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.'”
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.
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.)
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 )
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.
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
roll it, Ahmed.
And yes, Virginia there are new Joey gifs and the first batch is about to drop righch-a-bout now.
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.
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!
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.