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back to THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 1974: THE FACTORY CHRISTMAS PARTY

Excerpt from the diary of Bob Colacello:

"The Factory Christmas Party. Paulette Goddard came in a white mink coat with an Oil man from the Ritz Towers. Lil Picard came in a white wig with a Sheik from Soho. Jackie Curtis came as a man. Emerson Forth and Branch Emerson were rolling around on the floor. An Italian art critic told Adriana Jackson that he thought it was shocking to see babies at a serious artist's party. David Whitney was there. David White, Anselmino of Torino, Monique van Vooren, Maxime de la Falaise McKendry, Pat Ast, Jane Forth, Donna Jordan, Maria Smith, Patti D'Arbanville...Geri Miller in a light blue velvet mini-suit... Francesco Scavullo, Taylor Mead... Sylvia Miles, who was giving out photographs of herself as Christmas presents. Some anonymous transvestite dancers. A bongo band we didn't hire. The cleaning man played the piano... Brigid Polk was conspicuously absent." (IFB43)

Later that night Bob Colacello went to a dinner at La Caravello which was also attended by Vivian Vance and wrote the following:

"... Vivan Vance aka Ethel Mertz is the funniest person I have ever met. She said that she and Lucille Ball would work day and night writing skits for the Lucy Show, but that now it's impossible to work like that because TV is unionized... She also talked about her tours of mental institutions. She said the psychiatrists freak out when she begins her speech in the alcoholic ward with: Better the Bottle than the Gun." (ibid)

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