Once upon a time, this blog used to be about New York nightlife, club doormen and my 2006 book, "Confessions from the Velvet Ropes." But as you probably noticed, I've become bored of the NY club scene and started getting my kicks by traveling around the world to fashion shows and other glam events. However, I couldn't let this item pass by. On his blog, Michael Musto interviews doorman Derek Neen and declares him the "best doorman in NYC" (Thomas Onorato, the main subject of my book, is not really a doorman anymore, so I'm sure he doesn't mind giving up his title). I also profiled Derek in my book--hanging out with him at the doors of Beige and Roxy was definitely more fun than being inside the club--so if you can get your hands on a copy (I think it's out of print but there is aneBook version) there are many juicy stories from his 20+ years-long career.
Above: Tab and Roddy sans shirts but with weiners...it just doesn't get better than this.
Happy 4th of July! My pal Camille Paglia sent me a link to what looks like a fabulous article about gay male actors during the Golden Age of Hollywood. I've printed it out so I can read it on the plane tomorrow (am flying down to South Beach to visit my witty, entertaining friend Bruce. Yep, I'm actually one of those lunatics who goes to Florida in the SUMMER. But Bruce lives in a beautiful, landmark Art Deco apartment building and is one block from a rather secluded area of the beach--there are no hotels near it. And the water is perfect this time of year).