Nelson Sullivan

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    A Wonderful Celebration Of Nelson Sullivan Last Night

    NYU may be gobbling up the entire Village, but at least they're paying respect to a late video artist to make up for it. Last night, I was a speaker at a Fales Library tribute to Nelson Sullivan, who documented '80s bohemia with his penetrating lens, captivated by anyone with a ratty wig and a drea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    I'm Heavily Featured In A New Book of Wonder!

    The World of Wonder has gotten even more wondrous with their new book, The World According To Wonder, featuring photos by Idris Tony. W.O.W. is the production company headed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato who've done hot-button documentaries, reality shows, and other projects, tracking everyt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    I Sang "Happy Birthday" To Holly Woodlawn

    Way back in the 1980s, I was thin, I had a tuxedo that fit, and my voice was like butter, so I was the perfect choice (along with the backups from my Motown group the Must) to wish Warhol star Holly Woodlawn a Happy Birthday at this delicious club debauch. To be extra kind, I chose the song "Sixtee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    RuPaul And I As Children!

    Back in another decade, before any drag races were on TV, we'd perform them every night in the clubs for each other's limitless delectation. "Everybody say 'love' ", RuPaul would exclaim, and I'd gamely obey, while grabbing her slender waistline for a glamorous pose like the one above. Then we'd s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    The Supremes' "I'm Livin' In Shame" Sung By Me

    Some pounds ago, I used my finest method acting skills to interpret Diana Ross songs as the lead singer of the Must, my '80s band looking back at '60s Motown hits complete with sparkly outfits and lavish arm gestures. And one of my most out-there diva moments happened at the Gabriel Rotello-produce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    The Most Fabulous Video I've Ever Done

    ​Please indulge my Norma Desmond-like obsession with the past just one more time -- today -- and watch this YouTube classic, filmed at the notorious Limelight club by Nelson Sullivan sometime in the carefree '80s. It has me in a glorious gown and stunning red braid, doing an impression of Ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    YouTube Treasure: Downtown in the '80s!

    The Fabulous Pop Tarts--aka Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato--were an underground techno pop duo in the '80s on their way to becoming award winning TV and movie producers. Check out this time-tunnel clip of their infectious song "New York City Beat," with quickie video snippets by the late Nelson Sul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Vintage Clip of Me Impersonators!

    OMG. I just googled myself on YouTube—oh, hush, I do it every five minutes—and found an old Nelson Sullivan video of the Pop Tarts as me! This '80s throwback makes more historical sense if you know that the Pop Tarts were a techno dance duo consisting of Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, the high ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 13, 2001