From the Limelight to the limelight. At left, it’s 1986 and celebutante Lisa E roams the hallways and back stairs of New York’s Limelight nightclub bantering and singing with James St James at a party thrown for then-NY Post columnist Dinah Prince. At right, it’s today and television star Lisa Edelstein appears in a clip reel bantering with costar Hugh Laurie on the very popular hospital drama House.
[Ed note: Yes, that’s yours truly making out with Jenny Lumet at the beginning of Nelson Sullivan’s Limelight videot; Lumet, of course, grew up to write the movie Rachel Getting Married. Also featured in the vid are Caroline Hirsch of Caroline’s Comedy Club, Village Voice columnist Michael Musto, the club’s hilarious VIP host Fred Rothbell-Mista, and our future bosses Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey – dressed as Michael Musto.]