Hello! Meet Mimi Berlin Senior and Senior. Obviously they are twins. They aren’t amongst the living anymore. But they still are in our thoughts and inspire us everyday to create, decorate and collect everything. #collectingeverything
We love that they wear the same outfit! And look at those pied de coq checkered tops splatting from your screen. We can’t keep the apart! (not true)
Have a nice day xoxo Mimi
Danke Schön Aunties P & M for this wonderful image!
Confession time; We, at Mimi Berlin, binge watched the season 9 ‘Pit Stop’ with Raja the other day. Why? Because RuPaul said we could! Since we haven’t seen a single episode yet (partly true that) it’s also a nice way to get in the know on Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race as well. The season “Grand Finale” will be held on June 23 (note to self). For yous who never heard of this award-winning-reality-series we suggest you go see the wikipedia pageto get acquainted, or just start watching it from season 1 on….
Olive Oatman lived in the USA from 1838-1903, she had a tattoo on her chin which was probably one of the Yavapai tribe. (read the full story below). The interesting part, according to us at Mimi Berlin, is the fact that Olive is dressed in full Victorian attire, just like the Maori women are.
Olive Oatman, tintype, 1857
Olive Oatman 1838–1903, by Benjamin F. Powelson (1823–1885), Albumen silver print, c. 1863, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Olive Oatman, carte de visite, circa 1863Carte de Visite of Olive Oatman 1838–1903, by Benjamin F. Powelson (1823–1885)
Woman from the Yavapai Tribe
Carte de visite portrait of Beti Karaitiana, taken, probably in the 1870s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier.
Portrait of Susan Jury (Te Aitu-o-te-rangi Wikitoria Jury, also known as Sue Materoa Jury), 1876-1880
Carte de visite portrait of a Maori woman from Hawkes Bay, taken, probably in the 1870s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier.
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Famous 1st edition / Limited collectors’ blue ribbon series! / The line of DC Super-stars/ a complete 64 page issue containing all new never before published adventures of wonder woman. Famous First Edition. Vol. 2 F-6, Apr-May 1975. Published bi-monthly by National Periodical publications ltd.
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.)
UNITED KINGDOM – CIRCA 1925: Giraffe women of Burma. London, about 1930. (Photo by Harlingue/Roger Viollet/Getty Images)
ca 1935: Three Padaung women play cards. Image: Keystone/Getty Images (via mashable)
A policeman in London directing three giraffe necked women from Burma along Elgin Avenue, London. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
Vier “Giraffenfrauen” aus Burma bei ihrer Ankunft in London, Victoria Station. Photographie. England. 1. 4. 1936. Four Padaung-women from Burma at their arrival in London, Victoria Station. Photograph. England. April 1st 1936.
“The Kayan Lahwi people, also known as Padaung, are a minority ethnic group with populations in Burma and Thailand. Padaung women are famous for their distinctive custom of wearing brass coils around their necks.” (read more at mashable.com) Once upon a time in 1935 these so called “giraffewomen” visited London. This journey was captured in black and white. We think these images, of cultures colliding, are truly wonderful and very inspiring. ( All Getty Images via viralnova.com/vintag.es )
It’s things-from-the-past-you-should-see-week, an educational program at Mimi Berlin.