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Collection #58

Patrik Moreton Fire Island Snapshots

Date:1985 - 1987
Size:5 inches


The photos in this collection were the personal pictures of Patrik Moreton. The collection was donated to the archives by housemate Chris Lipari in January 1997, (who co-owned them) after the AIDS related death of Patrik Moreton, in May of 1995.

Scope and Content

Most of the photos in this collection are of life in the Pines between 1984 and 1994, with a smaller amount of family photos, foreign travel, camping and the 1986 Gay Games. The photos chronicle the large house parties of the mid to late eighties(popular on Fire Island) as well as the guests and house mates at ‘Sailor House’ on Sail and Ocean Avenues.

Some of the ‘starlets’ performing in the show “Hollywood Shore Leave” are Ann Miller (Robert Donelly), Rita Hayworth (David Merrill) and the two co-creators of the event Camen Miranda (Aldyn McKean) and Marlene Dietrich (Patrik Moreton).

History or Bio

Patrik Moreton was a long time resident of New York City and summer reident of the Fire Island Pines. He worked as a hair, wig and make-up designer for more then fifty Broadway productions, including Grease, Little Foxes, and Hamlet. Starting in 1995 and for the next three years Patrik and his housemates produced a party called “Hollywood Shore Leave” at “Sailor House” on Sail and Ocean Avenues in the Pines. Patrik died from AIDS in May of 1995.

Folder List

Box 1

1. 1984
2. 1985
3. 1986 Hollywood Shore Leave II “The Sequel
4. 1987
5. 1988
6. 1989
7. 1991
8. 1992- GMHC Morning Party , Fire Island
9. 1992
10. 1993
11. Misc.