INTO THE GROOVE
INTO THE GROOVE
CRAZY FOR YOU
NEW YORK NY
MADONNA at BATTERY PARK
With PYRAMID JACKET From Love Saves The Day Shop
From The Movie DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN
Starring MADONNA , ROSANNA ARQUETTE
With ROCKETS REGDGLARE as The TAXI DRIVER
Directed by ANN MAGNUNSON
Like many wonderful things that people Love in Europe that Eouropeans in Italy, Spain, Francce and all the countries in Europe, there are things that are not present in the United States of America, like certain types of music, food, fashion, habits whatever.
As with the Negroni Coaktail, Campari, and Aperol Spritz in Italy, Mortadella, and Burata, I started drinking NEGRONI 'S a good 25 years ahead of most present day Americans, who have just recently discovered this great Italian Cocktail in the past few years, I first started drinking Campari and the Negroni Cocktail way back in the Summer of 1985 when I made my first trip to Europe, traveling in Italy, The SOuth of France, and Spain. That is a Summer I will never forget, when I went to the Birthday Parties of FELINI and BOY GEORGE in the same week when I was to take off for Rome, Italy on Saturday June 15, 1985 ..They actually had two parties for Boy George, one at the Palladium on 14th Street and another later in the evening at AREA down on Hudson Street in Tribeca. That same week, I attened Frederico Felini 's 60th Birthday Party at AREA with my buddy Bobby Matinez. We were hanging out with Felini and the legendary Italian Director told Bobby he wanted to put him in his next movie. It never happened, but it was quite cool to be hanging out with Felini (how many people can say that).
Anyway, I was having such a great time that week, althoough I was dying to go to Italy, I almost didn't want to go. Also that same week, Madonna did a few shows at Madison Square Garden a few weeks before she was to marry Sean Penn . At the opening night of Madonna 's Concerts at The Garden I was hanging out with her and my buddy Bobby in the Private Party for Madonna in the Michael Todd Room at the Palladium. Later that evening when we were leaving the Palladium, a number of Papparazzi starting taking pictures of Bobby and Madonna togehter. Bobby ran afer a photogpraher and started beating him up.
Anyway it was quite a week, hanging out with: FELLINI , MADONNA and Bobby and going to Boy George;s Birthday Party. Yes I almost didn't want to go to Italy, I was having so much Fun at home in New York 's East Village, it was quite a week, and one I have never forgotten.
I LOVE The RADIO
In CONCERT at MADISON SQUAARE GARDEN
Where MADONNA Danced The NIGHT AWAY
The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
Photographed by Steven Meisel