I celebrated my 30th ROCKY HORROR Anniversary at the Nuart on February 2, 2009.
I can safely say I've seen "THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW" at least 666 times in more than 20 different theaters.
I took the "The Rocky Horror Purity Test".
My score was 34.3% Rocky Pure (65.7% Rocky Corrupt) with a Weirdness/Uniqueness Factor of 57%.
I devoted some time and effort tracking down and re-accquiring some of the memoriabilia that I had lost in 1983.
I was able to retireve apporoximately 95% of what I had lost. I am satisfied. I have the pieces that are important to me.
(I do know that I will probably never see the nose hair-clipper postcard that Richard O'Brien sent to EROTIC NIGHTMARES in 1980 ever again.)
And I've always had a hankering for collecting Rocky vinyl since 1974.
There was a kid in line at the Nuart selling a second printing of "THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW BOOK".
He also had a copy of "THE OFFICIAL ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW MOVIE NOVEL" in excellent condition.
I snapped both of them up for a total of $40. I guess he didn't know what he had.
I later found a near mint copy on eBay, so I gave the other one to Richard.
On May 23, 2009, Richard Gifford celebrated his 30th ROCKY HORROR Anniversary at the Nuart.
He dressed as a very cool variation of Riff Raff, and was honored by SINS O' THE FLESH.
During the Wedding Scene, he filled in the role of Betty Hapschatt and threw the bouquet.
Julie Ford, Kurt Koenig, and Vid Kadavre also marked their 30th Anniversaries in 2009.
I re-connected with old friends, and made some new ones.
Out of the blue, I was contacted by Rick Sloane. He's a successful cult film director now.
I hooked up with him at the Los Angeles Comic Convention, at the Shrine Auditorium where he was promoting his films.
Rick is one of the unsung heroes of ROCKY HORROR in Los Angeles in the late 70's and early 80's.
Rick was the first film director I ever worked for.
September 26, 2009, Steve Cartoon celebrated his 30th ROCKY HORROR
Anniversary at the Nuart.
and his wife Cathy were on tour during Steve's birthday week, and
one their stops was Hollywood.
Steve, Cathy & I dressed as Transylvanians, and Kurt even reprised his role as "Flyboy" from "Dawn Of The Dead".
Richard suprised everyone by announcing that he was going as Frank.
We got into our makeup and costumes, and descended on the Nuart.
We arrived around 11:30 PM, and there was already, as always, a line wrapped around the place waiting to get in.
SINS O' THE FLESH had been given the heads-up that we were coming, and they gave us a wonderful reception.
also took the time to send a very special and direct message
to all those sneaky, skanky, two-faced, lying, evil, back-biting,
conniving, cock-blocking, asshole,
The doors to the Nuart opened, we entered and we taped off the 3rd row with tape that that read:
It didn't take long before it became obvious to the other members of the audience that we were insane.
Dennis Miller arrived, and we were all so happy that he did.
Dennis used to go to ROCKY HORROR at the Tiffany right before it closed in 1983.
He's been going to ROCKY HORROR at the Nuart since the film started playing there.
Steve and Dennis were pals at the Nuart "back in the day", and they had not seen each other in over 22 years.
girls danced on the stage while the house filled up, and
then the pre-show started.
O' THE FLESH then took the stage, and
the show began.
the show, we said "Goodnight" to everyone.
January 23, 2010 , Richard and I attended the last performance
REFRAIN at the Rialto Theater.
May 22, 2010, I hooked up with Lisa Kurtz Sutton and Brett
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