Calloway was the Man in Bar character played to perfection by William Popp (who was one of the all-time greats as Malcolm). His MIB was mysterious, quirky, a little off-kilter, and a master at random storytelling.
Somewhere along the line someone had the brilliant idea that Calloway could carry an entire evening of entertainment in the Manderley after the show, so the Calloway Salon was born. And they are amazing!
For a while it was a monthly occurance with a variety of special guests and talent sharing the stage with him. Poor Calloway apparently had an allergic reaction to shirts and always ended up topless minutes into his set, much to the delight of the crowds, and to Hans, the clueless german boy in lederhosen (played with scene-chewing perfection by Taylor Myers) who had the worlds biggest crush on Calloway.
Since Popp left the show last winter, he has made occasional visits back to the Manderley to keep Calloway alive and well in our collective consciousness, but it doesn’t happen nearly often enough.
if you follow the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick on Facebook you will receive weekly notifications of all the post show acts that will be takign the stage each night, including Calloway’s Salon.
Well, yes. This IS America.
(US Army attacks homeless veterans protesting in Washington, DC in 1932)
1960s Birmingham, Alabama
1970 attack on unarmed student protesters at Kent State University
Police action at peaceful UC Davis Occupy protest
Let’s not pretend like the police actions taken this week are anything new. It’s just the most recent manifestation of a problem America has had for a very long time.
I’m glad someone posted this! Historical context is important…
First Kuragehime trailer!Reblogging this to watch later cos im on my phone right now but YES
East 100th Street, New York, 1966, Bruce Davidson