Images of the Past: Rare Video Footage of Fire Island in 1976 – Video

NYC video artist Nelson Sullivan died of a heart attack in 1989 leaving behind almost 1,200 hours of footage of the  Downtown New York scene and Fire Island.

Below is a 7:00 minute video that Nelson took on Fire Island in 1976. 


About Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact:

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