#BornThisDay: Actor/Singer/Dancer, Carmen Miranda

February 9, 1909- Carmen Miranda I have been considering the death of Camp. The baby queers don’t seem to grasp the concept. I had once tried to explain the notion of Camp to some young people of my acquaintance and I was rewarded with blank pierced faces. To ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor/Singer, Deanna Durbin

December 4, 1921- Deanna Durbin really should be just a footnote to me. I truly have a deep love of film history. Although I never really cared for or about her, Durbin ends up holding a ... See the Rest

Escape Room LA: ‘The Theatre’ is Spooky Fun!

Escape Room LA, which I've written about before on this very blog, has a brand new room that Thairin and I recently had the ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Songwriter, Billy Strayhorn

November 29, 1915- Billy Strayhorn William Thomas Strayhorn is a major musical figure for me, & he is a considerable contributor to the world of jazz, as well as an imperative Gay Icon. He is the composer of one of my most admired songs. I ... See the Rest

Escape Room LA

I had the absolute pleasure of participating in the Escape Room LA this week. Escape rooms have been popping up all over the country and all over the world in the last few years. I only first heard of ... See the Rest

No Manscaping Allowed in Kill Your Darlings

In the video, above, the film's director John Krokidas tells Daily Xtra how he kept things authentically 1940s in the sex scenes in part by banning Daniel Radcliffe and ... See the Rest

Flashback 1940s: Nazi Yoga

Eva Braun doing urdhva dhanurasana in her bathing suit at Lake Konigssee, a few miles from Hitler’s mountaintop retreat, Berghof. ... See the Rest

Putting Boys on a Pedestal

  Back before Jeff Stryker, before John Holmes, before the peep-show booths that showed 8mm film loops there was Bruce of LA. Bruce Harry Bellas came to Los Angeles in the mid-1940s hot to shoot  the musclemen of Venice Beach. The Golden Age of Physique Photography was ... See the Rest