ANTON PERICH PRESENTS: MAX'S KANSAS CITY
In the early 1970s, multi-hyphenate artist Anton Perich heard about a fairly new invention called “Public Access Television” and two weeks later had his own show. “Anton Perich Presents” starred Perich’s motley cast of friends (including Taylor Mead, Tinkerbelle, R. Couri Hay, Susanna Blond) and telecasted the glamorous and transgressive antics of the New York creative community straight into the New York living room. A pre-cursor to reality television, Anton Perich Presents was on the scene for events like the Charles Jourdan show at Studio 54, Grace Jones getting a haircut, and after-hours at the Hotel Chelsea with Victor Hugo, Elsa Peretti and Zandra Rhodes. This clip is from an afternoon at Max’s Kansas City in the mid-70s. Watch Andrea Feldman do the can-can wearing blue lipstick and ballet slippers, Candy Darling wearing sunglasses indoors, and other lost legends indulging in some good old fashioned 70s-style afternoon debauchery. Check out our upcoming issue of OAKAZINE for an interview with Perich.