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Saturday, July 3, 2010

After Dark December 1979

I recently featured Matt Collins and the photos from this issue in a Monday's Man post, so I figured I needed to show you what other treats this issue held.

Stephen Saban featured Gerard Ismael and Rutger Hauer in an article titled "Romantic Antics in Love and War". Gerard was starring in Just Jaeckin's The Last Romantic Lover.

Rutger Hauer was featured in the Dutch film Soldier of Orange.

Radie Harris, a contributing editor, got a one page piece called "Radie's World". It was almost like Bill Como's editorials in that it was filled with things we'd see today in entertainment blogs. Radie spoke about Kirk Douglas' sons, specifically the talent that Michael Douglas possesses.

Radie also wrote how Lipstick was a starring vehicle for Margaux Hemingway, but she was overshadowed by her younger sister, Muriel.

Anne Baxter and Tom Nolan were appearing in Cause Celebre at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

The After Dark "People" section featured newcomer Grant Wilson who was in the film Foxes with Jodie Foster and Scott Baio and a TV pilot called Madame Sheriff with Can't Stop the Music's producer Allan Carr and director Nancy Walker.

Lifeguard hunk, Sam Elliot, is starring in The Legacy with Katharine Ross.

Berry Berenson, known more for her photographs, made her film debut in Remember My Name with her spouse Anthony Perkins. Sadly, as we all know, Berry was on American Airlines Flight 11 that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Stephanie Mills performed at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Greg Evigan was the rising star with his TV show B.J. and the Bear.

Ann Jillian, in a tribute to Rosita Royce, belts out a set of songs in the Broadway hit Sugar Babies.

Jim Farber wrote an article about the changing face of disco called "From dicso sucks to disco rocks". Looking back, you could see punk music was becoming more mainstream in the clubs as disco was being pushed out. Clubs used more live bands doing gigs and relied less on records, tapes and dj's. Some of the clubs were Heat, Hurrah, and The Mudd Club. The places were getting more famous not because of who went, but because of what happened. One of the examples was Sid Vicious slashing Patti Smith's brother, Todd, outside Hurrah in January of 1979.

In the next post on this issue, you will see Peter Pan, fashionable tuxedos, and gorgeous photos by Albert Bray.

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