I agree Bits. The top end of town needed a new delivery boy when Gino skipped bail.The delivery boy who took a piece of the action maybe.
I can see him being the delivery boy for some of the legal/medical/business types, but with the bottom tier transgender, drug addled, share house types he was definitely the top dog.
although if he is so astute why was it not blocked before it was released?Me too... and it means he was aware of the book and had his lawyer ready to pounce, the ink was barely dry having only been out a few days.
Hard to be absolutely certain given the quality of the photos, but the first one may be of 'Leanne' (David).hard to track down pics from the inside but here's one of Patches
Cigarettes look to be 'Benson & Hedges Stirling' which I smoked around that time. I recognise the guy on the right but can't recall the name right now.Cant think of what brand they might be
Which was originally called 'Fiddlers', run by Trevor Royal, and where people used to go to drink on after every other gay venue had closed.Black Rose Piano Bar
Wasn't the STD Clinic on Nth Tce open yet? It was certainly operating in the early 80s.There were no doctors we knew of to refer guys with sore and infected bums, so they suffered in silence and went back for more food and shelter.
THe Mars Bar opened again in the mid-80s as 'Reflexions' before later reverting to Mars.The Mars Bar – opened Dec 1976, closed Easter Sunday, 1985.
First photo features Skye Brookes & Rose Leaf (right) posing in front of a huge print of international star Divine, who signed it after her appearances at the Dragon around the time of her hit 'You Think You're A Man'.The Green Dragon – Corner South Terrace and Pultney St, Adelaide.
Collier? As in connected to Megan Collier? We know that Collier wasn't Megan's birth name. Did she have a connection & took on Joanne's name? Not a coincidence surely?
I don't think they were related. As far as I know, Collyer (think that's the correct spelling) was Joanne's birth name. Joanne was originally from NSW and worked with people like Carlotta at Les Girls before settling in Adelaide in the late 70s.Collier? As in connected to Megan Collier? We know that Collier wasn't Megan's birth name.
No, I knew her at the time - seemed a nice person. Don't have any pics that I know of.do you know anything else about her? i cant find any pics myself, know of any?
and I'm not sure around any suppression orders with this one but if you've read Debi's book the description may ring a bell
In the book a boy is taken to the house of a woman described as wearing all black, long black hair well known in the disco scene - and that description perfectly matches another little bit of intel where she’s named as the person.No, I knew her at the time - seemed a nice person. Don't have any pics that I know of.
I haven't read the book, so no idea what you are referring to.
Now, I'm wondering if I'm getting some of them confused.
I may have been thinking about Vicki Verca
In the mid-80s, there suddenly appeared a bunch of different Vicky's on the Adelaide drag scene.
I remember an art teacher with that name at Port Adelaide High School in the 80’s. the description fits her!In the book a boy is taken to the house of a woman described as wearing all black, long black hair well known in the disco scene - and that description perfectly matches another little bit of intel where she’s named as the person.