In the early 1990s, the fashion world changed drastically; “Deconstruction” was born. Let’s watch this documentary toninght and get some insight. It is in German, sorry for that…… Anti Fashion; 2012 Directed by Olivier Nicklaus. Produced by Arte France, Lalala Productions.
“In the early 1990s, with the economic crisis, the first Gulf War and the devastation caused by AIDS, fashion reflected the times. It was sombre, desperate and sometimes violent. Clothing underwent deconstruction and recycling, and fashion shows became fashion performances. Fashion would never be the same again.-A riveting tale of interwoven destinies, recreating the feeling of an era, pulsating the energy of an epic novel.
A tale of creativity, money, egos, successes… and falls.”
John Lennon and Yoko Ono on their honeymoon, at the first day of their Bed-In for Peace (Hair Peace Bed Peace) in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. March 25, 1969. (Photocredits Eric Koch, Spaarnestad via www.gahetna.nl)
A couple of years ago we found clips of Royce on You Tube. We, at Mimi Berlin, posted a few and here is one more: Quando, Quando, also featuring Marilyn.
Royce Reed and Marilyn Hoggatt; “two of the most unusual ladies ever to grace downtown L.A.”
The makers of these clips are Bill Geerhart and Andrew D’Ambrosio. They filmed the ladies from the 1990s until 2010 at the Hotel Stillwell in downtown Los Angeles and later residences. They planned to make a documentary from this material. Bill Geerhart and Andrew D’Ambrosio’s campagin on indiegogo is closed. But the full-lnght documentary is nowhere to be found…. Maybe you know if they ever finished it or otherwise where to find it? If you do know more please let us know!
Thanks! xoxo Mimi
Read about Royce and Marylin here on LA Weekly.com
Forever Fabulous – Happy hours with Royce and Marilyn by Steven Mikulan. (Published on June 10, 1999.)
Shiho Fukada is a photo journalist, cinematographer, and filmmaker based between Tokyo, and New York. She has made 4 short documentaries (each about 10 min) about the life of Japanese people and their work (ethics) and how they make a living (or not) to survive in Japan.
The project is called “Disposable Workers“. We feel it’s a must-see, certainly for us Europeans, our life-standard differs so much from the Japanese it’s hard to imagine how some people cope with keeping up in Japanese society: If you think you have a busy or horrible job, and feel like your house is too small; watch the films and you’ll know there is no reason to complain. If your life is similar or you recognize yourself in these movies; Seek. Help.
This is the Official trailer for the documentary ‘Grey Gardens’ made by Albert and David Maysles in 1975. In this film two, formery rich, New York socialites are portrayed in their home, which is the Grey Gardens estate in the Hamptons. Mother and daughter Edith Beale (big and little Edie) ran out of money at a point, the house became sort of derilict but the Edie’s stayed and lived a reclusive but extravagant life in that house for 50 years or so.