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Culture, The Exhibitionist Who Wants to See Marilyn Monroe's Only Fine Art Nude Photos?

Who Wants to See Marilyn Monroe's Only Fine Art Nude Photos?

Best known for its Belle Epoque posters of fin-de-siecle French tabacs and Art Nouveau motifs, Sarah Stocking’s Jackson Square shop is about to get a jolt of blonde ambition. A traveling tour and sale of 21 color separations and…
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Culture, Art <i>Holding Out</i>: So Real, You Can Smell the Bread

Holding Out: So Real, You Can Smell the Bread

Inevitably, passersby do a double-take. Is the old woman holding bags a real person or a sculpture? That small moment of doubt — that moment when the bread she's carrying looks fresh from the bakery — testifies to the craftsmanship…
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Music, All Shook Down Kanye West Says He's Like Picasso. Here Are 5 Equally Egomaniacal Musicians

Kanye West Says He's Like Picasso. Here Are 5 Equally Egomaniacal Musicians

Well, it's been a few months, so we shouldn't be all that surprised but Kanye West's ego has been running amok again. This time the behemoth emerged while West was onstage in Paris last Saturday, and said: "No matter how…
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Music, All Shook Down Christina Aguilera: The Latest Pop Star To Have Her Way With Marilyn Monroe's Image

Christina Aguilera: The Latest Pop Star To Have Her Way With Marilyn Monroe's Image

I should know better than to step within two time zones of Marilyn Monroe. She has a way of drawing the worst from writers of my gender. Stalwarts from Norman Mailer to Thomas Pynchon have embarrassed themselves, some at greater…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Here's San Francisco's Version of American Patriotism

Here's San Francisco's Version of American Patriotism

Recently, a press release landed in our inbox (several press releases, actually) announcing the breaking news that Gainesville, a small Texas town north of Dallas, was voted "Most Patriotic Small Town" by USA Today and Rand McNally. While San Francisco…
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Dining, SFoodie See Jelly Belly Portraits of Your Favorite Historical Figures

See Jelly Belly Portraits of Your Favorite Historical Figures

We were in the proximity of the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield over the weekend and stopped by ostensibly to stock up on the cheap two-pound bags of misshapen "Belly Flops." But we really wanted to visit the weird and…
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Film, "Nobody Else but You": Noir Thrills in French Siberia

"Nobody Else but You": Noir Thrills in French Siberia

David Rousseau, a famous detective novelist, is passing through the small town of Mouthe, colloquially known as "Little Siberia" for its freezing climate, when inspiration strikes. The body of local celebrity Candice Lecoeur (the cherubic, bleached-blonde Sophie Quinton), a cheese…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Most Repulsive Moments in Lana Del Rey's Videos

The Top 5 Most Repulsive Moments in Lana Del Rey's Videos

As we all know, Lana Del Rey is a vastly annoying human. We've all got our own personal reasons to be irritated -- maybe it was SNL, maybe it was the dating Axl Rose thing, maybe it's her lack of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ab Fab

Ab Fab

Maybe it's a hot fuchsia feather boa. Or a cocky top hat. Or the 5-inch platform heels you just scored at Target that look like they cost way more than they actually did. Whatever the accessory, the right one adds…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Drag Contest: Vote on the Best Marilyn Monroe

Drag Contest: Vote on the Best Marilyn Monroe

We don't think Jimmy James will be there, but he sets a high standard for those who will.When Michelle Williams was cast as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn, the blogosphere lit up with outrage and petulant assertions that…
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Calendar, Night&Day Norma Jean Redux

Norma Jean Redux

When Michelle Williams was cast as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn, the blogosphere lit up with outrage and petulant assertions that “even drag queens” could do it better. Well, duh. When it comes to larger-than-life female sexuality, drag…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Beautiful Ugly Truth

The Beautiful Ugly Truth

Lori Shantzis' ex might not recognize the bombshell cooing “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” beneath the platinum blonde wig, but transformation is the keystone of Shantzis' one-woman burlesque show. Loved by You tells the tale of a young girl who…
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Calendar, Night&Day Beauty Turned Inside Out

Beauty Turned Inside Out

When we think of classic glamor — pencil skirt, gloves, and arched-eyebrow glamor, the kind that would have looked askance through perfectly lined eyes and French milliner’s netting at you and your holey shoes and yoga pants — the image…
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Music, All Shook Down Can't Get <i>Any</i> Satisfaction: A Tour of the Most Grammatically Misguided Songs in Pop

Can't Get Any Satisfaction: A Tour of the Most Grammatically Misguided Songs in Pop

Today is National Grammar Day, which means until midnight you're legally obligated to put up with the prescriptivist fulminations of that one buy or girl in your office whose knickers get all bunched when you say "15 items or less"…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Top Chef: All-Stars</em>, Week 4: Stuffed and Served

Top Chef: All-Stars, Week 4: Stuffed and Served

Last night's Top Chef: All-Stars served deep ― like, cavity-filling deep. The Quickfire Challenge: Create a stuffing. Now, stuffing is super personal. We are still in awe of the Marilyn Monroe stuffing recipe that has some major S.F. roots, a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Blonde Dynamite

Blonde Dynamite

Marilyn Monroe’s screen persona, defined in The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot, is that of the ditz spilling out of her dress, endearingly unaware of the effect she has on men. That doesn’t fit with film noir’s…
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News, The Snitch With These Cheese Puffs, I Thee Wed

With These Cheese Puffs, I Thee Wed

Bumping into a wedding party at San Francisco City Hall is a crapshoot (with some groomsmen, quite literally). You never know if it's going to be formal bowling shirts or black ties. You might rub shoulders with Joe and…
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Culture, Art Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit

In Baltimore, where Elvis and Marilyn Monroe are patron saints, Joyce Scott is her own kind of legend. Now she brings her wares — beaded sculptures, political jewelry, prints, costumes, and performance videos — to San Francisco in an exhibition…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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Music, Bouncer

You Suck What?

My grandfather had the enviable experience of seeing Marilyn Monroe's panties. As a crew member for 20th Century Fox, he was the person who held the fan below her, billowing her skirt upward, in those famous publicity shots for The…
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