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.
CHICAGO – Television has changed so much in the last generation that it’s hard to imagine a time of only three networks and a limited number of shows premiering every fall. But in the 1970s there were two such TV series, “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries,” starring Parker Stevenson, and “What’s Happening!!,” starring Ernest Thomas. They both made appearances at the “Hollywood Show” in Chicagoland.
CHICAGO – Pamela Anderson is very busy these days. Besides just being named for the new season of ABC-TV’s “Dancing With the Stars,” she recently made a Chicago area appearance for her new perfumes, “Malibu” and “Malibu Nights.”
CHICAGO – Wrapping up HollywoodChicago.com’s summary of the Hollywood Collector Show in Chicago, many more television and movie stars sat down for interviews with us.