Saturday, September 17, 2005
ORIGINAL ENTRY: Tuesday, July 17, 1984
Decided to work until 7:00. Then cabbed to the Limelight ($3). And it was boring. Chirs had T-shirts made up with his photographs on them and he gave a shirt to everybody, but me he told to go buy one. I couldn't believe it. And I'm looking at these slobs he's giving them to. It was air conditioned and freezing there. One of Sidney Lumet's daughters, either Amy or Jenny, sat next to me and she's a spoiled Black Jewish Princess. but she's sweet and I shouldn't put her down, but oh God, she's so dumb. She was being world-weary. She said, "I did everything when I was thirteen and now I don't even go out anymore," those kinds of things. but I guess she's likeable, she tries hard. She said how when she was younger she used to hate her grandmother, Lena Horne, but now she adores her.
Friday, September 16, 2005
ORIGINAL ENTRY: Monday, July 2, 1984
Jean Michel called at 8:00 in the morning and we philosophize. He got scared reading the Belushi book. I told him that if he wanted to become a legend, too, he should just keep going on like he was. But actually if he's even on the phone talking to me, he's okay. and the phone calls from pay phones are now $.25. I'm just not going to make calls anymore. All the pay phones uptown were converted already to $.25; downtown there are still some $.10 ones left.
Thursday, September 15, 2005
ORIGINAL ENTRY: Tuesday, June 26, 1984
I've been getting a lot of commercial portraits to do lately--like liquor bottles and things instead of people.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
ORIGINAL ENTRY: Sunday, June 17, 1984
Was going to go to 860 but they were moving a lot of stuff ot 33rd Street, so went there instead. And it was fun. I didn't realize that our part is a lot bigger than Interview's part. Interview is actually only a small area. Ours is really big with a lot of places I didn't even know about.
Went home and watched the thing they did on me on MTV. They showed Heat and a little of Kiss. Don Munroe talked and they had clips of the "Hello Again" video we did for the Cars. And I talked and I was okay.
I tried sleeping without a Valium but the wine I'd drunk at dinner drove me insane. Valium's the perfect drug for me.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
ORIGINAL ENTRY: Thursday, June 7, 1984
Diane Lane was coming to the office to be interviewed and so I had to meet Gael Love (phone $.50, cab $5). I asked Gael about Robert Hayes and she said don't ask don't ask or she'd start to cry. She said, "After you've worked with somebody for eight and a half years..." And then I did ask and a tear started forming. So I guess he has what everybody thought he had. She said his sister came to see her and said there's "always a chance."
Diane Lane came and she's beautiful and sweet, but she didn't have much to say. She has a good philosophy about her movies, though--she feels that if she did a good job then it was a good movie. She has to do some more shots with Richard Gere when he gets back from King David and she doesn't want to cut her hair again, so she'll have to do the big love scenes with a wig. And she said that whenever she didn't feel "in the mood" Coppola gave her a fatherly talk and said, "There are no moods."
Gael was being too analytical so I asked Diane, "How's your sex life?" And she laughed and said I was just like Joan Rivers. I said, "did you ever sleep with Warren Beatty?" and then she came out and said that she actually had gone out with him and that he'd sat her on his knee and told her not to be afraid of sex, gave her "fatherly advice" and everything. She said that she was chaperoned by her father.
Yoko Ono's having a sale at Sotheby's but it's all junk--Art Deco jewelry she's had lying around and, you know (laughs), toilet paper that John touched.
Monday, September 12, 2005
ORIGINAL ENTRY: Monday, May 21, 1984
Peter Beard has the greatest commerical on TV now. It's for Kodak. He's on the outside of a helicopter taking pictures. he's got a new agent.
Went to a black-tie dinner at Mortimer's for the designer Enrico Coveri given by Florence Grinda. And Barbara and her Polish boyfriend were having a fight that I was in the middle of. Everything he said she contradicted. And I don't know why. And he's ended up buying a house out in Connecticut right next to Peter Brant. He plays polo like Peter. He has a good-looking face, like an old fairy would be good-looking like this, and he's the Joe Allen type--short and stocky with grey -black hair and I think capped teeth. He knows all the right people. And everybody says he bought his title, he's a Polish baron or something.
I had invited Jean Michel as my date and I was next to him, so maybe they thought it was a girl's name. Richard Gere's Silvinha moved her seat to sit next to Jean Michel. And Jean Michel gave me all his meat for the dogs, and Silvinha did, too.
I'm watching, MTV right now. I don't know what else you can do to these videos to make them different. They're all the same. They're all like sixties underground movies, people running around. Like Stan Brakhage and all those kids used to make.
Sunday, September 11, 2005
ORIGINAL ENTRY: Tuesday, May 1, 1984
Got up early. Benjamin picked me up and we went to the Calvin Klein fashion show. We were late, but they'd saved my seat up front (cab $6). Nan Kempner didn't say hello, probably because she didn't invite me to her dinner that night for Jamie Wyeth, I guess she was embarrassed. But maybe it was my fault, because when you're late you rush in and you don't know who to look at first because everybody's there, so you're awkward. And Calvin's stuff was like Perry Elliswith touches of YSL. I guess Marina Schiano puts in her two cents. The colors were all somber. Black and greys.
It was a beautiful day, and I wanted to get out of the office but never did. Jean Michel came by and we worked. Went to the Coe Kerr Gallery for the Jamie Wyeth opening. Ran into Lacey Neuhaus and Doug Wick, and talked to Ted Kennedy, Jr. Jean Kennedy Smith was there and she was nice and smiling. Jamie invited me down to the farm this weekend but I said I had to be packing and moving.
Cabbed to the Ritz ($4) with Jon, we went in to see the Stephen Sprouse fashion show. It was early but it was mobbed already. My seat was gone, so I took Charivari's. Teri Toye the transvestite was in the show. And everybody was saying it was like the sixties. The show was great, really the fashion is so good again with these disco kids, they have a real look. Like the boys with the straight cut over one eye. So extreme now.