For the Voice , Greenwich Village was never just a place. It was a state of mind and a way of looking at the world. Photography by Fred W. More: s s s s s s from the archives New York City. McDarrah, who served as a picture editor and photographer for the Village Voice from to , told the East Hampton Star in of his friendship with Beat writer Kerouac.
I like to keep my feet on the ground. The following year, the pair would begin publication of a literary magazine, the Floating Bear. Though originally located on Cedar Street, the tavern had, by the time of this photo, relocated to 24 University Place.
Robert F. A group of young people celebrate outside the boarded-up Stonewall Inn at 53 Christopher Street after riots over the weekend of June 27, The bar and surrounding area were the site of a series of demonstrations and riots that led to the formation of the modern gay rights movement in the United States.
American author and activist Susan Sontag enjoys a cigarette while in the atrium of the Mills Hotel on Bleecker Street for a symposium on sex, December 2, He always wore purple and he always rode fast. There was also a Mrs. Purple who wore purple, but she went out less. It was late and I was heading home when this sign called out to me. I had to stop, set up my tripod, and take this image from thedarkness with me. I was there when Gunther Gebel-Williams stopped the procession and gave a command.
Suddenly, the two elephants lifted their bulk into the air. I dropped to the ground, focusing furiously. Unaware of the second command, I stayed down. Only when the elephants started lowering themselves and the people were shouting to me did I scamper to my feet.
This night was to honor Warhol. Bill T. Today he is as graceful as he was then. Angel Jack and the Kittens at Studio 54, Guy Trebay and I often went together scouring the city for his weekly column.
This time we were in the basement dressing room of Studio 54 with the Kittens, young girl singers who were about to go on stage, when Angel Jack appeared at their door. A platform was built in an alley on the Lower East Side and the boys would pedal fast to the top, do a flip in the air, and scoot back down.
For the best view I positioned myself on the ledge and asked them to be careful and they said they would. William S. Burroughs, "He was staying with friends in Lower Manhattan, and I was sent over to get his picture. There was a sword in the apartment and it made the cut. There were welcoming pictures and signs along the way, like this one in the window of an Irish bar. Since I had my camera with me, as usual, I ran over and made this picture.
Muhammad Ali, May "Staff writer Arthur Bell and I spent a few days running around the city with Muhammad Ali, it was unusual access, especially for a writer who usually covered gay issues. I made this picture at the climax of the convention, as Teamster Boss, Jackie Presser was carried in in style. After we returned, dictator Ferdinand Marcos was overthrown and we went back to cover that story. I would often have subjects in for portraits, and the Beastie Boys showed up one evening.
I kept my camera under my coat in the bars, and Michael stayed in the flophouses. The most notorious bar was called the Half Moon, where the bartenders were horribly abusive to the men. There was a guy there named Jimmy that I liked very much. L-R: L. Michael Alig is the one in the center, with his head turned.
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