Friday, April 27, 2012

May 1940. Stem, North Carolina

Source: shorpy.com via Jenni on Pinterest

May 1940. Stem, North Carolina. "Crossroads garage and store." 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Resettlement Administration.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sexy in Milwaukee

I had the honor of presenting my clip show We Who Are Sexy: The Whirlwind History of Transgender Images in Film last week in Milwaukee (thanks to Carl Bogner at the Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival). Unfortunately my co-curator Susan Stryker wasn't able to co-present with me but I had a great time and was very happy to bring the show to Milwaukee. And we got our first actual review of the show — from Steven Franz at the UWM Post! It's a very flattering review and I was pleased at the numerous descriptors he assigned to me including: "diminutive, wise-looking, witty, engaging" and a "delightfully vulgar speaker." Here's my favorite excerpt (and I will humbly share "all the credit in the world" with Susan — thank you so much):
"The fact that the Union Theatre audience was only the third to have experienced “We Who Are Sexy” therefore became significant, as did Olson’s role as a cataloger of the rare. Were it not for her vast knowledge on the subject, as well as her strident efforts to possess many works of art that are either out-of-print or lost to time, the wealth of information contained within them may realistically have never come to light. And for that, as well as her invigorating and informative program, she deserves all the credit in the world."
Read the full review HERE.