Sunday, December 7, 2008


Ellen phoned.  Ellen's back on the Lower East Side.  Back on St. Marks Place.  Back from California where she was visiting her grandsons.  I love this picture (taken by Robert Pirello).  It's from 1977 or so. Taken outside the Crown & Anchor (or, in the lingo, The Crotch & Ankle) in Provincetown, along the parapet there.  Maybe she went to the Backroom Bar that night and the DJ played Jet Boy Jet Girl.  I think I tinkered with this picture on an early color copy machine.

(More lingo:  There was a restaurant on Commercial Street named Rags & Roses.  We called it Fags & Roaches.)

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