Monday, September 28, 2009


Here is a rare shot of Christa with Lennie Barrin. Depending on who you talk to, Lennie was either her best friend, a leech, a user, a manipulator, a sidekick, a trusted business partner, a confidante, the man who ransacked her place after her murder or had it done and/or himself a suspect. Possibly all of the above. Lennie Barrin was a flamboyant presence on the NYC gay scene in the seventies and like Christa eventually wound up doing films (as a fashion designer) before long since succumbing to AIDS. A complicated presence in her already complicated life story to put it mildly.