Category Archives: 80s

THE ONLY YEH YEH GIRL By Peter Nolan Smith

The teenagers of the 50s worshipped Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Buddy Holly as dead gods, but my generation’s focus was dedicated to the living and the stars of the 1960s were transported by TV and radio to my family house south of Boston. Bob Dylan’s BLOWING IN THE WIND knocked Elvis off his throne […]

35 Years From Nomi

Thirty-five years ago my good friend Klaus Sperber aka Klaus Nomi passed from this world. This photos hang on my wall. He is never far from my thoughts as well as my many friends and family missing from the Here-Now. Catch him in the following URL of YOU DON’T OWN ME, please go to the […]

Old Faces

This photo from a 42nd Street porno parlor dates back to the early 80s. For some reason the older man looks familiar, as if he might have been involved in the nightclub business. No one I asked knew his name mostly because they didn’t recognize him. Then again not everyone toured the XXX shops of […]

The Ghosts Of Time Square

Throughout 70s and 80s the Times Square thrived as a haven for XXX theaters, go-go girls, pimps, whore houses, rent boys, hustlers, thieves, dealers, and lowlifes on the make. Police and city authorities declared the area as DMZ for crime and sex and the 1977 debut of Show World across 42nd Street from the Port […]

NACHT UND NEBEL by Peter Nolan Smith

Count-No-Count phoned my apartment in the East Village on a sunny morning in the summer of 1982. He was calling from Hamburg with an offer of a job as ‘tursteher’ at his nightclub BSIR. THe pay was $150 a night, free accommodations, and all I could drink. Being dead-broke I answered, “Ja.” I spoke bad […]