Sunday, January 31, 2016

THE ONE AND ONLY CAROL CHANNING

 
Carol Channing starred as Lorelei Lee in 1949's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and in addition starred in an array of Broadway productions, winning a Tony for her landmark role in Hello, Dolly!  It also happens to be one of our favorites talents here at the Casa du Borghese, and today the fabulous Ms. Channing turns 95!
 

She was born in Seattle, Washington. When she left home to attend Bennington College, her mother informed her that her father, a journalist whom she had believed was born in Rhode Island, was actually a light-complected African-American born in Augusta, Georgia who had passed for white, saying that the only reason she was telling her was so she wouldn't be surprised "if she had a black baby". She kept her heritage secret so she would not be typecast on Broadway and in Hollywood, ultimately revealing it only in her autobiography, Just Lucky I Guess, which was published in 2002, when she was more than 80 years old. As an actress, Channing’s career was built largely on two roles, Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello Dolly!. She is easily recognized by her distinctive voice and wide eyes...and we adore her.

 
"I'm allergic to chemicals in food so I eat only organic foods. I've never missed a show so it must be doing something.”
 
Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.”
"My mother said to me, "You're revolting. And on top of that, you're not very feminine." Well, that led me to the stage, which is an accepting and comfortable place. So in a way I have my mother to thank."
 
“The First 80 Years Are the Hardest"

 
"I'm terribly shy, but of course no one believes me. Come to think of it, neither would I."
 
 
Carol Channing....January 31, 1921
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

LATE NIGHT WITH BRYAN FERRY

Bryan Ferry is an English singer, songwriter and musician born in Washington, Tyne and Wear, England. His vocal style has been described as an "elegant, seductive croon". He also established a distinctive image and sartorial style in common with his late contemporary David Bowie, he influenced a generation with both his music and his appearance. Ferry came to prominence as the lead vocalist and principal songwriter with the glam art rock band Roxy Music. He's been romantically involved with the likes of Amanda Lear to Jerry Hall. I have always loved his music and had almost forgotten about this gem, Don't Stop the Dance....had it not been for American Horror Story -Hotel, which featured the song as Finn Wittrock's Tristan Duffy's catwalk song in a fashion show. Just a cool vibe song for a Late Night..... 
 

FROM THE CANDY SHOP

This sexy beast is Nick Evangelista and he's totally hot. He shows off his pecs, abs, legs and biceps in this shoot.Our eyes are fixated on those pecs and that six pack. Oh my......and  we're also loving the shape in those briefs… now serving.....
 

Friday, January 29, 2016

HERE'S TO THE LADIES.....

These are the ladies that have done all the work, laid the ground rules down. These are the ones that were there before us, the ones we will not let be forgotten. If not for these talented and brave performers, us modern day gals, queens and showgirls may not have the success and careers we currently possess. Happy Drag Month!!! 

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