Archive for September, 2008
As more and more corners of the maybe-two-decades-old internet begin to get the hairy eyeball from moi, my jaded interest keeps seducing me to cruise the most public of spaces…after hours, of course. Recently, by the Flickr-ing light of a just-lit Player No. 6, I locked-gaze under the arches with the so-very alute Hilly Blue, admiring his extra-large uploaded After Dark magazine galleries. I was too young to dig this glossy bible for confirmed bachelors and their best-est inner circles in real time, but After Dark’s kangblabla photo spreads — Fire Island studs unbuttoning their Eleganza in butterfly chairs, awe sooky sooky (”you’re soaking in it!”) zombie disco clowns walking invisible dog leashes on Nautilus treadmills, and Aspen-bound 70’s Hollywood icons gazing pensively through fringe — don’t need the esoteric magnetism of personal nostalgia. Gasp! It’s totally restracto, dude. There’s too much to highlight here, but (plucking a random selection) check out these two clams on the half shell in roller skates pictured above; “Chris Donovan and Craig Dudley pose for photographer Jon Stevens (seen in mirror) After Dark June 1971.” Strike up the band! So bone-jack…yes, for the millionth time, and feast your nostrils on Hilly Blue’s enormous Flickr collection: After Dark before 1973 (942 photos), After Dark 1974-1976 (916 photos), After Dark 1977-1979 (1,180 photos) and After Dark after 1980 (732 photos), or just bookmark it all for some snowy night in front of the fire.
This completely rational new website has assembled a database of hundreds of celebrity home addresses, with handy links to interactive satellite aerial photography programs. The site’s introduction claims; “Tapping into Windows Live Local, you will get a birds eye view of celebrity houses and neighborhoods, often in amazing detail. Windows Live Local even allows you to rotate the image in four directions, north, south, east, and west.” It’s called CelebrityAddressAerial.com. Start here.