#LostNYCToo: Mighty Manhattan, New York’s Wonder City In 1949


This is a relatively long video, but if you've got 15 minutes, it's like time-traveling and totally worth it. You see long-vanished landmarks it's a romantic look at an almost quaint city, compared to what exists today. Watch. ... See the Rest

Film Flashback: Sixty Years Ago Marilyn Monroe Stood Over A Subway Grate & Became An Icon


In September of 1954, the famous scene above a subway grate from The Seven Year Itch, starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell, was filmed on Lexington Avenue. The movie mostly takes place inside of a New York City apartment during a VERY hot summer. It primarily shot in Hollywood, but some scenes were filmed in NYC. The iconic subway grate scene was ... See the Rest

Flashback: Joan Rivers Roasts Lady Bunny


If you saw my post yesterday of an upset Lady Bunny "remembering" Joan Rivers (along with a few other targets) you know that she gave it to her with both barrels. And just so you know that there WAS a relationship there (and love) here's Joan roasting Bunny two years ago, on the set of Fashion Police. Watch it and you'll miss her even more. She ... See the Rest

Flashback 1994: This Is What Was Going On 20 Years Ago…


Well, the summer is done. The Wow Report just celebrated 10+ years and 50,000 posts on Tuesday. A decade ago doesn't seem that far back – but 20 years? – you have to think for a minute. Let's go back to the summer of '94; "My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get." With that, Forest Gump ... See the Rest

Flashback ’84: Baby RuPaul In The Meatpacking District

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Oh, this is so much fun to see. I met Ru at The Pyramid around this time, fresh off the boat (bus?) from Atlanta with a group called The Now Explosion. This footage and lots of other great stuff, was shot by the late Nelson Sullivan. The Jane Hotel is just around the corner from where I live now (The Jane is a relatively cheap place to stay in NYC, ... See the Rest

Flashback 1964: New York World’s Fair


Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the opening of the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair. It's starting to sink in what a MAJOR time this was in America. Think about it – in November of '63, Kennedy was assassinated, in the new year, The Beatles arrived and played Ed Sullivan and then the third major world's fair was held in New York City two ... See the Rest

Flashback/ Flash Forward: A Period Easter Parade In NYC


If I had drained the beautiful color out of these pictures, cropped out the modernity, and posted them in black and white you would SWEAR they were vintage, right? The famed Easter Parade, on the avenue, Fifth Avenue, continues in 2014. My old friend Robert Bryan, photographer and former men's fashion director for The New York Times, snapped these ... See the Rest

60s Flashback: Amazing Toronto Time Capsule For Sale


An elderly Toronto woman is selling her home. No big news, right? Except that it is in PRISTINE condition after having been lovingly maintained for 72 years by the home owner, despite her 96 years. This gem is frozen in time and you'd think they photos are vintage but they are recent. I hope it comes fully decorated. Reminds me of the East Coast ... See the Rest