Linda Simpson on Drag in the ’90s

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Linda Simpson, the Boswell of Drag, spoke to The Cut about the evolution of the New York drag scene in the late '80s and '90s and about her exhibition of photographs, spanning from 1987 to 1996, titled “The Drag Explosion.” ... See the Rest

RIP Mario Montez, Icon of ’60s Avant-Garde Cinema

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From Filthy Dreams, a tribute to trailblazing underground superstar and drag pioneer (BUT DON'T YOU DARE CALL HIM A DRAG QUEEN!) Mario Montez: "One of Andy Warhol’s 'superstars,' Charles Ludlam’s 'ridiculous' underground drag actresses and queer film forefather Jack Smith’s 'flaming creatures,' Mario Montez sadly passed away this week in Key West. ... See the Rest

The Twitterverse Continues to Shame RDR Contestants for Not Knowing Their Camp Icons

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Flashback 1971: The Cockettes Paper Doll Book

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Gorgeous! The only book ever published by the legendary San Francisco drag troupe lets you properly festoon  Wally, Lendon, Marshal, Scrumbly and Sweet Pam. Directions: Click on the images to enlarge. Cut out. Go nuts. (via Sissy Dude) ... See the Rest

Book ‘Em: Wowlebrity Portraits in The World According to Wonder

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Gorgeous, gorgeous Holly Woodlawn. Living legend. Drag icon. SURVIVOR. Such an important person in the history of gay culture. What she did in the '70s – along with Divine, Jayne County, and Tim Curry in Rocky Horror – was provide a bridge between old school female impersonation and modern drag with its completely original, self-invented ... See the Rest

Vintage Drag Queens: Harry S Franklyn

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Gorgeous images of this retro beauty from the NYPL Digital Gallery, citing the original source as the Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file. Other than that, I can't seem to find any information about him. Anybody know anything about Harry S Franklyn? ... See the Rest

Danny La Rue Biopic in the Works

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A movie about the life of pioneering drag performer Danny La Rue is being made. From Variety: "Danny La Rue made a career out of his comic vaudeville drag act, rising to fame in the 1960s through celebrity impersonations of Elizabeth Taylor and Zsa Zsa Gabor. He hosted his own TV series, broke records with his weekly Saturday night live show from ... See the Rest

Bonnie Clark’s Drag Race

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Interesting post about turn-of-the-last-century vaudeville drag from I'll Keep You Posted: "Long before Rupaul's Drag Race, there was Bonnie and Semoura Clark's Vaudeville Show!  Long before refined Ballroom 'realness' categories, Bonnie Clark worked the minstrel stage with a slightly less alluring kind of charm that catered to the rough amusements ... See the Rest