Debbie Harry for Creem Magazine, 1976, by Chris Stein.
My “Cocaine is a hell of a drug” tag is getting overworked as of late!
But I’d like to say that if you ~like~ Debbie’s necklace, it’s possible to find similar ones on Broadway or 6th Ave between 34th & 42nd streets in Manhattan, in the “wholesale bead” shops. Right in the tourist whirlwind …which, of course, makes perfect sense.
It’s National Coffee Day, so what better time to read about the secret history of coffee, coca, and cola?
A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola is an illustrated book disclosing new research in the coca leaf trade conducted by The Coca-Cola Company. 2011 marked the 125th anniversary of its iconic beverage, and the fiftieth anniversary of the international drug control treaty that allows Coca-Cola exclusive access to the coca plant. Most people are familiar with tales of cocaine being an early ingredient of “Coke” tonic; it’s an era the company makes every effort to bury. Yet coca leaf, the source of cocaine which has been banned in the US since 1914, has been part of Coca-Cola’s secret formula for over one hundred years.
Queen Christina, 1933 | Rouben Mamoulian.
Love love LOVE this flick.
Stevie Nicks Polaroid selfie
Speaking of Goddesses…
Stevie’s self-portraits will be exhibited in NYC next month. And I’ll be there with bells on, ‘cos I love me some Stevie. Haters can take their silver spoons and dig their graves.
Queen Maeve or Medb is indelibly associated with ancient Rothcroghan and the epic The Cattle Raid of Cooley. Originally a goddess, she had a counterpart in Tara and both are closely linked to rituals of sacral kingship, some of which may be detectable in the archaeological record.
His manner is a bit dry, but there is some fascinating stuff here.
A 101-year-old film discovered by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is the oldest known feature film starring a cast of black actors.
The Sanchez Twins / Rock and Roll Groupies
This is the look.
Surprisingly I’ve never heard of Lynn & Laura Sanchez before – Googling doesn’t bring up much, except that this photo was taken by Baron Wolman and they were based in San Francisco.
I agree it’s a good look – those leg-of-mutton sleeves are fantastic.
Filmmaker Sonia Bible considers Rosaleen Norton “the most persecuted artist in Australian history.” With a new documentary, she’s hoping to set a more accurate record of the life of woman who in the 1940s and 50s scandalized the country with her occult art, and bold sexuality.
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