December 29, 2022
Links to the past, with relevance today ...
RICK'S REAL/REEL LIFE: The story of '70s flick The Wild Party, an ill-fated Raquel Welch-David Dukes-James Coco production that tried to capture the roaring '20s in the same way the current Babylon does. (And the '70s are as far from the current '20s as the old '20s were from the '70s!)
ROLLING STONE: Steven Tyler accused of sexual assault involving a 16-year-old. The relationship allegedly took place decades ago, and resulted in him pressuring her to have an abortion.
EXTRATV: Brazilian soccer legend Pelé dies of cancer at 82.
NYT: Punk fashion icon Vivienne Westwood dies at 81.
BOY CULTURE: Bill Cosby teases a 2023 tour. (Um, no.)
TELEGRAPH: A vintage walking stick bears what is thought to be the only composite image of what Jack the Ripper may have looked like. He was said to have been carved to resemble a suspect Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline particularly "liked" for the crime: Dr. Alexander Pedachenko.