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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... The Saint Bruce Mailman bathhouse Flamingo 12 West ...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Bruce Mailman Sharon White Howard Merritt A-list crowd Chuck Parsons ...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-033
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Hoping to ensure quality and satisfy his demanding crowd, Bruce Mailman began to apply increased pressure on his DJs, presenting them with letters of complaint and asking them to supply advance playlists. He removed Sharon White from the roster and provoked Howard Merritt into resigning...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Bruce Mailman, an entrepreneur and owner of the St. Mark’s Baths, opened the Saint as the city’s largest and most futuristic venue for the white gay crowd in the autumn of 1980. Featuring a cyborg-like depiction of St. Sebastian with lasers shooting out of his fingertips and eyes, so blending...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... The Saint rivals Flamingo and 12 West closed during 1981, unable to hold on to their core dancers in the face of Bruce Mailman’s recently opened venue. Mailman attempted to re-create the collectivity of the gay male dance floor by employing a roster of DJs who, by dint of their revolving...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... demanding crowd, Bruce Mailman began to apply increased pressure on his DJs, presenting them with letters of complaint and asking them to supply advance playlists. He removed Sharon White from the roster and provoked Howard Merritt into resigning. Meanwhile the sonic identity of the venue began to cluster...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... activity. The arguments continued through to the eighth Billboard Disco Forum, held at the Sheraton Center in New York in July 1980. The confab also resolved to lay the disco moniker to rest. major-label record company Warner Bros. Ray Caviano disco Billboard Disco Forum Bruce Mailman...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... disco Grace Jones Kid Creole Arthur Russell The Saint rivals Flamingo and 12 West closed during 1981, unable to hold on to their core dancers in the face of Bruce Mailman’s recently opened venue. Mailman attempted to re-create the collectivity of the gay male dance floor by employing a roster...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-027
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... overdose shortly before he was due to open the summer season at the Ice Palace on Fire Island. White and Leslie received more work in the aftermath, with Leslie eventually given preferential treatment by Bruce Mailman. During 1982 dancers started to refer to the contagion that was killing disproportionate...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-034
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Breaking with 1970s protocol, Bruce Mailman encouraged his dancers to engage in sexual intercourse during the course of a night when he created a darkened balcony upon opening the Saint in 1980. Even if some approached the balcony in a circumspect manner, if at all, thousands ventured...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... shortly before he was due to open the summer season at the Ice Palace on Fire Island. White and Leslie received more work in the aftermath, with Leslie eventually given preferential treatment by Bruce Mailman. During 1982 dancers started to refer to the contagion that was killing disproportionate numbers...