San Francisco's Castro
More BONUS PHOTOS
(Including Peter Berlin's opening and a Cockettes Salon)
February & March 2006
I love this house on 14th Street
between Castro and Noe.
I've always liked this house on
the corner of 18th and Hattie.
And this house on upper Market
We're on Grand View where it runs
From the park on 19th between
Collingwood and Diamond we can see the mural on the back of the Rec
Center, the flag at Castro and Market, and the top of the front of the
Whoa, this is a jaunt out of the
neighborhood to a party in Oakland, where a new housing development is
Here's the party as the moon
Over the years we've run into each
other occasionally at parties or on the street.
Here's gay icon Peter Berlin when
he and I lived three blocks apart in the early 1970s. I think actor Cal
Culver introduced us. I remember once when Peter took me to his
apartment to show me something how impressed I was by his Old World
courtesy and dignity.
Over the years we've run into each other occasionally at parties or on the street.
Then in the January 13, 2006, New
Times I saw a rave review for "a superb documentary," That
Man: Peter Berlin. Click
for review. The San Francisco Chronicle
ran a big article on him February 13. Click
I ran into Peter at the opening
of Hush Up, Sweet Charlotte last summer, and he was as sweet as
ever. I took this photo in the Castro just after I got my digital
camera in November. Both times he was dressed conservatively.
Then in the January 13, 2006, New York Times I saw a rave review for "a superb documentary," That Man: Peter Berlin. Click for review.
The San Francisco Chronicle ran a big article on him February 13. Click for article.
Opening night January 17 at the
Here are Rumi of the original
Cockettes and designer Billy Bowers arriving for the opening. Here's a
photo by David Wise of Rumi in the 1970s as Maxine in Elevator
Girls in Bondage.
The poster in front of the Castro.
Here's Peter, age 63, before the
opening, wearing a T-shirt with a drawing of him by Tom of Finland. I
hope I still look this good when I'm ... Oh, I am. Oh well.
As the sign on Magnet Health
Center on 18th Street shows, it's the week for big hairy gay men in the
Above we saw Rumi Missabu of the
Cockettes at Peter Berlin's opening. Here's Rumi Sunday, Feb. 26,
hosting a salon for Cockette art work.
Here's my friend Brian at the
I liked this photo of Mrs. Vera
by Bill Bowers.
Here's Mrs. Vera shimself at the
salon, posing before shis portrait.
I lked this drawing also. Click for Rumi's
site with other art work.
The beginning of March has been
rainy. Here's a shot from Noe just north of 18th just after a storm.
March 7 I made another trip to
the Museum of Modern Art for the Calder exhibit. I was amazed they
didn't show any of his mobile phones. Click here
Besides all the Victorians the
Castro has Art Deco buildings such as this one on 18th at Danvers.
And this one on 19th at Eureka.
In this shot from Upper Terrace
we can barely see the new de Young Museum poking up over the trees
right in the center of Golden Gate Park.
This is the left mural on the
Harvey Milk Adademy on 19th and Collingwood.
Here's the center mural.
And this is the right.
If you want to buy me a house,
this one at 15 Seward has panoramic views and a swimming pool and hot
tub in the living room.
Here I am St. Patrick's Day in
front of the Cafe Flore's sign advertising their Erin Go Bra-Less party.
And here I am inside. The mug
above the clock says, "Happy St. Patrick's Day."
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