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Collection #111

Allan M. Noseworthy III Papers

Record:111
Date:1973 - 1985
Size:6 inches

Provenance

The collection was donated to the National History Archive by Allan M. Noseworthy III’s friend Andrew Harwin on 1 Jun 2006.

Scope and Content

The collection contains some of Allan M. Noseworthy III’s personal snapshots, negatives, and contact sheets as well as many personal postcards and a series of personal letters from Robert Currie. Also included are many gay periodical clippings and promotional materials in addition to one audio recording relating to Michael Maletta and the Creative Power Foundation’s San Francisco “disco-visual-entertainment” circuit events like “Stars” and “Night Flight.” Michael Maletta’s memorial service pamphlet is also included. The collection contains some photos of Allan M. Noseworthy III’s shop Noseworthy’s as well as the shop’s business cards. Also included are The Saint’s Star Dust Vol. 1 No. 1 Spring 1982 and a clipping of Thom Gunn’s poem “Bow Down” in The Threepenny Review Summer 1983.

History or Bio

Allan M. Noseworthy III was involved in the production of Michael Maletta’s and the Creative Power Foundation’s large “disco-visual-entertainment” circuit events in San Francisco. He is credited in the “Night Flight” event’s “Thank You” pamphlet under “Creative Energy.” In a newspaper article about the “Stars” event, he is referred to as a producer. He was also a small business entrepreneur and opened an antique shop called Noseworthy’s in New York City on W. 4th St. in 1976. He moved the shop to Bleecker St. the following year. He worked as a night manager at The Saint. He died in 1985.

Folder List

Box 1

1. [Album 1: Photos]   Personal snapshots.
2. [Album 1: Negatives Envelope #34947/No Number]   Negatives of personal snapshots.
3. [Album 1: Postcards – Nov 1973 – May 1983]   Personal postcards to Allan M. Noseworthy III. Brief mention of the gay party scene, working out, leather culture, and gay male sex.   Clipping of Thom Gunn’s poem “Bow Down” in The Threepenny Review Summer 1983.
4. [Album 1: Correspondence – Letters 1977 – 1979]   Personal letters to Allan M. Noseworthy III from Robert Currie. Currie was Noseworthy III’s friend and lover. Gay male dating and sex life in New York City. Parties, drugs, gay male dating and sex life at Fire Island. Passing mention of Currie’s work at Studio 54. Passing mention of bars and clubs Russian River, the Flamingo, and the Everhard. Currie’s job at Hanai Mari. One letter sent from Kyoto, Japan mentions Currie’s photograph styling job at the Kyoto Museum of Modern Art for an exhibit in April, 1970. Passing mention of the Power Company, i.e. the Creative Power Foundation.
5. [Album 2: STARS coverage]   Gay periodical clippings regarding Michael Maletta’s and the Creative Power Foundation’s San Francisco “disco-visual-entertainment” events: “Stars” and “Night Flight.” Some articles authored by Allan M. Noseworthy III. Michael Maletta’s memorial service pamphlet.
6. STARS artwork   “Stars” and “Night Flight” event promotional material
7. Noseworthy’s   Photos of  Noseworthy’s, Allan M. Noseworthy III’s Greenwich Village antique shop. Business card for Noseworthy’s.
8. [Etc.]   Personal photo contact sheet. Creative Power Foundation’s “Fantasyman” event promotional postcard. “The First Tea” event poster. The Saint’s Star Dust Vol. 1 No. 1 Spring 1982.

AUDIO TAPE LIST

1. Cassette:
Side 1: Michael selling June party, 8 Jun 1978
Side 2: Fire Island Allan, Larry P, Philip Allan, Aug 1977
Michael [Maletta] describing vision and logistics of a parade/carnival/block party.
Promotional sound bite ideas for “Power Company.”
Conversations about “the gay world,” circumcision, gay male sex.