Tuesday, August 31, 2004
I wonder what the prices were at the Grenouille during the 70s? Right now business lunch starts at $37.50, Pre Fixe Lunch at $49.00, and dinner starts at $89.00. The restaurant appears to be the kind of place where you just don't look at the price. Treating a group of friends for dinner there would have been quite expensive.
Andy is funny! I mean, the first thing he thinks about when he hears that Steve Rubbell has been caught cheating in his taxes by the IRS is the fact that Steve didn't treat him nicely enough. Andy appears more concerned with why Steve did not spend more money on him and his friends than in the fact the club owner was basically fucked and going to jail...
Rubell did get back into the club business quite successfully after he was released from jail, but probably with a new set of friends. I wonder if Andy was one of them? Nothing online shows that he hung out with Steve after the 1970s...
Monday, August 30, 2004
What's the deal between Truman and Andy? Gossip I heard over drinks is that they were lovers at one point. Never checked this well-known rumour before, but I think it's about time I did.
Check the word: For one thing they are both immortalized as "American Masters." Here's Andy. Here's Truman. Then we get Andy obsessed with Truman--stop sending letters, says mother, "The only possible evidence that Warhol was gay is an unhealthy obsession with Truman Capote that Warhol continued until Capote's mother asked him to stop sending letters." Speculation on love, love, loversss. Sometimes looking for someone's love affairs lead to cute cartoons of him. Here Andy's obession with Truman is attributed to following fame. And here they are both listed as great queers of history.
I found nothing concrete on a love affair, so I will have to leave it at that. Next time I hear more gossip about either of them, I will simply take a sip and listen.
Sunday, August 29, 2004
Victor Hugo is just lovely. I love the photograph where he gets spanked. The image is a classic Seventies stereotype. I sneak it in whenever Andy mentions his name.
Here's a textual spank (that's the 1802 Victor Hugo, BTW), ahhh Bill Corgan gets in the narrative action in the prison (1805 Victor, again).
Not much on Andy's Hugo other than in relation to the oxidation paintings. Or notorious stories with Halston. Hell--Victor is part of the introductory sentence in this Chelsea Girls review. Ha! a bookstore!. Here, part of Andy's social disease. Then the web repeats itself and gives me the main page where I found spanking Victor.