Actress, singer, author Angela Bowie draws upon her years of working with ex-husband David Bowie, in the exciting Glam Rock '70s when boys were wearing mascara, and society was changing, to tell the story of Lipstick Legends. She also interviewed the likes of Alice Cooper, producer Kim Fowley, Warhol legend Cherry Vanilla, Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, Chris Robison of TheActress, singer, author Angela Bowie draws upon her years of working with ex-husband David Bowie, in the exciting Glam Rock '70s when boys were wearing mascara, and society was changing, to tell the story of Lipstick Legends. She also interviewed the likes of Alice Cooper, producer Kim Fowley, Warhol legend Cherry Vanilla, Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, Chris Robison of The New York Dolls, author Mark Bego, musician Chick Cashman, journalist Mary Finnegan, and David Bowie's mime teacher and mentor Lindsay Kemp....
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Lipstick Legends Reviews
Written in a very open, friendly, casual manner, Lipstick Legends would be a quick read if not for the temptation to linger over the stories and enjoy an insider’s look at the world of celebrity. Angie interweaves recollections, observations, and conversations throughout the book, offering a little something for all tastes.From Alice Cooper to David Bowie, Deep Purple to The New York Dolls, Holly Woodlawn to Cherry Vanilla, she works her way through a virtual who’s who of artists who pushed the envelope of gender and sexuality, redefining a generation, and opening the way for tolerance. Along the way she takes us to London, Japan, USA, and more, exploring how her favourite Lipstick Legends were perceived by audiences around the world.Angie makes an interesting statement early in the book about not being bisexual all her life, but about transitioning back-and-forth between lesbian and heterosexual. On the surface, it seems a bit of an odd statement, but the more I thought about, it the more I loved the idea. Being transgendered is so often viewed the same way, as a transition between genders, and I think the collective experience of the community makes Lipstick Legends an even more interesting read.Originally reviewed for Frock Magazine
Bad Kindle EditAwful formatting and bad (or no) editing. Angie is entertaining with her counter- culture name dropping and antidotes (love all the Kim Foley quotes). Angie seems to dwell somewhere in between the small detail and the big picture. The narrativeis fractured in reaching conclusions and maintaining a cohesive timeline.
A great read that reminded me of my own academic attempt writing on rock n roll, with personal commentary added. Helped enjoy it with liberal spatterings of ex-husband mentioned, including a delightful interview about a gob-smackingly-gorgeous girl the interviewee was trying to sleep with only to find when eventually in her home that every single wall and ceiling and piece of furniture was plastered with pics of him and for her it was a church. Great argument about how the movie film finally uncovered and released the sex-we-should-not-speak about; as well as how the androgenous glam rock worked for both money and freedom. Gave several book- and people- dropping moments that will be worth going back to. Does read as a dictionary at times and as a collaboration but who cares it's a light fun read with a dissertive ambition. And no you cant borrow my copy it's on my ebook.
Endorsed live by legend, Kim Fowley, here: https://youtube.com/watch?v=FyljKU_NSKU. Look for my credit (April Sandmeyer) in Angela Bowie's "Lipstick Legends", an inside look into the glam music scene of the 70s/80s. Interviews with Alice Cooper and others.