“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” remembered the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 domestic terrorist attacks with an insurrection-themed take on “Seasons of Love” from the musical “Rent.”
Ladies and Gentlemen we now present “Abhor-Rent: 525,600 Minutes Since The Insurrection”
Written and Directed by Rick Hammerly, Signage follows two forty-ish gay friends who go out for a night at the clubs. Our hero connects with a young gay deaf man and they both hit it off. But the many labels and groups within groups of the gay community might be a hurdle in their getting together.
Starring: Rick Hammerly, Jason Wittig, Jeffery Johnson.
Signage won Best Short at the Washington DC Independent Film Fest.
*Portions of film is told in sign language, with subtitles.
January 6, 1854 – On this is the date, Arthur Conan Doyle tells us his most famous character Sherlock Holmes was born. Although a figment of Doyle’s imagination, and despite many denials by literary historians Holmes friendship with his assistant Dr. Watson leaves very little to the reader’s imagination in many of his famous adventures.
We have these quotes which are taken verbatim from Dr Watson’s narrations.
The Yellow Face, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
One day in early spring he (Holmes) had so far relaxed as to go for a walk with me in the Park, where the first faint shoots of green were breaking out upon the elms, and the sticky spearheads of the chestnuts were just beginning to burst into their fivefold leaves. For two hours we rambled about together, in silence for the most part, as befits two men who know each other intimately
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
“This gentleman,” said he, with a wave in my direction. “Is it discreet? Is it right? “Dr Watson is my friend and partner.” [said Holmes].
The Man with the Twisted Lip, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
“I moved my head to look at the cabinet behind me. When I turned again, Sherlock Holmes was standing smiling at me across my study table. I rose to my feet, stared at him for some seconds in utter amazement, and then it appears that I must have fainted for the first and the last time in my life. Certainly a grey mist swirled before my eyes, and when it cleared I found my collar-ends undone and the tingling after-taste of brandy upon my lips. Holmes was bending over my chair, his flask in his hand.”
And let us not forget the Holmes story “The Three Students” where Watson states that he and Holmes had left London quickly and secretly for reasons which could not be gone into. This story is set in 1895 which is the same year that Oscar Wilde was on trial for “gross indecency”. Some people argue that Doyle had Holmes fled London for fear of being dragged into the scandal.
Is elementary my dear Watson.
Happy Birthday Sherlock you old Queen!
Let’s start the New Year off right with this lost clip from the Golden Age of Television.
In June of 1962 Julie Andrews, already a Broadway legend (The Boy Friend, My Fair Lady, Camelot), and Carol Burnett, fresh from Once Upon a Mattress (1959) and CBS’s The Garry Moore Show, met on the stage of Carnegie Hall in a hilarious revue by Mike Nichols, broadcast on CBS television. The high point of the evening was a ten-minute “History of Musical Comedy” incorporating snatches of 25 show tunes (including “Loverly”). Burnett won her second Emmy Award for the event. A reunion nine and a half years later (December 1971) was broadcast from Philharmonic Hall in Lincoln Center; on this occasion the climactic medley consisted of fragments of 46 songs, all popular in the interim since their Carnegie Hall partnership.Masterworks
Below Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett sing the duet “A Boy Like That” from their June 1962 CBS special Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall and added extra audio soundbites.
And now it’s time for Back2Stonewall’s yearly Christmas tradition with the star of stage, screen, and wire hanger spokesperson Joan Crawford and her 1949 radio broadcast “Christmas Eve at home with Joan Crawford and her children”
Season’s Beatings everyone!
Seeing how they grew up on Eternia and Etheria, how the hell do He-Man and She-Ra even know what Christmas is? Their mom thats how!
It turns out Queen Marlena is actually from Earth—though for some reason she never shared her holiday memories with the heroic twins until they were fully grown.
Oh, and for extra holiday bonus points: He-Man and She-Ra were apparently born on Christmas Day!
Nothing quite says a VERY GAY Christmas like He-Man and his BIG sword.
By the power of GAYSKULL!
Enjoy the very merry festivities and joy of the holidays with the our beloved REAL gay icon Judy Garland in this 1963 Christmas television classic. (TV commercials included for that little extra nostalgic kick.)
Judy is joined by Jack Jones, her daughters Liza Minnelli (Long before the Z) , Lorna Luft, and also, Mel Torme and Tracy Everitt.
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HARK THE HERALD JUDY SINGS!