My new home in New York was a studio above Carnegie Hall I shared with my boyfriend, society columnist Joseph X Dever. Our neighbours in some of the other studios included the jazz pianist and cabaret singer Bobby Short, the Italian impresario Gian Carlo Menotti, the famous milliner and NY street photographer Bill Cunningham, the … Continue reading CARNEGIE HALL DAYS

Revisiting the 60s from Manila Nostalgia

LEAD Magazine 7 April · SABEL'S BAMBANG, CAROLINE'S LONDON (3/4) By EDGAR O. CRUZ THE DAILY TRIBUNE, APRIL 8, 2015 VISUAL: PORTRAIT (THE ARTIST'S WIFE) BY BENCAB Caroline Kennedy visits the Philippines, particularly Metro Manila, the Mountain Province and Palawan, this April. In 1968, the blonde British writer met BenCab at Indios Bravos as the … Continue reading Revisiting the 60s from Manila Nostalgia

Andy, Edie and Baby Jane

By the end of 1964 I had met some of New York’s most prized artists, Larry Rivers, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Salvador Dali and Jasper Johns. But the artist I really wanted to meet was Andy Warhol. To me Warhol, though naturally shy on a personal level, epitomized everything that was brash, cocky and arrogant … Continue reading Andy, Edie and Baby Jane