Category Archives: Born this day

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La vie en Palais Rose

The collection of Boni de Castellane and Anna Gould

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La vie en Palais Rose

The collection of Boni de Castellane and Anna Gould

Rinaldo Hopf: Klaus und Erika Mann (detail)

All I’ve got is a s-s-s-single bed

Klaus Mann entertains gentlemen callers in a new Berlin exhibition which also addresses sister Erika

Rinaldo Hopf: Klaus und Erika Mann (detail)

All I’ve got is a s-s-s-single bed

Klaus Mann entertains gentlemen callers in a new Berlin exhibition which also addresses sister Erika

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Pearls: Erika Mann

“An investigation has been going on that could not help casting doubts upon my character…”

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Pearls: Erika Mann

“An investigation has been going on that could not help casting doubts upon my character…”

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Working the room

British poet David Gascoyne, born 100 years ago today, lets his dinner – and his date – go cold as he pursues Charles Henri Ford into the Montparnassian night…

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Working the room

British poet David Gascoyne, born 100 years ago today, lets his dinner – and his date – go cold as he pursues Charles Henri Ford into the Montparnassian night…

Borderline preview

Dress-down Friday: Bryher

A startlingly contemporary vision in between-the-wars film

Borderline preview

Dress-down Friday: Bryher

A startlingly contemporary vision in between-the-wars film

SA Moondog

Moondog’s century

Happy hundredth birthday to the Viking of 6th Avenue

SA Moondog

Moondog’s century

Happy hundredth birthday to the Viking of 6th Avenue

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Flaneur through modernity

Harry Graf Kessler, “one of the most cosmopolitan men who ever lived” (with the world’s worst gaydar)

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Flaneur through modernity

Harry Graf Kessler, “one of the most cosmopolitan men who ever lived” (with the world’s worst gaydar)

VI

Sechs

2,191 days of biographical marginalia (yes, I remembered the leap year…)

VI

Sechs

2,191 days of biographical marginalia (yes, I remembered the leap year…)

Page 13 [August] 1931 Barbara Ker-Seymer 1905-1994 Presented by Barbara Ker-Sermer's partner Barbara Roett (born 1927) in 1997. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/archive/TGA-974-5-2-15

Befuddled oracle

A “presence rather than a human being”: Princess Violette Murat

Page 13 [August] 1931 Barbara Ker-Seymer 1905-1994 Presented by Barbara Ker-Sermer's partner Barbara Roett (born 1927) in 1997. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/archive/TGA-974-5-2-15

Befuddled oracle

A “presence rather than a human being”: Princess Violette Murat

Jack Parsons preview

The jet propelled Antichrist at 100

“Waken, and do what you will”: Occultist/rocket scientist Jack Parsons, born in Pasadena in 1914

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The jet propelled Antichrist at 100

“Waken, and do what you will”: Occultist/rocket scientist Jack Parsons, born in Pasadena in 1914

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C’est Fini

“We feel you like the same things we do, strange and fantastic things…”

Fini preview

C’est Fini

“We feel you like the same things we do, strange and fantastic things…”

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Pearls: Aubrey Beardsley

“I see everything in a grotesque way…”

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Pearls: Aubrey Beardsley

“I see everything in a grotesque way…”

Jean Lorrain preview

Toot toot, hey, beep beep

Jean Lorrain will take you where you want to go

Jean Lorrain preview

Toot toot, hey, beep beep

Jean Lorrain will take you where you want to go

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Pages: The Play of Hadrian VII

Frederick Rolfe and his pontifical delusions

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Pages: The Play of Hadrian VII

Frederick Rolfe and his pontifical delusions

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AB is back again

The gamut of Anita Berber’s radical choreography in a 12-day programme

AB preview

AB is back again

The gamut of Anita Berber’s radical choreography in a 12-day programme