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PHOTOS: Charo, Raja, Leslie Jordan and Bruce Vilanch Make Merry At P-Town’s Carnival

Image by JJ Keyes

Queerty/GayCities photoblogger Jeffrey James Keyes regularly checks in from the hottest gay parties around the world:  This past weekend he brought his camera to Provincetown where he camped out in front of the Crown & Anchor as Charo, Raja, Leslie Jordan, Bruce Vilanch and all kinds of characters flew by at this year’s Carnival parade.

Photography by Jeffrey James Keyes

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Raja
Raja

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Leslie Jordan
Leslie Jordan

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Bruce Vilanch
Bruce Vilanch

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7 Comments

  • christopher di spirito

    I have to say, for being 125 years old, Charo looks damned good.

  • Pete n SFO

    omigod! Every queen I know is in P-town right now & I can’t believe I missed Charo! We need more of her. Her story is amazing-

    And, from Wikipedia, she’s listed as 60 yrs old… Lo dudo! :)

    Born María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza
    January 15, 1951 (age 60)
    Murcia, Region of Murcia, Spain
    Occupation Actress, singer, guitarist
    Spouse Xavier Cugat (1966–1978)
    Kjell Rasten (1978–present; 1 son)

    María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Gutiérrez de los Perales Santa Ana Romanguera y de la Hinojosa Rasten[1] (born January 15, 1951), better known as Charo, is a Spanish-American actress, comedienne, and flamenco guitarist, best known for her flamboyant stage presence, her provocative outfits, and her trademark phrase (“cuchi-cuchi”).

  • christopher di spirito

    Plastic surgery and fake chi-chis gets her a ride on a Pride float.

  • the crustybastard

    Charo’s an extremely brilliant guitarist. Seriously. Among the greatest flamenco guitarists ever.

    But she’s famous for “cuchi-cuchi.” Oh well, that’s America.

    Here’s a live version of “Malagueña,” probably the most recognizable flamenco song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIsTBq7aG7I&feature=related

    She just shreds that shit in her gold sequined tux.

  • paul f

    @the crustybastard: Thank you ever so much for that link!! Her playing is all you said it was. I cranked up my cheap-o computer speakers and she STILL sounds fantastic. After I post this I’m going for another listen and then lunch.

  • scott ny'er

    @christopher di spirito: It was Carnival. Not pride. Hmmmph. ;) (Essentially Pride and Halloween parade mixed together).

  • Joe

    #5 is NOT Leslie Jordan, it’s P’town’s official Town Crier.

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