CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
Slideshow: Tony Curtis, Other Stars Shine at the Hollywood Collectors Show in Chicago
CHICAGO – Last weekend, March 21-22, the Hollywood Collectors Show was presented at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare. Among the various booths of memorabilia and collectible treasures, many notable Hollywood movie and television stars signed autographs and met their fans.
HollywoodChicago.com was there, with photographer Joe Arce and staff writer Patrick McDonald covering the proceedings. Next week, individual interviews will be posted from the show.
Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images are ©2009 Joe Arce for HollywoodChicago.com
- HollywoodCo01: The Legendary Star Tony Curtis
- HollywoodCo02: Tony Curtis and Patrick McDonald
- HollywoodCo03: The Radiant Angie Dickinson
- HollywoodCo04: Patrick McDonald and Angie Dickinson
- HollywoodCo05: The Brady Bunch: Mike Lookinland (Bobby), Christopher Knight (Peter), Susan Olsen (Cindy) and Robbie Rist (Cousin Oliver)
- HollywoodCo06: The Brady Bunch with Patrick McDonald
- HollywoodCo07: Erika Eleniak of Baywatch and The Beverly Hillbillies Movie as Elly May
- HollywoodCo08: Erika Eleniak and Patrick McDonald
- HollywoodCo09: Linda Purl, Best Known as the Girlfriend of Fonzie on Happy Days
- HollywoodCo10: Patrick McDonald and Linda Purl
- HollywoodCo11: Noel Neill, Lois Lane in the TV Show of the 1950s, Adventures of Superman
- HollywoodCo12: Shirley Eaton, Bond Girl Covered in Gold in Goldfinger
- HollywoodCo13: Terry Moore, Movie and Radio Star of the 1940s, Howard Hughes Companion
- HollywoodCo14: Terry Moore and Patrick McDonald
- HollywoodCo15: Edd Byrnes, Kookie of TV’s 77 Sunset Strip
- HollywoodCo16: Patrick McDonald and a reluctant Edd Byrnes