Dolly’s Excited

Rare Antique Vogueing Performance

This is “Elements Of Vogue” (David DePino’s 1989 Original Mix) – Johnny Dynell feat. David Ian Xtravaganza as interpreted for broadcast by a school of vogeurs including Legendary London Legend, Roy and Britain’s early champion of the form, Les Child. (That’s her shutting down the category in a platinum hair hat.) Front and center and stealing thunder we see the lovely and sorely missed, Fidel Field. A fragile creature we knew too briefly. May she runway in peace. All this madness is circa 1990-ish. Don’t be jealous of their beauty, darling, be jealous of their talent!

Now, in the words of your Master of Ceremonies, David Ian Extravaganza, “I’ll now depart by saying, ‘I love you all for loving me.'”

ELEMENTS OF REPRISE – David Ian Extravaganza

I don’t think that was really Doris…

Do you? “some work” for Marilyn Manson? No. That doesn’t make a lick of sense, but it really IS awful nice of her to be concerned about finding work for other performers. She’s just an honest to goodness nice person.

Yep.

Weird that she had my number though…very weird. Oh well, I’m not going to worry about it.

Also, super weird that she called me because she’s dead…which really makes this whole thing kinda spooky.. hmmmm.

Does anybody out there have Marilyn Manson’s correct phone number? It must be pretty close to mine I’m guessing….

You know what? –

Nevermind.

The Time Has Come To End…

caftan discrimination.

Just stop it. Stop it today get yourself a caftan and feel proud and more comfortable tomorrow. Besides, it’s just too hot to wear anything else, am I right, kids? Waistbands are simply outdated. We’ve outgrown them. We no longer have waistlines. Why do we need waistbands? You can still have pockets on the sides too, that’s no problem. Imagine all the money you’ll save on belts. A nice Italian belt can be very dear in this economy and let’s face it…nobody is going to stop buying gas just because it costs $20.00 a gallon. Am I right, or what? Forget it! We’re not going to stop buying gas…How can we? We gotta drive just to get our over-priced food and a few yards of a lightweight, summery fabric (possibly a breathable and flow-ey cotton voile or a simple silk chiffon) in order to make our new kaftans! And listen, kids, this crazy kaftan discrimination thing is just disgusting to me. Who cares about your coordinated separates and your layers? How much time does it take you people to tuck everything in? I dont have time for tucking in August. I take my caftan off the hanger, throw it up over my head and do a praying hands over the head pose… like I’m about to dive up… and instantly I’m fully dressed! You can’t beat it. I’m saving time every morning here.

If you want my advice I think you should take your belt and pantyhose off, take your underwear off, slip into a one piece outfit and if anybody tries to poo poo your mumu, give em the finger. For all they know you could be skinny under all that fabric. It’s possible. You can even pretend you’re Elizabeth Taylor if you want to. Why not? Enjoy yourself! Would you rather be Mama Cass because you can go right ahead and do that too if you like. God bless that woman. What a talent. You know, come to think of it you could also pretend you’re Paul Lynde in Palm Springs but that takes a lot of gold medallions and a dry look hairstyle – too hard.

No shame in shifts, sisters. Keep it simple. You got a front and a back and they already sewed ’em together for ya.

Mina – The Beat Goes On

I wore this track out for years back in the daze of BEIGE.

full screen is a must

Però è stato davvero bello, tesoro!

ALSO WATCH IT HERE!!

Defile Claude Montana L’Automne ’85-’86

And you thought clones only sat at bars all night and cut hair all day…. Still waiting on the biopic here….doesn’t anybody want to call Ryan and plant the seed? Montana, people…not the state.

I’m Sorry, Did You Say Tesheeka Limemda?

You ca leave your offerings at the door. THE MORE YOU GIVE, THE MORE YOU GET. – God said that in the Bible ad by the holy way, yes it was Tasheeka Limemda.

Ava Was Wonderful, But The Role Was Originally Mine

Like so many of my (almost) greatest performances, I was originally cast in some career making leading roles only to be replaced later because they didn’t want to go with an “unknown.” Here now a very rare clip from an early wardrobe test on Tennessee’s picture, “Night Of The Iguana.” Evidently La Gardner was doing some pretty thorough studying of this “unknown” because her performance was literally identical to mine on this particular take. If I had known I was teaching the Gardner to act I could have been charging tuition.

Just another untold tale of Tinseltown, kids. Now ROLL IT!