Diana Sands as Joan of Arc in “Saint Joan”, 1967
Original caption(s): Diana Sands plays Joan in George Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan” in the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center production starting January 4th. Pictured with her is Philip Bosco as Dunois, Bastard of Orleans. It’s the first time a Negro actress has played the Shaw role in a major Broadway production. (1, 2, 3)
So I went to the coffee shop about 3 blocks from me today to get a giant tea and a buttery danish/croissant thing. This may sound paltry but for someone with my level of social anxiety and body image issues it was kind of a big deal to just go walking about. What I am noticing is that my apartment is cute neighborhood adjacent. I’m just on the outskirts of where it gets all charming and neighborhood-y.
The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)
Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8
Anyone who wants to spin a yarn where Steve Rogers doesn’t know that teh gay exists? Come at me, bro.
“I moved here from Jamaica when I was six, and my accent was so bad that I had to spend two years in ESL classes before anyone could understand me. I remember feeling very frustrated. I was surrounded by people with really thick accents who were trying to tell me that I needed to get rid of my accent.”
The National Literary Trust (UK) has scatter 50 book benches across London for the summer. Click on the links below for the bench’s location and the name of the artist.
Above: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf / How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell / Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers / The Railway Children by E. Nesbit / Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen / Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding / Brick Lane by Monica Ali / Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly by Agatha Christie