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“My [singing] style really has no style, because I try to sing each number differently. I’ve always believed that if style takes precedence over the words and music, the audience get’s cheated. It’s like when people see a fine play or movie. They imagine themselves in the leading role. I want them to imagine that they’re singing – not just listening to someone else.”
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Loving this insanity. Desmond got the looks…clock it… even Good Beat! This makes me happy. There is hope after all.
10, 10, 10, 10, 9 (so shady), 10 10 – This category is shut down – Give it to the child. Give the child the trophy. This is the future, people. ¡FUTURA!
The genius of Stan Freberg is on display front and centre in this vintage soup commercial. An author, actor, comedian, musician, radio personality, puppeteer and advertising creative director, Stan began his professional career in 1943, and was working well into his late 80’s. Clearly during the course of his seventy year career… (that’s right, I said SEVENTY) ….he wore many hats (and I’m guessing quite a few wigs as well). His work in advertising was witty, ingenious, and always funny. This ad also features the incomparable Ann Miller; famous for her dancing in MGM musicals, and for her acting roles in over 50 films. (including her last acting gig as “Coco” in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive). But we can’t forget Dave Willock’s contribution to this ad, his deadpan delivery is the perfect balance to Ann Miller’s mania. He was one of the most prolific character actors of films, television series, and television commercials for decades. He’s one of those actors whose name you don’t know, but whose face and voice are instantly recognisable from his work in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s (he even played “Daddy”, the father of Blanche and Jane Hudson in Whatever Happened To Baby Jane!)
“TO DO LIST: Withdraw $40,000.00 for orchid bill – Don’t forget to send Thank-You Kaftan to Dan – Try, really try to invent something entirely new by midnight tonight. “
Gian Franco Rodriguez is all Victor Hugo. This performance is 100% approved by BillyBeyond.com. ☑️
Krysta Rodriguez as Liza is a tour de force, singing in her own voice and dancing as Liza you will be convinced, amazed and most of sucessfully entertained by her magnificent display of talent. To put it “simply,” Ewan McGregor is Halston. He lives. You’ll die.
Amazing with a “Z.”
Rebecca Dayan plays Elsa. There’s only two Peretti’s. Elsa, and Rebecca as Elsa. She’s so gorgeous that she’s hard to see and hear at the same time. Anticipate rewinding. This level of beauty deserves multiple replays. Encore de Dayan!
“Yes, I’m still holding for Dan…hello?… ( muzak sound cue ) Halston… Halston…calling for Daniel Minahan…”
Rory Culkin plays Halston’s bestie, the late Joel Schumacher. Good hair, right? May I just throw out a beauty note here please? The make-up is timely perfection. You can all relax.
I wouldn’t say David “played” Joe Eula. It’s better to say he embodied him. It’s more than a portrayal and it’s spooky-good. (David Pittu is Joe Eula, famed fashion illustrator and Halston’s creative director.)
Gee, I wonder who choreographed all the runway scenes?
That’d be me. There will be turning, running, smiling finales avec complex pivots as well as several split-doubles and yes, the rumours on the runways are true. We do split a triple in episode four. Models, prepare for your masterclass.
Halston, the limited series premieres on Netflix on May 14.
These images were released on what would’ve been Halston’s 89th birthday (he died of AIDS complications at 57 years old, in1990. RIP.)
I think I’ve seen enough not to miss any more Drew Droege or Mitch Silpa tweets, ever. Thanks to Squirrel 1 for the tip on this nut.
Enjoy the genius of Cole Escola and company. Directed by Todd Oldham with costumes by Vicky Farrell et maquillage par moi.
Sickness and sissyfits of laughter. Cole is inspiring.
What are YOU working on? What am I working on?…None a ya business. I’ll tell you later. What’s this?
Add this new-way news blog to your daily net walk. David Byrne is in charge so you can be sure you’ll be entertained, treated like and adult and possibly even inspired.
UNITARD – Badassy!This Time it’s Serious Joe’s Pub Wed Jan 29th 7pm Mike Albo, Nora Burns and David Ilku are back with their new show Badassy, a wildly twisted take on everything annoying, amusing and artisanal. It’s a comic cocktail for your psyche.
“Don’t miss this! Incredibly vicious and relentlessly hilarious.”- Time Out New York
“Critics Pick” – The New Yorker
“Highbrow/Lowbrow Brilliant” – New York Magazine
Tickets $20 Joespub.comDiscount code – Boogie
(photo Aaron Cobbett)