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LADY'S After Hours LADY

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Podcast by LADY

    E20 ft. Martha Clarke

    E20 ft. Martha Clarke

    This week on LADY’s After Hours, fashion and cultural historian Laura McLaws Helms meets with dancer, choreographer and director Martha Clarke—known for transcending dance and theater to make deeply evocative moving spectacles of beauty steeped in history. After studying at Julliard, dancing with Anna Sokolow’s company, having a baby and moving to Rome, Clarke became a founding member of the highly innovative dance troupe Pilobolus in 1971. Her own work from 1980 on was noted for its dreamlike quality—nonlinear, they invite the viewer into an illusory world of fantasy. The most famous of her works is 1984's The Garden of Earthly Delights. A wonderful introduction to Martha Clarke as well as an in-depth exploration into her remarkable life and oeuvre. Marriage, love, children, family, friendships, and collaborative working relationships—she speaks openly about all of these subjects, in addition to elucidating her creative process and the meanings behind her works.

    For full show notes, video clips, episode resources and a slideshow of photographs, head to ladyworld.tv/after-hours-martha-clarke

    Produced and hosted by Laura McLaws Helms
    Featured Guest Martha Clarke

    • 1 hr 18 min
    After Hours - Veronica Vera

    After Hours - Veronica Vera

    This week on LADY’s After Hours, fashion and cultural historian Laura McLaws Helms meets with Veronica Vera. Opening up about her multifaceted career as a sex journalist, porn star, erotic model, prostitutes’ rights activist, co-founder of the first porn star support group, and the head of the world’s first cross-dressing academy, Veronica is incredibly insightful about the effect that her sexual awakening had on her life and choices. This intimate conversation covers everything—love, sex, porn, the creative process, writing, art, New York from the 1960s to now, AIDs, death and friendship.

    For full show notes, episode resources and a slideshow of photographs, head to https://ladyworld.tv/after-hours-veronica-vera

    Produced and hosted by Laura McLaws Helms
    Featured Guest Veronica Vera

    • 1 hr 45 min
    E18 ft. Robert Farber

    E18 ft. Robert Farber

    This week on LADY’s After Hours, fashion and cultural historian Laura McLaws Helms meets with photographer and filmmaker Robert Farber. Rising to prominence as a nude and fashion photographer in the mid-to-late 1970s, Farber is known for his signature soft focus aesthetic which he developed by experimenting with different films, filters and development processes with the goal of creating a painterly effect on film. With an innovative approach that produced atmospheric images tinged with nostalgia, since 1976 Farber has balanced highly successful careers in both the fine art and commercial photography worlds. A must listen for anyone interested in photography, Robert shares openly about his life, creative process and the many paths his career has taken.

    For full show notes, episode resources and a slideshow of images, head to https://ladyworld.tv/after-hours-robert-farber

    Produced and hosted by Laura McLaws Helms
    Featured Guest Robert Farber

    • 1 hr 50 min
    E17 ft. Rick Gillette

    E17 ft. Rick Gillette

    This week on LADY’s After Hours, fashion and cultural historian Laura McLaws Helms meets with makeup artist, hairstylist, interior decorator and gallery owner Rick Gillette. Passionate about beauty and transformation, Rick arrived in NYC in the late 1960s. In great detail, Rick vividly brings to life the many worlds of New York—from downtown hip salons to luxury fashion magazines to the gay scene. Soon a star makeup artist and hairstylist, Rick was a favorite with famous photographers like Richard Avedon and Irving Penn. In the late 1980s he shifted his career to photography, before later focusing on interior design. Since 2013 he has run a gallery in the town of Hudson in upstate New York, which combines fine art, lighting, and furniture in a light-filled 3000 sq. foot space, perfectly curated by Rick. A must listen for anyone interested in the fashion world of the 1960s through 90s, and for anyone interested in beauty (in all of its manifestations).

    For full show notes, episode resources and a slideshow of images, head to https://ladyworld.tv/after-hours-rick-gillette

    Produced and hosted by Laura McLaws Helms
    Featured Guest Rick Gillette

    • 2 hrs 36 min
    E16 ft. Mel Odom

    E16 ft. Mel Odom

    This week on LADY’s After Hours, fashion and cultural historian Laura McLaws Helms meets with illustrator and doll creator Mel Odom. An acclaimed illustrator known for utterly captivating and totally unique drawings suffused with a beauty and mystery that were unmatched, Mel worked extensively in the 1970s and 1980s for publications like Playboy, Time, Viva, OMNI, and Blue Boy. In 1995 he launched his labor of love—Gene Marshall, a fashion doll based on classic Hollywood starlets, who took the toy world by storm. Now focused primarily on painting, Mel is a total Southern gentleman and a joy to speak with. A must listen for anyone interested in art, New York in the 1970s and 80s, the gay experience during the early years of AIDs, and dolls.

    For full show notes, episode resources and a slideshow of images, head to https://ladyworld.tv/after-hours-mel-odom

    Produced and hosted by Laura McLaws Helms
    Featured Guest Mel Odom

    • 1 hr 34 min
    E15 ft. Willie Christie

    E15 ft. Willie Christie

    This week on LADY’s After Hours, fashion and cultural historian Laura McLaws Helms meets with photographer and filmmaker Willie Christie. A wonderfully gossipy conversation, Willie discusses his career from photo assistant to photographer to commercial director to screenwriter to today. Full of interesting stories and memories about his time as a fashion photographer in the 1970s when he was married to Grace Coddington and shooting primarily for British Vogue, Willie then went on to direct videos for Pink Floyd and have a highly successful commercial directing career that spanned decades.

    For full show notes, episode resources and a slideshow of images, head to https://ladyworld.tv/after-hours-willie-christie

    Produced and hosted by Laura McLaws Helms
    Featured Guest Willie Christie

    • 1 hr 11 min

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