Here's a Video Inside Patricia Field's 8th Street Boutique in the '80s
We were poking around on Jeremiah Moss' website Jeremiah's Vanishing New York recently (Moss also did a Q&A with us last week about Peep World on 33rd Street turning into a Hooters, that you should check out) and came across a video shot inside Patricia Field's old boutique on 8th street by Nelson Sullivan. (Vanishing NY has another video by the late, prolific Sullivan chronicling Michael Musto and friends taking a subway ride out to Coney Island in 1987, that's also a must-see.) There's not a ton happening here, really, just six minutes of people browsing in the seminal downtown boutique and some asides with nightlife drag fixture Allen 'Tangella' Robinson (who now lives in Texas and who coined one of our favorite Mr. Mickey-isms to indicate shock or mock disbelief: "You lie in your pussy!") as well as Disco Bloodbath author James St. James and "Lisa E." (whom you might also recognize as House star Lisa Edelstein -- yep, Cuddy was a club kid). Mostly, it's just a nice little bit of ephemera for your Monday afternoon, featuring a bunch of looks we're still seeing on kids today and Ms. Field walking around in her store with a cigarette. Check it out above.