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334                                     Jack Fritscher, Ph.D.

            The “Christmas Fix Invitation” illustrated with Chuck Arnett’s drug-drawing for the
            “Christmas Fix” salon party at “Fey-Way, Midnight, December 30, 1978,” featured Santa
            injecting his forearm with a hypodermic whose old tracks spell out NOEL. Fritscher has
            suggested that the sharing of needles during the Titanic 70s, more than unsafe sex, was
            what killed many speed-driven leather players in the first wave of HIV. Besides Robert Opel
            premiering his film Fuck You, Santa Claus, “club” artists featured were “Camille O’Grady
            direct from the Mineshaft in her first West Coast appearance,” Ruby Zebra’s queer rock
            poetry, Spikey Dummer’s live music, Tom of Finland, Rex, Chuck Arnett, Olaf, the Hun,
            A. Jay, and photographer Bill Moritz from the LA salon of Fred Halsted.

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