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We would love further input—if you have updates, photographs, corrections, are willing to be interviewed, or have any information whatsoever to share, please contact Whitney Strub wstrub newark. This project depends on community input, and ANY suggestions will be very appreciated! Kinney Club was "the hub of Newark's sporting life," with racially mixed audience, pimps, prostitutes, gamblers, etc. It also mentions he performed at every top club in the east.
Mosque Theater : straight club, but occasional host to the Jewel Hippie dating Newark Revue, traveling troupe of female impersonators that began in Boston Plaza : in mids vocalist and female impersonator Willie Dukes is a top draw here, on Boston Street.
Black's Tavern"Where Old Timers Meet" according to ad in April Hours After; is this the same Phil Black who identified as a female impersonator in his business card that can be seen here? Skippy's Hideaway97 Edison Place: Arnie Kantrowitz recalls visiting around "I don't remember the name of the street. It was on the other side of Broad Street from Washington Park and Military Park … There was a little side, a smaller back street … And it was downtown. And all I remember about it was that when you walked in, the bar took up the whole place.
It was like, the activity took place around the bar. And there wasn't much activity that I was seeing, it was mostly people sitting there having a drink. It was pretty quiet.
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Newark not being a noted gay center. There was plenty of activity going on in Newark, but you know people were just hiding out even from each other. There was a very comfortable mixing of gay and straight Jersey folk. Off 8th!!!!!
Jackson's Lounge on Howard Street : "may be the largest gathering place for lesbians and homosexuals in any city of Newark's size … Every time its doors opened, music and laughter spilled out," writes journalist Ron Porambo inwho goes on, in homophobic language: "A bulldagger… and a fag began yelling at one another in front of the bar.
They began fighting faggot-style, running up and down the sidewalk and around the parked cars … while the crowd of lesbians and homosexuals in blond wigs shouted encouragement to the fighters. Waldorf Cafeteria : downtown hub for white gays in early 60s, seen in Hippie dating Newark Russo's memoir Downtown, which sees Newark as a "thriving, cosmopolitan city," with constant police harassment--"a band of SS officers. According to regular dancer Peter Savastano, "while not explicitly queer, it was implicitly so," and "out of that show came a few famous queer club dance DJs, probably the most famous of them being Richard Kaczor who was also a regular dancer on the show.
Promenade BarPark Ave. Murphy's Tavern at Mulberry Street ed with bars in New Brunswick and Atlantic City to challenge antigay discriminatory policy toward bars. Changes address to 59 Edison Place between and Damron guides. Club 18 : correspondent Sue reports by"My grandparents owned it in late 60's and early 70's. I'd have to do some searching to get exact dates. It was one of the first gay taverns.
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It was on the corner of 18th Ave and 12th Street. They had been robbed multiple times and one year their dog Murphy was killed during the robbery. He was the guard dog there. I grew up a few years sitting at the bar, drinking Shirley Temples and eating pork rinds.
My grandma would tell me not to bother the men playing pool. I found out after her passing the true history. I have very fond memories there as a little girl.
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It was a brick building with the enter emcee on the corner. If they renamed streets since then - it resembles the George and I Tavern on Ferry now!! Peter Savastano also reports a moving drag ball that took place across downtown Newark in the late s; more sources on this would be very useful.
Al Murphy is a crucial figure. Murphy was obsessed with Emily Miles, "the grand dame of black style in Newark," "a dark and beautiful model from old Newark" known for her fashion shows, featuring the "Jewel Box Revue, a Las Vegas stage-show like collection of dancers, comedians, and flamboyant female impersonators" thus bringing things full circle in some sense; see above, Mosque Theatre.
Darryl Rochester graduates Weequahic High in ; sees Al Murphy as an "inspiring example of how to be gay and free. Patterson was lovers with model Marvin Davis, and lived at 19 Lyons Ave in Newark, an area in Weequanic known as " homo heights. Marvin has the grass, Larry does the music. Marvin was "Dionne's cousin" Dionne Warwick, I assume. Installs mirrored balls, very elaborate decoration. All predating Le Joc. Club North Baths49 Broadway: "daily 24 hrs.
The Other WorldN. Established in June ofcloses sometime in Drawn and created by "Maning, a Filipino gentleman"[xxi] Was "very low budget" but beautiful. It had "two drag queens on it.
See film "Versaille '73," about some of the above models' role in the famous fashion show-down in Versaille between French and U. Source: personal correspondence with Gary Jardim. Stephen Burrows, who is from Newark, was one of premier fashion deers of the disco era. His work was recently the subject of a show at the Museum of the City of New York. He is still alive and may have photos of Le Joc, the models, and more.
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Source: letter from Jardim. At around a. The club closed, and then opened briefly on Market Street, across from Bambergers. Then it closed for good. Murphy went back to doing fashion shows. Larry Patterson moved to NYC. He's deceased. Ace Mungin b. White's partner was Dorian Paris. White and Paris would "rent out a big hall and have these big outlandish balls. Lavish gowns with sequins.
La Casa De Don Pedro : "a community building for teenagers to hangout and be off the streets. We started a Disco party there that took off and did for some time. Docks was very influential," says Hippie Torrales.
Food, great music, and "every night he had a certain type of people there. Then after a year we started a gay night on Wednesday with Al Murphy being the promoter. It took off and I was the Dj and the club lasted for 10 years. While there I started working at Abe's Disco the forerunner to Zanzibar during the week. Club Zanzibar : Aug. By early s, Al Murphy's deceased, Shelton Hayes no longer works there, nor does Tony Humphries; it's become "one more crude teeny-bopper club.
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Original disco there was called "Abes" as in Lincoln ; opened late s, but not as popular as Docks. Sees that it's black and can work in Newark. Torrales recalls Berger saying: "I've seen the best club ever! I've seen the most beautiful black men kissing! Long had also created sound system for Paradise Garage. Open "at the end of August Torrales's music is mix of disco, rock and reggae.
It becomes most popular club in Newark. When Zanzibar first opened it was mixed crowd with the majority straight. After 3 months Al Murphy was brought in to work the door eventually becoming manager of Zanzibar. We talked about starting a Wednesday gay night and the opening jock for the night was Larry Levan. He playedWednesday's for a few weeks.
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That was the only other club in the metropolitan area Larry was allowed to Dj in. He stopped in to visit Al Murphy in Newark. Murphy grabbed him and introduced him to Susan Berger, Miles' wife, saying "This is the guy who can control your door. Result: wild themes, elaborate ideas, such as bringing in elephants, black panthers, etc.
Tony Humphries is key to transforming Zanzibar from disco roots to "deep house" music. He 's Zanzibar's "regular jock" starting in And I'll never forget like she was up—she was just dancing with herself in the mirror and the room was like smoky blue and it seemed like we were only two people in the entire space but I knew there had to be more people there but that's how I remember it.