Friday, January 13, 2017

HAUNTING FACE FROM THE PAST 2.0


Photograph courtesy of Seth Kallen Deitch in the Facebook group BELLE EPOQUE to ART DECO, The First 40 years of 20th Century. 

What a knowing look on this young fashionista! The poster thought her to be the exact big city woman his mama had warned him against...

Concluded most male contributors, "Oh yeah, she's trouble!" whereas the women uniformly coveted her hat. I'm not so thrilled about the furs but I acknowledge the shaping and draping of the lady's fashion is superb...
 

R.I.P. ANTONY ARMSTRONG-JONES, LORD SNOWDON

 Above, Antony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon; below, author/feminist iconoclast, 
rock music enthusiast Germaine Greer, fair usage photograph © 1971 Lord Snowdon.
Rest in peace Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, brilliant fashion and portrait photographer. He actually might have been remembered as such were he not always identified as the ex-husband of Princess Margaret, deceased younger sister of reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

 










All
Fair use photographs © Lord Snowdon, All Rights Reserved:  Left, playwrite Tom Stoppard, 1966; right, studio nude study, 1959.
 Below left, studio fashion photo for British Vogue, 1959; below right, location fashion photo, 1959.
 



















 Above, Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant's Woman, 1981
Below, Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby film, 1974.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

R.I.P. SUZANNE COPLEY / IGGY HONORS SUZANNE REDUX

I met her at the Ann Arbor MI
Iggy and The Stooges' show in tribute
to Ron Asheton in 2011. On January 5, 2017 Suze Copley lost her battle with cancer.

She reached out to the world extensively online during her last year post-diagnosis, and fortunately the world reached back to her, as it should while the ailing are still alive. Please read about the nice thing her hero did for her that 
absolutely thrilled Suze, click  LINK.






Sunday, January 1, 2017

THE BLESSINGS, THE GLAM SKANKS et al for FOXES Magazine David Bowie event 12.30.16 at The Satellite

THE BLESSINGS ↑      ↓ GLAM SKANKS

The first item of business for 2017 in FASTFILMBLOG will be one the best, last shows of 2016, FOXES Magazine's David Bowie tribute show of all Bowie covers at the Satellite in Silverlake, Los Angeles, Calif. on Dec. 30, 2016.  Its top act, popular L.A. bluesy/Stonesy hard-rockers The Blessings delivered "Diamond Dogs" with groove-drenched authority amid extras like singer Jeremy White's harmonica-playing and singer Lavonne Seetal's cowbell percussion in its essential role for that tune. 

Another top act, Glam Skanks provided utter glitter thrills as skanks on the run for FOXES. Proceeds from this show went to Queen guitarist/science scholar Brian May's Save Me Trust animal foundation and to FOXES magazine costs. Tina De La Celle of FOXES compiled this themed benefit.

Interesting stage lighting which made some of my shots appear as if I had de-saturated them post-production in Lightroom, which I did not!

 
 


THE BLESSINGS are 

Jeremy White, vocals, harmonica; 
Mike Gavigan, guitar; 

Jeffrey Howell, keyboards; 
Jason Upright, drums;  
Lavonne Seetal, vocals, percussion;  
Lights Out Levine, bass.





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Glam Skanks in action! "Hang On To Yourself" and "Starman" never had it so good...

Below, The Glam Skanks recreate the famed Ronson/Bowie "donnant la tête" 
stage photo op.

The GLAM SKANKS are (above, L-R:) V Witkin, Jaxine Sparkles, Ali Cat and Millie Chen.

Above, Jeffertitti Moon on "Soul Love."

Two of the other genuine star acts, below, amidst the high-key Jacques Brel lighting, singer Gabrielle Wortman and Smoke Season tackled "Rock And Roll Suicide" with appropriate swagger...
  Sweet-faced bad girl guitarist/singer Frankie Clarke of Frankie and The Studs on "Rebel Rebel." Homegrown L.A. Rock cred is firmly in place for Frankie-- she is Guns N' Roses' guitarist/Whisky A Gogo Ultimate Jam star Gilby Clarke's daughter. 

Other featured/listed acts were The Schizophonics, Jeff Fribourg, Modeste Cobian, Veronica Bianqui, Laena Geronimo, and The Blank Tapes.

 PHOTO OPS:
 Left to right, event organizer Tina De La Celle, Jeremy White, singer of The Blessings, rock and roll couturier Evita Corby. Behind the scenes, Tina's son Julian De La Celle was DJ for the evening as well.




Bowie-faced reveler 
in the packed crowd.
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