“Evidence in Knight’s apartment indicated that he moved in three worlds: the world of wealth and comfort to which he was born, the creative world of artists and writers, and the underworld of teenage hustlers. He kept the worlds separate”
"Mike's three big Christopher Street operations are Christopher's End, when it's open, the Studio Book Store, and Gay Dogs. Mike calls himself a gay catalyst and flesh peddler. He deals in boy-boy sex"
“William Friedkin, his crew, and his star, Al Pacino, invaded Jones Street August 10. Residents on the block hadn’t received prior notification. Nor had they been asked how they felt about ‘Cruising’ being shot on their block.”
"Gallo and company had been to the Copacabana earlier for Don Rickles's opening and to celebrate Joey's 43rd birthday. About 4 a.m. they hopped into Joey's 1971 Cadillac and drove to Little Italy for an early morning snack...."
"Televisions blare from every room in the Chateau Marmont. Reagan's in surgery... Jim Brady's near death... Dan Rather's in tears. The country's gone crazy. The world's about to collapse... And the Oscars have been postponed until tomorrow."