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Collection #49

Gay Morning America

Record:49
Date:1984 - 1989
Size:10 inches & 32 videos

Provenance

This collection was donated by George Sardi, one of the producers of Gay Morning America.

Use Restrictions

No names may be published unless (1) the persons are publicly known as gay, or (2) their permission has been obtained, or (3) they are deceased. Restrictions are only in regards to publication; any researcher may view or copy any document in the collection.

Scope and Content

This collection contains two feet of periodicals and 32 3/4” videotapes of Gay Morning America, and 8” of miscellaneous items.  The 32 tapes included in this collection are of select shows from seasons two and three with the dates ranging from October 1984 to November 1985. Tapes were labeled with the date of recording. In the first two seasons the show typically aired two days after recording. The shows which aired live in the third season are marked *Live* on the collection list.

With the generous support of the Pratt Institute School of Information, all tapes in the collection were digitized in 2019-2020 and are available to view online: http://gaycenter.prattsi.org/s/av/page/gma

History or Bio

Gay Morning America was a weekly TV show that aired on public-access cable for three seasons from 1983-1985. The show was originally one hour in length and was reduced to 1/2 hour in the third and final season. A “live” show was aired every fourth week of the final season. Live shows included phone-ins by viewers discussing current events in the gay community. The show aired from 7:30a.m. to 8:30a.m. for the first two seasons, and 11:30a.m. to 12:00p.m. for the third season. It was awarded a prize by the Christopher Street Festival Committee for its outstanding contribution to the gay community. The show’s format was that of a variety show without rehearsals. The show also featured pre-recorded commercials of local gay establishments, as well as “live” endorsements by the hosts which helped support the show. Staff members volunteered all of their time and no individual was paid. The staff consisted of Johnny Savoy, George Sardi, Jerry Fitzpatrick, Lord Byron Falk, Leslie Irons, Lynn Lavner and Johnny Pool. The Director was Jimmy Mellow. Many of the cast have since died of AIDS, including Lord Byron Falk, Johnny Savoy, and Jimmy Mellow.

Folder List

Box 1

1. Fire Island News columns written by George Sardi
2. Flyers, invitations, announcements, photographs regarding George Sardi
3. The play “ The Ritz“
4. Announcements, Newsletter, Bartender’s Guide, names & phone numbers of bar activities

Box 2

5. Craig Russell
6. Gay Morning America: photographs, flyers, awards from CSFC and CSLDC
7. Stonewall Awards Foundation
8. Scrapbooks handmade for George Sardi, 1/2”
9. Gay Switchboard information
10. Unknown photographs
11. Book of poetry, Author unknown
12. George Sardi’s Service to the bars
13. Female Impersonation by Avery Willard
14. Forever After & A Perfect Relationship and The West Street Gang by Doric Wilson
15. Unknown newspaper articles and segment listings for twelve Gay Morning America shows
16. Preservation DVDs

VIDEO TAPE LIST

1. Tape 1: Runtime: 4:30 — View Online
Lynne Carter Memorial (Died 11 January 1985, age 60). Clips of various events and interviews with Cater; performance from The Emerald City, 1978; Personal interview with Carter part I; Second performance from The Emerald City, 1978; Personal interview part II; Third and final performance, unattributed. No content past 3:24.

2. Tape 2: Runtime: 13:00 – View Online
(00:00) Commercial for Waverly Waverly bar and restaurant;
(01:20) Commercial for The Monster bar (plays twice);
(03:59) Gay Morning America’s Bar Awards Copacabana Party Red Carpet coverage and interviews with Lord Byron. Many attendees are introduced by first name only, others include: John Michelle, Sam Palmer, Frankie Lee Winter, Louis Mack, Meryl Facthman, Enid Gurlen, Red Mahoney, Brian McNamara, Randy Marshall, Tom Marshall-Gibson, Jean Sabatai, Joe Shallow, and John Hill.;
(11:58) end

3. Tape 3: Runtime: 1:32 – View Online

Commercial spot for Jerry Scott’s “Live at Waverly Waverly” Album. Originally aired during Season 3, Show 6 (1985-11-30).

4. Tape 4: Runtime: 9:52 – View Online

Originally aired as part of Gay Morning America Season 3, Episode 3 (1985-11-09).
Audio/ visual sync issues begin at: (00:00:20)
Show order:
(00:00:08) Begin recording of announcement of Miss Fire Island 1985 winners;
(00:00:32) Erica Beck announced as Miss Fire Island’s Most Popular 1985;
(00:01:11) George Sardi announced on behalf of Price Water Sports House International Pricey as the runner for Most Professional 1985;
(00:02:28) Pegasus announced as Miss Fire Island’s Most Unique 1985;
(00:03:34) Electra announced as Miss Fire Island’s Most/Best Professional 1985;
(00:04:54) Rhonda announced as Miss Cherry Grove 1985/runner up Miss Fire Island 1985; (00:06:35) Vivian Drake announced as Miss Cherry Grove 1985;
(00:08:53) End program;

5. Tape 5: Runtime: 5:31 – View Online
The Monster bar commercial; Duration Nasal Spray commercial; Yellow Pages commercial; Quaker State Oil commercial; Dermassage Dishwasher Liquid commercial; Avaar Soap commercial; Quaker State Oil commercial (repeat).

6. Tape 6: Season 2, Show #2 – View Online
Original airdate: 26 Oct. 1984; Runtime: 00:58:53
(00:00:00) Opening Credits: George Sardi, Johnny Savoy, Johnny Pool, Lord Byron, Lynn Lavner, Leslie Irons, and Jerry Fitzpatrick. Special guests: Jerry Scott and Leslie Randolph
(00:01:00) George Sardi- opening;
(00:02:08) Leslie Irons- Theater review – ‘Whoopi Goldberg’;
(00:08:03) The Islanders Club trip to Rio de Janeiro commercial;
(00:08:58) Community News with Johnny Savoy- Community News;
(00:13:27) Gay Hotlines commercial;
(00:14:03) Kaspar’s commercial;
(00:15:42) Morning Exercise with Lord Byron;
(00:22:54) Girl Talk with Lynn Lavner;
(00:29:52) The Follies commercial;
(00:32:36) Jerry Fitzpatrick- Sports, Leslie Randolph;
(00:37:06) The Monster commercial;
(00:38:34) Cocktail Recipes with Johnny Pool;
(00:49:12) Peeches Three commercial;
(00:50:04) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:51:02) Jerry Scott performance;
(00:55:00) Closing credits;
(00:57:02) U.S. Treasury Bond commercial;
(00:57:32) Drinking and Driving Department of Transportation commercial.

7. Tape 7: Season 2, Show #3 – View Online
Original airdate: 30 Oct. 1984; Runtime: 58:17
Show order:
(00:00:00) Opening Credits: George Sardi, Johnny Savoy, Johnny Pool, Lord Byron, Lynn Lavner, Leslie Irons, and Jerry Fitzpatrick. Special guests Robin Tyler, Jack Hoppin ;
(00:01:12) George Sardi —opening;
(00:01:56) Community News with Johnny Savoy;
(00:05:27) Gay Hotline information;
(00:06:58) Rio di Janeiro commercial;
(00:07:45) Big Dish commercial;
(00:08:42) Morning exercise with Lord Byron;
(00:14:58) The Follies commercial;
(00:17:21) Lynn Lavner performs;
(00:24:03) The Monster commercial;
(00:24:55) Village Apothecary commercial;
(00:27:10) Sports Interview with Jerry Fitzpatrick featuring Jack Hoppin;
(00:30:45) One Potato/Two Potato Commercial;
(00:31:47) Peeches Three commercial;
(00:32:55) Cocktail Recipes with Johnny Pool;
(00:40:51) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:41:54) Gay Yellow Pages commercial;
(00:42:55) George Sardi interviews Robin Tyler;
(00:56:44) Closing Credits;

8. Tape 8: Season 2, Show #4 – View Online
Original airdate: 7 Nov. 1984; Runtime: 00:57:27
(00:00:39) opening credits (announcing special guests: Joni Rapp, Johnny De Maio, and Gordon Malone);
(00:01:46) show opening with host George Sardi;
(00:02:30) Community News Awards, Johnny Savoy (ft. Harvey Fierstein);
(00:08:46) Waverly Gay Hotlines commercial;
(00:09:20) Peeches Three commercial;
(00:10:08) morning exercise with Lord Byron;
(00:17:48) The Follies commercial;
(00:19:13) Girl Talk with Lynn Lavner;
(00:25:59) The Monster commercial;
(00:27:02) Sports Interview with Jerry Fitzpatrick featuring Gordon Malone;
(00:31:36) cocktail recipes with Johnny Pool;
(00:40:30) theater review Waverly with Leslie Irons;
(00:45:19) Waverly commercial;
(00:45:22) performance by Joni Rapp;
(00:51:10) George Sardi interviews Joni Rapp;
(00:54:51) closing credits.

9. Tape 9: Season 2, Show #5 – View Online
Original airdate: 14 Nov. 1984; Runtime: 58:09
Audio/visual sync issues begin at 0:13:51
Show order:
(00:00:00) Opening Credits: George Sardi, Johnny Savoy, Johnny Pool, Lord Byron, Lynn Lavner, Leslie Irons, and Jerry Fitzpatrick. Special guests Maria Mandel and Bob Speer (00:01:11) George Sardi —opening;
(00:02:09) Community News with Johnny Savoy;
(00:06:10) Gay Hotline information;
(00:07:18) Peeches Three commercial;
(00:08:36) The Follies commercial;
(00:10:55) Copacabana recording;
(00:15:33) The Monster commercial;
(00:17:52) Lynn Lavner’s Girl Talk;
(00:24:26) The Big Dish commercial;
(00:25:46) Sports Interview with Jerry Fitzpatrick featuring Bob Speer;
(00:31:22) Village Apothecary commercial;
(00:33:59) Cocktail Recipes with Johnny Pool;
(00:41:11) Limelight commercial;
(00:42:46) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:43:48) Leslie Irons reviews Harlem Nocturne;
(00:48:48) Maria Mandel performs;
(00:55:55) Connection commercial;
(00:56:58) Closing Credits;

10. Tape 10: Season 2, Show #6 – View Online
Original airdate: 23 Nov. 1984; Runtime: 00:56:45
(00:00:06) opening credits (announcing special guests: Harriet Leider and Jerry Scott);
(00:01:31) show opening with host George Sardi;
(00:02:56) Community News with Johnny Savoy;
(00:07:19) Gay Hotlines commercial;
(00:07:51) Jerry Scott performance;
(00:13:53) Peeches commercial;
(00:14:58) morning exercise with Lord Byron;
(00:19:08) The Follies commercial;
(00:20:41) The Monster commercial;
(00:22:08) Sports Interview with Jerry Fitzpatrick featuring Charles Cochrane;
(00:28:20) Limelight commercial;
(00:29:36) CMG Vending commercial;
(00:30:46) Cocktail recipes with Johnny Pool;
(00:35:13) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:36:04) Theater review with Leslie Irons;
(00:41:46) Restaurant Row Big Wok commercial;
(00:42:53) Harriet Leider performance;
(00:53:45) George Sardi, closing credits.

11. Tape 11: Runtime: 19:57 – View Online
Tape from the 1985 Bar Awards Copacabana Party held on October 14, 1985. Partially aired during Season 3, Episode 2 (1985/10/26).
(00:00) Intro with dancers;
(00:42) Johnny Savoy welcome speech and performance;
(08:15) Introductions of the Bar Committee members;
(10:38) Announcement of Bar Awards recipients;
(12:43) Final performance with Johnny Savoy and Bar Committee;
(13:50) Red Carpet coverage and interviews with Lord Byron

12. Tape 12: Runtime: 2:37 – View Online
Promotional spot for Gay Morning America. Audio is delayed and video quality is poor. Actual promo runs from 00:50 to 01:20. The rest of the tape features other unknown audio seemingly unrelated to GMA.

13. Tape 13: Season 2, Show #1 – View Online
Original airdate: 19 Oct. 1984, Runtime: 00:58:30
(00:00:14) Johnny Savoy- opening credits;
(00:00:55) George Sardi- opening;
(00:02:12) Johnny Savoy- Community News Gay Hotlines commercial; Jonny Savoy interview with Sgt. Charles Cochrane NYPD, President of Gay Officers Action League;
(00:08:21) The Islanders Club, trip to Rio de Janeiro commercial;
(00:09:22) Big Dish commercial;
(00:11:16) Lord Byron, morning exercise;
(00:16:22) The Monster commercial;
(00:18:23) Lynn Lavner, Girl Talk;
(00:24:58) The Follies commercial;
(00:27:30) Johnny Pool, Cocktail recipes;
(00:34:44) One Potato/Two Potato commercial;
(00:36:19) Jerry Fitzpatrick, Sports; Interview with Richard Diaz;
(00:41:07) The Centre Pub commercial;
(00:42:40) Leslie Irons, Theater review interview with Jack Wrangler;
(00:50:36) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:52:50) Shots from Gay Pride 1984 preparation of the Gay Morning America float;
(00:57:37) Closing credits.

14. Tape 14: Season 2, Show #7 – View Online
Original airdate: 30 Nov. 1984; Runtime: 00:58:52
(00:00:10) opening credits (announcing specials guests: Eddy Olsen and Harley);
(00:01:36) show opening with host George Sardi;
(00:03:53) Community News with Johnny Savoy;
(00:06:55) Gay Hotlines commercial;
(00:07:30) Peeches commercial;
(00:08:46) Morning Exercise with Lord Byron;
(00:15:30) The Follies commercial;
(00:17:00) Girl Talk with Lynn Lavner;
(00:25:40) The Monster commercial;
(00:26:49) Sports Interview with Jerry Fitzpatrick featuring Tom Hack;
(00:33:21) Big Dish commercial;
(00:34:35) The Village Apothecary commercial;
(00:35:59) Cocktail recipes with Johnny Pool;
(00:44:33) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:45:30) Theater Review with Leslie Irons;
(00:50:45) Kelly’s Village West commercial;
(00:51:48) George Sardi interview with Eddy Olsen and Harley;
(00:57:48) closing captions.

15. Tape 15: Season 2, Show #10 – View Online
Original airdate: 21 Dec. 1984 – Christmas Special; Runtime: 00:59:10
(00:00:13) performance by Johnny Savoy;
(00:01:52) opening credits (announcing special guests: Casey Wayne and Frankie Lee Winter);
(00:02:39) show opening with host George Sardi;
(00:04:46) Community News with Johnny Savoy;
(00:06:35) Gay Hotlines commercial;
(00:07:27) Peeches commercial;
(00:08:53) The Follies commercial;
(00:10:09) Morning Exercise with Lord Byron;
(00:15:58) Johnny Savoy with The Monster Bar season specials;
(00:17:18) performance by Casey Wayne;
(00:25:37) Restaurant Row Big Wok commercial;
(00:27:29) Cocktail recipes with Johnny Pool;
(00:34:31) Johnny Savoy, One Potato/Two Potato commercial;
(00:36:16) Sports with Jerry Fitzpatrick;
(00:42:18) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:43:32) Winter Performance by Frankie Lee;
(00:49:55) performance by the Gay Morning America crew;
(00:54:31) closing captions;
(00:56:52) Drinking and Driving Department of Transportation commercial;
(00:57:23) Escorial Restaurant commercial;
(00:57:53) National guard commercial;
(00:58:26) Laymen’s National Bible Committee commercial.

16. Tape 16: Season 2, Show #11 – View Online
Original airdate: 26 Dec. 1984; Runtime: 58:06
Show order:
(00:00:00) Opening Credits: George Sardi, Johnny Savoy, Johnny Pool, Lord Byron, Leslie Irons, and Jerry Fitzpatrick. Special guests Frank Massey and his New Year’s Puppets (00:01:27) George Sardi —opening;
(00:02:50) Community News with Johnny Savoy;
(00:03:22) Big Dish commercial;
(00:08:39) Gay Hotline information;
(00:09:12) Peeches Three commercial;
(00:11:10) The Follies commercial;
(00:13:00) The Engagement calendar commercial;
(00:14:14) Morning exercise with Lord Byron;
(00:22:58) The Monster commercial;
(00:24:30) Village Apothecary commercial;
(00:27:57) Sports yearly recap with Jerry Fitzpatrick;
(00:32:33) One Potato/Two Potato Commercial;
(00:36:16) Cocktail Recipes with Johnny Pool;
(00:40:13) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:42:55) Connection commercial;
(00:44:18) Recording ends

17. Tape 17: Season 2, Show #12 – View Online
Original airdate: 2 Jan. 1985; Runtime: 58:11
Show order:
(00:00:00) Opening Credits: George Sardi, Johnny Savoy, Johnny Pool, Lord Byron, Leslie Irons, and Jerry Fitzpatrick. Special guests: J.T. Denver and special scenes from Gay Morning America’s “famous night” at the Copacabana;
(00:01:29) George Sardi – Opening;
(00:04:25) Johnny Savoy presenting Community News – “Self-Defense is a Scream” seminar at the Gay Community Center, Hotlines!, interview with J.T. Denver, porn star;
(00:10:57) Peeches Three commercial;
(00:12:06) The Follies commercial;
(00:13:31) George Sardi telling jokes;
(00:15:23) Lord Byron – discusses meeting J.T. Denver, morning exercise;
(00:20:05) Gay Morning America invitation for viewers to write-in (address provided: Gay Morning America, C/O Metro-Access Studios, 110 East 23rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10010); (00:20:28) The Monster commercial;
(00:22:04) George Sardi – history lesson on the 30th anniversary of “the completion of the naval reserve officer Thomas J. Keane,” who walked every street, avenue and alley of Manhattan, telling puns and jokes;
(00:24:16) Leslie Irons, retelling the strange circumstances around how George Sardi came out and how Irons met Sardi; discusses performances at Waverly Waverly;
(00:30:25) Big Wok Restaurant Row commercial;
(00:31:51) George Sardi – Review of the Gay Engagement Calendar 1985;
(00:33:48) Cocktail Recipes with Johnny Pool – demonstrates how to make a New Year champagne cocktail
(00:39:30) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:40:30) The Big Dish commercial;
(00:41:58) George Sardi recommending the Connection, “one of the better newspapers” for the gay population, review of the book the Royal Feud;
(00:44:10) Lord Byron introducing tape of Gay Morning America cast visiting the Copacabana; (00:45:15) Gay Morning America visits the Copacabana;
(00:55:40) George Sardi – “the biggest lies of 1985” and signing off with Lord Byron;
(00:57:21) Closing credits

18. Tape 18: Season 2, Show #13 – View Online
Original airdate: 9 Jan. 1985; Runtime: 58:16
Show order:
(00:00:00) Opening Credits: George Sardi, Johnny Savoy, Johnny Poole, Lord Byron, Leslie Irons, and Jerry Fitzpatrick. Special guests: Steve Gerben and John Burke;
(00:00:51) George Sardi – opening;
(00:02:15) Jerry Fitzpatrick – interview with Steve Gerben, president of the Frontrunners; (00:07:35) Peeches Three commercial;
(00:09:08) The Follies commercial;
(00:10:38) George Sardi – discussing his latest visit to the Follies with Johnny Savoy, Atlanta, Georgia;
(00:12:08) Morning exercise with Lord Byron;
(00:17:30) Gay Morning America invitation for viewers to write-in;
(00:17:53) The Monster commercial;
(00:19:18) George Sardi – theatre news, opening of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, opening of Honey, I’m Home!;
(00:21:00) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:21:55) George Sardi – more theatre news, discussion of Coming of Age in SoHo, Hall & Oates breaking up;
(00:23:55) Johnny Savoy – Community News, Dan White parole update, S.A.G.E., alcoholism awareness and Gay and Lesbian AA groups, obituary for Rob Hoskins;
(00:28:30) Gay Hotline information;
(00:29:00) George Sardi presents a commercial for South Dakota;
(00:30:45) George Sardi – The Gay Engagement Calendar 1985, birthday of female impersonator Craig Russell;
(00:31:15) Village Apothecary commercial;
(00:32:50) “Cecily” (Johnny) Poole – Chicken Pot Pie recipe;
(00:39:10) The Big Dish commercial;
(00:41:10) Leslie Irons interviews John Burke;
(00:55:45) George Sardi performs;
(00:57:24) Closing credits

19. Tape 19: Season 2, Show #14 – View Online
Original airdate: 16 Jan. 1985; Runtime: 58:31
(00:08) Opening credits: George Sardi, Johnny Savoy, Johnny Pool, Lord Byron, Leslie Irons, and Jerry Fitzpatrick, with special guests “Fascinatin Gershwin” (A Gershwin Revue), Lorenzo De Palma, and John Knight;
(00:58) George Sardi opening monologue;
(02:08) the Gershwin revue group “Fascinatin Gershwin” introduces themselves (performers Victoria Cassella, Sarah Woolenhouse, Michael Maratta, Billy Vergara, pianist Gerry Diefenbach, and credits choreographer Arthur D’Alessio and director Robert [Bobby] Cacioppo);
(02:38) Performance by Fascinatin Gershwin;
(13:37) Sponsored message from Peeches 3;
(13:41) George Sardi introduces John Knight, president of the North America Gay Volleyball Association;
(14:15) Jerry Fitzpatrick interviews John Knight about NAGVA during his sports segment;
(19:54) Sponsored message from Follies cinema;
(21:10) Johnny Savoy with the community news;
(24:20) Sponsored message from The Monster bar;
(25:30) George Sardi reads from Connections, New York City’s gay newspaper and introduced Johnny Pool;
(26:49) Cooking segment with Johnny Pool, where he demonstrates a recipe for “Hot Chicken Toddy” and answers reader questions;
(33:05) Sponsored message from Big Wok restaurant;
(32:22) George Sardi remembers Lynne Carter, entertainer and drag performer, who passed away January 11, 1985;
(35:44) Tribute to Lynne Carter clip, originally aired on the TV Series Emerald City, in 1978;
(39:08) George Sardi discusses SAGE and the “Gayellow Pages”;
(40:55) Lord Byron interviews Lorenzo de Palma, discussing exercise and workout routines, de Palma’s modeling career, and his acting aspirations;
(53:00) Commercial for Waverly Waverly bar and restaurant;
(54:03) George Sardi and Johnny Savoy final comments and closing monolgue;
(56:32) Closing credits;
(57:17) Commercials

20. Tape 20: Season 2, Show #15 – View Online
Original airdate: 23 Jan. 1985; Runtime: 58:16
Audio sync issues throughout
Show order:
(00:00:00) Opening Credits: George Sardi, Johnny Savoy, Johnny Pool, Lord Byron, Leslie Irons, and Jerry Fitzpatrick. Special guests: Jim Link, Gillman Sang, Brian Murphy, Tamar Hosansky and Lance Bradley;
(00:01:10) George Sardi opening;
(00:02:54) Jerry Fitzpatrick’s sports section —Interview with Jim Link;
(00:08:01) Peeches Three Commercial;
(00:09:00) Johnny Savoy discusses BARNY and Bar Awards;
(00:12:34) The Follies commercial;
(00:14:21) George Sardi interviews fashion designer Gillman Sang;
(00:19:27) The Monster commercial;
(00:21:55) Special Guest Brian Murphy performance and interview;
(00:33:15) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:34:55) Cocktail Recipes with Johnny Pool;
(00:42:32) Gay Hotline information;
(00:43:15) Village Apothecary commercial;
(00:44:41) Leslie Irons discusses upcoming show Harrigan ’n Hart, gay playwrights, and videocasettes;
(00:50:40) The Big Dish commercial;
(00:52:37) Morning exercise with Lord Byron— self-defense class with Tamar Hosansky and Lance Bradley;
(00:57:38) Closing credits

21. Tape 21: Season 2, Show #16 – View Online
Original airdate: 29 Jan. 1985; Runtime: 58:08
(00:02) Opening credits: George Sardi, Johnny Savoy, Johnny Pool, Lord Byron, Leslie Irons, Jerry Fitzpatrick, with special guests Songs in Blume, a tribute to Bobby Blume;
(00:54) George Sardi opening monologue;
(05:00) Sponsored message from Peeches 3;
(06:15) George Sardi introduces Lord Byron’s exercise segment;
(06:53) Lord Byron interviews leaders of the Safety and Fitness Exchange who demonstrate self defense techniques;
(13:50) Call for write-ins;
(14:26) Sponsored message from Follies cinema;
(16:16) George Sardi introduces Leslie Irons;
(17:05) Leslie Irons discusses current entertainment and culture in New York City, the rise of home video and VCRs, and the loss of movie theaters (particularly adult movie theaters);
(24:07) Commercial for Waverly Waverly restaurant and bar;
(25:02) George Sardi reads from Connections, New York’s gay newspaper and introduces the tribute group Songs in Blume;
(28:32) Performance by Songs in Blume;
(40:35) Sponsored message from Big Wok restaurant;
(43:35) Johnny Pool’s cooking and cocktails segment, he demonstrates a recipe for “Chicken la Sardi” and answers write-in viewer questions;
(49:46) Hotline numbers for gay and lesbian resources;
(50:50) Sponsored messaged from Kaspars restaurant;
(53:00) Johnny Savoy discusses upcoming events and gives his “Commentary” about the trend of ‘Gay Days’ in discos;
(56:34) George Sardi closing monologue;
(57:20) Closing credits

22. Tape 22: Season 2 Show #17 – View Online
Original airdate: 6 Feb. 1985; Runtime: 58:07
(00:08) Opening Credits: George Sardi, Johnny Savoy, Johnny Pool, Lord Byron, Leslie Irons, Jerry Fitzpatrick,with special guest Rene Warren;
(00:54) George Sardi opening monologue;
(04:14) Commercial for Badlands bar;
(06:03) Exercise segment with Lord Byron;
(14:12) Commerical for the Follies cinema;
(15:58) George Savoy discusses the film Lucky Texan and introduces Jerry Fitzpatrick;
(17:08) Sports with Jerry Fitzpatrick;
(20:38) Commercial for Waverly Waverly, restauraunt, nightclub, and cabaret;
(21:36) George Sardi introduces Rene Warren;
(23:04) Performance by Rene Warren;
(32:37) Commercial for Peeches 3;
(33:46) George Sardi Parents of Gays PSA;
(34:23) Johnny Savoy discusses the Bar Awards and Bar Awards party; he shares a story about a group of gay men suffering police abuse; Gay and Lesbian hotline information;
(38:56) Commercial for the Big Dish restaurant;
(40:02) George Sardi discusses Connections, New York’s gay newspaper;
(41:38) Cooking and cocktails segment with Johnny Pool;
(49:57) Commercial for Village Apothecary;
(51:21) George Sardi reads a limerick;
(52:03) Leslie Irons discusses cabaret shows currently running in the city;
(56:32) George Sardi closing;
(57:19) Closing credits

23. Tape 23: Season 2 Show #18 – View Online
Original airdate: 14 Feb. 1985; Runtime: 58:27
Show order:
(00:00:00) Opening Credits: George Sardi, Johnny Savoy, Johnny Pool, Lord Byron, Leslie Irons, and Jerry Fitzpatrick. Special guests: Aaron Gage, Gary Dee and Gordon Malone; (00:01:56) Badlands commercial;
(00:03:42) Leslie Irons interviews adult star Aaron Gage;
(00:11:26) Kelly’s Village West commercial;
(00:12:46) Sports Interview with Jerry Fitzpatrick featuring Gordon Malone;
(00:16:56) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:18:18) Cocktail Recipes with Johnny Pool (Julia Poulet);
(00:25:26) Peeches Three commercial;
(00:26:40) Performance by Johnny Savoy—My funny valentine;
(00:28:57) Johnny Savoy reads obituaries;
(00:30:18) Gay Hotline information;
(00:31:07) Morning exercise with Lord Byron;
(00:38:23) The Follies commercial;
(00:40:00) Special guest performance by Gary Dee and interview with George Sardi;
(00:57:26) Recording ends;

24. Tape 24: Season 2, Show #19 – View Online
Original airdate: 1 Mar. 1985; Runtime: 00:59:05
(00:00:00) opening credits;
(00:00:47) show opening with host George Sardi;
(00:4:18) Badlands commercial with Johnny Savoy;
(00:5:42) Cocktail recipes with Johnny Pool;
(00: 11:53) Big Dish commercial;
(00:13:21) Morning Exercise with Lord Byron;
(00:22:31) Pat Rohe and Diane McGaw Custom Word Processing Inc. commercial;
(00:25:22) Sports with Jerry Fitzpatrick;
(00:31:07) Village Apothecary commercial;
(00:32:18) Community News with Johnny Savoy;
(00:38: 33) Gay Hotlines commercial;
(00:41:46) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:42:52) George Sardi narrating clips from the Ms. Fire Island competition;
(00:51:36) performance by Johnny Savoy;
(00:53:32) Charlie’s West Commercial;
(00:55:12) performance by Johnny Savoy;
(00:58:13) closing credits.

25. Tape 25: Season 2, Show #20 – View Online
Original airdate: 8 Mar. 1985; Runtime: 00:58:00
*Audio/ visual sync issues begin at: (00:16:33).
(00:00:00) opening credits (special guests: Claire Christopher, Sandy Doane, and Jerry Scott);
(00:00:51) show opening with host George Sardi;
(00:03:57) morning exercise with Lord Byron;
(00:10:14) Kelly’s Village West commercial;
(00:12:58) Sports Interview with Jerry Fitzpatrick featuring Claire Christopher;
(00:18:18) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:21:00) Cocktail recipes with Johnny Pool;
(00:25:07) Phase II commercial;
(00:28:41) musical performance Sandy Doane with Jerry Scott;
(00:37:33) Theater Review with Leslie Irons;
(00:42:49) Restaurant Row Big Wok commercial;
(00:46:15) Community News with Johnny Savoy;
(00:50:46) Gay Hotlines commercial;
(00:56:57) closing credits.

26. Tape 26: Season 2, Show #21 – View Online
Original airdate: 15 Mar. 1985; Runtime: 58:27
(00:05) Opening Credits: George Sardi, Johnny Savoy, Johnny Pool, Lord Byron, Leslie Irons, Jerry Fitzpatrick, with special guest Jackie Small with Jerry Scott, Candida Scott Peel, Michael Jackson, and Mark Goldstein;
(01:08) George Sardi opening monologue;
(01:56) Jackie Small sings “Oh Danny Boy”;
(06:00) Sponsored message from Claire Restaurant;
(07:26) Lord Byron and Mark Goldstein demonstrate paired exercises, with a humorous intro;
(14:50) Sponsored message from Kelly’s Village West, with a promotion for a St. Patrick’s Day bash;
(16:00) Johnny Savoy shares hotline numbers for gay and lesbian resources;
(17:35) Johnny Savoy and Candida Scott Peel discuss the Gay Liberation parade;
(26:45) Sponsored message from Village Apothecary;
(27:57) George Sardi discusses Lionel Johnson, a gay historical figure;
(29:00) Johnny Pool shares a recipe for Green Irish Chicken Stingers and answers written-in viewer questions;
(34:35) Sponsored message from Big Dish;
(35:44) George Sardi introduces Leslie Irons, who discusses a critic who made homophobic statements;
(42:09) Sponsored message from Waverly Waverly;
(43:18) Jerry Fitzpatrick interviews Michael Jackson about a new tennis league being formed;
(50:27) George Sardi shares jokes; (
53:05) George Savoy, Jackie Small, and the cast sing “When Irish Eyes are Smiling”;
(55:35) Closing credits;
(56:43) Commercial for International Youth Exchange

27. Tape 27: Season 3; Show #1, *Live* – View Online
Original airdate: 26 Oct. 1985; Runtime: 00:31:47
*Some image issues + audio/ visual sync issues begin at:(00:06:49).
(00:00:02) opening credits;
(00:00:54) show opening with host George Sardi;
(00:02:43) Community News with Johnny Savoy (Public Health Council voted on AIDS emergency);
(00:05:23) Gay Hotlines commercial;
(00:05:58) The Monster commercial;
(00:06:47) Girl Talk with Lynn Lavner;
(00:09:53) Theater Review with Leslie Irons;
(00:11:26) The Big Dish commercial;
(00:13:00) Morning Exercise with Lord Byron;
(00:15:10) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:16:04) Cocktail recipes with Johnny Pool;
(00:17:35) George Sardi and Johnny Savoy- Phone-ins (discussion of Public Health Council vote);
(00:27:18) closing credits.

28. Tape 28: Season 3, Show #2 – View Online
(00:07) Opening Credits: George Sardi, Johnny Savoy, Johnny Pool, Lord Byron, Lynn Lavner, Leslie Irons, and Jerry Fitzpatrick;
(00:53) George Sardi opening monologue;
(02:00) Johnny Savoy discussed Election Day and shares the hotline numbers for gay and lesbian resources;
(03:11) Sponsored message from Badlands bar;
(04:16) Johnny Savoy discusses the Bar Awards Copacabana party;
(04:38) Bar Awards Copacabana tape featuring Johnny Savoy;
(11:42) George Sardi introduces Lynn Lavner;
(11:58) Performance by Lynn Lavner;
(16:45) Commercial for The Monster bar;
(17:53) George Sardi introduces Leslie Irons and Charles Busch;
(18:47) Leslie Irons interviews Charles Busch about his play “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom” and other work;
(24:31) George Sardi and Johnny Savoy preview next week’s episode and close the show;
(27:09) Closing credits

29. Tape 29: Season 3. Show #3 – View Online
Original airdate: 9 Nov. 1985; Runtime: 28:32
(00:02) Opening credits: George Sardi, Johnny Savoy, Johnny Pool, Lord Byron, Lynn Lavner, Leslie Irons, Jerry Fitzpatrick, with special feature Miss Fire Island contest;
(00:49) Introduction from George Sardi;
(01:13) Discussion of Gay Yellow Pages;
(02:11) Hotline numbers from Johnny Savoy;
(03:27) Exercise with Lord Byron;
(07:52) Advertisement for The Monster;
(08:50) Sports with Jerry Fitzpatrick;
(11:48) Sponsored message for The Big Dish;
(13:28) Presentation of a rough cut of the Miss Fire Island contest video;
(22:05) Ordering instructions for the Miss Fire Island video;
(23:05) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(23:48) George Sardi and Johnny Savoy say goodbye and discuss the next show;
(24:48) George Sardi and Johnny Savoy discuss books and recap events mentioned in the show in order to fill time;
(27:33) Closing credits

30. Tape 30: Season 3, Show #4 – View Online
Original airdate: 16 Nov. 1985; Runtime: 28:09
(00:08) Opening Credits: George Sardi, Johnny Savoy, Johnny Pool, Lord Byron, Lynn Lavner, Leslie Irons, Jerry Fitzpatrick, with special guests Delaria & Strobel;
(00:48) George Sardi opening monologue;
(02:24) Johnny Savoy shares gay hotlines and Gay Morning America call-in number;
(04:16) George Savoy introduces Johnny Pool’s segment;
(04:44) Johnny Pool (with assistant Lord Byron) shares a recipe for a Wild Turkey Old Fashioned and answers write-in viewer questions;
(12:46) Sponsored message from Badlands bar;
(13:59) Commercial for The Monster bar;
(14:58) George Sardi introduces Lea Delaria and Jeanine Strobel;
(16:47) Performance by Lea Delaria and Jeanine Strobel;
(24:40) George Sardi announces the next week’s live phone-in show and closes the show;
(26:29) Closing credits

31. Tape 31: Season 3, Show #5, *Live* – View Online
Original airdate: 23 Nov. 1985; Runtime: 00:28:18
(00:00:01) opening credits (announcing special guest: David Rothenberg);
(00:01:03) show opening with host George Sardi;
(00:01:51) Community News with Johnny Savoy;
(00:03:08) Gay Hotlines commercial;
(00:03:35) George Sardi and Johnny Savoy interview with David Rothenberg;
(00:10:48) The Monster commercial;
(00:11:48) Interview with David Rothenberg continued with questions from Lynn Lavner and Lord Byron;
(00:18:36) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:19:23) One Potato/Two Potato commercial;
(00:19:55) George Sardi and Johnny Savoy- Phone-ins with David Rothenberg (some technical difficulties);
(00:27:10) closing credits.

32. Tape 32: Season 3, Show #6 – View Online
Original airdate: 30 Nov. 1985; Runtime: 00:28:36
*Audio/ visual sync issues begin at: (00:14:25).
(00:00:03) opening credits (announcing special guests: Geoff Edholm and Jerry Scott);
(00:00:53) show opening with host Geroge Sardi;
(00:02:27) Community News with Johnny Savoy (Tim Turrow obituary);
(00:03:23) Gay Hotlines commercial;
(00:04:00) Waverly Waverly commercial;
(00:04:45) Girl Talk and performance with Lynn Lavner;
(00:10:06) Theater Review with Leslie Irons and interview with Geoff Edholm;
(00:15:31) The Monster commercial;
(00:16:29) Jerry Scott performance at Waverly Waverly;
(00:18:20) Records commercial;
(00:10:30) performance by Jerry Scott;
(00:27:35) closing credits.