2/19/10

RICK CASTRO IN BUTT

hey wow! i made the BUTT MAGAZINE superlist-
check it out-
SUPERLIST: RICK CASTRO

(photo by marsorama)

Though his name makes you think of San Francisco, Rick Castro’s surname could probably be changed to Hollywood without anyone batting an eye. A lifelong Los Angeles native, Castro gained national homo attention as the writer and co-director of the film Hustler White (with Bruce LaBruce, of course) and currently runs the country’s only fetish art gallery, Antebellum in Hollywood. The gallery has a tiny bathroom filled with ever-changing photos of of Castro’s photographic muse, the living fetish object Tony Ward, and in its main space the first ever show of John Palatinus, the last living 50’s era physique pictorial photographer. Palatinus is also one of Rick’s current obsessions, number three, on his SUPERLIST, stuffed in between a sweet elderly couple and a dessert recipe by one of our favorite 1980s new wave space alien singers.
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MASSIMO & PIERCE

speaking of memories, i am thinking of my dear friends~
MASSIMO & PIERCE.
they are a dynamic, creative couple who live in zurich.
i hooked them up with peter christopherson, of coil and they toured together for a few years before john balance passed away. peter, (sleezy) now lives in thailand.

massimo & pierce's music is available @ antebellum. i hope to have them perform live one day.

i met pierce way back in 1996, we spent some time here in LA, palm springs & las vegas. i also went to visit him once in bern and later in zurich. our adventures are numerous.. so numerous that i will have to post another time.

but for now here are pics!-

(massimo & pierce)



(pierce- photo by rick castro - circa 1998)

ANOTHER BLAST FROM THE PAST


another angle of the same shot- roy johns & rick castro - circa 1977, i was 19 years old! we used to go out every night. it went something like this-

private party @ someone's house, (hollywood or silverlake)
live music @ a local punk club, (the masque, club 88, the whiskey or hong kong gardens)
after hours disco, (the odyssey, paradise ballroom or studio one)
food, (canters)

2/18/10

TOMORROW'S MAN OPENING NIGHT- EVEN MORE PICS!





(barry morse in the window)




(my boots & belt were custom mirrored by raymond sandoval. available upon request @ antebellum
antebellum@earthlink.net


(tyger hudson)
these photos courtesy- rik lawrence





( krys fox & sex artiste- rick castro, sex artiste & richard eastman- sex artiste & christopher pennington - sex artiste & rick castro. these photos courtesy- sex artiste )




(close-ups)
these photos are courtesy- rik lawrence






(the crowd goes wild)

these photos are courtesy- rik lawrence

2/17/10

BLAST FROM THE PAST!


ok kids.. here you go.... a very rare photo of my good friend
ROY JOHNS & ME!!- circa 1977 at the height of the punk days.. we were probably in front of THE MASQUE or CLUB 88. photo courtesy- ivy ney

LADY GAGA AT THE BRIT AWARDS

sorry, i know you've probably seen this clip many times already, but i just had to post...
this performance combines elements of linsey kemp, david bowie, josephine baker, madonna and postmodern disco divas

lady's performance was dedicated to alexander mcqueen

TEA AND CHAT WITH AN ICON

did you miss TOMORROW'S MAN opening night? were you there, but it was so crowded you didn't get a chance to see the art or the artist?
~ ANTEBELLUM presents~

TEA & CHAT WITH AN ICON
meet john palatinus in person

please join us for a one-time-only- chat & tea party with the last remaining icon from the golden years of physique photography-
JOHN PALATINUS

SUNDAY~ FEBRUARY 21ST

4pm

$10 cover

tea & sweeties will be served


about JOHN PALATINUS-
John Palatinus was one of the pioneering early physique photographers of the 1950's.

Along with Lon of New York, Bruce of Los Angeles, and Bob Mizer of Athletic Model Guild, he helped creates a whole new genre of male photography.

In 1954 he began photographing young body builders. His work first appeared in "Tomorrows Man" a pocket seized bodybuilding magazine that featured the same type of young male physique imagery.

Beginning in 1958, Palatinus started shooting and selling full-frontal nude photos thru the mail. This proved to be an unfortunate move His "Village" studio was raided by the US Postal Inspectors in cooperation with the New York Police Department. All of his photographs, original negatives, cameras, lights and equipment were confiscated never to be returned. John Palatinus was very effectively put out of business

Palatinus may be one of the only photographers sill alive from the 1950's era of physique photography. he has allot to tell about the bad old days of gay american life.
join us for the once only opportunity to have an informal Q&A with an icon.

Antebellum is proud and honored to present the comeback of John Palatinus: welcome- TOMORROW’S MAN!

antebellum
1643 n las palmas ave
hollywood, ca 90028
323 856- 0667
antebellum@earthlink.net
www.antebellum.us.ms
www.antebellumgallery.blogspot.com

2/16/10

TOMORROW'S MAN OPENING NIGHT- MORE PICS

here are more pics from opening night of JOHN PALATINUS: TOMORROW'S MAN. more to come!


rick castro & john palatinus




(photos- courtesy of rik lawrence










(photos courtesy of nick burger)










JOHN PALATINUS: TOMORROW'S MAN, in on exhibit, wednesday thru saturday- 1-7pm, with a special salon event- TEA WITH AN ICON on sunday, february 21st, 4pm- $10 cover.
for more info-
www.antebellum.us.ms
antebellum@earthlink.net

2/15/10

ANOTHER EX-LOVER

david soul from starsky & hutch fame. sings his ballad- another ex-lover on the classic merv griffin show- circa 1976

JOEL EVAN IS A POP STAR

my former model and kinky camera club guest model JOEL EVAN has a new music video.

joel did a couple of live performances a couple years back @ antebellum.
the video is cheesy, but he does have a voice and what a body! he's kinda like the new C FARROW for the 21st century.. does anyone remember c. farrow?

(joel evan as bulldog- 2005- photo by rickcastro