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dereksklena · 3 years ago
kristolyn lloyd
listen up. yes, girlfriend. i am completely aware that filming bootlegs of your live performances are bad and also illegal. but then again, bootlegs are the only way half of a show’s fanbase gets to even SEE the show in first place.
don’t you think that a person who is sitting at home, watching the (most of time) shitty quality 2 hour video of a live performance, would much rather be sitting in a seat in that theater watching the show LIVE? do you really think that person watching the bootleg is doing it on purpose to keep you from getting paid? 
i mean really. not every single person, or fan of a broadway show can just spit out HUNDREDS if not THOUSANDS of dollars in airfare, hotel accomdations, food money, AND an actual ticket to your show. 
there’s many factors that tie in to keep people from attending the live show, but you best believe me when i say that the person sitting at home watching that bootleg would love absolutely nothing more than to be sitting there in that theater on broadway in new york city watching their favorite show, live.
but when you refer to your fans, the ones who became fans from more than likely a bootleg, which made your show as popular as it is in the first place, to a racist bigot, homophobic, sexist, and every other bad name in the book...
you need to at least own up to your actions and apologize to your fans and the people who got you where you are today from a damn bootleg.
but instead you wanna block every person on twitter that calls you out on your problematic tweet??? yeah ok
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onceuponatown · 3 years ago
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Lanier Hotel, photographed on Tuesday, July 5th, 1921 in New York by Bain News Service.
Proprietors Alex and Sigmund Fuerst stand outside their hotel and associated restaurant in what is now modern day Chinatown in New York City, opposite the old Bowery Theatre. The Fuerst family, consisting of five brothers, owned several restaurants along the popular theatrical strip along the Bowery.
The surrounding area in what is now Chinatown attracted residents and transient visitors at the lower end of the economic ladder, staying in numerous lodging houses, or the more pejorative 'Flop House', where for 5 cents, one could literally 'flop over' in quarters about the size of a standard office cubicle. The Lanier Hotel as pictured was substantially more expensive (although very cheap by modern pricing), offering a small private room with clean sheets, somewhere between a capsule hotel and a bed and breakfast. The Lanier Hotel eventually closed down, though the Fuerst brothers remained in the substantially more profitable restaurant business.
Meals were also cheaper by today's standards, with meals working out about half the price of the same meals today, subsidised in part by eliminating the need to print menus as it was written on the street facing window in flowing script.
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brooklynmuseum · a year ago
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With the pursuit and determination to become an artist, May Wilson left rural Maryland and a decades-long marriage for New York City, at the age of 61 where—as advised by her pen pal, mail artist Ray Johnson, she took up residence at the Chelsea Hotel. Largely self-taught and generations older than the avant-garde artists she was drawn to, Wilson acquired the nickname “Grandma Moses of the Underground”. 
Long before the term ‘feminist’ was commonly used, Wilson’s works commented on the sexism and ageism that existed in both popular and “fine-art” portrayals of women. Although May Wilson spoke about her works in formalist rather than political terms, her work accompanied the shifting cultural landscape as a result of the Women’s Liberation movement. In Wilson’s Ridiculous Portraits series, she gathers found objects that share relation to her early life, such as a nineteenth-century portrait of a woman, and embellishes them with glitter, small mirrors and red paint. Produced as personal mementos and often exchanged through the mail with other artists as gifts, Wilson’s portraits attacked sexism, ageism, and the cult of beauty with a wry sense of absurdity. 
See a pair of these Ridiculous Portraits, now in Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection.
Posted by Jenée-Daria Strand May Wilson (American, 1905-1986). Untitled I (Portrait) ⇨ and Untitled II (Portrait), 1966-1967. Albumen photographs with glitter and mirrors and red paint. Brooklyn Museum, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund, 2007.11.1 and 2007.11.2.⁠
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