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peggy lipton

peggy lipton

All images of the lovely Peggy Lipton are from the Life Archives.

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yves saint laurent with posse

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Famous Monsters of Filmland Filmonster Convention 1975

Famous Monsters of Filmland Filmonster Convention 1975

These images come from the May, 1975 issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland’s coverage of the 1st annual Filmonster Convention. 3,500 boys and ghouls turned out for this Circus of Horrors! I myself (semi) recently attended a monster convention and I’ve got to say, I would much rather have gone to this one.

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Posted by: on April 21st, 2009 | Tagged with: , | Comments (3)


It’s quite sad that modern men have lost much of their pant sense.

Posted by: on April 17th, 2009 | Tagged with: , | Comments (0)

Roxy Music by a Tent in 1972

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Cleopatra Jones in Fur

Cleopatra Jones at the Airport

It’s not a great movie, Cleopatra Jones, but its lovely star Tamara Dobson wows me with her style.

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Posted by: on April 16th, 2009 | Tagged with: | Comments (0)

Alfredo's Wife Cat Patch Skirt

Alfredo's Wife Cat Patch Skirt

This is a great vintage patchwork skirt that never fails to get noticed. The label reads Alfredo’s Wife,  which  I thought was a custom made label for a very crafty annonymous woman in Arizona, but I found out that Alfredo’s wife is Ava Dering. Read more about her here.

Posted by: on April 13th, 2009 | Tagged with: | Comments (0)


Roller-printed cotton furnishing fabric by Collier/Campbell.   Adapted from a tapestry woven by Gunta Stölzl. 1972.  Photo from Twentieth-Century Pattern Design by Lesley Jackson.

Posted by: on April 11th, 2009 | Tagged with: , | Comments (0)

Bad Ronald Still

Bad Ronald Still

The Wilby place is haunted… by a ghost who isn’t dead!!

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Posted by: on April 10th, 2009 | Tagged with: , , , | Comments (2)

Liberace Cooks Cover

I mentioned that I was seeking out Liberace Cooks! a ways back when giving Mr. Showmanship credit for his bedazzling style. I have an awesome mom, because she actually found it and sent it to me to my delight. The dusty, well loved book “As told to Carol Truax” (who was a native of my hometown) reads like a folky lifestyles of the rich and famous.

Each chapter is titled after one of the seven dining rooms he and his diamond encrusted suit enjoy. “Indoor-Outdoor Eating” chapter which includes spareribs and sauerkraut and chicken in brand and cream, is centered around the dining room he uses the most described thus “The draperies are a pale tomato color, the velvety carpet is mustard-yellow – convenient if somebody spills the mustard sauce”.

Another chapter called “Do it Yourself and Eat it Yourself In the Kitchen” includes Liberace Special 15 Minute Eggs, which takes a fairly healthy egg and tops it with heavy cream, butter, and cheese.

He also has a “Beautiful Buffet by the Yard” and a room for “TV Dining”. Of course the TV is done in golds and is adorned with onyx cherubs, but I have to say, the man gave little thought to the layout and configuration of the room. If a guest were enjoying Sunset Chef’s Salad (cabbage, chicken and tongue) or Scotch Squares here, they’ve have a tough time watching Leapin Lizards, It’s Liberace.

“Cookout on the Loggia” features Liberace at his most  burly, grilling steak in a chef’s apron under the piano keys that adorn the grill. “The entire area is greencovered, not with grass but with outdoor carpeting, so easy to walk on, so safe for wet feet.”

The “Room with a View” and “Formal Dining Room” get no photos, but feature more heavy cream based dishes like Canape Puffs and Green Mashed Potatoes.  The final chapter gets the best title “Sauces, Sauces everywhere” because as the man himself says “It’s the sauces that divide the men from the boys and separate the gourmets from the guzzlers.”

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Posted by: on April 9th, 2009 | Tagged with: | Comments (0)