The Tea Dance Est. 1966

          Upon purchasing the Pines Yacht Club from then owner Peggy Fears with partners in the early 60’s model John Whyte bought out all partners in
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Drum magazine and the Fire Island issue 1965.

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, it is because he hears a different drummer.”   DRUM was an American LGBT-interest magazine based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Published monthly beginning
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After Dark magazine on Fire Island.

After Dark magazine on Fire Island. 1972. After Dark 1968-1983 was an entertainment magazine that covered theater , cinema, stage plays, ballet, performance art, and various artists, including singers,  actors
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Montgomery Clift- Celebrity history

Montgomery Clift- Celebrity history   1962. Actor Montgomery Clift comes to the Pines to stay. He becomes a very visible part of the community until 1966.        
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Diahann Carroll- Celebrity history

Diahann Carroll-Celebrity history.   Actress/ Singer Diahann Carroll best known for her TV roles as nurse Julia during the 1960’s and as Dominique Deveraux on Dynasty in the 1980’s.   One
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The Monster Cherry Grove Est. 1969

  The Monster Cherry Grove  Est. 1969 Before it became the institution it is today in the Village NYC the Monster bar/night club began its journey on Fire Island in
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Rock Hudson- Celebrity history

Rock Hudson                1979. Having been here before actor Rock Hudson arrives as a guest of John Whyte.     1985…     Rock
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Jerry Herman – Celebrity history.

  Jerry Herman                                1960’s-1990’s. Broadway composer Jerry Herman becomes a resident twice purchasing homes on
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Barbra Streisand – Celebrity history.

                     1966. Actress/singer Barbra Streisand and ” Funny Girl”  costar Kay Medford arrive in the Pines by seaplane for lunch.   Actress
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Halston – Celebrity history.

Halston. 1932-1990. Roy Halston Frowick, known simply as Halston, was an American fashion designer who rose to international fame in the 1970s. His minimalist, clean designs often made of cashmere
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Pepper Fee, growing up Pines.

Pepper Fee. Growing up Pines. 1968. Pepper Fee: We moved to Sayville from NJ when I was 4 in 1968, and we would go to the then public beach at
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