In this pristine film clip shot in color 80 years ago by Claude Friese-Greene, a pioneer in British film, London itself doesn’t look much different than it does today. But those flapper dresses are the bee’s knees! (via davidmixner)
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The last known photo of Queen’s frontman Freddie Mercury, taken in 1991. Mercury died in London on November 24 that year of broncho-pneumonia resulting from AIDS. He was 45.
Queen Elzabeth II shantéd by royal carriage this morning to the State Opening of Parliament in London. And that’s some arrival. (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
Celebrities from top left: The president of Malawi, Dr Joyce Banda, sits for a portrait in London; former crazy, Courtney Love, keeps in communication while walking in New York’s West Village; Kendall Schmidt, one of the boys from Big Time Rush, wraps up a day of shooting in Los Angeles; and Korean pop star Psy performs outside at Rockefeller Plaza in New York for The Today Show. What do you think he sang? (Photos: Pacific Coast News)
Celebrities from top left: Lena Dunham bustles about braless on the New York City set of her HBO series Girls; the always festive and charming Helen Mirren is photographed leaving the Gielgud Theatre in London; Zooey Deschanel strikes a characteristically awkward pose at the New Girl special screening at the Leonard H Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood; and a gorgeous gorgeous Kate Moss seen done to the nines at Fran Cutler’s 40th birthday party in London, which started at the Groucho club and traveled to the Box Club. (Photos: Pacific Coast News)
“This is the outrageous story of one of the most decadent and influential times in music history… A torrid tale of sex, drugs, and excess… 250 kids really did change the way we lived and looked and played and partied in this country.” Hmmm. Sounds vaguely familiar. But no, it’s not the club kids, it’s our immediate predecessors and spirit guides, the Blitz Kids of London. A full 48 minutes documenting the most legendary New Romantic gender-benders, clubland freaks, and fashion independents who defined the early ’80s British music and club scene. They’re all there: Steve Strange, Boy George, Marilyn, Alice Temple, Princess Julia, Philips Sallon, Martin Degville… In other words: ’80s NIRVANA!
At tonight’s screening at Dalston Superstore, Georgeous gave us a Streisand Christmas in April and Candy Vanity Heals transformed from Christina Aguilera into Marilyn Manson. Subversively marvelous. Unfortunately there were Gremlins in the works so we couldn’t screen this week’s episode as planned. But in the spirit of drag, sometimes things get busted and the show must go on so the hardcore fans huddled cozily around a small screen. Which Drag Race finalist gets the East London vote? It’s got an x in it. Just the one.
Crikey! Here’s an extreme closeup of the eerily realistic head of 1D’s Harry Styles at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in London. His head and the rest of him as well as the other waxen boys in the band will be touring the world soon, making stops in major cities. Meanwhile, is it just us or have you ever wondered if the wax figures at Tussauds are anatomically correct? Yeah, probably just us. (via celebuzz)