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

Design Flashback 1960: Jayne Mansfield & Mickey Hargitay


Shot by LIFE photographer Allan Grant in 1960, the 50s sex symbol, Jayne Mansfield, shows us around her 40-room mansion, dubbed “the Pink Palace”, which she shared with her husband Mickey Hargitay, Mr. Universe 1955. Ringo Starr later lived in the Mediterranean-style house. It was eventually demolished in 2002. Liberace, eat your heart out. (via ... See the Rest

Flashback 1986: Fiorucci Loves Andy Warhol

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The late Nelson Sullivan was always on the scene with his video camera and in 1986 on Valentine's Day, he caught Andy Warhol signing his new photography book "America" at a Fiorucci in-store party. My old pals Joey Arias, Erich Conrad, April Palmieri, Andy's assistant Benjamin Liu, then club kid, James St. James (at about 3:20. How cute is he?) ... See the Rest

Flashback 1990: Young Spike Jones


(via Rosemary's-Baby-Daddy) ... See the Rest

Flashback 1999: Seventeen Magazine’s Guide to Being Emo


It's sort of blurry, but the Emo pickup lines include: "Do you blog here often?" "Wanna trade mix tapes?" "Your hair is everywhere, can I push it off your face?" and (inexplicably) "Is that a Promise Ring 12" in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?" I loooove the boy in this picture, but really. What's the difference between a 1999 Weezer ... See the Rest