Thursday, February 9, 2017

Schulenberg's Page: New York, Part XCVIII

Text and Illustrations by ©Bob Schulenberg

Summer of '67 cont.: Paul Bartel, Burt Bluestein
and I went to the movies to see Sean Connery as James Bond in You Only Live Twice.
After, we went to Yorkville and The Bavarian Inn for dinner.
This was a Sunday.
On Monday, I met with Lee Bailey and later went to The Chinese Gourmet on West 72nd Street.
I was on the west side again the next day meeting with Dale Moffett.
We went to the William Morris Projection Room to see William Klein's satiric film on the Fashion world, "Qui Êtes Vous, Polly Magoo?"
It starred and was a fictitious version of the life of Dorothy McGowan with whom I'd been acquainted in Paris when Richard Avedon photographed her for Harper's Bazaar.
Then I visited David Columbia.
Butch Clancy was one of my first friends in New York. He'd moved out of town and we met and reminisced at Willie's, a favorite Upper East Side bar.
Someone named Peter Wright gave a film-watching party where we also showed The Secret Cinema. We were trying to show it everywhere — for visibility!
After the party, I went to Elaine's.
The night was buzzing as usual!
Mary Ann Madden was a wonderfully funny writer and she had a popular weekly page in New York magazine.
She wrote in my book:
Emily Genauer was a major writer on art.
Elaine, DeDe, Mrs. John Barry Ryan, a regular, and Mary Ann Madden.
There was always a group playing cards late in the evening. Arthur Kopit had written the popular play, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Bad.
Elaine decided it was time to go home and leave the responsibilities to her manager, Donald. Without thinking, she locked the door as she left and we found ourselves locked in! It was about 3 a.m.
Carmen Capalbo was a successful theater producer having produced a legendary production of The Threepenny Opera in Greenwich Village.
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