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!! 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, WATCH: Here’s the trailer for HBO’s David Bowie documentary !!

Are you ready for a brand spanking new Bowie doc!?

Focusing on the artist’s final years, David Bowie: The Last Five Years presents a nuanced look at the evolution of Bowie’s music as told through archival footage and interviews with the musical legend’s bandmates. Largely focused on Bowie’s final two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, the film also explores his musical, Lazarus, which he began developing in the midst of his illness.

Check out HBO’s trailer for David Bowie: The Last Five Years above!

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!! OMG, the Spice Girls to reunite in 2018 for new album and live TV special !!

It’s been over 20 years since the Spice Girls appeared on the 1997 Brit Awards — Geri in her Union Jack dress — and the world became enamoured with the ’90s pop group. Since their breakup, multiple attempts have been made to get all five together for a reunion, but they were always thwarted by Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham.

Now, new reports come that at long last the Spice Girls may gift us a new album and TV special, which includes ALL FIVE GULLS:

Next year’s comeback is apparently all thanks to Mel C. who, together with the girls’ former boss, has been quietly working on plans for the one-off TV special and compilation album over the last few months. ‘The five of them have been locked in secret talks since the summer, and finally they are all on-board for a 2018 reunion,’ a source told The Sun.

Start saving your pennies and clearing your credit card statements because you best believe that tour will be sold out in minutes!

[via the sun]

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