I’m sure most of you knew this already, but for those of you who might have missed the email because you were watching one of Doris’ unforgettable films or reading one of her inspiring biographies, I offer this post as gentle a reminder. A calendar makes a wonderful gift. I’m sure Doris said that at least once in her long and love filled life. Just thinking of her makes me feel less evil and I am overcome with a powerful temporary sweetness.
D.M.A.K. = Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff
very nice, very nice. This is working for me when I’m working.
Rough Diamond - Dance Classics 1979 by Davy Jay on Mixcloud
”Men can wear skirts,” Mr. Holah commented. ”I sometimes walk around in a dress just to show the world that we don’t have to be what they say we must be. I like it when people have strong feelings about it.”
”Our clothes are really a form of questioning,” he said. ”The whole girl-boy thing in our clothes is about how I feel about girls and boys. When I was in school the boys and girls were not allowed to mix. And as a boy you weren’t allowed to have a girl as a friend. You were forced to have a girlfriend. Otherwise you weren’t normal. There’s always been a macho thing here. So we make clothes that show that the sexes can be mixed together even to the extent that we can borrow from each other. We’re experiencing ourselves.”
Always lots of inspiring things to scroll through. Quality scrolling.
This legendary recording is made available by a gracious gift from DJ Duke Todd and The Pat Dry Foundation.
A must on Tumblr. Click 2 Link.
Click right over there and start scrollin’.
Anna May Wong wearing a cheongsam 1938
Anna May Wong (not smoking), 1938, pic by George Hooray For Hurrell.
Please note: There are no cheap Wong jokes in this post. That wasn’t easy. They always seem so wight.