Gluck influence on Bowie

Gluck influence on Bowie

Joined: December 23rd, 2013, 4:58 pm

August 28th, 2017, 3:36 pm #1

Watched an interesting documentary about Hannah 'Gluck' Gluckstein last night.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p057nlsd

She was into dressing as a guy and had her hair barbered in the style of gents of the day. She was photographed by the top photographers of the day and in several photographs there is a definite resemblance to Bowie, the haircut, the jawline, the pose etc etc. I'd never really looked into her life and work. I reckon Bowie would've been more than aware of her and her cross-dressing.

Check her out anyway.
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Joined: April 19th, 2011, 5:26 pm

August 29th, 2017, 5:32 pm #2

I watched the doc last night about Gluck and found it really fascinating, truly an inspirational person.

I think she would have been somebody db was aware of and probably well read on her life and exploits.

Definitely worth watching.

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Joined: January 31st, 2013, 5:28 am

August 30th, 2017, 4:55 am #3

Watched an interesting documentary about Hannah 'Gluck' Gluckstein last night.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p057nlsd

She was into dressing as a guy and had her hair barbered in the style of gents of the day. She was photographed by the top photographers of the day and in several photographs there is a definite resemblance to Bowie, the haircut, the jawline, the pose etc etc. I'd never really looked into her life and work. I reckon Bowie would've been more than aware of her and her cross-dressing.

Check her out anyway.
Well I wanted to watch the clip on Gluck, unfortunately things have taken a Brexit turn. Can't watch it because I'm not in the U.K.
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Joined: January 17th, 2009, 6:29 pm

September 1st, 2017, 4:33 am #4

I watched the program today. Her art was striking but quite conventional - her life, and her rigorous adoption of a male persona was the upside and downside of her career. The press certainly never got past the "She dresses like a guy!" headline.
Mr. Bowie might have gotten some good fashion tips from her, 'cause she had a hell of a Look, but he had the wit to abandon Looks before they got boring.
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Joined: January 31st, 2013, 5:28 am

September 1st, 2017, 5:52 am #5

@Em
So how you pull that off, BBC will only allow me access to audio, no video?
Continuing the line of thought the Virago edition of "The Well of Loneliness " uses a Gluck painting.
There's a masochistic storyline for ya.
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What where the psycho-babelists talking about, inversion?!
Yoda speak.
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