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Monday
May302011

Inside is Just Everything: Nelson Sullivan's Interior Archives 

"Nelson Sullivan recorded his video using a VHS portable camera and deck until 1987 and then with a handheld 8mm camcorder. Nelson lived in a large townhouse at 5 Ninth Avenue in the Meatmarket area of New York City and his houseguests over the years included Lady Bunny, RuPaul, Larry Tee, Michael Alig and the Club Kids, Sylvia Miles, Michael Musto, Albert Crudo, John Sex, and his dear friend the tortured transvestite Christina. Nelson's videos span across Downtown NYC from the eccentric performances at the Pyramid Club to the production numbers at the Limelight and Palladium. Nelson's friendships with the emerging artists of that day like RuPaul, Deee-lite, Scott Wittman & Marc Shamen give Nelson's videos an intimacy that allows the viewer an in-crowd look at the past." [1]

RuPaul at The Jane Hotel, June 8, 1986

"In the penthouse suite at the Jane West Hotel overlooking the Hudson River, RuPaul lived for a while after moving to New York for the second time. Sharing the suite are RuPaul's backup dancers Trade and Spicey. Afterwards, Nelson takes the gang over to the meat market to see his home at 5 Ninth Avenue and his dog Blackout." [1]

Christmas at Keoki and Michael Alig's

 Avenue A, 1989

"Nelson takes the bus to meet his brother Marko at a restaurant on Avenue A. Along the way he meets some of the interesting people in the East Village. Video by Nelson Sullivan" [1]

RuPaul's Welcome Back Party

"RuPaul left New York City many times before he moved there for good. On this occasion Nelson threw a party at 5 Ninth Avenue. This video is from the DVD Nelson Sullivan's Fabulous Friends" [1]

The Chelsea Hotel's 100th Birthday Party

ALL VIDEO SHOT BY NELSON SULLIVAN, VIA YOUTUBE AND NELSONSULLIVAN.TV; TEXT [1] VIA YOUTUBE; IMPETUS VIA MICHAEL MAGNAN AND LADY BUNNY BLOG