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August 4, 1991 | PATRICK PACHECO, Patrick Pacheco writes on the arts for the New York Times, Vanity Fair and other publications
In a recent interview, Madonna said that her friend Michael Jackson was in need of an image makeover and she had the perfect inspiration for him: the Harlem transvestite scene. After a couple of weeks of hanging around it, she suggested, he'd be a new man. She should know. A couple of years ago, Madonna popularized "voguing," a dance style that had originated in Harlem at drag-ball competitions in which blacks and Latinos mimicked the preening of high-fashion models and movie legends.
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August 9, 1991 | KEVIN ALLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Violence marred Wednesday night's premiere benefit of "Paris Is Burning," Jennie Livingston's documentary about the "drag balls" in Manhattan's disenfranchised black and Latino gay communities. The evening, which began with a screening at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, was a benefit for AIDS Project Los Angeles.
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August 9, 1991 | KEVIN ALLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Violence marred Wednesday night's premiere benefit of "Paris Is Burning," Jennie Livingston's documentary about the "drag balls" in Manhattan's disenfranchised black and Latino gay communities. The evening, which began with a screening at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, was a benefit for AIDS Project Los Angeles.
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August 8, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Christian Film and Television Commission, an Atlanta-based media watchdog organization, is calling for "all moral Americans" to boycott "Paris Is Burning," a documentary look at the Harlem transvestite scene and the drag-ball "voguing" competitions in which blacks and Latinos mimic the preening of fashion models. The making of the film was partially funded by a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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August 8, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Christian Film and Television Commission, an Atlanta-based media watchdog organization, is calling for "all moral Americans" to boycott "Paris Is Burning," a documentary look at the Harlem transvestite scene and the drag-ball "voguing" competitions in which blacks and Latinos mimic the preening of fashion models. The making of the film was partially funded by a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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August 4, 1991 | THE SOCIAL CLIMES STAFF
How far would you go to get into a movie premiere? The documentary "Paris Is Burning," a movie about the Manhattan subculture of drag balls and vogueing, premieres Wednesday night with a benefit for AIDS Project Los Angeles. For the party afterward at the Catch One discotheque, the invitation specifies: "Come to Catch One in full drag to be admitted free." For those who prefer to stick to the more predictable clothes of their gender, admission is $30.
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August 4, 1991 | PATRICK PACHECO, Patrick Pacheco writes on the arts for the New York Times, Vanity Fair and other publications
In a recent interview, Madonna said that her friend Michael Jackson was in need of an image makeover and she had the perfect inspiration for him: the Harlem transvestite scene. After a couple of weeks of hanging around it, she suggested, he'd be a new man. She should know. A couple of years ago, Madonna popularized "voguing," a dance style that had originated in Harlem at drag-ball competitions in which blacks and Latinos mimicked the preening of high-fashion models and movie legends.
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