5ninthavenueproject

5NinthAvenueProject is maintained online in memory of Nelson Sullivan, who recorded the videos, and Dick Richards, who created the channel and edited the videos with assistance from Robert Coddington. All rights reserved. dave@bettyjack.com

Nelson used a VHS portable camera and deck until 1987 and then with a handheld 8mm camcorder. Nelson lived in a large townhouse at 5 Ninth Avenue in the Meatmarket area of NYC, and his houseguests over the years included Lady Bunny, RuPaul, Larry Tee, Michael Alig and the Club Kids, Sylvia Miles, Michael Musto, Albert Crudo, John Sex, and his dear friend the tortured transvestite Christina. Nelson's videos span across Downtown NYC from the eccentric performances at the Pyramid Club to the production numbers at Limelight and Palladium. Nelson's friendships with then-emerging artists like RuPaul, Deee-lite, Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman give his videos an intimacy that allows the viewer an in-crowd look at the past. Visit nelsonsullivan.com.