Holly Woodlawn And I In "Nude Faces Of '85!"

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The year was 1985.

The place was the ultra-happening, multilevel East 20s dance club Danceteria.

The creator was Scott Wittman (who went on to be a co-author of some little things like Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can).

And in the middle of this super-nutty revue, Warhol star Holly Woodlawn, good-time guy Billy Gallo, and myself bounced out and did an Irving Berlin-ish sailor medley brimming with all kinds of nautical silliness and alternative-culture gumption.

And truth be told, I actually hit all my marks, hit most of my notes, and even pushed Holly once on cue.

And wait till you hear my rendition of "I'm Popeye, the Sailor Man." You'll gag on your spinach!



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Holly Woodlawn
Holly Woodlawn

MICHAEL, YOU KREPLACH! HOW DARE YOU NOT MENTION THAT THE (and I mean 'THE') NELSON SULLIVAN SHOT THE VIDEO. WITHOUT NELSON, THERE WOULD BE NO RECORD OF OUR CAVORTS ON THE PROMENADE! WE HAD A GREAT TIME DURING THIS SHOW...DIDN'T WE?LOVE YA MADLY,LA WOODLAWN

VonD
VonD

Fabulosoooooo!

Nonplussed
Nonplussed

I was hugely entertained; that was great fun!

Robertangelo Coppola
Robertangelo Coppola

So precious I think I recognize the young Piano man too....he had more hair and was younger...weren't we all....thanks for sharing....hugs

Ynnocence
Ynnocence

Bette Midler's true rival is your own road-not-taken.

Honks
Honks

LOL....You didn't embarrass yourself here, sir! 

Gregorama
Gregorama

Say, the quality of that footage is pretty good!  And you were very peppy and adorable.  You must have been shocked to see this, lo these 26 years.  I used to go to Danceteria practically every weekend in the early/mid-80's.  Seems like not so long ago....my, how Father Time do keep marchin' along!

Stoic
Stoic

You did really well. I love this clip. A piece of history.

Veda
Veda

This is amazing!!!!!

Musto
Musto

I forgot to say that the great Nelson Sullivan shot the video. He captured all of our jaunts, our excesses, our flights of fancy. His work lives on and on.

KITSCHHERR
KITSCHHERR

HE'LL LIVE ON LONG AFTER WE'RE DEAD.....AIN'T LIFE A BITCH?

I MISS YOU MICHAEL!!!!

AUNTIE HOLLY

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