This disease stripped the world of so many talented people. To quote an article from Alix Sharkey, Taboo was :. When it came to sex, he preferred toilets to homes:. Leigh comes to life in anecdotes—one example is the way he told such outrageous lies that no one knew whether or not he was telling the truth:. He once told me that Brad Branson, an American photographer who I knew in passing, had been on holiday in Ibiza, caught a terrible tropical disease and dropped dead. So even when Leigh told the truth, the truth had a strangely comic result….
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This disease stripped the world of so many talented people. To quote an article from Alix Sharkey, Taboo was :. When it came to sex, he preferred toilets to homes:. Leigh comes to life in anecdotes—one example is the way he told such outrageous lies that no one knew whether or not he was telling the truth:.
He once told me that Brad Branson, an American photographer who I knew in passing, had been on holiday in Ibiza, caught a terrible tropical disease and dropped dead. So even when Leigh told the truth, the truth had a strangely comic result…. He was … simply … one of a kind. Review copy read on my kindle courtesy of Open Road media via Netgalley. Filed under Non Fiction , Tilley Sue.
This sounds very entertaining. I agree, HIV robbed the world of a lot of talented people. The list is appalling. People believe almost everything. I wonder why he did it though. Probably a bot like a performance. He loved to gossip and would spend mornings in bed on the phone gossiping while wearing this old tea cosy he found on his head.
I think his lies were a way of making life more interesting, more scandalous and less mundane. What a character! The bigger the lie, the most probable it is people will believe it. I remember watching a film with a segment showing the AIDS quilt. Terrible how many people were wiped out.
It was actually pretty good. Someone told me that other day that Bowery has been a great influence on Lady Gaga. Lucky to have seen that musical. I knew Brad as well and just saw your post and am quite shocked. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.
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Nobody who was half conscious in London in the s and s can have missed him, or forgotten him: he made it his business to be unforgettable. What was it he actually did again? Nightclub promoter? Pop star? Costume designer?
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On Saturday, Leigh Bowery would be celebrating his 50th birthday if he were still alive. It sounds so old, but I'm almost 54 and I don't feel old; in fact, I don't feel much different than I did 17 years ago when Leigh died, aged Maybe the bones are beginning to ache a bit and my glasses are glued to my face, but inside I'm still a daft young girl. It made me wonder what Leigh would be doing now. If he had managed to live another few months, he probably would still be alive today, as the drugs that have saved so many people were introduced just after his death.
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