BARchive: Hot Flash “A series of original Warhol “Marilyn Monroes” gave the place a certain tone as did the white nylon panels from Christo’s Running Fence. In one corner, a small salon provided access to one of the City’s finest hairdressers. Antique marble counters, Lalique glass, religious reliquaries, treasures from the recently closed Playland by the beach, a worn circus canvas for Crab Claw Man, all competed for my attention with a steel mesh butcher’s glove and elegant sterling drug paraphernalia. A fish swam in the glass cylinder of a vintage gas pump. Music from Fellini’s La Dolce Vita filled the room.”
Finally – FINALLY – placed my order for Wakefield Poole’s‘s rarely seen 1977 film Take One. While I am a habitual Amazon shopper, I wanted to buy direct from Gorilla Factory Productions, since they have been so amazing making these old classics available again. I last saw Take One back in 2002, during a Wakefield Poole film festival – I was so excited about the series, I taught myself how to do “tables” in html! Highlights I am really looking forward to: Richard Locke and his lover Alexander Stewart have sex on the roof of their home in the desert; the location scenes at San Franciscoâ€™s Nob Hill – can’t say I had ever been in my handful of visits to SF, but will be so cool to see this footage, right?
Wow! Wow! WOW!!! I was just trying to modestly update my Wakefield Poole page, because the documentary I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole is currently making the film festival circuit (and I just got my own personal “Donors and Friends Edition” DVD!!) and stumbled upon this, the release on DVD of Wakefield Poole’s amazing BIBLE! Now, while I want everyone to go right over to Gorilla Factory Productions and order a copy (only 20 bucks + shipping), if you don’t know anything about it, I feel, as a pornologist, to “warn” you that it is not a typical porno film – in fact, many might rate it “R”, I don’t recall any gay sex actually, and when I finally got to see it about 10 years ago, I had no urge to pull my cock out and wank (well, except maybe when Brahm van Zetten, who portrays Samson, was on the screen). But it’s a wonderfully beautiful and fun film, and any serious 70’s porn fan should have it. And i remember watching it thinking – “Ah HA! Poole the choreographer! of course!” And I know you can maybe save 2 bucks by going to Amazon, but please, check it out over at Gorilla Factory Productions, because Jim Tushinski is doing an amazing job reissuing and remastering (seriously, the DVD’s I’ve purchased so far are just so well done, and so affordable!) these gems, it’s a small contribution we can make to preserve our gay porn history.
Now, as I’m sure you could guess, what I am really really really waiting for (no, really!), is Poole’s docufantasy Take One (1977) which has Richard Locke making love to his real life partner. Never available on video, DVD, and I don’t think even 8mm, they are working on it now and I really really really can’t wait (no, really!)!!
brothers Dutch and Rudy Valentino (AKA Dutch and Rudy Garcia, per Poole’s Dirty Poole), 1977, from Wakefield Pool’s Take One. The film has never been available on video, but I’m still hopeful that Jim Tushinski, who’s still working on the Poole documentary, Dirty Poole will be releasing it sometime on DVD, like he did with Moving and One, Two, Three.