Category Archives: Times Square (1980) movie

Times Square: ink drawings (Gepeng Dewantoro)

I am thrilled to present these two drawings by Bandung (Indonesia)-based artist, Gepeng Dewantoro.  These works were especially commissioned for this blog and each is ink on card (8×10″).  For the work above, I asked Gepeng to follow his inspiration … Continue reading

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Dead mothers, absent fathers: grief in Times Square

I watch many Hollywood films from the nineteen-thirties, forties and fifties. One cultural moment that I find to be a recurring representational trope is the treatment of death. More specifically, I am referring to its aftermath: in mainstream films from … Continue reading

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Robin Johnson, Trini Alvarado and Tim Curry in “Film Review”

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Times Square in “Tiger Beat”

This was a full-page advertisement in the October 1980 issue of Tiger Beat. Thank heavens for large promotional budgets; I was a fairly regular reader of Tiger Beat at the time, and women or girls rarely featured on its pages.

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“Times Square” fan t-shirts

Black flock (courier bold) on vintage 80s heather grey mock turtleneck. Marotta Brigades “work shirt” (my design, revised and printed at “My Cup of Tee,” Jakarta, Indonesia)

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Times Square colour lobby cards

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Nicky and Pammy’s blood oath: NYC, pre-HIV

In my previous post, I alluded — again! — to one of the many sites of loss in Times Square. Pamela (Trini Alvarado) has awoken to find Nicky (Robin Johnson) gone. The shot reverses to reveal Pamela’s viewpoint: Nicky’s now-empty … Continue reading

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Times Square, Here no More

each day the long light dims and fades not lost, but gone before (the breeders)

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