DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
Memories of the First 50 Years: 1946 - 1996
October, 1946: And in the beginning...
Little Mikey Holder's first visit with Santa at Marshall Field's in Chicago, 1948
Little Lord Mike-leroy age 5, 1951
The inevitable Davy Crockett era, 1953
Opening night party for THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
Chicago, pre-Broadway, 1961
Travis painted by Tennessee Williams. Honest.
BYE BYE BIRDIE hits the road, 1962
With Jane Morgan and Urylee Leonardos (and her son Corky), THE KING AND I tour, 1963
Barnaby in HELLO, DOLLY!, 1964
With Marilyn Allen, prom night, 1965
My first Hollywood composite, 1966
Um... then THIS happened, 1967
Waiting for the world to end with my bestest pal Gallimaufry
at my new Graciosa Drive house, Beachwood Canyon, 1968
With Donovan and 'Maufry at the Renaissance Faire
Glorious Graciosa Days: With my late loves Pat Rumrill, Heather Abbis, and Gallimaufry Phydeoux
A long and historic half-century journey begins:
HAIR opens at the Aquarius Theatre, LA 1968
At the pre-Woodstock Newport '69 Festival at Devonshire Downs
The beginning of an era:
Travis & Victor, November, 1969 to...
Travis and Victor on Venice Beach
T & V in Nicholas Grippo's CHEATERS, 1971
and featured in Pat Rocco's EROTIKUS, 1973
Another milestone: The crazy Troubadour years begin!
My lifelong pals B.J. Cook and David Foster in the LA Troubadour dressing room
Opening up that Golden Gate
A lifelong friendship begins: Bette plays The Troubadour and
The Boarding House (San Francisco Troubadour North), 1972
With Dale at home at 14th and Castro, SF
Halloween, Boarding House, 1973: Us as Us 50 years later … be careful what you wish for
With Ola Hudson at Ruth Pointer’s wedding; Sausalito, 1974
My photo of the sisters on Ruth's special day (dress by Ola)
Victor and our godson Saul "Slash" Hudson, age 8, 1974, SF
From the wings: With Liza in Vegas at the Riviera
Back in LA for ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 1974
Making friends at the Kronhausen Museum of Erotic Art, SF, 1975
Back to Hollywood: My new headshot
by Jonathan Exley, 1976 (age 31)
With Valerie Perrine, 1978
Our "Villa Monte Vista," Live Oak Drive, Los Feliz, 1981
The parenting years: David with Victor and me, perhaps not your ideal dads
Our beloved "forever" home, Lake Arrowhead, 1982
Renfield in DRACULA, Krossroads Theatre, 1983
Ken Talley in FIFTH OF JULY, 1984 (Inland Theatre League Best Actor Award)
Back to work with the brilliant Ms. Rivera...
...as Amos "Mr. Cellphane" Hart on tour in CHICAGO, 1985
HAIR revival, 1986... playing Woof, the same role I played in 1968!
Career defining: Paul David Buscemi’s THE BURRITO FROM HELL, 1988
Artie in THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, 1989
With Larry Drake is Sam Raimi's DARKMAN, 1989... after four hours of makeup, any idea which Durant is me?
With my "frequent companion" Dawn Wells, 1991
Deja vu: Directing BIRDIE, 1992
With my gorgeous friend Diane McBain
Thirty years later, this tux would fit over one thigh
Meeting Red Buttons rep'ing NUNSENSE: A religious experience!
With Scott Cheek and Rurik, 1993
Susan Exley and me with our godson Saul "Slash" Hudson at his VERY FIRST wedding, 1992
The debut of my very first play, SURPRISE SURPRISE
starring Dawn and Scott, Victory Theatre Center, 1994
Never stop laughing with my pal Jo Anne Worley
In our new home, Silverlake, 1996
With our cherished Rebecca King Rosenberg; San Francisco, 1996