Mark Ryden and Alexei Ratmansky collaborated on Whipped Cream
Whipped Cream (Schlagobers am Deutsch) is an almost century old ballet. (And whàt a fine name for a ballet!!!) It is set to music from Richard Strauss and was first performed in 1924. Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and artist Mark Ryden collaborated on the newest version; which premiered in California in March 2017. We, at Mimi Berlin, like the work of Mark Ryden very much. The costumes and decor he designed for this ballet aren’t disappointing either, au contraire! They are G R E A T! We do hope the American Ballet Theatre planned an international tour to Europe! (photocredits; Gene Schiavone via L.A. Weekly .com)
“The two-act confection, called “Whipped Cream,” is a story about a young boy who overindulges at a Vienna pastry shop and falls into a surreal delirium.” (via/read more at marcryden.com)
Patti Waggin (Born Patricia Hardwick in 1926) was a stripper and motor cyclist! What more can a man ask for? Maybe a double act with the luscious Ricki Corvette? That too was a possible wish come true…
“If there’s one word to describe shapely Patti Brownell, it’s excitement. The young lass lives by it–and for it. Into her existence, Patti packs a triple life: During the day, she’s a student at California’s Chico State College: at night she draws tremendous crowds into the cafe where she presents her whiz bang strip act: and on her off moments, Patti is a death-defying motorcyclist. As far as our luscious blue-eyed blonde is concerned, there’s nothing unusual about her life. Patti’s been winning trophies for motorcycle riding since she was 14. She loves the sport.” Read more of her true story here on the selvedgeyard.com
Pretty in Pink at the Golden Door Spa in California. These are pictures of the original fitness program in the 60s. (via spaweekblog) If a trip to the Spa wasn’t your thing, one could use the Figure Firmer by Scandia in the privacy of your own home.
Original Golden Door Spa fitness workout!
Golden Door Spa original wooden roller fitness machine – 1960
Vintage Home Exercise Fitness Workout Equipment Scandia Figure Firmer Portable$24.99 ( via etsy.com/listing/116829282)
Wonderful images of bodybuilders photographed in black and white by Robert Mapplethorpe, Annie Leibovitz in the 1980s and by Chris Floyd in 2002.
Andreas Cahling, Swedish bodybuilder, photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe in California 1980. (Christies)
Lisa Lyon photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe. From the book Lady Lisa Lyon, published in 1983. ISBN-13: 9780670430123
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Malibu, California, 1988, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. (Vanity Fair)
Elizabeth Jagger & Bodybuilder 3 (in the eighties they had more respect for the bodybuilder they had names and everybody knew who they were). New York City, 2002. Photographed by Chris Floyd. (Surface Magazine)