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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

Jun 16, 2015

Dennis visits the Los Feliz apartment of Phil Scanlon, one of the co-directors - with DJ Paul V. - of "Dragstrip 66: The Frockumentary" an in-the works film about the legendary L.A. underground gay nightclub Dragstrip 66. They talk about their reasons for making the film, the night the cops raided the place, the celebs that showed up (Karen Black, Traci Lords, Lance Loud etc.), the club's clever themes (Thoroughly Modern Military, Vegas In Space, Night of a Zillion in Brady) and what they think made Dragstrip 66 special. Paul and Phil also talk about what it was like to host a gay club in the shadow of AIDS and then in the age of protease inhibitors, how the gay community's comfort with drag has evolved in the last 20 years and the fundraising campaign they've got going on - - to raise money for the film. Other topics include: what it's like to almost hook up with TV host Huell Howser and the inspiration behind Paul's brilliant Born This Way blog.