November 16, 1998

Event: Gay Erotic Video Awards 1998


The seventh-annual Gay Erotic Video Awards were held tonight at the Palace in Hollywood. The big winners included Three Brothers (Best Screenplay and Best Director for Gino Colbert and Sam Slam, Best Actor for Vince Rockland, Best Cum Shot for Paul Morgan, in addition to Best Oral Sex and Best Group Scene) and Falcon’s French Connections 1 and 2 (Best Video). Mike Branson took Best Top, and Brennan Foster won Best Bottom. Branson and Tom Chase got Best Erotic Scene for California Kings. Will Clark was given the Leo Ford Humanitarian Award, and John Travis was the Hall of Fame recipient. Among the presenters and guests: Alex Carrington; Doug Jeffries; Sam Crockett; Kyle Brandon; Alex Stone; Jackson Phillips; Joey Hart; Kurt Young; David Thompson; Grant Wood; Derek Cameron; Bo Garrett; Hawk McCallister; Steve Rambo; Derek Bishop; Dave Nelson; Drew Andrews; Chris Green; Andrew Lenox; Dino Phillips; Jim Steel; Mickey Skee; Geoffrey Karen Dior; Andrew Rosen; Mike Donner; Thor Stephans; Jerry Douglas; J.C. Adams; and others. Also seen (pictured above, from top): Ken Ryker; designer Thierry Mugler and Ken Ryker; Austin and Sam Dixon; Cole Tucker; Will Clark; Eric Evans; Jack Simmons (right) and friend; Steve O’Donnell; director Jerry Douglas and writer Preston Richie.

November 15, 1998

Event: Catalina/JumpStart Pool Party


The seventh-annual Gay Erotic Video Awards weekend fun continued with an intimate cocktail reception/pool party at the San Vicente Inn in West Hollywood. Thrown by Catalina Video and JumpStart Casting and Production, the bash celebrated this year’s nominees. Among the guests: Vince Harrington; Johnny Johnston; Zach Taylor; Tommy Cruise; Dean O’Connor; and Zak Richards. Also seen (pictured above, from top): Joshua Scott and Will Clark; Steve Rambo; Will and columnist J.C. Adams.

November 14, 1998

Event: Chi Chi LaRue’s Birthday Party 1998


Directix Chi Chi LaRue threw her annual birthday bash in West Hollywood tonight. Held at Close UP Studios, the party coincided with the seventh-annual Gay Erotic Video Awards on Monday. Two camera crews—one from England’s Channel 4 shooting a documentary about LaRue, the other filming for Men of Odyssey’s Hard Body 2000 series—captured the sultry doings. The large space, which was a converted film studio, was decorated especially for the occasion with elegant black draperies and silver streamers. But more decorative was the crowd, which included a virtual who’s who of glittery porn stars. Among the guests (pictured above, from top): Ken Ryker; Vince Rockland; Christopher Scott; Derek Cameron; Dean O’Connor; Sam Dixon and David Thompson; Sam Crockett and Max Grand; Sharon Kane; Andrew Lennox and Kyle Brandon; and Joey Hart. Also seen: Chris Green; Grant Wood; Nick DiMartino and Zak Richards; Cole Tucker; Marcus Iron; Hawk McCallister; Mickey Skee; John Rutherford; Lana Luster; Jackson Reid; J.C. Adams; Peter Logan; Alex Carrington; Cole Tucker; Lex Kyler; Eduardo and Sam Carson; Matt Bradshaw; Doug Jeffries; Geoffrey Karen Dior; Austin Black; Alex Stone; Kurt Young; Seth Black; Jamoo; and many others. When things got too hot to handle, the fire marshal showed up to shut down the party (for overcrowding)—leaving the revelers all dressed up with no place to go!