elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Jack Damlos (1948 - April 7, 1993)

Jack Damlos, senior production manager for annual events at Macy's, died on April 7, 1993, at his home in Manhattan. He was 44.

His family said the cause was complications from AIDS-related pneumonia.

Mr. Damlos joined Macy's in 1983 and was involved in the production of the Thanksgiving Day parade, Fourth of July fireworks and Christmas events until his death.

He graduated from Georgetown University in 1970 and moved to New York, where he appeared in several off-Broadway productions and did radio and television commercials. He was road manager for the national touring company of the Paul Taylor Dance Company from 1974 to 1976.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/04/08/obituaries/jack-damlos-production-manager-44.html

Further Readings:

Beyond Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality by Patrick Moore
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press (January 14, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 080707957X
ISBN-13: 978-0807079577
Amazon: Beyond Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality

The radical sexuality of gay American men in the 1970s is often seen as a shameful period of excess that led to the AIDS crisis. Beyond Shame claims that when the gay community divorced itself from this allegedly tainted legacy, the tragic result was an intergenerational disconnect because the original participants were unable to pass on a sense of pride and identity to younger generations. Indeed, one reason for the current rise in HIV, Moore argues, is precisely due to this destructive occurrence, which increased the willingness of younger gay men to engage in unsafe sex.

Lifting the'veil of AIDS,' Moore recasts the gay male sexual culture of the 1970s as both groundbreaking and creative-provocatively comparing extreme sex to art. He presents a powerful yet nuanced snapshot of a maligned, forgotten era. Moore rescues gay America's past, present, and future from a disturbing spiral of destruction and AIDS-related shame, illustrating why it's critical for the gay community to reclaim the decade.

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