It Could (No Longer) Happen To You…

…because Ed McMahon is no longer with us.

When I worked with Ed in LA I had no idea it would be the puffiest point of my life. (I am the pale pink guy on the left.) This Polaroid was taken by the talented Charlie Altuna during a month long photoshoot for TV Guide that was literally a daily carousel of stars. This picture remains one of my all time favorite souvenirs. When I asked Ed to pose with me while pointing to a check I thought I was being pretty clever. His reaction was a stone-faced, “no reaction” and he said simply, “Oh, you want it with the check, sure.” The whole thing took about two seconds. We stepped outside and approximately half a second before the shutter snapped he hit the pose and his face became the Ed McMahon all of America would recognize. We go it. Later we had a few laughs while waiting for lighting and I think he appreciated my “classic corn” style banter and I did get him laughing more than once.

When he was about to put his jacket on for the shoot he called me over to show me his cufflinks – a gift from his wife. They were little gold watches. The right one was set three hours ahead of the left one. He was soft spoken and made sure I got a very up close good long look at them. Leisurely he told me how he honestly needed them because he was back and forth across the country so often that this was the only way he could keep track of time.

While giving each cuff a final little tug he delivered the unexpected punch, (but softly and without emotion) “Left coast, right coast. That’s how I keep it straight.”

I was instantly in silent hysterics. Talk about timing! That was a private three minute performance…and no smerks from Johnny. Did you know Ed was also a singer?

God, I miss showbusiness. Is anybody in showbusiness anymore? I guess not.

PANSYBEAT T’s If You Please

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I’m just saying…If it were me, I’d buy two. In ten years you could buy five for what you’ll get on ebay.

These T’s will cheer you up. Wear one to Coachella and make new friends. You never know who you might meet in the laundry room. If anyone asks just say, “I don’t know, what’s Pansybeat with you, handsome?” Works everytime.

Yours truly,

Yours Truly.

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Cancer Schmancer!

Fran Drescher’s anti-cancer organization is not breaking news but nonetheless it is interesting, relevant and important for your health.

READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE

Besides admitting to being a little behind in many ways, I also admit to taking advantage of every chance I have to post something about Fran Drescher. J’love Fran Drescher, and now she can help us all to avoid cancer in the fyoochah!

Thanks Fran!

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Mel Odom – Gorgeous at Daniel Cooney Fine Art – Via Text by Christie Minstrel

Chrystie Minstrel/H:
File Transfer:

Chrystie Minstre/H:
Mel Odom opening tonight at Daniel Cooney
Billy Beyond:
Oh wow. Thank you. I didnt know.
Chrystie Minstre/H:
Think i may go at later end : 7 or 7:30
Billy Beyond:
Ok. I am meeting ⧓⧓⧓⧓ ⧓⧓⧓⧓⧓ for dinner. Maybe done by then

photo CHRISTY MINSTREL
photo CHRISTY MINSTREL

Christy Minstrel/H:
Crazy accidental Mel O. Remix 😳!
Billy Beyond:
Pure blog. A+
This will keep me busy tonight. Thank you.

photo – BILLY BEYOND

Billy Beyond:
And BTW –
Christy Minstrel/H:
For cheeks and chins?
Billy Beyond
No, top secret – For M. – haha
You remember Jesus’ mother as a sculpture
For chin and ears
Christy Minstrel/H:
M!
Billy Beyond
So stoops – bad timely reading
Ok – ttyl – typing time. I have 2 blog this

Billy Beyond:
Im back. Was my makeup a natural color tonight? I couldn’t see it.
Christy Minstrel/H:
Unspookable ™️
File Transfer:


The Blonde Ambition Tour
Billy Beyond:
TY. Its a new one.#notgettingover. #itswhatsunderneaththatswrong

wait…….LMAO
YAAAAASSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
CORRECT
RECLINING!!!!
“The camera captures a more relaxed Madame”
Back to typing.
Christie Minstrel/H:
File Transfer:


Billy Beyond:
Stop it!!!!!
Urgent 2 blog
Christie MinstrelH:
File Transfer:


Billy Beyond:
Im having a heart attack but i can still type on my phone!! (pain down left arm – still typing) Ma-dam-a? Modame – yes.
This chat is BLOG
Identities concealed
Christie Minstrel/H:
We have a lot to cover tonight
Billy Beyond:
I can schedule the posting. Write tonight. Sleep til Saturday
8:15am posts.
Christie Minstrel/H:
Is that optimal blog posting time?
Billy Beyond:
Says somebody. I was told the entire design floor at Ralph Lauren reads. Doubt it
I also do “my mornings” – noon to 2PM
And any evening before 2AM
Plus – not at all

Hot Shop Op

David Yarritu’s  Oh You Pretty Things!

December 20–23, 2018. Noon to 7PM daily.
22 East 17th St. Room 925
 
Jack Pierson’s Remnants: an installation and sale of ’90s test prints, boxes of slivers and more. $100-300 each.
Cash, Venmo, and PayPal only. No online sales. 

The artist will be present on Thursday, December 20th, 5PM-7PM, Friday, December 21st, 4PM-6PM, and Saturday, December 22nd, 4PM-6PM. 

David Yarritu’s Oh! You Pretty Things returns to Gordon Robichaux for a second year as an installation-happening-hang-out-last-minute-Christmas-bazaar-tag-sale-event. 
Cash, Venmo, and PayPal only.