1/29/11

LA POSSE

show us your guns

TEA & CHAT WITH IVY NEY

once again it's- TEATIME!


ANTEBELLUM
PRESENTS
TEA & CHAT WITH THE ARTIST-
IVY NEY

photographs of Los Angeles nightlife
circa 1977- 1987



SUNDAY- JANUARY 30TH

3PM TIL 5PM

TEA & SWEETIES WILL BE SERVED
(this event is free, but donations gratefully accepted)



ANTEBELLUM
1643 N LAS PALMAS AVE
HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028
323 856-0667
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antebellum@earthlink.net



BONDAGE FOR TODAY

while having my morning tea in the relaxing warm sushine, i remember i forgot to post my MORNING BONDAGE...
here it is-



EAT


i had breakfast this morning @ EAT- the los feliz cafe.... right in front of the los feliz golf course.
the cafe has been there since the 40s.... it is sooo cute.. sipping my tea, watching the golfers putt in the warm morning sunlight.. LA can be great sometimes.

1/28/11

TANENEND- THEN & NOW


TAMENEND- Front and Market Streets Philadelphia PA- THEN


TAMENEND- in 2011 snow blizzard Philadelphia PA- NOW
created by antebellum artist- RAYMOND SANDOVAL
photo courtesy- GizArt68

OWN THE HOME OF GORE VIDAL



Playwright, writer, actor and gay lierary icon GORE VIDAL, who is as famous for his work as he is for his well-known family, has just put his Hollywood Hills home on the market.

Vidal's first book was published when he was just 19. he wrote The City and the Pillar (1948), which outraged mainstream critics as one of the first major American novels to feature unambiguous homosexuality. gore also wrote the cult classic-
myra breckinridge and screenplays for ben hur, suddenly last summer, the best man and caligula.

gore has starred in movies such as Gattaca, Bob Roberts and With Honors after running for congress in 1960 and California governor in 1982. His cousin is Al Gore and his step-sister is Jaqueline Kennedy. Vidal purchased his Outpost Estates home in 1977 for a mere $149,500 and is now asking for $3.495 million for the private Mediterranean property.

The 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom house rests on a 20,000 square-foot lot. According to the official listing the historical home features a magnificent living room, high ceilings, a beautiful dining room, meditation room, a library and an office. The outdoor area has a koi pond, patio fit for entertaining and a pool. The gated property also boasts a guest house, gardens and an ample parking area.

i had the pleasure of meeting and photographing gore vidal at his home in 2004. here is a photo from our shoot-

(gore vidal photographed by rick castro- 2004)

here are photos of the home-






Photos by Jeff Ong, courtesy of the official listing with Delphine Mann and Kathy Marshall of Coldwell Banker.

HOT ACTOR- VINCENT CASSEL



HOT ACTOR- vincent cassel- photo courtesy- lupin dolci

I'M BONDAGE, I'M YOURS

YES SIR!

LUST FOR LEATHER





PIN UP



phtos courtesy- Piotr Leather

1/27/11

ANGELS IN REVELRY- MOVIE

here's a little film of IVY NEY'S exhibition by ATTILA

attila was the new wave hairstylist of melrose in the early 80s.

AMPUTEE PRINCESS

in the antebellum tea garden

photo courtesy- lawrence elbert

REFLECTIONS OF AIDS


REFLECTIONS: NYC AIDS campaign raises alarms
by Sean Strub
this is a respost from my dear freind SEAN STRUB.
the article faces the AIDS challenges of right now-

The New York City Department of Health's "It's Never Just HIV" advertising campaign ( www.youtube.com ) , targeted to encourage HIV negative gay and bisexual men to use condoms, has prompted a conversation that is profoundly important and speaks directly to the heart of the problems with HIV prevention.
The ad features doleful, frightened or ashamed young men who are so attractive they look like characters TV's Lost, set against a soundtrack appropriate for a horror film. The ad's message is that HIV doesn't exist in isolation; it also brings other serious health problems.

X-rays of badly broken bones, an MRI of an atrophied brain and, most shocking, a close-up photograph of a man's cancer-encrusted anus graphically make the point. The voiceover sounds like a poor man's Don Lafontaine ( he's the legendary "voice of God" who often starts movie trailers with "In a world ..." ) , evoking an apocalyptic end-of-the-world feeling.

GMHC ( formerly known as the Gay Men's Health Crisis ) and GLAAD ( the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation ) share the concern of many people with HIV, prevention experts and activists and rightly issued a press release calling for the ad to be pulled, asserting it is sensationalistic and stigmatizing.

UK-based journalist Gus Cairns, who has HIV, commented on Michael Petrelis' blog, "I hate this ad because it's sadistic and bullying. ... It's horrified by gay men and gay sex in general, using images of bodily corruption and disease to ram home things that—despite 50 years of gay lib—we still feel about ourselves: look at the suicide, depression and drug use statistics. The message it gives—not factually, but with all the visceral power of that five-frame shot of a ruined ass—is that if you're out on the scene, death and decay are stalking you and serves you right if they get you."

Others have questioned its presentation of facts. The horrible conditions noted are typically found only in some older people with HIV, or those who are not diagnosed until later stages of the disease; anal cancer is caused by an entirely different virus, osteoporosis is likely as much a function of anti-retroviral treatment as it is HIV itself, etc.
READ MORE-

1/26/11

GAYS & GUNS

pro gay or pro gun?

photo courtesy- syd curry

21ST CENTURY COUPLE

HOWDY DO!

hi how are you? come on in.. have a seat.. take a load off your slingbacks...

SADO-URBAIN

a short film by LUIZO VEGA

Sado Urbain
Uploaded by JuanSebastianTorales. - Explore international webcam videos.

PIN UP


photo courtesy- Christopher Riordan

TONY WARD- VINTAGE

circa 1984

tony ward courtesy- colt studios