Your name is TIFFANY, and this is your BLOG. You have a variety of INTERESTS. You are very interested in MOVIES, especially those of the HORROR genre. Here in your blog you will find things related to your other interests such as VIDEOGAMES, SAILOR MOON, ANIMALS, HARRY POTTER, JAPANESE CULTURE, GLEE, and HOMESTUCK. You mostly REBLOG things, but occasionally you upload your own content.
Josephine Baker, later known as ‘Bronze Venus’, ‘Black Pearl’ and ‘Créole Goddess’ was born in America in 1906 and later moved to France to become a singer, dancer, and actress. She was the first African-American woman to star in a major motion picture, and became famous worldwide.
Though she grew up as a maid in wealthy white households she eventually became an exotic dancer in France, famously appearing in next to no clothing, and became a French citizen in 1937.
Ernest Hemingway referred to Baker as ‘the most sensational woman anyone ever saw’ and she received approximately 1500 marriage proposals in her life time. She became a muse for Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, and Christian Dior. She had a variety of exotic pets including a cheetah named Chiquita, a chimpanzee named Ethel, a pig named Albert, a snake named Kiki, a goat, a parrot, parakeets, fish, three cats, and seven dogs.
When WWII broke out, Baker became a volunteer spy for France, and assisted the French Resistance by smuggling messages written in invisible ink on sheet music. She made great efforts to aid those in danger of enemy attack, sent Christmas presents to French soldiers, and smuggled information she gathered in Spain back to France by pinning notes containing the information on the inside of her underwear. She was awarded the Medal of Resistance with Rosette and later named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour.
Baker also aided many civil rights movements by refusing to perform to segregated audiences and storming out of a club in Manhattan with actress Grace Kelly after she was refused service. She worked with the NAACP and spoke at a Washington march alongside Martin Luther King Jr. as the only official female speaker. Baker was actually asked by Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow to take his place as leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, but Baker declined on the grounds her twelve adopted children ‘were too young to lose their mother’.
Baker died in 1975, four days after her final show, attended by such names as Mick Jagger, Shirley Bassey, and Liza Minnelli.
Oh and she was queer and had a relationship with Frida Kahlo. All around badass.
Sera Myu (セラミュ; abbreviated from the words “Sailor Moon musical” (セーラームーン・ミュージカル) in katakana) refers to the series of Sailor Moon musicals staged in Japan between 1993 and 2005. Many of the productions were based on plotlines taken from the anime and manga, while others were based on original stories. The Myu has had 29 separate productions with over 800 total performances.
Fan Kansha or “FanKan” - A special performance for the fans of the musicals.
Guide Video - Behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the musical, as well as interviews with the cast and Fan Kansha footage.
Omake - Bonus footage that appears on a video, including things such as rehearsal footage.
Kaiteiban - A revised version of a previous musical.
Senshuuraku - The final day of a particular musical. Senshuuraku performances often had more ad libs or jokes, and at the end of the performance, the graduating cast members would be given a special farewell.
Anza Moon / First Stage (1993-1998)
M U S I C A L S
Sailor Moon: Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen (1993 Summer Special) - stream
Sailor Moon S: Usagi Ai no Senshi e no Michi (1994 Summer Special) - stream
Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu Making Of DVD extra (2004) - stream
Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) - MARINAMOON FINAL FanKan (2005) - stream (no sub)
Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) - MARINAMOON FINAL VHS Omake Video (2005) - stream
Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) - MARINAMOON FINAL DVD Omake Video (2005) - stream
♡ = a musical I think you should watch if you’re casually interested in Myu
None of the musicals were ever professionally subtitled in English. Every sub is a fan sub so keep that in mind.
Please don’t feel overwhelmed by this list - unless you’re serious about watching every single video release I highly suggest you just ignore “FanKans & Omakes.”
The Third Stage / Dracul Arc doesn’t have any ♡’s because it’s a series so watching them individually wouldn’t make any sense (except maybe Last Dracul Jokyoku because it has some old plot elements) however it’s a really interesting stage with a vampire theme so I do recommend watching the whole thing.
Which brings me to my last note about stages- technically there are only three stages (the first ending at 1998 Eien Densetsu (Kaiteiban), the second at 2004Kakyuu-Ouhi Kourin and the third of course with 2005Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban)) but Western fans consider each Moon’s run a stage of it’s own so that’s how I tag and label my posts.