Behind The Scenes of Halston

Halston, sure…but JERIANA!

The talented Miss San Juan’s costumes were critical to the success of the project. The series is a fast forward fashion flight from ’68 to ’90 and that’s a lot of garment bags, people. Heavy ones. Approximately fifty-million costumes were required for this gigantic fashion feature production and Jeriana and her crew got them all right. The result is authenticity with effect. Detail queens?…you may sit down now. Everything is perfect.

Brava G. S. J.

Costumes? Naildit.

LADIES…Number twenty, “CourregE-ish mono-new-clothes-osis.”
ULTRA BEAUTIES.
BEST HAIR AT VERSAILLE.
Halston HIGH hand holding? CHECK.
HOURS AND hours of calculated swish.
LOOK THAT UP IN YOUR FUNK AND DIAGONALS. ASYMMETRY WAS OBSERVED.
Pat pose number one hundred and forty seven, “Egyptian Feelings.” Leave it alone, it’s Dilone.

Let’s face the chicken gumbo and dance.

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!)

I too like to make a big production out of everything.

Halston – Directed by Dan Minahan – starts May 14th on Netflix

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Halston;'s to do list includes...

“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. “

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Gian Franco Rodriguez plays Victor Hugo in Halston (2021)

Gian Franco Rodriguez is all Victor Hugo. This performance is 100% approved by BillyBeyond.com. ☑️

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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.

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Krysta Rodriguez plays Liza Minelli in Halston (2021)

Amazing with a “Z.”

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Rebecca Dayan plays Elsa Peretti in Halston (2021)

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!

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Ewan McGregor plays Halston in Halston -(2021)

“Yes, I’m still holding for Dan…hello?… ( muzak sound cue ) Halston… Halston…calling for Daniel Minahan…”

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Joel Schumacher as played by Rory Culkin in Halston (2021)

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.

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David Pittu plays Joe Eula in Halston (2021)

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 Like This One Better

Better than POSE I mean. This series is real. It’s interesting because life is so damn interesting…WHEN YOU ARE IN IT, DARLING! Catch, this show is cyoot to a taste. You may see some of the girls from ovah dare up in this program and you can see Dashaun in it too. Oooh Dashaun. Kissy.

Check it, it’s from Viceland and it’s cawled MY HOUSE

This series is approved for viewing by The Legendary House of Beyond which is brand new and legendary at the same time…uh huh. You want information about the house? – you know the number… 917-397-0759 – We are currently recruitering members of all experience levels including older than me…IF YOU CAN STILL TAKE IT between your daily Geritol and Metamucil doses! (can I get a Senior Coke with that and do you recognize AARP discounts? – cluck )

helleaux. gahbye.

click away now, you’ve got other blogs to blink at, Binky. oh. see? uh huh. This is how it is now. We are The Legendary House Of Beyond and we are so far ahead that when we attend a ball…WE COME EARLY.

The T has been released. Prepare for the coming conflama.

this is done.

Preparing for Summer (part deux..or duh, depending upon your pronunciation…or perception)

Remember that with the arrival of the summer season come other dangers (in addition to the humiliation of wearing a bathing suit and showing your feet)

so don’t forget your sunscreen.

Perfect Sleeper Part Two

By now, anybody with eyes is no doubt familiar with Joey’s seminal performance in, “Giant Logo” by acclaimed director of over 1000 commercials the great, Ahmed Lateef. Now instead of counting sheep let’s blog a moment for part two, for, “a new Joey – She’s more contemplative, quiet, beautiful. Ten giant mirrors will capture the beauty of The Perfect Sleeper and a crystal chandelier will add highlights to the mattress.” – getting hard yet? who’s got a semi? Show of hands…

roll it, Ahmed.

And yes, Virginia there are new Joey gifs and the first batch is about to drop righch-a-bout now.

“I thought I’d sort of do one of my oooh things and then bring it in for a silent ‘Hi’ with my eyes.”
“I thought maybe I’d feel it up front for a second then let it just dip down a little…but…I dunno”
Brush Brush Bump Toss Repeat (forever)
NOTE: keep your brush under the mattress, like Joey does.
Think about it, pout about it, wonder about it and then let it come up and right out of you…like no other performer can.

There will be more Joey gifs but there may never be a more perfect sleeper.

Firmness and comfort. That’s what you need for a perfect night’s sleep.

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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It’s Drummer Boy Time Again

Yours truly as The Little Drummer Boy in Ru Paul’s video from way back. It gets discovered every year about this time by one friend or another. Yes, that’s me under that derma blend, proudly keeping time with the rhythm and rhyme. Happy Holidays once again.

My New Judy Gif Just Dropped

Does anybody say “dropped” anymore? It sounds as old as Nicki Minaj. My grand niece used to love her. She loved all that old music. That’s waaaaay back. Shoose.

Aaaainyway, here’s my new Judy Gif. Collect ’em all! I do it for you. I make these for you, my readers. I really do. Apologies to Joey an Lorna Luft – I never knew your father but this is one of my favorite quotes from your Mom’s lost recordings that everybody found sad…(didn’t make me sad though.)  I enjoy listening to them occasionally because it reminds me that if I have a glass of wine there is a good chance I may become drunk, even more bitter, very mean occasionally unintelligible and I will think that a really rotten idea for a show is GREAT idea. The lesson is very clear for me…

Never record yourself.

Nuf said. – And now, another Jaw dropping Judy Gif Drop!

Let her go fellas!