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Friday, March 18, 2011

Hugh Martin who wrote the song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” along with “The Boy Next Door” and “The Trolley Song” from the 1944 Judy Garland MGM film Meet Me In St. Louis died age 96. His lifepartner was Ralph Blane and they also wrote the songs in Best Foot Forward which was on Broadway in 1941 with an MGM film that was released in 1943 starring Lucille Ball, June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven,Artie Shaw, Tommy Dix, Gil Stratton and Nancy Walker. Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane had a hot buttery fourgy with Van Johnson and Tom Drake back in the 1940s when they were all under contract to Metro. I would have loved to have been a fly on that wall.
Forgot to post this little missive that came to me awhile back from the great Mark Simon in Los Angeles:

In 2008 Joan Fontaine put her copy of the Rebecca script up for auction. It was the presentation copy David O Selznick gave her when the film was completed. Bound in maroon calf skin and gold. Embossed on the cover O Selznick's inscription read:

"For Joan, This souvenir of a struggle and a dream. May neither be forgotten too soon. Your's with affection until the adventure's sequel, David.”

Miss Joan was asking 35-40 thousand as an opening bid............ No takers.....

And this from The Love Camel in London:

Oh Doll,

you should do some spring cleaning to your pussy by using the
fresh juices of all the boys in flip-flops that will start to appear
in the the streets of Berlin soon when the weather warms up. You just need to go around dressed as the core of a nuclear facility and tell young boys you fancy that you need their sperma to avoid a major nuclear meltdown with catastrophic consequences for the planet

Went to Arsenal to see the restored version of George Cukor’s A Star is Born starring Judy Garland, James Mason, a bloated Jack Carson and male fag hag Tommy Noonan. Was joined by film historian Marc Siegel and his intermedia actress/ girlfriend the divine Susanne Sachsse, who had never seen the famed film, and was not a big Garland fan. Now she has officially joined the Garland cult and sees why so many people adore La Judy.
The next day was an unofficial all-day testing of the waters for The Living Archive Project which culminated in a scrumpteous din din at WAU cafe. Perhaps when the event becomes more official some young artists in their twenties will be invited to participate just to give the proceedings some youthful energy, momentum and eye candy.
Later after supper was joined by Tim Blue, Susanne Sachsse and Marc Siegel at the Martin Groupius Bau for the opening of Margarita Broiche’s glam photo exhibition. A lot of the star’s she has photographed of the stage and screen were in attendance including her main man Martin Wuttke and his sexy young sons, Fassbinder legend Volker Spengler and Kate Winslet who co-starred with Margarita in The Reader. My photo that Frau Broich took after my performing at Rising Stars, Falling Stars last year dressed ala Dorothy Arzner looked fab all gigantic in the upstairs grand hall. Margarita certainly has a keen eye for capturing spirited moments and lovely details, and each pic is also somewhat meloncholic. Joining our group later was fagademic Sean and baby diaper Joel Gibb of the Hidden Cameras, looking freshly fucked with erect nipples and bubblebutt bouncing in fox trot. Was shocked to run into Paul Plamper who I met in 1999 in Los Angeles when he was Martin Wuttke’s assistant at the Berliner Ensemble. Paul is now in his late thirties but looks even better then when i first met him in his mid twenties. Of course I fell madly in love with Paul as dorky German boys with thick glasses is so my type. I can still remember him telling me not to fall for him as he was just “a boring heterosexual”. That didn’t stop me of course, and now seeing him looking so good has intensifying my feelings of love and lust for him. He is still a big dork, but is so boyishly charming that I can’t stop thinking about him and as long as i have a face, he will always have a place to sit. Back in Los Angeles he had a French girlfriend who had run over someone with her car killing them. Now Paul has become quite a successful radio play writer and director. In Germany radio plays are very much in vogue, and never went out of fashion with the advent of television.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Just got word that my tranny gal pal Ms. Chloe Dzubilo died Feb 18th in New York City. She was disoriented by her medication and slipped onto the subway train tracks. What a horrible tragedy. Ms. Chloe came to LA in the mid 90s to visit me at my large Cheese Endique Trifecta studio in Koreatown. We had a girlhappy time.
Chloe was a downtown New York starina and part of the Black Lips Kollective out of the Pyramid Club. The song “Carolina Vagina” with her band Transistor was a crowd pleasing staple in my DJane sets. When Chloe came to visit me in LA she wowed the crowd at Club Sucker at the Garage, my Silverlake punk rock beer bust and English T-Dance.
As an activistite she worked tirelessly for the LGBT Community Center's groundbreaking Gender Identity Project, she served on its transgender HIV prevention team conducting prevention outreach in bars, nightclubs and on ho strolls. She spoke at national and international conferences, in video Public Service Announcements and training workshops for health care and mental health providers.
Chloe was involved with the political action group the Transsexual Menace and went on to direct one of the first federally funded HIV prevention programs for transgender sex workers in 1997.
In 2001, Chloe founded the Equi-Aid Project, a Manhattan-based riding program that specifically targets children who are infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS as well as other at-risk youth.
In September 2002, Chloe Dzubilo became the first transgendered person on the cover of POZ, a magazine for the HIV/AIDS community. She graced the magazine's cover two more times.
In 2003, Chloe was appointed to the HIV and Human Service Planning Council of New York, an advisory body composed of people living with HIV/AIDS, service providers, and government representatives, charged with ensuring that "people living with HIV have access to appropriate, quality services across the continuum of care, resulting in the best possible health and quality of life."
At the time of her death, she was working on a project with her spouse -- musician, visual artist and trans-man T De Long -- which will be shown in June by the arts and advocacy organization Visual AIDS.
To offer donations in support of her celebration and her favorite causes -- Visual AIDS and Return To Freedom -- go to:
In other New York news, two of my talented and lovesexy NYU students Jo-ey Tang and Carlos Reyes are having a thesis show at the end of the month.See the info below
and check out these hot young art shtars.

NYU Steinhardt MFA Thesis 2011 - Part I:
80WSE Gallery
80 Washington Square East, NY

Exhibition Dates: March 29 – April 9, 2011
Opening Reception: Tues, March 29, 2011 6:00-8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 10:30am-6:00pm

David J. Merritt
Carlos Reyes
Ben Schumacher
Jo-ey Tang
Had a glorious breaky at Toughstein Cafe with Manuel Schubert of Filmhighlights Internet Radio Program MultiCult FM and he interviewed me at the Cheese Endique Trifecta about the next Rising Stars, Falling Stars presentation of Rasputin’s Love MisAdventure 1928 directed by Martin Berger. This German silent will be accompanied by the Blue Bros Tim &kJohnny and will be our first Rising Stars post Berlinale Film Festival that will also celebrate the coming of Spring and everyone getting freaky and frisky. So come to Rising Stars on March 27th and bring a 25 centimeters long shlong if you have one.
The other evening was invited to a gorgeous din din at the famed table of la Susanne Sachsse the star of Pierrot Lunaire. You haven’t lived or really eaten until you have tasted one of her scrumptdelish meals. It was an intimate dinner feast with her handsome film historian lover Marc Siegel and beautiful teenage twins Richard & Salome Gersh. Lots of laughs, vino and gossip exchanged until the wee hours of the night.