Monday, March 11, 2013
Krausz General Merchandise (Store For Sale) is right across from the Kings Highway Cinema, the last (gay) porn theater in Brooklyn. Though shuttered, you can still see some sad-eyed mannequin heads, who have nothing else to do but gaze out at the shifty procession of gray-haired men slipping quietly through the cinema doors. Shows are unmarked in the entranceway. What incongruity in this last-of-the-species theater (the old Jewel Box) hanging on in such a devout & seemly Jewish enclave.
There are floral dusters hanging in Krausz's window too. Connie, my next door neighbor, wore one always, but I guess they're strictly for the seventies and older set. Housecoats & movie theater porn, the oddest of odd-couples. Watch them as they slowly fade away.