Danceteria Press Release [Jim Jarmusch, John Lurie, Club 57, Sigourney Weaver, Keith Haring, Ann Magnuson]
New York: Danceteria, . Offset on yellow stock from typescript and holograph. Corner stapled. 4 pp. 8 1⁄2 x 14 in. Very good. Horizontal foldline on both leaves, edgewear and toning to exteriors, inside clean. Item #6427
Press release detailing a week of events at Danceteria, including a film premiere party for Jim Jarmusch’s now-classic film Stranger Than Paradise, a show by John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards, a farewell party for the cult-band Pulsallama, a benefit for the legendary Club 57, as well as Ann Magnuson’s Punkmetal Blade Runner Event.
The benefit parties held performances and showings by many artists, such as Keith Haring, Sigourney Weaver, Haoui Montaug, and Ann Magnuson. Magnuson is a writer, performance artist, actor, musician, club organizer and performer, was manager of Club 57 and a fixture of 1980’s downtown New York nightlife; her name is misspelled in this document as Magnusson.
The document testifies to a remarkable week in which seminal NYC artists and institutions gathered at Danceteria, beginning with a small yet hilarious biography of Alberto Benvenutto, “the Neapolitan streetvendor [sic] that due to his initiative, effort, and perseverance, became a plumber.”.