Wednesday, 11 December 2019

A Camp Advent Calendar?

Bette Midler (born 1st December 1945)

Maria Callas (2nd December 1923 – 16th September 1977)

Little Richard (born 5th December 1932)

Agnes Moorehead (6th December 1900 - 30th April 1974)

Zeki Müren (6th December 1931 - 24th September 1996)

Hermione Gingold (9th December 1897 - 24th May 1987)

Dorothy Lamour (10th December 1914 – 22nd September 1996)

Vampira (Maila Nurmi, 11th December 1922 – 10th January 2008)

Liz Smith (11th December 1921 – 24th December 2016)

Rita Moreno (born 11th December 1931)

Connie Francis (born 12th December 1937)

Thursday, 5 December 2019

And our mystery guest is...

...none other than cosy breakfast-telly hostess and "national treasure" Miss Lorraine Kelly - transformed into her Drag Queen alter-ego "Morning Glory"!

The occasion was a photo-shoot for the new edition of Attitude magazine - "Activists and Allies special".

She also showed her true "gay icon" status by answering ten questions in the "Gay Slang Challenge":

She's so fab!

You can order or download a copy of the January edition from the Attitude website.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Simply the Best

Miss Tina Turner is 80 years old today...

...all hail!

Rather than rely on what "the expected" by way of a tribute, let's try a lesser-known performance by the great lady...

Congratulations, Ma'am.

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock, 26th November 1939)

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Grace and favour

“I would like to be remembered as a person who did her job well. An understanding, kind and decent human being.”

“I’ve been accused of being cold, snobbish, distant. Those who know me well know that I’m nothing of the sort. If anything, the opposite is true. But is it too much to ask to want to protect your private life, your inner feelings?”

“The idea of my life as a fairy tale is itself a fairy tale.”

“I'm basically a feminist. I think that women can do anything they decide to do.”

Princess Grace of Monaco would have celebrated her 90th birthday today. One of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood, taken away too soon.

Grace Patricia Kelly (12th November 1929 – 14th September 1982)

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Glorification of Chernobog

Hallowe'en. Samhain. Hop-tu-Naa. Día de Muertos. Calan Gaeaf. The Season of the Witch is upon us once again...

More about the "Chernabog" sequence and its origins courtesy of the Yesterday, Tomorrow and Fantasy blog.

Monday, 28 October 2019

Not my father's legs

"My mother said to me, ‘You’re no oil painting, my girl, but you have the spark. Thank God you’ve got my legs and not your father’s!’”

"I have always resented the comments that it was I who was the homewrecker of Larry's marriage to Vivien Leigh. Danny Kaye was attached to Larry far earlier than I."

"Nothing is so sexy in a man as talent."

Sharing a birthday, as she does, with another mixed bag of luminaries including Hank Marvin, Dame Cleo Laine, Elsa Lanchester, Joaquin Phoenix, Francis Bacon, Caitlyn Jenner, Auguste Escoffier, Edith Head, Suzy Parker, David Dimbleby, Matt Smith, Bill Gates and Julia Roberts, the lovely Dame Joan Plowright blows out 90 candles on her cake today!

All hail.

Many happy returns, Joan Ann Olivier, The Lady Olivier, DBE (née Plowright; born 28th October 1929)

Read about our Audience with Dame Joan back in 2014.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

On the Jukebox this weekend at Dolores Delargo Towers

[More over at Dangerous Minds]

Yes, Hallowe''en is almost upon us. Much more scary, however, is the fact that the clocks go back an hour tonight - that is it, folks; the official end of British Summer Time...