Glitter Tribe

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Burlesque Theater has been around in some form or enough for centuries. It peaked in England during the Victorian period and were often pastiches and parodies of popular songs and opera arias.  By the time a Brit troupe visited NY at the end of the 19th Century New York, burlesque shows soon incorporated elements of popular minstrel … Continue reading



Women He’s Undressed

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Gillian Armstrong’s captivating documentary on three-time Academy Award Winning Costume Designer the larger than life Orry-Kelly starts out with a rather wonderful statement ‘He called himself a hem stitcher, yet he really was a Hollywood Star. In the country he’s come from, that’s bloody amazing, but no-one has ever heard of him’.  The country it … Continue reading



She’s The Best Thing In It

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Veteran character actor Mary Louise Wilson starts this affectionate portrait on her life with what she claims are the five basic stages of acting: 1) Who is Mary Louise Wilson? 2) Get me Mary Louise Wilson? 3) Get me a Mary Louise Wilson type; 4) Get me a young Mary Louise Wilson. 5) Who was … Continue reading



Inventing David Geffen

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Susan Lacy the director/producer of the multi Emmy Winning TV series ‘American Masters’ scored well when she convinced the publicity shy Hollywood business magnet and billionaire philanthropist David Geffen to agree to be the subject of her documentary. Lacy known for not shying away from controversy does an excellent job tracing this fascinating man’s rise … Continue reading



Outrageous

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During the opening credits we see a young woman trudging through snowy streets dressed in her bedtime attire and clutching a large scrapbook which she keeps looking at time to time.  The childish drawings are her clue to tracking down the apartment of her best friend Robin which miraculously she manages to do. The year … Continue reading



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