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Power on!   This photo is from the cover shoot Flaming Creature & Warhol star Mario Montez did for Gay Power magazine 1969.  The costume is from a Charles Ludlam play Mario was in at the time. 

Power on!   This photo is from the cover shoot Flaming Creature & Warhol star Mario Montez did for Gay Power magazine 1969.  The costume is from a Charles Ludlam play Mario was in at the time. 

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From the vintner himself… I’ve posted about both Ray Bradbury & Dandelion Wine before.  I love the cover art of this 1957 British first edition.  What’s unique about this particular book is that it was inscribed to the great German director Fritz Lang (Metropolis, M, Fury) and his lover and eventual wife Lily Latte: “Lily - Fritz, This ‘Wine’ from other years- offered with friendly wishes for the vintner himself. Ray Bradbury.” 

From the vintner himself… I’ve posted about both Ray Bradbury & Dandelion Wine before.  I love the cover art of this 1957 British first edition.  What’s unique about this particular book is that it was inscribed to the great German director Fritz Lang (Metropolis, M, Fury) and his lover and eventual wife Lily Latte: “Lily - Fritz, This ‘Wine’ from other years- offered with friendly wishes for the vintner himself. Ray Bradbury.” 

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Don’t be puzzled…  This is Keith Haring's invitation to the 2nd annual “Party of Life” held at the Palladium in 1985.  Enclosed in the puzzle were two buttons that would get you free admission.  

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"Making work about being gay isn’t something honestly I’ve thought much about, but maybe I will feel compelled to do so one day. But I’m also sure it’s had a profound effect on the way I create, the way I think in general. It’s impossible to say this is where one part of you ends and another begins. It all ties together."       Anthony Cudahy 
Check out the rest of the interview at grateful grapefruit.

"Making work about being gay isn’t something honestly I’ve thought much about, but maybe I will feel compelled to do so one day. But I’m also sure it’s had a profound effect on the way I create, the way I think in general. It’s impossible to say this is where one part of you ends and another begins. It all ties together."       Anthony Cudahy 

Check out the rest of the interview at grateful grapefruit.

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I had the pleasure of meeting Gary Freeman, curator of the Fair Oaks Project, a few years ago when an exhibit was shown at Highway’s performance space during their Ecce Lesbo - Ecce Homo queer performance festival.  He’s done an excellent job of preserving and sharing a disappeared part of LGBTQ history.  You can read more about the history of the project (and where to purchase the book) at the Fair Oaks website.

Mark Adnum wrote: “The Fairoaks Baths” is an exhibit of Polaroids taken by Frank Melleno during the spring and summer of 1978 at the Fairoaks Hotel in San Francisco.

Images such as those shown here will be exhibited at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in mid July.

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#fair oaks project  #frank melleno  #fair oaks hotel  #bathhouse photos  #lgbtq history  #queer history  #queer art  #queer artists  #lgbtq art  #gay bath house