A Pictorial History of Sally's Hideaway
FROM THE THUNDERING UNDERGROUND--THE MAZE of the New York subways--the world pours into Times Square. Like lost souls emerging from the purgatory of the trains (dark rattling tunnels, smelly pornographic toilets, newsstands futilely splashing the subterranean graydepths with unreal magazine colors), the newyork faces push into the air: spilling into 42nd Street and Broadway--a scattered defeated army. And the world of that street bursts like a rocket into a shattered phosphorescent world. Giant signs--Bigger! Than! Life!--blink off and on. And a great hungry sign groping luridly at the darkness screams:
F * A * S * C * I * N * A * T * I * O * N
I had been in the islandcity several weeks now, and already I had had two jobs, briefly: each time thinking now I would put down Times Square. But like a possessive lover--or like a powerful drug--it lured me. FASCINATION! I stopped working. . . . And I returned, dazzled, to this street. The giant sign winked its welcome: FASCINATION!
---John Rechy, City of Night
Dorian Corey, May 5, 1993, performing Regina Belle's "If I Could" at Sally's Grammy Awards
This was Dorian's last public appearance.
The Legendary Dorian Corey, star of "Paris is Burning"
(Pepper LaBeija in the foreground)
Monica Mugler outside Sally's II, 1994
Amalia de Cuba
Go-Go boy with dollar bills
Sylvia del Rio
New Year's 1995
The Amazing, Electrifying Grace
Grace and Yvette
Monica and boyfriend
Butch Queen/Femme Queen
Portia LaBeija, Onjenee, Angela Carrera walking "Face"
at a Ball at Sally's II, May 1995
Nicole and Amanda Milan