Friday, November 24, 2006

A Good Look for Our Forthcoming Tour...

Rat would be especially fetching in this Guignol drag...



(Peter Lorre as Dr. Gogol - here posing as re-capitated knife-thrower Rollo - in Karl Freund's nightmarish 1935 Orlac variant Mad Love.)

Like Flies...

Pere Mort has been busy today... Alexander Litvinenko succumbed, as did the great Phillipe Noiret, Betty Comden (I'm sure our pal Kimbo Rancourt could spin a few tales of her Broadway exploits), Fatima Omar Mahmud al-Najar (the Palestinian grandmother of 40 (!) who ignited a suicide vest earlier in the afternoon), and (at least) 161 charred and serrated souls in one dreadful swoop in Baghdad. Tip o' the ice shelf, but fuck... Give it a rest, Death!

Evan, keep your head down.

TS

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(Musical theatre, opera, and other increasingly abstruse popular arts demand much of their creative talent; Comden, here pictured in 1944 with composer Leonard Bernstein, choreographer Jerome Robbins, and her writing partner of 50 years Adolph Green, made such exertions seem effortless... Comden-Green's "On the Town" must now appear as alien to contemporary fans of Fe-Mail as Coum Organisation would have to late '60s attendees of a Swingin' Medallions performance...)