Six months of Strange Flowers!
Hard to believe, but yes I have been banging on about biographical marginalia for half a year now. And I’ m always amazed to see which posts get the most hits. Who would have thought that Gala Dalí, for instance, would prove such an enduring object of fascination? For the record, the top 10 posts since the blog’s inception are:
1: “To know her was to loathe her” – Gala Dalí v Pope Pius XII
2: Magic acts – writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten
3: Dress-down Friday: Moondog – our favourite pagan poet
4: Sissi & Romy – the empress and the movie star
5: Ravaged angel – the restless wanderings of Swiss writer Annemarie Schwarzenbach
6: Review: Beautiful Darling – the documentary about Warhol superstar Candy Darling
7: ¡La Lupe! – the Cuban singer and camp icon
8: Swiss Family Rougemont – the restless (and largely fabricated) wanderings of Louis de Rougemont
9: Dress-down Friday: Isabelle Eberhardt – another Helvetian traveller (seriously, who knew there was a Swiss diaspora?)
10: Gladys & Groucho – Gladys Bentley sings for Groucho Marx
It’s probably time I did some housekeeping: fixing broken links, starting a blogroll, freshening up the layout. Yes, I’ll get right on to that. Really. Soon. Probably.
But in the meantime – thank you, as ever, for stopping by.