Tag Archives: Los Angeles

House of the Naked Davids! Campy LA Landmark up for Sale

Norwood Young's "House of the Naked Davids"

Nineteen naked “Davids” festoon the Hancock Park residence of Norwood Young. The huge reproductions of Michelangelo’s famous statue have not always been popular with Young’s neighbors. His decorating choices have made him the subject of several lawsuits over the years. He notes of the sale: “It’s up to the new owner to decide what to do with all the David statues.” For the LA Times article, plus a video of the strange spread, click here.

Rest in Peace. Rest in Power. George Wong

Friend of this site George Wong passed away the morning of June 6, 2011. George was a long-time officer with Avatar Los Angeles and a Gay Games gold medalist in volleyball. He will be missed. For the Leatherati obituary, click here.

Harry Hay Stairway!

The Eastsider LA reports that the Cove Avenue Stairway in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles may be renamed in honor of Harry Hay, who in 1951 formed the early gay rights group the Mattachine Society in a house he lived in at the top of the stairs. For the full article, click here.

Homeboy Art! Hector Silva at Tom of Finland Fair in WeHo

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Friend of this site Hector Silva will be showing and selling his erotic “Homeboy Art” at the Tom of Finland Foundation’s 16th annual Art Fair. The Gay Highwaymen recently had dinner with Hector and his partner Napoleon at La Casita restaurant in Bell. Of course, snaps were shot. On our next LA trip, we will make a studio visit. Hector is a remarkable artist who is beginning to get the critical attention his work deserves, and collectors should pick up his work while it is still affordable. The Fair takes place Saturday, March 26th at the West Hollywood Park at 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, California. Noon until 6pm.