BROADWAY AND COLUMBUS,
IN THE EARLY 1980s.
Documentary photography was a major part of my first photojournalism class at City College
in San Fracisco. I saw great photo opportunities when I cruised the Broadway section of San Francisco's North Beach everynight in my taxi.
Columbus Avenue had all the great Italian Restaurants, but around the corner on Broadway was all the
night life. By the early 1980s the punk scene had emerged and the Mabuhay Gardens on Broadway
was the hot spot at the time for the punks. Strip clubs which became popular
in the 1960s were still flourishing. There were jazz clubs and Finocchio's - a showclub of female impersonators which opened in
the 1940s was still attracting crowds. I decided that I would document nightlife on North Beach's Broadway as one of my first photo projects.
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