Yes, that older looking lesbian woman underneath her chapeau with G&T in-hand is none other than Mr. Truman Capote, bon vivant quick with the bon mot, ever the raconteur and trouble maker at Studio54. Of course, I recognized this man's visage instantly, long a fan of his since my high school days, even before I knew Harper Lee had based "Dill" on him (Scout and Jem's friend from next door) in her To Kill a Mockingbird. (Query for your droll fave: Oscar Wilde or Truman Capote?) Truman loved to party until the last; he and Andy Warhol and, apparently by the looks of the above picture, Ms. Gloria Swanson at 79 (Go-on, girl!!!) The above shot is from a very witty little article found on Mr. Porter (the XY version of net-a-porter ) by Dan Davies. All the geriatric swells loved the nightlife. They liked to boogie. But, could they boogie in their Depends? When, Dear Reader, is it time to roll the sidewalks up on our galavanting about town and -- say it ain't so -- "act our age"? Hmmm?
I wrote about a time in my life, (here) after my divorce a few years back, where I was routinely at the greatest restaurants and, yes, loud/obnoxious clubs, and amazing bars because of my job where I was asked to spend no less than $2,000 each month (of company money) entertaining prospects and clients. My clients were 80% lawyers and execs from Internet start-ups and major Hollywood studios in Los Angeles. Needless to say, for someone who was a teetotaler and a self-imposed virgin (I'm happy to admit it; I'm not ashamed of my faith ... non-party hand in the air, y'all!!!) into his early-20's, I was a very quick study on catching up on the party scene. Even my nephews who ran a legendary "Bar One" on Sunset Blvd. were having a hard time keeping up with their Uncle J. for about two or three years there. It was awesome ... for a season, as the Bible says.
But, back to the question at hand. The topic has been decided. The issue has been raised. What do you think is the age-limit on "partying"? Is there one? Don't talk amongst yourselves ... LEAVE an opinion (Pithy Comment forms are below!) here for all of us to enjoy. And, bonus ... if any of you brave souls send in a party pic of yourself in flagrante (not delicto! ... you know who I'm talking to!), I'll add them below this post! If any of you add one, I'll include myself as well. My email is over to the left over there somewhere ...
The gauntlet has been thrown down. Your opinions and incriminating photos are warmly welcomed, Dear Reader.