’80s Clubland Flashback!


The ’80s were so fabulous, darlings. We would all drape ourselves around nightclub banquettes and photograph each other on a regular basis–and the photos would actually appear in real publications! The New York Daily News ran this huge picture of “the crowd” to accompany an article about the state of clubland at that moment, and in it there are some lovely stars and stars-to-be mixed in with the de rigueur annoyances and wannabes. It’s a pretty fabulash trip back to a far more carefree time of fun and self promotion.

I’m the freak on the left of the top row, with the Afro, shades, and an implanted smirk. Next to me there’s Cynthia Heimel and Stephen Saban, my cohorts in chronicling the zingy insanity of that period. And the bottom level starts on the left with Jenny Lumet (who went on to write Rachel Getting Married), then moves on to Anita Sarko (the DJ/writer who cameos in that film), and on the right, Lisa Edelstein, who now stars in the hit show House. Do I know how to pick ’em or what?

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 10, 2009

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