“In 1947, when Marlon Brando appeared onstage in a torn sweaty T-shirt, there was an earthquake.” – Gore Vidal
Hunky Marlon Brando reprised his role in the big screen adaptation of a Streetcar Named Desire, and that time, there was a volcano. Watch the scene Vidal is referencing below, when Brando was the ultimate definition of a dreamboat. In short, Brando takes off his sweaty shirt, flaunts around shirtless and meows like a kitty in front of a lust struck Vivien Leigh. Continue reading
Might this have been the vinyl cover for her hit single “Poker Face”? Playing with our retro-fixation, designer Robert Penney has reimagined modern songs into vinyl covers from anachronistic musical eras.
In addition to Gaga giving Elvis a run for his money in the late ’50s, Penney reinvisioned Interpol in the midst of 1964 Beatlemania and Thom Yorke stealing a couple of laser beams from 1986 David Bowie (both covers below).
Muni Diaries shared this awesome party flyer from May 1980 celebrating the inauguration of the Muni metro system in the Castro station.
Happy Thanksgiving y’all. Denys and I are en route to join 40 people for my big Mexican family’s Thanksgiving festivities! He should be shaking like a turkey…
Before logging off, I wanted to leave you with this fantastic vintage pic I found of a “super-gay” Thanksgiving dinner in Wyoming. Hope it warms your inner-lesbian hearts.
Photo: Vade Retro Earth Girl
To commemorate LA Pride happening this weekend, I’ve unearthed some vintage shots from the gay celebration in 1995. The Braveheart-inspired kilts may be outdated now but being out and proud will never go out of style.
Photos: Alan Light