A little late, but I’m finally back in the country – let’s hope things go back to normal for real next week.
1) An interesting piece on the Dolly Sisters from The Daily Mail (sorry). Perfectly timed to build some hype for ITV”s upcoming Mr Selfridge drama - the sisters were a long-term obsession for the department store founder – I just hope this leads to a new biography… I wrote a bit about the sisters here and you can find the existing biography here. [Picture: Unique Creatures]
2) One of my favourite writers, Jon Savage, is interviewed for the Guardian about the Californian punk scene. You’d better believe how much I enjoyed reading this and listening to the compilation album while I was stranded in SD. You can previous mentions of Jon Savage on this blog here! [Picture: Continuum Transfunctioner]
4) 10 London Pubs with a Story to Tell – it’s things like this that make me love the Time Out blog so much And London, I guess. The one about the Grand Union, huh? And the Widow’s Son – what a tradition…? [Picture: Spitalfields Life - there are SO many good old pub pics on here that you should check out]
5) I found Charlie Porter’s review of the Hollywood Costume exhibit at the V&A pretty interesting. I’ll still be going to see it – and I’m sure I’ll still thoroughly enjoy it – but it does raise some questions and it’s good to see a review looking at the nitty gritty of the exhibition rather than just swooning at the sight of everything. I really, really love everything Charlie writes. It’s embarrassing. PS The Hollywood Costume app looks SO much fun. [Picture: All Movie Photos]