DCS: stephen donaldson

Stephen Donaldson was a troubled kid. He had regular run-ins with police, mostly due to his confrontational behavior. He was an outspoken advocate for bisexual rights in a time where homosexuality was classified as a crime. He campaigned and wrote about homosexuals being unjustly, inhumanely and savagely discriminated against by large segments of American society. …

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DCS: elise cowen

Elise Cowen was born in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. A quiet girl, she found personal solace in writing poetry, using the works of Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and Dylan Thomas as inspiration. While working as an office typist, Elise was introduced to beat poet Allen Ginsburg. The two began a …

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DCS: virginia bosler

Seven year-old Virginia Bosler was enrolled in dance school by her mother, hoping to correct her daughter’s poor posture. She stayed with the program for three years until the family moved from New York to Connecticut. Virginia resumed her dance instruction with the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow dance studio, where she made an impression on founder …

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DCS: eddie van halen

Eddie Van Halen received a phone call in 1982 from someone named “Quincy.” He didn’t know anyone named “Quincy.” “Is this Eddie?,” the voice on the phone asked. “Who the hell is this?,” a very suspicious Eddie replied. “Quincy. Quincy Jones, man.” Eddie Van Halen gulped and smiled to himself. “Oh! I’m sorry.” The famed …

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DCS: johnny crawford

I’ve met a lot of celebrities and I have a basement full of autographed photos to back up my claim. I have been attending nostalgia conventions and autographs shows for about twenty five years, collecting photos and getting a one-on-one, personal interaction with some folks that I have only seen flicker across a big screen …

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