Gemini Birthday Twins: Dame Darcy + Christy Kane

by angeliska on June 19, 2009

Today is the birthday of two of my dear friend, and favorite fancy ladies:
Christy Kane and Dame Darcy! Not only do they share a birthday,
but also a predilection for making beautiful and bizarre dolls, dark victoriana,
and all manner of tattered frippery! Both are amazing artists and musicians,
and if you are not already familiar with their work, I suggest you go explore!

Christy Kane (photo by Darla Teagarden)

A short film written by Christy Kane and starring the Sisters Kane.
Directed by the Chiodo Brothers.

Dame Darcy (photo by Marcel Dujour)

Golden Shoes!

The Elaborate Empire of Ache – directed by Lisa Hammer
The description makes me crack up!
“Caught on the living celluloid for the first time-
the hot-blooded mania of Dame Darcy
conversing with dolls no bigger than Gods foot…
SEE with your own dripping wet eye
the real life adventures of crazies on parade!
Your funny bone will CRACK as raw meat
all dripping with blood holds court with the distressed Dame.
You will run around in circles for a full 9 minutes
wondering why and screaming- YES!
See into the mind of mania.
Experience the pain of deranged psuedo-adolescence.
Fathom the work these broads put into this flickering monkey!
Dare to hold hands with danger and run blindfolded into the psycho fire.
Enjoy Dame Darcy’s underpants
and drink of the elixir of swell underground film-making! ”

Oh yes- if you never caught the Dame on Blind Date, it’s a must-see!
So goldang hilarious! The best is when they’re in the hot-tub
and she’s in her mermaid costume, speaking mermaid language!

Speaking of mermaids..
I’m super-sad to be missing the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade once again..
One day I will make it there, in all my marine finery!
Until then, here are a few favorite images from past parades:

1. mermaid parade, 2. Iron Mermaiden, 3. lifesavers…, 4. sea glam, 5.,
6. Sideshows by the Seashore, 7. alitastar, 8. Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2008 / 20080621.10D.49264 / SML,
9. Mermaid Parade 2007 – Coney Island, 10. neptune/ poseidon with amphitrite/ aethra/ demeter/ alope/ amymone/ tyro/ medusa/ caeneus,
11. Mermaid Dog, 12. coney3646, 13. Mermaid Parade, 14. Untitled, 15. Untitled,
16. Untitled, 17. Astroland Girls, 18. tallman, 19. Marie Antoinette at the Mermaid Parade, 20. Mermaid Parade
Created with fd’s Flickr Toys.


We are expecting a monsoon here tomorrow!!!
They are not sure when it will start but can get 1-2 inches of rain in a rapid period.
Mermaids will be swimming!!!!
Fab photos! Go to try to make it next year.

by Rose on June 19, 2009 at 5:22 pm. Reply #

I want to go to the mermaid parade SO BADLY!
I love the Dame… She’s so magical… I will read some meatcake in honor of her birthday. Christy Kane is also fantastic and magical. LOVE them both, but not as much as I LOVE YOU!

by Frannie Brown on June 20, 2009 at 1:52 pm. Reply #

i am leading a mermaid procession for my friend Rose Johnson’s memorial tonight here in phoenix.
dame darcy is amazing and made me feel happy.

by suzanne on June 20, 2009 at 2:58 pm. Reply #

The Blind Date with Dame Darcy nearly killed me … too funny! She is a fantastic dame, especially when she speaks Mermese!! đŸ™‚
And now I must find time to watch the other videos. I took a peek at them, and they look VERY intriguing!!

by Susanne Lynette on June 20, 2009 at 11:55 pm. Reply #

excuse me, but it was MY birthday as well. june nineteenth. my birthday as well. yes.
thank you.

by charity on June 22, 2009 at 11:23 pm. Reply #

Dearest Charity,
Aaaaah! Yes! Your birthday too! Dang it!
Giant sea-ponies bursting out of twelve tiers lavender cakes
with sparkling manes and plumes of candy-tuft floss for you
my darling! How was your whelping day?
Did you get lots of spanks and whistles?
I hope so- I adore you so,
xoxo A.

by Angeliska on June 22, 2009 at 11:44 pm. Reply #

Hahah, Oh dear! It is kind of adorable!
Thanks Angeliska for sharing

by Nix on July 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm. Reply #

[…] the Carnival of Saints + Souls, an exhibit of doll-art and photography curated by my dear friend Miss Christy Kane. It was held at Poet’s Gallery on Magazine St. in New Orleans. I was delighted to show pieces […]

by Angeliska Gazette › Carnival of Saints + Souls on October 5, 2010 at 11:49 pm. Reply #

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