Monday, August 6, 2012

LIPSTICK LEGENDS by Angela Bowie Book Signing

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Angie shows off her new book

June 8th was a Champagne Night celebration, when Angela Bowie showed up at Lair Lounge & Restaurant for the signing of her latest book Lipstick Legends, which is about the trend setters who redefined sexual mores in the 1970s. From London, to Japan, Los Angeles, New York, and Switzerland, Bowie talks of her own personal experiences and along the way she passes on the thoughts and ideas of some of the most compelling voices of the decade.

Angela Bowie has been writing articles in British Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and on the internet magazine Frock. She is the author of three previously published books: Two autobiographies, Free Spirit (1981, which includes some of her poetry) as well as the bestseller, Backstage Passes: Life On the Wild Side with David Bowie, published in 1993 and updated in 2000. It detailed her alleged drug-fueled and openly bisexual lifestyle with her former husband and many other well-known musicians. She also wrote The Pocket Guide to Bisexuality.

The movie Velvet Goldmine was loosely based on her life with David Bowie. She was fictionalized as a character named "Mandy", portrayed by Toni Collette.

Also on display were copies of her CD Moon Goddess

 April Sandmeyer, featured in Angela's book, and Angie with goddaughter, Singer/Songwriter Maya Caballero

In addition to appearing as herself in Ziggy Stardust film (1973) and Glitter Goddess of Sunset Strip (1991), her film work includes credited acting roles in at least four films: Eat the Rich (1987, as "Henry's wife"), Demented (1994), Deadrockstar (2002, as "Bartender") and La Funcionaria Asesina (a.k.a. The Slayer Bureaucrat, 2009), as "Helen Price/Constance"

She has recorded the  CD maxi-single, "The World Is Changing" appeared in 1996 on Warlock Records. It consists of six mixes, including prominent vocal support by Dabonda Simmons and all credited to Angela Bowie as composer with various co-composers including David Padilla, Morgan Lekcirt, Tom Reich, Jim Durban and D.J. Trance and published by Angela Bowie Music. An album, Moon Goddess, on Subterraneans' London-based record label The Electric Label in 2002. The UK release of the album contained a duet with Subterraneans' vocalist Jude Rawlins on a version of the Rolling Stones song "The Last Time". She is currently working on her second album, Fancy Footwork.

Angie with her dear friend Actor Keith Collins

Angela was born an American citizen on September 25, 1949 in Cyprus, of English/Polish descent. Educated in Cyprus, Switzerland and the UK, she briefly attended Connecticut College For Women until she was expelled. She met musician David Bowie in London in 1969. According to David Bowie, they met through their mutual friendship with Chinese-American record executive Dr. Calvin Mark Lee. She married Bowie one year later, on 1970. On May 1971, David and Angie Bowie had a son they named Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones. Zowie later preferred to be known as Joe or Joey, although now he has reverted to the name Duncan Jones. Angie and David Bowie separated after nine years of marriage and divorced on 1980, in Switzerland. She later called it "a marriage of convenience" for both. She had already begun a long-term relationship with punk musician Drew Blood (real name Andrew Lipka), and on July 1980 gave birth to their daughter, Stacia Larranna Celeste Lipka, in Mendocino, California. Angela Bowie currently lives in Tucson, Arizona

    Artist Solange Umitoni and Angie

With a very tanned Michael Alago, photographer

1 comment:

Darling! said...

Great article, but I wish there was a caption for the last photo. Who is the man in the cap with Angie?