Here’s a follow-up to this recent post about the infamous Mineshaft — the gay s/m underground club in NYC.
The pictures above, including one of proprietor Wally Wallace (of blessed memory) are from the Leather Archives Tumblr page.
They posted a short history here.
Another one I regret ever letting go. He was hot AF — and super nice.
Some prisoners should never be un-cuffed
I regret ever setting this one free.
Anyone remember Ropedweb? The proprietor of that much beloved site is the notorious ty dehner.
ty is no longer actively blogging —but he often contributes stories for the Metalbond Prison Library. To see his author page, click here.
Here are some pictures from the vault, which Dr Mad Max sent a long while back, of a captive in suspension:
And this one as well, with heavy gear:
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Check out the dress code from the Mineshaft:
Does anybody remember the Mineshaft? That was before my own time, but I did know its manager, Wally Wallace — who was a fixture of NYC’s gay leather scene for decades. According to legend, Wally once denied entry to the Mineshaft to Elton John, because the pop star showed up in violation of the above-mentioned dress code.
As for me, the closest I ever got to the Mineshaft was seeing the 2012 Off Off Broadway play “A Night at the Mineshaft.”
You can read articles about the Mineshaft here and here.
Article about leather traditions and protocols here.
And, for a feel of that era, also check out the 1980 movie “Cruising.”
Because I keep some old porn mags next to the cage and he found the stash.