Writer, cartoonist, artist, art critic, poet, socialite, intellectual, and all-around bon vivant, Anthony Haden-Guest was kind enough to grace The Standard, Hollywood with his presence yesterday. The crowd gathered around as he read from his newest book, In The Mean Time - The Other Ends of the World; Cartoons and Dark Light Verse. The scene was intimate and Haden-Guest, as expected, was a charming raconteur.
(Anthony Haden-Guest, photo by Doug Neill)
Haden-Guest’s drawings have appeared in the New York Observer, and he has also contributed numerous articles and stories to Talk, Sunday Telegraph, Vanity Fair, New Yorker, Paris Review, Observer, Sunday Times and others. In 1979 he won an Emmy Award for writing and narrating the documentary The Affluent Immigrants for PBS television in the USA. Haden-Guest is widely believed to be the model for Peter Fallow, the drunken British journalist exiled in New York in Tom Wolfe’s novel Bonfire Of the Vanities. He’s also the author of several books, most notably, The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco, and the Culture of the Night, about the rise and fall of the New York club scene.
(Moi, self-portrait by cartoonist Anthony Haden-Guest)