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From Miss Rosen’s article for AnOther:

Today, you’d have a hard time getting within inches of a celebrity’s face with a camera, let alone be in the same space. Back in the 1970s, people were very receptive. It was snobby, but it was open. People were out to be photographed. There were a lot of paparazzi at the clubs but I was not one so people were more open to me. Believe it or not, I’m not a celebrity person, but I saw Halston and Steve Rubbell hanging out at Hurrah during their Easter Monday party. They could have been any two friends, just frat brothers hanging out, drinking, smoking, and chatting. I asked if I could take a photograph and they said yes. Of course I knew how they were, but they were very gracious, just as casual as could be, having a great time with each other. They looked very comfy and cosy together.

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