!! OMG, new footage found at estate sale shows gay pool party in 1945 !!

The footage was found by St. Louis filmmaker Geoff Story at an estate sale, and according to St. Louis Public Radio, he has plans to make a documentary from it the rest of the footage he’s found!

As a gay man, Story is fascinated by the brittle, flickering scenes that include a uniformed World War II soldier kissing another man.

“There was such a beauty in that moment,” Story said. “I kind of couldn’t believe I was seeing it.”

Story stumbled upon the films in the mid-1990s, a half century after the pool party, at an estate sale. It was at the Lindell Boulevard home of the now-deceased Buddy Walton, widely known as St. Louis’ “hairdresser to the stars.”

From Eleanore Roosevelt to Ethel Merman, whenever celebrities and dignitaries came to town, they all went to Walton’s salon at The Chase, said Walton’s niece Susie Seagraves.

“Queens and presidents wives and movie stars — he was always around fancy places and fancy things,” Seagraves said. “He had a beautiful life.”

Story says that Walton and his partner Sam Micatto were known for their pool parties, but the footage is a gift and an insight into a time when such gatherings were clandestine:

The haunting images are confirmation that gay men did live and love at a time when no one dared to even speak of same-sex attraction. Story is amazed that the men allowed a camera to capture home movies in this sacred space.
“I just knew that it was gold, it was something special,” Story said.

Check out the short clip above!

[via towleroad]

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!! OMG, LISTEN TO THIS: Honey Dijon is on music duty for Kim Jones’ final Louis Vuitton runway show at Menswear F/W 2018 !!

From Honey:

For the past seven years, I have collaborated with Kim Jones, the Menswear Designer for Louis Vuitton, on each of his runway presentations. I have met and worked with some of the most amazing artists and musical icons from Giorgio Moroder to Nile Rodgers, and Nellee Hooper. Each show was unique and the musical selections have ranged from Kate Bush, Patrick Cowley to MFSB’s Love Is The Message, rave classic Age of Love by Jam and Spoon, and for the F/W 2017 Menswear presentation in collaboration with Supreme, Sound Factory Classics. This is his final presentation for the house and we selected a Chicago early house anthem Takin’ It Straight by Cori Josias in which I did a special edit. Thank you Kim for the opportunity of being able to express such underground anthems and influential music to a global audience.

Check out her edit for the runway below and work that runway, sweaty!

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