August 30th, 2010
|eupheminism||09:27 pm - Charles Felu|
Charles Felu was born in 1830. He was an artist who belonged to the Academy of Antwerp. For a period of time he was quite popular for his portraiture, even having an exclusive knighthood bestowed upon him by the Queen of Spain after she witnessed him painting.
Because he had no arms.
He was still rather handsome, though.
August 28th, 2010
|eupheminism||11:34 pm - Sadakichi Hartmann|
Sadakichi Hartmann was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a German father and was raised in Germany. He became an American citizen in his thirties. There he was a prominent member of the Bohemian scene in New York City, being crowned "King of the Bohemians" in the 1910s. He was a poet and a critic and did some rather bad paintings.
( He was also hot.Collapse )
June 13th, 2010
|eupheminism||06:05 pm - Henry Scott Tuke|
Henry Scott Tuke was a British painter and photographer.
He produced over thirteen hundred works.
And most of them are of naked nubile young boys.
But still mostly nubile young boys.
June 9th, 2010
|mlledani||04:01 pm - Lord Alfred aka Bosie|
Poet and lover of the one and only Oscar Wilde <3
De Profundis. Read it. Just Beautiful <3
Current Mood: rejuvenated
June 8th, 2010
|tink_queen||06:00 pm - John Cassavetes|
Catch him on The Dirty Dozen as Victor Franko. He's made of pure awesome in that one.
( Pics hereCollapse )
June 3rd, 2010
|eupheminism||11:59 pm - Colonel Shaw|
Colonel Gould Shaw, a wealthy man from a family of abolitionists, led the 54th Massachusetts regiment, the first black regiment in the American Civil War.
I was pleased to see that he was even cuter than the young Matthew Broderick who played him in the awesome film Glory, especially after my Bronze no Tenshi/Alexander Pushkin disappointment.
June 4th, 2010
May 17th, 2010
I thought about posting Dio until I hit the small snag of him really not being hot. At all.
So, I present something else instead.
Peter Steele, January 4, 1962 – April 14, 2010, front man for Type O Negative and Playgirl model.
( He Was Also on Springer and Ricki LakeCollapse )
April 12th, 2010
|inyourpanorama||08:35 pm - Mon doux, mon tendre, mon merveilleux amour...|
...c'est nul d'autre que Jacques Brel!
I don't know what it is with me. When I fall in love with musicians, unless they're automatically drop-dead gorgeous like David Bowie, I usually don't find them physically attractive at first, yet the more I'm infatuated with their music, the easier on the eyes they get to me. I found Brel a little horsey-faced when I first saw what he looked like, but now, beyond my usual eccentric tastes in men, I think he was definitely legitimately handsome.
He was SUCH an amazing talent, too. Unfortunately his best-known song in the Anglophone world is probably Terry Jacks' insipid "Seasons In The Sun," a really unfaithful English translation of his "Le moribond." If you want a taste of what Brel was really like, look no further than what was my introduction to him:
Stunning. He was only 49 when he died of lung cancer, which is very sad since I think he would've continued to produce great work as he aged. In particular, if he'd lived into the 90s he SO should've sung this, the French version of "Hellfire" from Hunchback of Notre Dame—the guy who does sing it is pretty good, but nowhere near Brel-caliber. (I think my liking this song at the age of six may have been the root of my current penchant for hyper-dramatic French chanson!)
March 14th, 2010
The Right Honorable 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, aka Benjamin Disraeli.
I'm just a sucker for curly haired lads, I guess. Also the first, and currently only, Prime Minister to be Jewish, to which he said, "Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the Right Honourable Gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon." GET IT.