aka PAZGE, a Native
New Yorker who moved from Los Angles, California now resides in Phoenix, Arizona. She lived in Brussels, Belgium and owned two American Hair Salons, Graffiti I and Graffiti II.
Pazge has written her first screenplay, Split Ends a psycho-thriller, which will star legendary Melba Moore. Pazge recently produced her first stage-play, Prayers For The Ghetto.com in New York C
It started back in 1971 with an ever so populous boy, who thought perhaps I should give up my position as “class representative” because I was not being responsible and taking ownership. He claimed, I was not reporting back to the class the decisions and discussions of the Student Body & Faculty...and it was true I was not. I was the quiet one, the loner, the one who never spoke up, yet I felt it was important to belong, to be seen and heard however, smitten by embarrassment, shame and being irresponsible due to my character caused me to produce another character. I had to “prove myself” to this individual, that I can take ownership, I can be responsible, I can report back. So my other character ran for the school’s Student Treasurer...and won.
I graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City with an A.A.S. degree in Fashion Buying & Merchandising. Then attended the Wilfred Academy of Hair & Beauty Culture in New York City with a certificate in Hairdressing and Cosmetology. I received a Certificate of Completion in Independent Filmmaker and Producer’s Diploma from Dov S-S Simens at Hollywood Film Institute. And won "Best Tragedy" for my short film in Winterfest in Arizona at Scottsdale Community College
Lumberton, NC USA
o ALL BLACK MALE DRAMATIZED FASHION SHOW
Gave birth to an idea conceived as the show’s producer, directress and Fashion coordinator, “The First All Black Male Dramatized Fashion Show”, which showcased six different scenes, showing different stages of the imagination. The script tied fantasy and the illusions to the mind of the “real thing” in
“What’s happening” today in the Black Male’s World of Fashion. The show was performed at various discotheques around New York City and made a startling comeback “By Popular Demand”.
O A WALLFLOWER’S POINT OF VIEW ON THE DISCOTHEQUE SSCENE
Wrote the most clinching article in response to Ebony magazine’s editor Mr. Herschel Johnson’s article the “Hottest Spots on the Disco Scene”. My response appeared in the New York Amsterdam News which generated feedback to the “Dear Editor” for four weeks straight, with a rebuttal from the former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.
o PAZGE EGYPTIAN MYTH COSMETICS
Designed and marketed a new line of black cosmetics for the women of color. Pazge Egyptian Myth Cosmetics collection was displayed and exposed through civic functions;
a. First International Disco Exposition at the New York Coliseum.
b. Miss America Pageant for Miss New York City at Regine Disco.
c. The Hall Jackson Talented Teens Contest at Hunter College in New York.
d. Margaret Jackson’s Show of Shows for the benefit of NAACP at the
New York Hilton.
e. Annual Community Block Association at the Harlem Building on
f. The National Council for Culture and Arts, “A Salute to the Arts” at the
Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
The collection was available at these locations, Femme Fatale Coiffures under Jim Williams, NYC; Ronnie Casuals, NYC; Keyes West Hair Designs, NYC; Styles International, Wilmington, Delaware; and exhibited at beauty trade shows, “Big Show” under Bernice Calvin, with a write-up in the Philadelphia Inquirer (for black women, a true cornucopia of beauty aids, April ‘82 by Sue Chastin).
o FREELANCE BEAUTY & HAIR EDITOR FOR VARIOUS
PUBLICATIONS, LISTED ARE ARTICLES PUBLISHED:
a. Spring-Summer Sophisticates Hair
Metro Salon Newspaper - Feb. ‘83.
b. Careers In Cosmetology
Chocolate Singles Newspaper - Jan ‘84
c. Incorporating A Full-Service Salon
Shoptalk Magazine - Summer Journal ‘84
d. Publicizing Your Hair Designs Through Photography
Shoptalk Magazine - Winter Journal ‘84
e. Fragrances With S(cents)
Class Magazine - Health & Beauty - March ‘85
f. The Right Shade With The Right Stuff
Class Magazine - Health & Beauty - April ‘85
g. Beautifying The Deceased
Shoptalk Magazine - Spring Journal ‘85
h. Face for Success
Class Magazine - Health & Beauty - May ‘85
I. Harlem’s Trendy Educator - Bernice Nelson
Shoptalk Magazine - Winter Journal ‘85
j. Grooming The Masculine Image
Shoptalk Magazine - Summer Journal ‘85
o GRAFFITI AMERICAN HAIR SALON - BRUXELLES, BELGIUM
Opened and operated the first American Hair Salon in Bruxelles, Belgium at Chausee de Charleroi, and GRAFFITI II at rue de Eperonniers. Supervised a multi-lingual staff, and traveled to France, the Netherlands and Germany for imported American hair care products. Exhibited at the “Brussels Welcome Fair” and received numerous write-ups in European tabloids;
a. HAIR- The Consumer’s Choice
The Bulletin - an English newsweekly of the Capital of Europe
b. GRAFFITI AMERICAN HAIR SALON
Shape Community Life - an American military newspaper
c. NOIR AMERICIANE introduire Defrissage
Votre Beaute - European fashion magazine, Bruxelles’ section
d. NOIR AMERICAINE EXPATRIATE EN BELGIE
Negreissimo - an African newspaper
e. GRAFFITI II
Focus Career Service - an American Embassy newsletter
f. e’pouse de l’ Ambassadeur du Gabon
Invitation from Madame Anna-Clara Ibinga Magrvangue e’pouse
de l’Ambassadeur de Gabon de lui faire l’honneur d’assister au
dejeuner des epouses des Members de la Chambre de Commerce.
o “HARLEM, THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE”
Researched and coordinated a 13-hour radio series with 13 segments on
“Harlem, The Past, The Present and The Future” for BRT-Belgium Radio
“YOUR ENDS ARE RAGGEDY, GIRLFRIEND!” a grass-root fiction.
Completed first novel entitled “Your Ends Are Raggedy, Girl!”. The year
is 1982 to 1986. The place is Harlem, USA. Mildred Evans and Claude
LeBeau are two good friends who met at Walker Beauty Academy, through
perils and disappointments they established “Shampoo Time”, a chic beauty
salon in Harlem. Shampoo Time is ran successfully by the two and their
colourful staff as they are confronted with personal problems of love, greed
and jealousy. The climax of this novel is the period from ‘82 to ‘86 as black
issues and “world current affairs” affect the livelihood of the clients. They
discuss their concerns in the salon, their opinions and their stories are listened
to by the “packed salon” as they comment on abortion, Jesse Jackson, Ms.
America, Marvin Gaye and much, much more.
“Your Ends Are Raggedy, Girlfriend!” will make you laugh, cry, love and hate.
A psychological thriller screenplay. Sam Mitchell, a powerful Black Chicago detective
is called back East to investigate the murders of well-known Africa-American hairdressers.
They are suspected of being murdered by Indian Chief, known to others as Geronimo, scalping
their head and sticking it to their salon's mirror. As a rookie back in the late 60's, Sam was
at the crime scene in Harlem when a murdered Indian woman was severely scalped and her
baby missing. The case was never solved.
o NOT OF SOUND MIND (work in progress)
A chilling screenplay, set in Harlem where our grandmother Velma Johnson live and have her TV Talk show “Our Voice” learns of a neo black organization that have Hiltler’s ideas and beliefs,
however, salvaging 100% black blood and eliminating those who have mixed blood. Kurt
Weiner the head of NMAF who ancestors date back during Hitler’s reign.
o L’ARCHIDUC’S MIDNIGHT BLEUS (work in progress)
Working on second novel entitled “L’Archiduc’s Midnight Bleus”,
the saga of an American Black woman’s ordeal on foreign land.
Split Ends, a psycho thriller. This film is centered on a troubled, powerful Black Chicago detective named Sam Mitchell. Sam is called back East to investigate the murders of African-American hairdressers who are literally being scalped and their remains stuck to the salon mirror. As a rookie back in the early 70's, Sam was at the crime scene in Harlem where a Native American woman was severely scalped and her baby missing. The case was never solved.
A full-length feature psycho thriller, waiting to investors.
Prayers For The Ghetto
A dramatic stage play, questioning, "how do we forgive the unforgiveable?" 2011 Performances are March 6, 13,20 & 27th @ 7:30pm - The Grand Theater, 358 West 44th Street (off-Broadway), New York, New York 10036. Tickets available at SMARTTIX.com
Confessions of a Disco Queen...30 some years ago
Pazge. Let's "PART-TAY!". is the author of “Confessions of a Disco Queen… 30 some years ago”. This is an autobiography about Pazge's life during her twenties that took place in New York City from 1975 to 1984 in the hype of social and radical issues. Read intimate details of her life as we laugh with her, cry with her in celebrating the era of the one night stands…you know the rules! She is presently working on the second part of the Disco Queen which takes place in Brussels, Belgium… the continuation of the Disco Queen in Europe...“L’Archiduc’s Midnight Bleus” the saga of an American Black woman’s ordeal on foreign land.