A highlight of any year is the The Red Hot & Blue Rockabilly Festival — the high energy assembly of music, fashion and fast times of the 50s and early 60s. After a pandemic pause, it was great to be back for the four-day fest, staged mid-July in Gananoque, Ont., capital of the Thousand Islands.… Continue reading Fast, blue times at Rockabilly High
Tura Satana: an actor, force of nature, and now object of art. When the buxom Hollywood B-movie star died, her many fans mourned but the world awoke to her power and beauty. Many tributes, including one in L.A. in late 2014, helped tell Tura’s story. At a time in cinema when women were getting slapped… Continue reading Faster Pussycat Kill Kill!
Bev grew up sketching a full cast of characters in her hometown of Fenwick. The 1960s TV series Green Acres could have easily been filmed here with corn fields to run through and a 1920s-era gas station at the centre of town. The farming village was a station stop on the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo… Continue reading Blue beginnings