Liam McMullan was standing outside of the West Village Bistro Highlands on Thursday night, wearing what appeared to be a homemade Bart Simpson t-shirt. As the new brand ambassador for Ploom “Pax,” which proudly boasts itself as being the “premium loose leaf vaporizer,” the son of famed New York photographer Patrick McMullan was doing his best to earn his Purple Prince title. When the Transom asked the young party scion how he had become involved with promoting the San Francisco-based company, he told us:
“I went to Wonderland and met Alice, and we went to a tea party with the Mad Hatter!”
Last March, we did a socialite-laden post about the dangers of accidentally CC’ing everyone on an invite list instead of using BCC. In most circumstances, you chalk the mistake up to a faux-pas and feel a momentary twinge of embarrassment. Of course, if you are a photographer to the stars, this might lead to more sticky situations.
“LET ME TAKE YOUR PICTURE,” Liam McMullan said. It was late May at the Southampton Social Club, and the lanky 23-year-old stood in front of me with a camera covering his face. He was there on assignment for his father, Patrick McMullan, the house photographer to the city’s social set.
The camera shutter clicked.
“Oh, Read More
For the past couple of weeks, director Joel Schumacher has been shooting scenes for his upcoming film Twelve on the Upper East Side.
The movie is based on Nick McDonnell’s 2002 novel of the same title about a Manhattan teen who deals drugs at his private school. (Mr. McDonnell, son of Sports Illustrated editor Terry Read More
Party photographer Patrick McMullan plays himself in an episode of Gossip Girl airing Monday night, March 30.
“I’m probably getting more attention from the coming attraction than on the show itself,” Mr. McMullan told the Daily Transom, referring to the brief half-second during which his mug appeared in a preview that Read More
A downtown mix of artists and fashion-world people gathered at the Bowery Hotel Thursday night. Their excuse? ART ROCKS, a benefit for the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. It was said that Rolling Stone Keith Richards would be "toasting" his daughter Alexandra, an artist-model who had a piece in in the silent auction, but he never Read More
The last time we checked in with Jeff Goldstein, the sometimes testy, but always charming former club promoter who parlayed throwing parties while still in high school with friends like Shoshanna Lonstein (who went to the all-girls school Nightingale-Bamford) and Claire Bernard (who went to Riverdale) into a hip clothing store for the Read More
As we learned from the Village Voice‘s Michael Musto, Liam McMullan, whom The Observer‘s Spencer Morgan profiled in June, will be replacing Lydia Hearst as a columnist for Page Six Magazine. We gave Mr. McMullan, son of nightlife photographer Patrick McMullan, a call to find out what we could expect from the weekly Read More
We talked mob money with writer Gay Talese at the screening of Gomorrah.
After months of speculation, we got to the bottom of Marquee’s temporary summer shutdown.
We tallied gifts, drank absinthe, and chatted with godfather Michael Musto at nightlife heir Liam McMullan‘s 21st birthday party.
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Spencer Morgan did a little digging and found out that when Marquee shut down over the summer because of a water main break, there were also some shady dealings going on there. Is Marquee owner Noah Tepperberg in a whole lot of legal hot water?
Irina Aleksander sweet-talked her way into Liam McMullan‘s Read More