Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Inger Lorre played a "pop up" unplugged gig of her Nymphs' and solo material with Eric James Contreras at Pasadena's Old Town Pub on Jan. 29, 2017. That dazzling Rita Hayworth smile at top belied both her influenza bout and her songs' disturbing subject matters of suicide etc...

...and a life-sized dragon kept watch overhead.

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Rest in peace Overend Watts, bassist of Mott The Hoople who passed away today 1.22.17 of throat cancer. He is seen on the left with exposed hoople in my above photo. This was taken at the Hollywood Palladium, 1973, and was one of the best live shows I have witnessed (see LINK.)

Friday, January 13, 2017


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...

Her identity turns out to have been Madamoiselle Polaire, stage name of Emilie Marie Bouchaud, a singer/actress with a fashion forward look. She utilized heavy, dark eye makeup as an aside to her Algerian birthplace, and bobbed her hair about 30 years before doing this became fashionable. She worked primarily in France from the mid-1890s on.


 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.


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


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 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!



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

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

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, Cassie Khalilieh, 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.

 Left to right, event organizer Tina De La Celle (Editor/publisher of FOXES Magazine,) 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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