Posts Tagged: The Great Lafayette

The Liberace family tree

Happy hundredth birthday to the artist formerly known as Walter Busterkeys

The Liberace family tree

Happy hundredth birthday to the artist formerly known as Walter Busterkeys

Fall of the Empire

A hundred years ago today, a fire raged through Edinburgh’s Empire Theatre, sparing spectators but claiming several performers. Among them was the evening’s main attraction, The Great Lafayette.

Fall of the Empire

A hundred years ago today, a fire raged through Edinburgh’s Empire Theatre, sparing spectators but claiming several performers. Among them was the evening’s main attraction, The Great Lafayette.

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 1

There are infinite ways to dissect London, endless psychogeographical narratives which can be overlaid on the city’s map. This is an account of absence as much as presence, but let’s think of it as a stroll which gives us a chance to chat about our favourite freaks.

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 1

There are infinite ways to dissect London, endless psychogeographical narratives which can be overlaid on the city’s map. This is an account of absence as much as presence, but let’s think of it as a stroll which gives us a chance to chat about our favourite freaks.

Each man kills the thing he loves

The Great Lafayette was like a warm-up act for the great camp variety turns of the media age. Liberace arriving onstage in a chauffeured limousine? Lafayette had done it decades earlier, motoring to his mark in a mauve Mercedes fitted with gas lamps.

Each man kills the thing he loves

The Great Lafayette was like a warm-up act for the great camp variety turns of the media age. Liberace arriving onstage in a chauffeured limousine? Lafayette had done it decades earlier, motoring to his mark in a mauve Mercedes fitted with gas lamps.