Humanity isn’t a species, it’s a state of mind. It can’t be defeated - it moves mountains, it saves souls. We were blessed as much as we were cursed. In this little enclave of the lost, I witnessed the very best of being human.
Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, Johnny Depp, Liv Ullmann, Goldie Hawn, Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, Iman and Apollonia Van Ravenstein, Jerry Hall, Marie Helvin, Sharon Stone, Rupert Everett, Demi Moore, Iggy Pop, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine and Johnny Gold, rare photos of Hollywood by Michael White.
“If I ever really felt depressed, I would just start putting on all my old records that I played as a kid, because the whole thing that really lifted me then still lifted me during those other times. It was good medicine for me, and it still does that for me when I put something on. Isn’t it wonderful that we’ve got all that good medicine? I think it’s got to be all part of our DNA, this mass communication through music. That’s what it is. It’s got to be, hasn’t it? Music is the one thing that has been consistently there for me. It hasn’t let me down.” - Jimmy Page
i would just like to reach out to each and every one of you that follows me and say: i hope your december is bright and merry, filled with laughter and love, and enables you to embark on a new adventure into the new year, which the optimistic part of me is cautiously believing will be better than the hell year that 2016 has been.
more importantly, we are only a few weeks shy of spending time with family, friends, and that good holiday food that, despite basic laws of the universe, manages to simultaneously warm the belly and the heart. it’s a time for celebration – even if you are only celebrating that you survived this year – and i want to extend that celebratory spirit to all of my followers, including those not listed here.
overall, this has been a transformative year: i turned 23, legally changed my name, entered into my fifth year of hrt, and will be graduating from college in two short days. i’m extremely grateful that i have been able to share these moments with you all and look forward to continuing that trend.
Michelle Williams, Heath Ledger, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Moss, Johnny Depp, Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Taylor, Nicole Kidman, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, Jude Law, Uma Thurman and Liv Tyler. Rare photos of hollywood by Michael White.