THE COLOR PURPLE coming back to LA. Feb. 10-28

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Fantasia as Celie. Fantastic cast, many from the original Broadway production. Five years of my life into the making of this baby. I’m very proud of it. If you’re in LA come to the Pantages.

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Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Martin Luther King “I Have A Dream” Keyring

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A day late but Happy belated Martin Luther King Day! This bulging butterscotch keychain goes with me everywhere I go.

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Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Libby The Lovely Liberated Lady and the Black Power Statuette

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Popular causes have always been prime breeding ground for Kitsch but none so powerful as the first wave of products that spin out of these Pop Culture phenomenon. Both Libby The Lovely Liberated Lady and the Do-It-Yourself Coloring Kit Black Power Statuette are two such statements from burgeoning Civil Rights movements in the 1960s and ’70s when these folks were expressing themselves freely among the masses for the first time.

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Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Dr. Martin Luther King Matches

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I have tons of MLK memorabilia – busts, rugs, pens, cufflinks, ashtrays – but this book of matches is one of my favorites. Comes in a matching set with Jackie Robinson, Mahalia Jackson, Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, Lorraine Hansberry, Zora Neale Hurston, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Bill Pickett.

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