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Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Running since 1970, David Mancuso’s Loft sailed through the backlash against disco unscathed. After all, Mancuso had never restricted his selections to disco, plus his capacity crowd viewed Saturday nights as the highlight of their week. Meanwhile the Paradise Garage, opened by Michael Brody as...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-031
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... location in a less moneyed part of town. Both the Garage and the Loft continued to pack their dance floors. Behind the scenes, however, Levan began to test Brody’s patience to the breaking point as his unbounded lifestyle and additional undertakings threatened to compromise his basic DJ-ing...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... located not in downtown but midtown. Running since 1970, David Mancuso’s Loft sailed through the backlash against disco unscathed. After all, Mancuso had never restricted his selections to disco, plus his capacity crowd viewed Saturday nights as the highlight of their week. Meanwhile the Paradise...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... inevitable, David Mancuso began his own search for a new location in a less moneyed part of town. Both the Garage and the Loft continued to pack their dance floors. Behind the scenes, however, Levan began to test Brody’s patience to the breaking point as his unbounded lifestyle and additional undertakings...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... attract a crowd of 1,800 on Fridays and 2,800 on Saturdays, with Italian and Latin dancers entering into rivalrous yet friendly competition. Elsewhere, Bruce Forest took over from Tee Scott at Better Days, while the Paradise Garage and the Loft fine-tuned their setups. Garage sound engineer Richard Long...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager went to jail in early 1980 for tax evasion. Because they also lost their liquor license, they agreed for black promoter and onetime Loft regular Mike Stone to start to stage Saturday-night parties at their venue because of his experience in...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377665-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
... the Almanac Players, which included a troupe of left-wing dancers and theater people. Soon after that perfor• mance, Guthrie came to New York. Maslow, after talking with him at the loft where he was staying with other Almanac members, suggested they might perform together. Probably Guthrie...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375807-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7580-7
... The Black Community and the Affective Compact  75 Newark-­based black arts center chartered by Amiri Baraka, or Harlem’s East Wind performance loft, an incubator space for innovative black performance that I discuss below in this chapter. But neither was it un- like the...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-028
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... loft with my friend Warner and a whole community of would-be art boys on one Ihalf of the sixth floor of a downtown industrial building in Chi• cago. The other half was rented by an Indian incense factory, which one day caught fire and would have burned down the whole place, had we...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-031
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... critic) to take part in a roundtable discussion on the aesthetics of women's cinema for publica• tion in the New German Critique. Picture the setting. We met in the loft that my partner Gunner and I had created, high above Chicago's near-northwest side. Our home en• compassed the top floor of...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... last existed during the first half of the 1970s. Loft regular Gail Bruesewitz experienced the disjuncture firsthand when she became marketing and promotions manager of twelve-inch singles at Columbia in August. Meanwhile Frankie Crocker pioneered the introduction of the urban contemporary format and...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-027
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... together, thrilled that Chicago had blues, jazz, and country-western bars, beguiled above all by its twenty-four-hour Mexican restaurants. And lofts, cheap and easy to find in a city that at that time hadn't yet caught on to the idea. I was fed up with the East Coast anyway, tired of New England...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-033
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
...-husband Peter Wollen had made Penthesilea two years before (our loft was the alternative rain-date location for the garden scene), inspired by the equipment availability and student labor at Northwestern University, and were well on their way to Riddles of the Sphinx. Now, at Peter and Laura's...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-028
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... during the first half of the 1970s. Loft regular Gail Bruesewitz experienced the disjuncture firsthand when she became marketing and promotions manager of twelve-inch singles at Columbia in August. Meanwhile Frankie Crocker pioneered the introduction of the urban contemporary format and commissioned his...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-029
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... lives at the start of Communism. (We had programmed her Peasant Women of Ryazin, which Gene Siskel came to my loft to see-on myoid 16mm projector that survived Woods Hole duty to facilitate this press screen• ing - and to praise the next day in the Tribune in a review that packed the house...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-036
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... film (Les Rendezvous d'Anna) and soliciting ad• vice on how to cast the role of the mother. She eventually cast Lea Massari, but at the time she was also considering Sophia Loren for another project. As our houseguest, she occupied the Palatine loft's guestroom, the same parachute that I had...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373957-036
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7395-7
... repurposed buildings,8 but loft conversions in the 1990s; wall place, offering a sense of imma- also by the traces of their pres- paneling of chalkboards salvaged nent potentiality in the material ence, activated or presented in from the now-closed South Side and concrete that concrete the salvaged...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... 9· The Films of Yvonne Rainer he start of a new decade is an auspicious moment at which to survey...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Fridays and 2,800 on Saturdays, with Italian and Latin dancers entering into rivalrous yet friendly competition. Elsewhere, Bruce Forest took over from Tee Scott at Better Days, while the Paradise Garage and the Loft fine-tuned their setups. Garage sound engineer Richard Long began to receive plaudits for...
Book Chapter

By Hettie Jones
Published: 23 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374152-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7415-2
... “suspicious package” is found to contain two live lobsters. Real estate agent visits Hettie, she gives him memoir, building is on literary walking tour. John Wieners dies; Hettie thinks of Fee and John drunk on way to heaven. Fee’s widow, Susan Maldovan, is evicted from loft Fee lived in thirty-eight years...