Category Archives: Born this day

Moondog’s century

Happy hundredth birthday to the Viking of 6th Avenue

Moondog’s century

Happy hundredth birthday to the Viking of 6th Avenue

Flaneur through modernity

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

Flaneur through modernity

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

Sechs

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

Sechs

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

Befuddled oracle

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

Befuddled oracle

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

The jet propelled Antichrist at 100

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

The jet propelled Antichrist at 100

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

C’est Fini

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

C’est Fini

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

Pearls: Aubrey Beardsley

“I see everything in a grotesque way…”

Pearls: Aubrey Beardsley

“I see everything in a grotesque way…”

Toot toot, hey, beep beep

Jean Lorrain will take you where you want to go

Toot toot, hey, beep beep

Jean Lorrain will take you where you want to go

Pages: The Play of Hadrian VII

Frederick Rolfe and his pontifical delusions

Pages: The Play of Hadrian VII

Frederick Rolfe and his pontifical delusions

AB is back again

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

AB is back again

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

Hotel Sordide

“Fouts got Prince Paul on the line, and had him send over ‘one of those royal guards in ballet skirts with something for us to smoke…We got royally stoned'”

Hotel Sordide

“Fouts got Prince Paul on the line, and had him send over ‘one of those royal guards in ballet skirts with something for us to smoke…We got royally stoned'”

Dress-down Friday: Joséphin Péladan

“Every exclusively masculine figure is lacking in grace, every exclusively feminine one is lacking in strength.”

Dress-down Friday: Joséphin Péladan

“Every exclusively masculine figure is lacking in grace, every exclusively feminine one is lacking in strength.”

L’Atlantique noir

Nancy Cunard returns to Paris

L’Atlantique noir

Nancy Cunard returns to Paris

One hundred years of joy

The centenary of poet and filmmaker James Broughton

One hundred years of joy

The centenary of poet and filmmaker James Broughton