When all is said and done, you’ll believe god is a woman. 🤘🏽
Oh hello, Tuesday. 🤘🏽🕺🏾💃🏻
"WILL THERE REALLY BE A MORNING?" Frances Farmer (born on this day in 1913) remains one of the most gifted but tragic actresses ever to work in Hollywood. Originally planning a career in journalism she controversially travelled to the Soviet Union during the early 1930s before signing a movie contract with Paramount. Success came quickly in William Wyler's film COME AND GET IT (1936), although rebelling against the studio system she made enemies. Wyler famously commented "The nicest thing I can say about Frances Farmer is that she is unbearable." Nevertheless she appeared with the likes of Cary Grant and Bing Crosby, but tiring of Hollywood she scored a success on Broadway in GOLDEN BOY and had a passionate association with its author, Clifford Odets. But suffering with paranoid schizophrenia, Farmer was arrested in 1943 and subsequently committed involuntarily into a psychiatric hospital for a number of horrific years. Here, unjustly confined, she suffered unimaginable horrors which she later bravely wrote about in an autobiography, published after her death in 1970. Jessica Lange played her in the 1982 biopic FRANCES, and the following year a television adaptation of her autobiography WILL THERE REALLY BE A MORNING? starred Susan Blakely. In 1993 Nirvana released the song "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle." The tragic personal legend of Frances Farmer continues to fascinate, although she would surely have been pleased to know that director Howard Hawks remembered her for other reasons: "She had more talent than anyone I ever worked with." #francesfarmer #jessicalange #susanblakely #nirvana #francesfarmerwillhaveherrevengeonseattle #comeandgetit #williamwyler #howardhawks #carygrant #bingcrosby #goldenboy #cliffordodets #classichollywoodactress #classichollywood #oldhollywood #oldhollywoodglamour #oldhollywoodglam #hollywood #broadway #movies #gay #instagay #gayicon #willtherereallybeamorning #frances #paramountpictures
Got my face together, now let me get my life together.... gonna take a little longer....
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. “Edgar Allan Poe”
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. “Martin Luther King”
Dear Nan, thanks for making it incredibly difficult choosing an eye color when getting my drivers license. 💕
You still have a few days to see the Keith Haring mural he did in Chicago with Chicago public school students. It is 488 feet long one of the largest of Keith’s works of art. The mural is open to the public until September 23rd at the Chicago Cultural Center and it is free. It is impressive and stunning in person. #chicago #keithharing #gay #gayicon #art