Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato formed a disco-pop-rock duo called The Fabulous Pop Tarts. They were friends with Videographer Nelson Sullivan, who documented both men on a personal level and their Performances at The Danceteria. They produced two albums, Age of the Thing which included their hit single, “New York City Beat”, and Gagging on … Continue reading Nelson Sullivan’s Friends, The Fabulous Pop Tarts
Watching Sylvia Miles through the lens of Nelsons Sullivan's camera, One marvels at her eccentricities. She has no patience for repeating her self, she's hilariously irritable and everything in her home and her life has to be just how it makes sense to her. But who is she? First she is a two time Academy Award … Continue reading Cult Actress Sylvia Miles
Born March 5 1948, Nelson Sullivan was a videographer of New York life in the 1980's. He recorded 1900 hours of video over a 7 year span, documenting the likes of Rupaul, Lipsynca, The Club kids and some of the members of the former Warhol crowd, like Sylvia Myles and singer Joey Arias. Although Sullivan's … Continue reading Nelson Sullivan’s Death, What Happened
I was looking through my notes for an upcoming blog that I'm working on and I found enough random facts for another 10 things blog. So here is another 10 things you might not know about club kid Christina. https://youtu.be/3Jpv2Qz98SE The contents of her purse: She revealed to Nelson Sullivan that she kept the following … Continue reading 10 More Thing’s You Don’t Know About Christina
While doing research for my previous blogs I found out some interesting things about Christina that didn't quite fit into any of my previous blogs. So for those who are curious about the life of the Club Kid here are 10 things you probably didn't know about Christina. She was an artist. Most of the artwork … Continue reading 10 Things You Don’t Know About Christina Club Kid
Nelson Sullivan is most well known for his unique documentation of NYC life in during the 1980's His camera caught many fascinating, over the top personalities and his footage is still being viewed three decades later. Here is some of what Nelson, himself had to say about his filming technique, his influences and his thoughts on the … Continue reading Nelson Sullivan On His Film Style And Vision Of The Future
What really went down on Christina's infamous birthday party at Tunnel in Manhattan, 1987. There is video of the night but because of the background noise, music and voices it is difficult to hear what is being said. Did she really pull a knife out of her purse and start swinging it around at every one? I don't know, … Continue reading Club Kid Christina’s Infamous Birthday 1987. What Happened?
The last two posts about Club Christina's death were uploaded on my YouTube Channel Retro Room last month. One of the comments pointed me to this video of Nelson Sullivan discussing some of the details of her death on the phone with Michael Musto and apparently Musto couldn't have cared less. The video is called "Getting Ready for the … Continue reading Nelson Sullivan talks Christina’s Death Details
In the late 80's the New York Club scene was the stomping ground of the Club Kids, lead by Michael Alig, a party promoter at the limelight. With over the top costumes and make up that sometimes bordered on grotesque and wild behavior, the club kids became a draw for New York night lifers. They were paid and given … Continue reading What Happened to “Club Kid” Christina Superstar?