Edgewise

Author: Chloe Griffin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783942214209
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Cookie Mueller (1949-1989) was a firecracker, a cult figure, a wild child, a writer, a go-go dancer, a mother and a queer icon. A child of suburban 1950s Maryland, she made her name first as an actress in the films of John Waters, and then as an art critic and columnist, a writer of hilarious stories and a maven of New York's downtown art world. Edgewise, by Berlin-based actress and writer Chloeʹ Griffin, tells the story of Cookie's life through an oral history composed of more than 80 interviews with the people who knew her, including John Waters, Mink Stole, Gary Indiana, Sharon Niesp, Max Mueller, Linda Yablonsky, Richard Hell, Amos Poe and Raymond Foye. The contributors take us from the late-1960s artist communes of Baltimore to 1970s Provincetown and New York, through 1980s Berlin and Positano. Along with the text, Edgewise includes artwork, unpublished photographs and archival material and photography by Philip-Lorca diCorcia, David Armstrong, Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Hujar and others.

Walking through clear water in a pool painted black

Author: Cookie Mueller
Publisher: Semiotext
ISBN:
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Cookie trips through her forty-year odyssey on this planet—from LSD to shopping at the A&P, from birthing Max to shooting Pink Flamingos. The echoes of her passionate commitments will ring in your ears. It is a tragedy to have lost her. Fortunately, along with the memories, she left us this marvelous testament to her intrepid zest for living.

Ask Dr Mueller

Author: Cookie Mueller
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
ISBN: 9781852423315
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ask Dr. Mueller captures the glamour and grittiness of Cookie Mueller?s life and times. Here are previously unpublished stories - wacky as they are enlightening - along with favorites from Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black and other publications. Also the best of Cookie?s art columns from Details magazine, and the funniest of her advice columns from the East Village Eye, on everything from homeopathic medicine to how to cut your cocaine with a healthy substance. This collection is as much an autobiography as it is a map of downtown New York in the early ?80s - that moment before Bright Lights, Big City, before the art world exploded, before New York changed into a yuppie metropolis, while it still had a glimmer of bohemian life.

My Son Divine

Author: Frances Milstead
Publisher: Alyson Publications
ISBN: 9781555835941
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A remarkable biography of Divine, the legendary drag queen and star of John Waters' cult films 'Female Trouble', Pink Flamingos', 'Polyester' and 'Hairspray'. Written by his mother, it follows Divine's life from angelic choirboy to troubled teen to flamboyant adult and reveals a never-before-seen side of the internationally renowned actor and drag performer. Illustrated with hundreds of b/w and colour photographs, this is a major biography of one of the world's best loved gay icons.

Alexander McQueen

Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476776741
Format: PDF
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"The first definitive biography of the iconic, notoriously private British fashion designer Alexander McQueen explores the connections between his dark work and even darker life. When forty-year-old Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, a shocked world mourned the loss. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the son of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame, fortune, and glamour. He designed clothes for the world's most beautiful women and royalty, most famously the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a McQueen dress on her wedding day. He created a multimillion-dollar luxury brand that became a favorite with celebrities including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. But behind the confident facade and bad-boy image, lay a sensitive soul who struggled to survive in the ruthless world of fashion. As the pressures of work intensified, McQueen became increasingly dependent on the drugs that contributed to his tragic end. Meanwhile, in his private life, his failure to find lasting love in a string of boyfriends only added to his despair. And then there were the dark secrets that haunted his sleep... A modern-day fairy tale infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy, Alexander McQueen tells the complete sensational story, and includes never-before-seen photos. Those closest to the designer--his family, friends, and lovers--have spoken for the first time about the man they knew, a fragmented individual, a lost boy who battled to gain entry into a world that ultimately destroyed him. "There's blood beneath every layer of skin," McQueen once said. Andrew Wilson's biography, filled with groundbreaking material, dispels myths, corrects inaccuracies, and offers new insights into McQueen's private life and the source of his creative genius"--

Filthy

Author: Robrt L. Pela
Publisher: Alyson Publishing
ISBN: 9781555836252
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Looks at the life, career, and films of the avant-garde director.

Role Models

Author: John Waters
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147211616X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Role Models is a wild and witty self-portrait of John Waters, America's 'Pope of Trash', told through intimate profiles of his favourite personalities - some famous, some unknown, some criminal, some surprisingly middle of the road. From Esther Martin, owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to the playwright Tennessee Williams; from the atheist leader Madalyn Murray O’Hair to the insane martyr Saint Catherine of Siena; from the English novelist Denton Welch to the timelessly appealing singer Johnny Mathis - these are the extreme figures who helped John Waters form his own brand of neurotic happiness. A paean to the power of subversive inspiration that delights, amuses and happily horrifies in equal measure...

Elf Girl

Author: Rev Jen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451631669
Format: PDF, ePub
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Documents the author's rise from art school misfit to "patron saint of the uncool," irreverently describing her hosting of an "anti-slam" open-mike performance series where everyone gets top accolades and her work as an apartment Troll Museum curator. By the author of Live Nude Elf. Original.