Tag Archives: drag

ABC Superstar Flashback, RIP Hugh Downs & More — Past & Curious

Links to the past, with relevance today: She was gonna fly then! (Image via ABC) GREG IN HOLLYWOOD: If you missed John Wayne, Lola Falana and Charo all in the same place, Greg rounds it up. https://youtu.be/Ou9ELddBHvo What was Billie Hayes doing with Chuck Connors?! P.S. Here's what purports to be the entire opening, with…
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15 ’80s Pop Songs to Save Your Day

These songs were not very big U.S. hits, but they did liven up the '80s around the world. Surely these are some of the best arguments that the '80s may not have had the best music, but always had the most unselfconsciously fun music. My list includes two bonus tunes — one from 1979 and…
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Past & Curious: Farrah’s Legacy, ‘Meatballs’ Love & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Take a bow, Angel ... (GIF via GIPHY) PEOPLE: Ten years ago today, June 25, Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009) died after a long fight with anal cancer. Now, those who were around her recall her mission to destigmatize the killer disease. Her oncologist, Dr. Laurence Piro, recalls: “Farrah was…
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Cheryl Ladd & 28 Other Stars of Chiller Theatre!

Saturday, April 27, was the second day — and first full day — of the spring 2019 installment of Chiller Theatre. While I have a long history of spending way too much money at autograph shows, I have been easing off in recent years — but this one went nuclear on me by hosting Cheryl…
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Past & Curious: Return to ‘Oz,’ Elvira’s Back & More!

Links to the past with relevance today ... Blonde ambition (Image via MGM) POSEIDON'S UNDERWORLD: As The Wizard of Oz (1939) hits 80, a new book gathers as much info as possible about what may be the most beloved movie of all time. Elvira: Mistress of Netflix? (Image via New World) MOVIE WEB: Cassandra Peterson…
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Lypsinka Slays Wigstock

Lypsinka, a performer who reveres and revives famous folks of the past in her inimitable (and increasingly rare) live performances, lip-synched everyone under the table at Saturday's Wigstock revival in NYC. (more…)
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Divine’s Most Divine Singles

Divine aka Harris Glenn Milstead would have turned 72 years old today. Baltimore's terror-reigning drag queen in the '60s, he was actually a talented character actor who brought genuine humor and pathos to his many roles in the films of John Waters (b. 1946). That talent wasn't fully recognized in the industry until the release…
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