique”. WIKI
Groovy 1960s opening party for Apple – a Beatles Boutique in London. Lots of famous guests including George Harrison and John Lennon, Cilla Black , Kenneth Tynan. Fabulous psychedelic fashions and hippy designs.
The Fool – The Fool (1969)
Full Album – Tracks: 1. Fly 2. Voice on the Wind 3. Rainbow Man 4. Cry for Me 5. No One Will Ever Know 6. Reincarnation 7. Hello Little Sister 8. Keep on Pushin’ 9. Inside Your Mind 10. Lay It Down
Sept 1967 – Beatles wives Pattie Harrison, Cynthia Lennon & Maureen Starkey posing with Jenny Boyd in a stunning portrait taken by Ronald Traeger in fashions designed by The Fool for the soon to open Apple Boutique.
1968/69. Mod n’ thick corduroy jacket from the Beatles own retail store, The Apple Boutique in England. The jacket has a lining that pictures the cartoon Beatles (from the ABC series) on the inside. Made by Ninth Street East Ltd. (the label is sewn inside). This is a men’s size 40 (Medium). EX.
from the 1968 film “Hot Millions” which provides one of the few rare filmed glimpses inside of the Beatles owned and operated Apple Boutique on Baker Street in London.
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The Thief and the Cobbler is a 1993 British animated fantasy film directed, co-written and co-produced by Canadian animator Richard Williams. The film is famous for its animation and its long, troubled history. Williams worked 28 years on the project. Beginning production in 1964, Williams intended The Thief and the Cobbler to be his masterpiece, and a milestone in the art of animation. Due to independent funding and its complex animation, The Thief and the Cobbler was in and out of production for over two decades, until Williams, buoyed by his success as animation director on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, signed a deal in 1988 to have Warner Bros finance and distribute the film.
However, negotiations broke down when production went over budget and behind schedule and Williams was unable to complete the film on time. As Warner Bros. later pulled out, The Completion Bond Company assumed control of The Thief and the Cobbler and had it finished by producer Fred Calvert without Williams’ involvement.
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In 2006, a filmmaker, artist and fan of Richard Williams’ work named Garrett Gilchrist created a non-profit fan restoration of William’s workprint, named The Thief and the Cobbler: The Recobbled Cut (the version that appears here). It was done in as high quality as possible by combining available sources, such as a VHS copy of Williams’ workprint and better-quality footage from DVD copies of the released versions.
This edit was much supported by numerous people who had worked on the film (with the exception of Richard Williams himself, who wishes not to have anything to do with the film any more), including Roy Naisbitt, Alex Williams, Andreas Wessel-Therhorn, Tony White, Holger Leihe, Steve Evangelatos, Greg Duffell, Jerry Verschoor and Beth Hannan, many of whom lent rare material for the project. Some minor changes were made to “make it feel more like a finished film”, like adding more music and replacing storyboards with some of Fred Calvert’s animation.
This edit gained positive reviews on the Internet. Twitch Film called it “the best and most important ‘fan edit’ ever made”. The Recobbled Cut has been revised several times with better-quality footage, with a “Mark 3″ version released in 2008 (which incorporated rare 35mm film of scenes not in the released version), and a “Mark 4″ version planned for 2013.
An animated Rexall commercial from the 1966 Hanna-Barbera TV special, Alice in Wonderland or What’s a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?
“Start your morning off right with this handy German douching tutorial. Believe it or not I learned a thing or two myself . . . and I’m a professional!” – Colby Keller
Rose Murphy may well be an acquired taste, and indeed her performances here border, at times, on the bizarre. My father, however, “on the scene” throughout the 1940s, had this to say: “There was nobody in L.A. would could touch Tatum or Nat Cole, but there were three ladies that we listened to a lot, Julia Lee, Nellie Lutcher and Rose Murphy. Murphy was into strange novelty vocals, but when she was in the mood, boy, could she play!” These two films are part of a longer set, made by Standard Pictures Corporation in early 1944. At this time that Murphy was playing at the Valley Lodge in North Hollywood. These films were apparently not intended for jukebox use, but were to be made available through film libraries to “road showmen” who could rent or purchase various music items to accompany the other films on their programs.- via
If you never heard Rose Murphy, you would be completely mystified when Ella Fitzgerald, at mid-fifties concerts like her famous 1958 birthday set Ella In Rome, takes a very strange detour in the middle of I Can’t Give You Anything But Love. After the opening chorus, the First Lady of Song makes mysterious noises, chirping like a butterfly would, if it could sing, twitting about on the nonsense phrase chee chee.
If Fitzgerald fans were puzzled by this in 1958, their kids were fully flabbergasted when, in 1962, they heard Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons sing the same song. Here too, Valli intones the Jimmy McHugh melody in a voice even more stratospherically high – and sexually ambiguous – than usual, and here too he dwells on that mysterious phrase: chee chee.
Even while Valli is chee-chee-ing in the foreground, the other singers, presumably the other three “Seasons,” repeat the phrase over and over, as if it were some kind of spiritual mantra or magical incantation. Like Fitzgerald, Valli here produces high-pitched, non-verbal noises that apparently originated in the animal kingdom, sounds more like humming birds and purring kittens than pop singers doing the songbook or the blues.
Fitzgerald and Valli are both, of course, affectionately imitating that famous femme follower of Fats, Rose Murphy, who was once billed as The Chee Chee Girl, and recorded an album called Not Cha Cha But Chi Chi Ok, it’s spelled slightly differently, but I think Murphy was chee chee long before it was chi-chi. via
Rose Murphy (born April 28, 1913 in Xenia, Ohio, USA–died November 16, 1989 in New York City, USA.) was a pianist and vocalist most famous for the song ‘Busy Line’.
Described by Allmusic’s Scott Yanow as having “a unique place in music history”, Rose was known as “the chee chee girl” thanks to her habit of regularly singing the phrase “chee chee” in many of her numbers. She was also known as ‘The Girl with the Pale Pink Voice’ She began her musical career in the late 1930s, playing intermission piano for such performers as Count Basie, and achieved strong popularity in both the US and UK in the late 1940s. Despite being a very talented pianist, she is best known for her high pitched singing style, which incorporated a range of jazz style ad lib scat, giggling, and percussive sound effects.‘Busy Line’, one of her most well known songs, made use of perhaps her most famous vocal sound effect: the ‘brrp, brrrp’ of a telephone ring. A version of the song was later used in 1990 by BT (British Telecom) in one of their television adverts. The advert was such a success that RCA reissued Rose’s original recording of the song.
Her recording of “Pennies From Heaven” was used on the soundtrack of the otherwise-silent award-winning 2011 film The Artist.
From the fifties to the eighties, Rose continued to play at “many of the top clubs of New York, like the Cookery, Michael’s Pub, Upstairs At the Downstairs, and was “usually accompanied by bassist Slam Stewart or Morris Edwards.”These were interspersed with engagements in London and tours of the Continent. During a two week engagement at Hollywood Roosevelts Cinegrill in June 1989, she became ill and returned to New York City.
She was 76 when she died, and, though married 4 times, left no direct descendants.
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