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"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

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05:09 min | 5 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"It's good to see a working What did you make out of a janet marks or you know standing on the podium at the carpet red carpet premiere event in new york city. And just said fuck hollywood. You know what sometimes you've got to tell the truth. Yeah i mean. I mean and i howard abortion. She was basically standing in front of everybody. She just basically asked was on her mind. And you know i. I left the industry twenty something years ago. Because i was trans and i knew nobody was going to hire me then. Now it's a different story. And they're still stuff you gotta fight. I mean they Laverne cox just did a film not too long ago. And when they sent the film to italy the voice over the dubbing actor they got to dub her voice was a man because they didn't to have a woman that's shady. Shit read you know. Do the voice over for her. And so you know we're still you know. It's like a another one of my grandmother's phrases. I'm not where i should be. But i'm not where i used to be. So that means that. There's still a fight. I go and audition for something and get cast in something as a black trans woman and somebody's still going to say something wrong about what i'm doing if i'm valid or any of those things because i've had people do those things so no baby. I know there's still work to be done. You know my grandmother would say. I'm not where i used to be. Thank god i'm not wear used to be so the reality is live your best life. Keep moving forward. You're still going to have to work. You still going to have to do the things and that's where it is. We live we all love. We gonna keep moving. And that's what it is. Alexandra thank you so much. Love the coming on the podcast and come back again soon and have a great rest of the month and coming up..

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"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

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04:27 min | 5 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"I had a talk with my god last night and the song went bright on up for gospel charts literally was the same so it literally was the samsung. I mean like i you know i. I was lucky enough to grow up singing with people who created music and sang in the early. You know when you know having a piano you know one point in time you know especially when you listen to chicago. Style gospel where we don't want no drums and we don't want no guitars. And we don't want no panels and organs. We just don't clap our hands because all the rest of that stuff is sending music. But then you turn around and you ask those other things and those elements shift the entire thing. You know at night lure. Richard was planned in. You know was playing in church and those same same church lick that he played in church. He turned around and made secular music. So you just look at it differently you know and because you know sometimes i'll take a. I mean like one of my favorite one of my favorite shirt songs. That's not a church song is don't nobody bring me. No bad news from the wiz. That was a church song. Nobody feels like one. If feels like one why wake up in the afternoon. Which pleases me do. Don't nobody bring me. No bad news gets too much in this house. What do you think the song because it just doesn't make any sense. That bad news she wants. Information is the point of that to the character that point. It's like the wicked witch of the west in the original wizard of oz. She wanted those ruby slippers. That's pretty much what she was about. Don't nobody bring me. No bad news means if you are not coming to me to talk to me about them shoes. Don't you bring nothing else to me. That's exactly what it was in the wisdom ruby slippers or silver slipper. The ruby slippers are. Mgm yes right right but the response. She wanted them because they were her sisters shoots. Yes bottom line. is chick. Put a little ugly but she always british us. Like when when the cdc saying like if you've got your vaccinations you can take your mask off but now it's not going to go. Can you feel not. Because i don't know what i went indeed but i don't know what you went indeed so you know and and i'll be honest having lost both of life i i lost both of my parents to it. I am keeping my mask on until it is one hundred percent safe. And i'm like our children safe from povich because children got no covid vaccine yet not yet. I'm working on it. So so i'm like what's up with the cdc basically they're saying it's okay for children to catch covert are they immune whip surviving chance of surveys. Have these little stem cells which keep creating new things to help your body grow.

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"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

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04:37 min | 5 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"Everybody's google it right now. Let's like yeah i guess. Free aleksei lisa and it's faith li. Yep yep yep yep yep that song is only for face i call so what is a kind of divas Nurtured you market. We're saying like. Of course i'm not like me. I'm not into the musical divas like a lot of people are so for me. It was more like the television comedy. Divas and i'd left red heads lucille ball. I loved all of her tv shows. And i'm practically living in an episode of i love lucy with my husband and ricky here marred. You have some explaining to then you always have you know these entertainers coming through the house and situations happening and i you know i'm very like it always seems like that when people coming over the house. I'm like god. I feel like i'm living episode of i love lucy because you know there's always some kind of turmoil happening and when bianca del rio's coming over and new need to be on your best behavior i think from me because i was a kid who wanted to be an entertainer. Sort of like you're saying mark I had i had to know the people like like like my by family was like if this is what you were going to do. You need to know who. These people are. Like one of the best pieces of advice that my aunt gave me She said baby. Learn everything you can about being in your business because there might be a moment where you know you might audition for something and you may not get the role but because you have other skills. She'll get hired so she made sure that i knew the people in fashion. She made for that. I knew the people in in music. That i knew comedians. And things like that like one of my. You know one of my one of my icons literally one of my mother's is moms mabley. Wow because i love moms is humor. Like baby kate. You know own the old man can do for me. Give me a young man. Phoned baba's kind of popular on the talk show circuit and like the seventies right but wasn't her typical humor right wasn't that circuit in the chitlins circuit. They call it. And ne'er you pretty much could say or do you want.

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"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

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04:39 min | 5 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"Like that. Yeah right so in a few weeks. I'm doing a show. And i'm going to be doing diana ross mass raw if you're nasty performing in our you know i've been performing for forty years. I've been performing for forty years and in the twenty something years of doing of performing gay bars in doing drag. I've never done ross. why not. i've never done. Ross i've never done diana ross video paul and diana ross trying to teach drag queens how to move how you how to do stop in the name of love this is so stupid and greasing but the reason why i never attempted to do unto to do diana ross is that there were queens. Who did diana ross. So well and so flawlessly. I'm like there is no reason for my asks to be sitting here trying to do diana. Ross when we've got people who nail it like that and so after twenty something years. I'm doing diana ross for a friend and literally the first lake i'm gonna do. I'm doing love hangover. And i'm literally recreating the central park concert. Where she's in the catsuit. Have you ever had sex when love hangovers playing in the background. Now i have and it's like you know that rhythm Is the same. Beat the way the beat slows down the way your heartbeat slows down when you have a bottle of poppers. Ooh and i'm convinced that they whoever produced that single was like huffing on paper. Like this is. The rhythm could happen because it could happen. 'cause you know one of the most famous day slicks in the world. Yeah came from somebody. Watching a woman walked down the street. Yeah yeah which rhythm is that The dome boom for my girl. So the musicians. So the musicians for motown played gigs. At various clubs in detroit back in the day and there are a group of musicians who are referred to as For the motown sound they're called the funk brothers and the basis was finishing a gig headed to somewhere else another gay or party or something and this woman was walking in front of him. She had a rather large booty as so he watched her booty move and decided as he watching this woman walk away then he would create a base lick based on how her but moved and the bait and the and the note the note formation became the walking cord that introduces michael sunshine on that bona poem long-form pro. Yes the bom bom from the walking baseline underneath batmans. What it came from. It's so easy to underestimate. The influence that motown has had on american culture. It's shifted the world. It shifted the world one of my favourite. Tv shows that mark and i used to love watching was what are the amateur night at the apollo and inevitably they always would stick like this is why long before american idol. Had you know the people without who are kind of awkward auditioning armature night at the apollo nine or was it midnight of the apollo..

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"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

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04:39 min | 5 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"Like that. Yeah right so in a few weeks. I'm doing a show. And i'm going to be doing diana ross mass raw. If you're nasty. I've been performing in our You know i've been performing for forty years. I've been performing for forty years and in the twenty something years of doing of performing gay bars in doing drag. I've never done ross. why not. i've never done. Ross i've never done diana ross paul and diana ross trying to teach drag queens how to move how you how to do stop in the name of love this is so stupid and greasing but a reason why i never attempted to do unto to do diana ross is that there were queens. Who did diana ross. So well and so flawlessly. I'm like there is no reason for my asks to be sitting here trying to do diana. Ross when we've got people nail it like that and so after twenty something years. I'm doing diana ross for a friend and literally the first lake i'm gonna do. I'm doing love hangover. And i'm literally recreating the central park concert. Where she's in the catsuit. Have you ever had sex when love hangovers playing in the background. Now i have and it's like you know that rhythm Is the same. Beat the way the beat slows down the way your heartbeat slows down when you have a bottle of poppers. Ooh and i'm convinced that they whoever produced that single was like huffing on paper. Like this is. The rhythm could happen because it could happen. 'cause you know one of the most famous day slicks in the world. Yeah came from somebody. Watching a woman walked down the street. Yeah yeah which rhythm is that. The the dum boom for my girl. So the musicians. So the musicians for motown played gigs. At various clubs in detroit back in the day and there are a group of musicians who are referred to as For the motown sound they're called the funk brothers and the basis was finishing a gig headed to somewhere else another gig or party or something and this woman was walking in front of him. She had a rather large booty as so he watched her booty move and decided as he watching this woman walk away that he would create a base lick based on how her but moved and the bait and the and the note the note formation became the walking cord that introduces michael sunshine on an melody. Bona poem long-form pro. Yes the bom bom from the walking baseline underneath batmans. What it came from. It's so easy to underestimate. The influence that motown has had on american culture. It's shifted the world. It shifted the world one of my favourite. Tv shows that mark and i used to love watching was what are the amateur.

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"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

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05:12 min | 5 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"The iconic singers who were mother figures you know. 'cause remember their gender their generation. Third generation of madonna queens. You know there are some. Let's talk about madonna for a second. It's like i felt like madonna was just another pop artists and remember when she was like right at the same level as cindy lauper and even like even she was compared to other popstars into the time and then blonde ambition and that tour and truth or dare and her kissing the black jesus. And you know humping the bed and making out with women and all of a sudden madonna was the queen superstar the superstar that everybody had dreams about. There's a book about with her sex books. You really brought sexy back or even just to the forefront when you had singers before it was a kind of thing i've singer just get up and stand in front of a microphone and saying or if they were dancing around it'd be more like a broadway act that kind of thing but she just you know she put that whole package together and really sold it and bought into it and gave people permission to dress actually kid. The girls were wearing black boots. As i was going out like wearing boxer shorts and like dat and the t shirt and underwear probably were in public. It was like that no i. Didn't i probably a little too. I remember how might be a robbery. With mammogram black new mandated. Grade did not play that. I remember like no no. You didn't like. I remember going to dance class once and got in trouble with my dad because i walked out of the dance studio in lake. You know just like wearing biker. Shorts and a t-shirt and my new national. You didn't do that. you're showing everything. Yeah my dad. Yeah my shorts for a guy kind of us still going to like. I remember very clearly. Like at the high madonna's notoriety and when every person we're on my age group was like wearing bras boxer shorts under underwear as fashion statements Like we would go out to the clubs wearing calvin klein expensive twenty dollars expensive time underwear and everybody like you are the high fashion get. My father would have ripped no. My dad would not have played that that was a no no light close out of the house and as soon as you leave the house that's when you take the closer and it was like a sex party thing it was like you left the house in the cab wearing your underwear and you had a little bag or something and you got to the club and that was. The bag was worth your. Id was it was like a little purse or something and you had very nice shoes on where and maybe top but most of the time people especially time of aids permission to feel sexy when aids happened just like a clap like shut that shit down and she was just like. Let's see now. I was i was a i was i was younger that so you do not to. My dad's There is a lot of Headset mics that were sold around that. Just as a fashion accessory and i remember like a lotta drag queens getting like a wire hanger and a cotton ball my god spray painting the cotton ball black so they could have a headset mic and they could basically be like and it was a symbol of power. Like you don't. You're so powerful. You don't need a hand held microphone. Well also it was. It was something. New was not something that people were used to seeing and that fashion in that way and she did make that headset mic. A fashion statement. And i think it's a really funny. Because like john paul gaultier designed all those close. You know right now. We're seeing the documentary on halston. That's on television..

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"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

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03:23 min | 5 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"Idolize as performers Bill as far as as far as i'm concerned can do no wrong gladys knight. But i grew up but seeing you know for me. I grew up listening all kinds of music. So i grew up. I grew up surrounded by music. And i was able to listen to music in every genre and there were just people were vocally vocally. I wanted to sound like i. Knez andrews from the caravans. I wanted to sound like Albertina walker. I wanted to be able to sing like koko taylor. I want to sing like lena. Horne you know so music from me. Had music was the saying that growing up as a little black boy on the south side of chicago music was going to be the thing that got me out. I think you know with with earth kit though. She stands foreign above pretty much every entertainer that i've had the pleasure of meeting and working with but also like you know like part of it is like ertha because she had such a tormented relationship with her own mother that you know being a mother to her daughter. Shapiro was very important when we had her on the show. You know it was her daughter it for me. It was like you know. I was able to express that gratitude to her because kit was somebody who guarded her mother access and when you wrote a fan letter to ertha back in the nineties it was sent to kit shapiro and kit would read it and be like okay. This is something that my mother would enjoy reading. And here's some condoms. Put in the envelope so back when earth was persona non grata in the united states. She had not made her come back yet. And i found this really great interview about her in. This book called a incredibly strange music by research publications and in the back of the interview. They had like if you'd like to write earth. Here's her mailing address. And so. I wrote this long letter. About how earth book and historian really spoke to me as somebody who looks white but grew up in puerto rico and never felt embraced by my mother's side of the family in texas or my father's side of the family in puerto rico. And you know just related. I really related to her life story and and her music and the quirkiness of it. And so when i sent that letter. Arthur responded like this four page essay about safe sex. You know. I wouldn't want anything to happen to have my babies so i want you to promise me that you will use your condoms every single time you have sex and did you now know how disappointed mother earth. Oh you know ertha was said she was very proud of me and she said that she loved me and and she said security security. But i think when you you know i'd look across but i also look at things And so i looked like you know like mark was saying people of a certain age. You know musically. I.

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"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

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03:43 min | 5 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"I love her too but the thing the funny thing is sandra matt brown. Yeah other people so many people that we've had on the show and we run across through the years ages dinner generations of people that are. There's no way you would know who are the key is they're like i love our earth it speaks to me. Kit is like my surrogate mother. Well gentlemen and ladies of a certain ours would all know her. The kid is associate her. You know she was a camera on you know. Especially since the time of batman and the seventy s and eighty s but if she was even like you know she was her last. Television appearance was as crust the clowns third wine on the simpsons and she said our honeymoon lasted just five minutes. It was a catastrophe and she got paid coaching tanker teaching. And and at and you go get check you know i mean for me for me growing up and being being a black kid who wanted to be in entertainment you know. I have family members who were like. These are people you need to know because they are you know they are the great to what they do and you know earth was just one of those people that i was supposed to who she was and when you know and i always say for me it was when most of my friends were running when the when the gable is i know we're running around and they want to be batman and superman. I want to be kept woman. I knew exactly who. I want to be and she helped mold. There are nuances of myths kit in character especially in the early years. Like win when i first started doing drag alexandra. Saint james was this sort of blend of earth kit. Dorothy dandridge and lena horne and diane carol. That's who i thought. I was young. There were these wonderful elements from each of these women as a singer how i dressed et cetera that i wanted to bring to the stage and as i evolved as a person those things.

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"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

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04:23 min | 5 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"A mother is anyone who channels feminine energy to nurture people and love them unconditionally for many. Lgbtq plus folks. we've had to seek out that energy when we didn't get enough from our own mother's sometimes we found it in an auntie a friend or a mentor. But often times it was the divas and showbiz that raised us from singing. Divas like earth at kit to shirley basie to open lesbian standup comedians. Like sandra bernhardt and moms mabley to the hilarious redheads. Television like carol burnett lucille ball. These women cranked up the mother. Goddess factor like no other and brought up generations of. We're you today alexandra. Gray joins us to reflect all the great mamas who loved us from diana ross. Who taught us to stop in the name of love to madonna. Who told us justify our plus the great women from feast of fun who gave us invaluable..

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"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

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02:02 min | 5 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

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"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

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03:11 min | 5 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"For us. Cohen woman by feel the pain. Feel that that's a little bit of history because history is what fundamental honey. That's reading history to yes because you don't know you'll history baby you up bound to repeat it added to forget it to hayler hiller hilliker murray ever remember your history. Your people remember history and they repeated. Anyway it's just the human nature. Wow yeah i mean. Sometimes we learn our lesson. 'cause they ignorant dignities bill. There's pleasure in learning and so we have to learn our lessons over and over again off because it feels so good to learn A handful you ahead none lately have you. Mark needs to fix this just just too much to tani. That's two hands on. I put them use this district. Ain't nobody hotel That's too much. Alexandra gray may you have a wonderful day. I shall. i'm going to go to sleep now in your kaufman. No darling no. That's of special occasions. I can still. I can still gaze at the portrait. And exactly how old i used to be. just photoshop. That portrait yeah really important can stay in beautiful to both of you can be pretty age is just a number. You have to lie about some time. No no no no baby. I'm going to be forty eight. And i'm happy about it because you know what a lot of a lot of trans women. Don't get to be forty eight. So i'm excited about it on planning a fabulous birthday party for my forty eighth. When is your birthday. My birthday's in december. So i will be planning something stunning for my forty nine and then of course you know. We're looking forward to being filthy and fifty how you joined the final season of pose. The first episode. Took me out. And i and i was just i was. I was rather shook. And i haven't watched this latest episode. I haven't watched the latest episode yet. And so it's you know and justin some of the things that i'm reading. It's probably going to be another one. That's gonna set me on. Set me on my. But because i grew up in church. And you know so it's gonna be. It's gonna rain something for how i feel and something about you know something's running. Something is going to come up in how i was raised. What happened then. And so you know it's it's an interesting journey from a very familiar faces on the episodes. Yes yeah i saw. I've already seen that vivian. That janet whitten bed. Janet hubert is in the show. And that jack. Harry is in the show that averill horse for the show. So i'm looking forward to the..

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05:25 min | 5 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"I can do. Vocally as a classical singer with the correct tone voice. It's flawless and kathryn grayson. Got to sing with all of the really pretty boys she got the thing with mario lonza she got the same with howard keel oh my god howard keel was so cute and so it was that sort of thing. Did i know that sort of falling for you. Know sort of idolizing. Those women would lead. Mean where i am now. No certainly didn't throw kathryn grayson a co starred in with abbott and costello in the movie rio rio rita but but the other thing that most people don't realize is that all of those old. Mgm movie stars. Were angela lansbury neighbors on murder. She wrote over really Because if you work in the union and you work so many weeks you get so you get for for a length of time of working you get health insurance so a lot of those older people by murder. She wrote was in their heyday. You had actors and actresses like kathryn grayson. People like that. Who had been working. Who had been working for years during the golden age who were now in their seventies eighties and nineties. Who aren't working anymore and didn't have any more health benefits and things like that. So angela lansbury because she was still working and they were her friends. She put everybody to work so literally. Cabot cove was a who's who of the.

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03:57 min | 5 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"As she and she did and what i also would i love dot moms is that onstage moms was this sort of soft non-threatening old black grandma but offstage. She was not that at all like in her younger years. Mom was a good old. Butch lesbian walking the walking around in her suits with you. Know an eye shink for me somehow. Finding out later that some of the women who are really idolized in who musically influenced me or influenced me comic wise were also queer. Women made my day like you know my rainy and best. Not bessie smith my and and you know just to find out later. You know when you listen. You don't know nothing about the black bottom. And then i know where you got my you find out that marini was a lesbian. You find out that moms mabley was a lesbian. That made my day. Because these you know these were these pioneering queer. Black grandma's was fat. It was an amazing thing. And so two dan go and move and navigate. So you know. I got that sense of humor from one person. I got the ability to interpret a song or what it meant to be sexy from lena. Horne and and dorothy dandridge on earth a kit you know and then to move to being a good ole big mouth church powerhouse like a paddle lapel. Lauren aretha. franklin it's this evolution but then to like and then i look at the other ladies that i love because i look at. I always say two of the women in hollywood that i adore or three of them. Actually i adored ava gardner. I adored a gardener. I was in love with sarah ellen and the woman who i really wanted to be like vase kathryn grayson. I'm a classic. Don't realize that. I am a classically trained singer and i literally i am a legit lyric soprano and if i get to sing with a baritone. It's over like what.

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"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

Feast of Fun

05:57 min | 5 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"Idolize as performers Bill as far as as far as i'm concerned can do no wrong gladys knight. But i grew up but seeing you know for me. I grew up listening all kinds of music. So i grew up. I grew up surrounded by music. And i was able to listen to music in every genre and there were just people were vocally vocally. I wanted to sound like i. Knez andrews from the caravans. I wanted to sound like Albertina walker. I wanted to be able to sing like koko taylor. I want to sing like lena. Horne you know so music from me. Had music was the saying that growing up as a little black boy on the south side of chicago music was going to be the thing that got me out. I think you know with with earth kit though. She stands foreign above pretty much every entertainer that i've had the pleasure of meeting and working with but also like you know like part of it is like ertha because she had such a tormented relationship with her own mother that you know being a mother to her daughter. Shapiro was very important when we had her on the show. You know it was her daughter it for me. It was like you know. I was able to express that gratitude to her because kit was somebody who guarded her mother access and when you wrote a fan letter to ertha it was sent to kit shapiro and kit would read it and be like okay. This is something that my mother would enjoy reading. And here's some condoms. Put in the envelope. So back when earth occa- was persona non grata in the united states. She had not made her come back yet. And i found this really great interview about her in. This book called incredibly strange music by research publications and in the back of the interview. They had like if you'd like to write earth. Here's her mailing address. And so. I wrote this long letter. About how earth book and historian really spoke to me as somebody who looks white but grew up in puerto rico and never felt embraced by my mother's side of the family in texas or my father's side of the family in puerto rico. And you know just related. I really related to her life story and and her music and the quirkiness of it. And so when i sent that letter. Arthur responded like this four page essay about safe sex. You know..

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"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

Feast of Fun

03:54 min | 5 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"Well okay free. Well i don't know. I don't know let's let's you know talking both share a great love of earth. I love her too. But the thing. The funny thing is alexandra matt brown. Yeah other people so many people that we've had on the show and we run across through the years ages dinner generations of people that are. There's no way you would know who are the key is they're like i love our earth. It speaks me. Kit is like my surrogate mother. Well gentlemen and ladies of a certain ours would all know her. The kid is associate her. You know she was a camera on you know. Especially since the time of batman and the seventy s and eighty s but if she was even like you know she was her last. Television appearance was as crust the clowns third wine on the simpsons and she said our honeymoon lasted just five minutes. It was a catastrophe and she got paid coaching tanker. Teaching and at at you go get check. You know i mean for me for me growing up and being being a black kid who wanted to be in entertainment you know. I have family members who were like. These are people you need to know because they are you know they are the great to what they do and you know. Earth is just one of those people that i was supposed to who she was. And when you know. And i always say for me. It was when most of my friends were running when the when the gable is. I know we're running around and they want to be batman and superman. I want to be kept woman. I knew exactly who. I want to be and she helped mold. There are nuances of myths kit in character especially in the early years. Like win when i first started doing drag alexandra saint james. Was this sort of blend of earth kit. Dorothy dandridge and lena horne and diane carroll. That's who i thought. I was young. There were these wonderful elements from each of these women as a singer how i dressed et cetera that i wanted to bring to the stage and as i evolved as a person those things.

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"eartha kitt" Discussed on 850 WFTL

850 WFTL

02:07 min | 11 months ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on 850 WFTL

"My Christmas list. Santa Baby, I want a yacht. And really, that's not a left then an angel lawyer, Santa Baby, So hurry down the chimney tonight. Santa honey. One little thing I really need bodied. Through a platinum mine, Santa baby, So hurry down the chimney tonight. Sent to qd on fill my stocking with a duplex on checks. Sign your X on the line Santic, UT and hurry down the chimney to night. Come and trim my Christmas tree with some decorations board at Tiffany. I really do believe in you. Let's see if you believe in me. Santa baby forgot to mention one little thing are rain. I don't mean on the phone, Santa baby, So hurry down the chimney. June night High down the chimney tonight. Hurry! Tonight. It's like Eartha Kitt near the same person because her list is exactly like my.

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"eartha kitt" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:45 min | 1 year ago

"eartha kitt" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This is the way this works I get a big long list of musicians whose birthday week this is at the beginning of the week and then I start Spotify names that ring about like Eartha kitt Eartha kitt okay so you only have can I admit that my my didn't immediately attach that name to the sultry voice to delivered Santa baby I didn't come to find out she was also Catwoman in the first Batman television sing a classic version city bond into my infinite joy this little number I took pictures of me soon I have two dogs inside do my smile but in most on June I've been told and I'm the person to say the only actions I've seen have been behind glass and the closest I've been to a bar she Zacks seeks live doctor brown to own a seasoned dissertation is he home of the Florida.

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