Brian Christopher@christopher_brian_nyc

Historian of American popular culture & recorded media, legal specialist in fashion & dance copyright, home Times Square NYC. DFA board member.

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Brian Christopher

Good morning friends! Remember the almighty power of the present.
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A glorious day to remember. Gratitude sent, more news soon.
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#morningglories #cityview #44thstreet #Whitby #NYC #citylife #morninhglory #blueflowers #climbingvines #HellsKitchen #NewYorkCity #streetlife #frontdoor


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Brian Christopher

Found it!
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I BELIEVE ANITA HILL
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WOMEN’S POLITICAL ALLIANCE 1991 \ P.O. Box 470 Stillwater MN 55082
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Pictured prized pink pinback supporting Anita Hill who testified that Justice Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her at his 1991 Supreme Court Judge confirmation hearings.
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Measuring 2 1/2 inches across.
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#Americanhistory #AnitaHill #pinback #supremecourtjustice #womensrights #supremecourt #popularculture #socialjustice


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BYE BYE LIFE
Remembering Bob Fosse
GOODBYE TO ROMANCE
THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
BYE BYE LOVE
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Pictured the feathered fan dancers ending of Fosse’s biographical 1979 film ALL THAT JAZZ from the @verdonfosselegacy archives publicity #filmstill photograph with corresponding caption reading:
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“A hospital bed fantasy sequence envisioned by director Joe Gideon (Roy Schneider)”
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Two hole punched pages of typed lyrics to Bob Fosse’s BYE BYE LIFE finale dream death dance sequence reading in-part:
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BYE BYE LIFE
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JOE
Bye Bye Life
Bye bye happiness
Hello loneliness
I think I'm gonna die
I think I'm gonna die
I think I'm gonna die
I think I'm gonna
I think I'm gonna
I think I'm gonna die
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GROUP & O’CONNER
Bye bye love
Bye bye sweet caress
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JOE
Hello emptiness
I feel like I could die
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O’CONNER
Bye bye your life. Goodbye
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JOE
Bye bye your life. Goodbye
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ALL
Bye bye your life. Goodbye
(MY)
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O’CONNER
There goes his baby
With someone new
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GROUP & O’CONNER
She sure looks happy
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JOE
I sure am blue
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GROUP & O’CONNER
She was his baby
Till he stepped in
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JOE & O’CONNER
GOODBYE TO ROMANCE
THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
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GROUP/O’CONNER
I think he’s gonna
JOE
I THINK I’M GONNA DIE
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(June 23, 1927 Chicago, IL - September 23, 1987 Washington, D.C.)
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Robert Louis Fosse, legendary American dancer, actor, screenwriter, eight-time Tony Award-winning choreographer (more than any other) and Academy Award-winning director (Cabaret, 1972) passed away on this date of heart attack on the sidewalk before opening night curtain of his musical revival Sweet Charity at The National Theatre.
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#Fosse #BobFosse #ByeByeLife #AllThatJazz #manuscript #lyrics #VerdonFosseLegacy #dance #research #dancearchives #bnw #JoeGideon #script #filmhistory #royscheider #blackandwhitephotography #blacknwhite #bnwphotography


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Brian Christopher

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BYE BYE LIFE
Remembering Bob Fosse
GOODBYE TO ROMANCE
THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
BYE BYE LOVE
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Pictured never before seen original working manuscript being two pages of typed lyrics to Bob Fosse’s BYE BYE LIFE finale dream death dance sequence. The ending of Fosse’s biographical 1979 film ALL THAT JAZZ, both pages with three hole binder punches, staple removed, from the @verdonfosselegacy archives reading in-part:
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BYE BYE LIFE
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JOE
Bye Bye Life
Bye bye happiness
Hello loneliness
I think I'm gonna die
I think I'm gonna die
I think I'm gonna die
I think I'm gonna
I think I'm gonna
I think I'm gonna die
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GROUP & O’CONNER
Bye bye love
Bye bye sweet caress
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JOE
Hello emptiness
I feel like I could die
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O’CONNER
Bye bye your life. Goodbye
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JOE
Bye bye your life. Goodbye
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ALL
Bye bye your life. Goodbye
(MY)
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O’CONNER
There goes his baby
With someone new
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GROUP & O’CONNER
She sure looks happy
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JOE
I sure am blue
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GROUP & O’CONNER
She was his baby
Till he stepped in
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JOE & O’CONNER
GOODBYE TO ROMANCE
THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
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GROUP/O’CONNER
I think he’s gonna
JOE
I THINK I’M GONNA DIE
GROUP/O’CONNER
I think he’s gonna
I think he’s gonna
JOE
I THINK I’M GONNA DIE
GROUP/O’CONNER
I think he’s gonna
I think he’s gonna
JOE
I THINK I’M GONNA
GROUP/O’CONNER
I think he’s gonna
I think he’s gonna
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(June 23, 1927 Chicago, IL - September 23, 1987 Washington, D.C.)
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Robert Louis Fosse, legendary American dancer, actor, screenwriter, eight-time Tony Award-winning choreographer (more than any other) and Academy Award-winning director (Cabaret, 1972) passed away on this date of heart attack on the sidewalk before opening night curtain of his musical revival Sweet Charity at The National Theatre.
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Fosse was cremated and his ashes are reportedly scattered in the Atlantic Ocean off of the shore of Long Island near Amagansett.
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#Fosse #BobFosse #ByeByeLife #AllThatJazz #manuscript #lyrics #VerdonFosseLegacy #dance #research #dancearchives #JoeGideon #script #filmhistory


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"Gwen Verdon as Brokenhearted Harlequin" printed headline on the cover of the April 14, 1958 issue of LIFE @life magazine.
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Throughout numerous past published interviews Gwen Verdon expressed her preference for the “Harlequin Clown” figure of the Italian Commedia dell'arte.
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Verdon believed it was this admiration that brought her many roles of this characterization, she is quoted in the original "Sweet Charity" music scores saying “the clown may behave in a natural spontaneous manner without regard to society or convention.” _
#GwenVerdon #Lifemagazine #clown #harlequin #clownmakeup


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a black and white vintage #magazine broadcast#radioshow and stage play “Family Album” advertisement from the 1940s reading:
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Gertrude Lawrence
The lovely and ageless star of "Tonight at 8:30" runs the gamut of roles in Noël Coward's series of plays, retaining her place as the theatre's most decorative lady . . . enviably smart in #fashionable clothes, amusingly dowdy in others and elegant in #Victorian #costume such as this in "Family Album."
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#GertrudeLawrence (July 4, 1898 – September 6, 1952) was an #Englishactress, #singer and musical comedy performer known for her stage appearances in the West End theatre district of London and on #Broadway.
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Gertrude Lawrence's biographer Sheridan Morley wrote in 1981 that throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s,
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"...most traces of Gertrude Lawrence ... disappeared; she died before television had begun to immortalize its artists on [video]tape, before radio shows were regularly recorded, and though she made half a dozen films, her appearances in them are mostly undistinguished and give no clear impression of a radiance which could hold theatre audiences spellbound."
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Property of BCC #Victoriancostume #NoelCoward #play #TheatreHistory #stagehistory #Victoriandress


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Good Saturday afternoon friends! Happy to hear so many people voted this past week!
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Pictured patriotic red, white, and blue wearing “America” trio dancers #BrianBullard, #KevinNeilMcCready & #QuinBaird in a scene from Bob Fosse’s Tony Award-winning #Broadway #musical DANCIN’
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#Dancearchive photograph from the
#BillyRoseTheatreDivision of the @nypl_lpa
by noted New York stage dance photographer #MarthaSwope dated #1979
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#Fosse #Dancin #BobFosse #dance #choreography #danceresearch #dancers


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Brian Christopher

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Good #Friday evening friends !
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Pictured original cast dancers #ReneCeballos, #VickiFrederick & #LindaHaberman in a scene from Bob Fosse’s Tony Award-winning #Broadway #musical DANCIN’
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#Dancearchive photograph from the
#BillyRoseTheatreDivision of the @nypl_lpa
by noted New York stage dance photographer #MarthaSwope dated #1978
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#Fosse #Dancin #BobFosse #dance #choreography #danceresearch #dancers #BroadhurstTheatre


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Remembering Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds, source material.
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Pictured screen-worn iconic #WesternCostumeCo #Hollywood personalized garment label reading “No. 2071-3 Name #BurtReynolds Chest 40”


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Today’s stairway.


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Brian Christopher

Wonderful and productive #DanceFilmsAssociation @dancefilms board meeting planning #DanceonCamera @filmlinc #FilmSocietyLincolnCenter next year.


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Blank canvas #AsiaWeek NY @asiaweekny exhibition set-up @christiesinc #RockefellerCenter #auction preview starts Friday morning. #Christies


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