Posts Tagged: Joe Carstairs

2015 books preview

15 books for 2015

Bricktop, Baron Corvo and Bertolt Brecht join a cast of…oh, about two dozen

2015 books preview

15 books for 2015

Bricktop, Baron Corvo and Bertolt Brecht join a cast of…oh, about two dozen

Joe

Meanwhile, on Whale Cay…

Remembering “the fastest woman on water”, Joe Carstairs

Joe

Meanwhile, on Whale Cay…

Remembering “the fastest woman on water”, Joe Carstairs

nataliecliffordbarney

Circles: Natalie Clifford Barney

One of the most prominent of Paris’s 20th century American expatriates, Barney networked at an Olympian level.

nataliecliffordbarney

Circles: Natalie Clifford Barney

One of the most prominent of Paris’s 20th century American expatriates, Barney networked at an Olympian level.

Joe Carstairs P

Dress-down Friday: Joe Carstairs

Were there an Olympics of butch glamour the other contestants would surely give up and leave in resignation once this vision slouched into the arena holding the standard of Whale Cay aloft.

Joe Carstairs P

Dress-down Friday: Joe Carstairs

Were there an Olympics of butch glamour the other contestants would surely give up and leave in resignation once this vision slouched into the arena holding the standard of Whale Cay aloft.

P_12Feb_Joe

Before Whale Cay

“Joe loved everything the children of the 1920s loved: speed, machines, fancy-dress parties, treasure hunts, cabaret, nightclubs, cocktails, dancing, motor cars, sex, and — above all — boyishness.”

P_12Feb_Joe

Before Whale Cay

“Joe loved everything the children of the 1920s loved: speed, machines, fancy-dress parties, treasure hunts, cabaret, nightclubs, cocktails, dancing, motor cars, sex, and — above all — boyishness.”

P_11Mar_Eric

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 3

The choice of blue plaque honourees is leadenly conservative and sometimes bafflingly perverse, celebrating lesser colonial administrators known only to their mothers. Or it may be that current residents would rather not have their homes associated with drunks, deviants and diabolists.

P_11Mar_Eric

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 3

The choice of blue plaque honourees is leadenly conservative and sometimes bafflingly perverse, celebrating lesser colonial administrators known only to their mothers. Or it may be that current residents would rather not have their homes associated with drunks, deviants and diabolists.

Dolly Wilde

Goodbye Dolly

The study of Dolly Wilde belongs to a discipline that doesn’t exist. While nominally listed as a “socialite” in biographical entries, she didn’t entertain on a grand scale, patronise genius or pioneer new ways of living, so you won’t find her mentioned in social histories of the 20th century.

Dolly Wilde

Goodbye Dolly

The study of Dolly Wilde belongs to a discipline that doesn’t exist. While nominally listed as a “socialite” in biographical entries, she didn’t entertain on a grand scale, patronise genius or pioneer new ways of living, so you won’t find her mentioned in social histories of the 20th century.

Tod and Joe

Caribbean Queen

Marion ‘Joe’ Carstairs, never a girly girl by any means, assumed a larger-than-life, hyper-butch persona, an action figure living a Boy’s Own life.

Tod and Joe

Caribbean Queen

Marion ‘Joe’ Carstairs, never a girly girl by any means, assumed a larger-than-life, hyper-butch persona, an action figure living a Boy’s Own life.