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Camp classic does not even begin to explain the amazing 1967 special, Movin’ with Nancy, sponsored by Royal Crown, the Wild, Wild, Wild Cola. It was way ahead of it’s time. Shot on cool locations all over Los Angeles. (Nancy singing This Town to mannequins at the newly constructed DWP Building downtown is my fave.) It features groovy duets with Dean Martin, Lee Hazelwood, Sammy Davis, Jr, a dancer man named David Winters, Frank Sinatra, Jr., and, of course, “Daddy.” The RC Cola commercials are included and they’re as trippy as the special itself. With more wig changes than a season of RuPaul on the runway, Nancy lip syncs for her life to Sugar Town, Jackson, Some Velvet Morning, Up, Up and Away, I Gotta Get Out of This Town, and What I’d Say - a duet with Sammy that ends in TV’s first interracial kiss.
Sez the tiny copy: JAY-Z New York City 1987. Gold teeth, gold chain, golden future: I remember he said, “Ernie, take my picture, I’m gonna be running this ****.” He did not lie. (via sex god death and us)
Photographed at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, with Peter Pan in the background. (via anxietyboner)
In Kinetic Molpai, performed in 1935 at Jacob’s Pillow. Ted Shawn was one of the first notable male pioneers of American modern dance. He formed the Denishawn dance company with his former wife Ruth St. Denis, and is responsible for the creation of the well-known all-male company Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers. His innovative ideas of masculine movement made him one of the most influential choreographers and dancers of his day. He is also the founder and creator of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts. He was the first American man to achieve a world reputation in dance; he conceived, choreographed, and appeared in one of the first dance films, the Thomas Edison Company’s Dances of the Ages in 1912; and he was the first male dancer to be listed in Who’s Who in America. (Photo of Shawn in classical attire with a couple of his Men Dancers via mattadore)