Women and Hollywood Forever

Women and Hollywood Forever

THE SECRET SOCIETY OF THE SISTERHOOD

Pamela Des Barres, Nicole Byer, Michelle Tea, Siel Ju, Kayden Kross, with Venus and The Moon, and host Trish Nelson

IN THE MASONIC LODGE AT HOLLYWOOD FOREVER
THURSDAY 03.01.2018
SEATED SHOW IN THE MASONIC LODGE
*** DO NOT PARK ON THE STREETS OUTSIDE THE CEMETERY ***

Calling to order all women and fierce allies of women!

Commencing on the full moon of every month in the glow of a candlelit room, The Secret of The Sisterhood invites some of the most prolific, iconic and diverse women of our generation to come together in front of our intimate audience, and share personal stories surrounding the topic of the evening.

The theme for March 1st is “I thought I was going to die!”.

Proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood (plannedparenthood.org)

by Reviewer Rob

“The Secret of The Sisterhood invites some of the most prolific, iconic and diverse women of our generation to come together in front of our intimate audience, and share personal stories…”

So said the promo email. All I saw was the photo of Kayden Kross. The names at first were irrelevant but afterward I saw Pamela Des Barres and realized I wanted to see if not meet the author and former rock groupie.

It looked like a great show. I wanted to attend and cover the event but hadn’t found out about it until the night before when I got the email from their press agent and impulsively bought a ticket.

I’m still based in San Diego as of this writing but have been groaning to take another roadtrip. Even one as short as up to L.A. for the day. Just anything to get out of this sunny peaceful town. I’ve been thinking about Vegas again, which I was at only five weeks ago for AVN and InterNEXT. Or maybe Portland or Seattle when the weather warms up a bit more. Even Dallas or NOLA. Hell, I’ll drive to D.C. just to visit the National Gallery this summer. I need a roadtrip so badly.

But then an hour before setting out for Hollywood Forever I realized that my mini Reviewervan, the Safari, had yet to be smogged and tagged for 2018, and it was the day before it was due and when the registration fee would go up. I’d been lagging. So I opted to try and get it to pass smog and then registered at a place where I can do both and pay extra for the tag before trying to make it to the show 100 miles to the north in Hollywood. On a good night I can make it in an hour and a half to the Rainbow bar,

I eventually foregoed the ride to stay in town and take care of this detail. My van needed work. I’m so responsible.

No refund I guess on the ticket I bought. I’ll just consider it a small donation to the cause of women in Hollywood’s Secret Underground Society Of Hotties.

Plus there’s that photo of Kayden Kross, omg. Kayden Kross. So obscenely hot. That sly smile, that turned ankle, that blonde hair and perfect skin… ungh.

Kayden Kross, just doing her thing, photo via Hollywood Forever
Kayden Kross, just doing her thing, photo via Hollywood Forever

photolog: Meegan’s Ink

[Skin Art]

Meegan Had Some Sweet New Tattoos

Talking ink: Low Gallery in Barrio Logan at a mid-summer show during ComicCon

by Reviewer Rob

I had both my Nikons hanging on my neck this night with the goal of playing around with their capabilities. The D5200 and D5300 were set on their fastest ISOs for a shoot at Meegan’s art gallery/performance venue Low. I’d come to see a couple of bands play, Lisa Carver’s Suckdog and The Vaginals (Vaginals sounded great, by the way). It had been a couple of years since I’d last seen Meegan and I noticed she’d gotten a couple of new tattoos.

Meegan Nolan is the stylish owner and proprietor of Low Gallery. She’s all about art — the appreciation as well as the business of it — and only now while ‘shopping this pic did it dawn on me that she was wearing a stylin’ cartoon t-shirt (is that the Tazmanian Devil?). Classic, it was, after all, the weekend of the famous San Diego International ComicCon. Yes as a fashionista Meegan is also a triple threat. On this night her shiny gold pants were amazing. But these classic-era style tattoos were what I really liked. The symbolic “Black Rose” is on her right forearm and a standing nude ‘a la Sailor Jerry adorns her left.

I shot this while the bands were setting up for the show and Meegan was standing against the back wall of the space. No flash was used, just ambient light, so it’s grainy. Like I said, I was pushing what the low light ability of the cameras could do. I think at 1/100th of a second it’s pretty decent. Photoshop brought out more contrast and color from the original RAW image.

Image file info:
Nikon D5300
Tamron lens 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD B008N
Focal Length 18mm (in 35mm: 27mm)
Exposure: 1/100 sec; f/3.5; ISO 12800; Manual; Pattern Metering
Flash: Did not fire

Meegan Nolan with her new arm ink: a black rose and  nude in the style of Sailor Jerry.
Meegan Nolan with her new arm ink: a black rose and nude in the style of Sailor Jerry. Photo by ReviewerPhoto.com 2016.

Sexy Goth Girls Getting Into It

[Live Entertainment]

Kate & Nicole

photos by Reviewer Rob

I have two photo log blog entries to Photoshop, Lightroom gallery, upload and write. One from last night (6-15) where I was shooting ambient light with my D5300 and Vivitar analog 2.5 105mm fixed. and the other is from tonight when I finally got out to see the got (Industrial rock?) biggies My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult on stage at The Casbah. I wanted to shoot a video of the big radio play hit “Sex On Wheels”. And I did!

But then I met this girl Kate and her friend Nicole and they were all hip to get down and do some shooting right there in the club.

Everything else must wait now. Hot goth girls always, ALWAYS, get to go first.

So here’s an autogallery posted below that Adobe Lightroom cranked out. I shot RAW pics too so I will undoubtably do some Photoshopping of them for the upcoming print issue, Reviewer 51, where at least one or two will be on the pages.

I’ll try to get the other stuff up later, when I have more time.

In the meanwhile take a look at Kate and Nicole…

Gothy hot girls that perform for the camera, quite often nothing is better.
Click the pic for the gallery:

Kate is kneeling and Nicole is against the wall, two goth ladies at the My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult show, Casbah SD, 6-16-16. Photo by Reviewer Rob. Click the pic for the full gallery.
Kate is kneeling and Nicole is against the wall, two goth ladies at the My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult show, Casbah SD, 6-16-16. Photo by Reviewer Rob. Click the pic for the full gallery.

Black Orchid at The San Diego Horton Grand Theater

Black Orchid

House Of Pink Boombox

December 6, at The Horton Grand Hotel Theater.
This should be good.

Lilly and House Of Pink Boombox do a weekly show at Gossip Girl on University Avenue but this upcoming Horton Grand event promises to be in a different league.

According to momma Lilly Holliday it’ll be a production worthy of the famous burlesque traditions of yesteryear.

Lilly says, “…it’s our fancy upscale show so the numbers are bigger more theatrical. There are group numbers. Traveling acts. It’s just really exciting to see burlesque the way it’s kinda meant to be seen.”

You can get more info on their Facebook page HERE. Lilly Holliday’s FB page is HERE.


Black Orchid, 12-6-15.
Black Orchid, 12-6-15.

From Lilly's Facebook page, where it was captioned, something like, "Let's play a white girl game. It's called 'Guess If It's Tan Lines or A White Strapped Bikini'.
From Lilly’s Facebook page, where it was captioned, something like, “Let’s play a white girl game. It’s called ‘Guess If It’s Tan Lines or A White Strapped Bikini’.

lilly-pbb-cartoon

ReviewerPhoto Watermarks

My Recognized Photo Site

Where Branding Is The Thing

by Reviewer Rob

Look for the "ReviewerPhoto.com" watermark.
Look for the “ReviewerPhoto.com” watermark.

I’m going to start building up a portfolio on ReviewerPhoto.com and using it as the copyright mark for my editorial photos. It’s a site I’ve had for a number of years now but I want to start using the watermark on all photos going forward, especially if they were shot as event coverage or newsy editorial either for print in Reviewer Magazine or on speculation for anywhere else, including posting on this website.

The reason for this is not to indicate any diminishing of Reviewer Magazine’s brand. On the contrary, it’s to reinforce it. There will still be ReviewerMagazine.com watermarks on photos posted here, but they may also be used on images that other photographers and contributors send in for inclusion.

As for the printed product, there’s really no need to put a watermark on a paper product, especially a news photo. Journalistically that’s not really the form of how it’s done.

Things will morph and develop as they go along, as they always do. But for now please check out ReviewerPhoto.com and look for the new photos to bear the website name.