Veltman died from AIDS in A bar called the Mineshaft does not appear in the novel Cruising by Gerald Walker, which, with substantial changes, was the inspiration for the film of the same name. And the crowds came immediately. The film also includes rare photos of Veltman and the nightclub he opened inwhen he transformed a craggy old river-rock home on the San Antonio River into a veritable Studio 54 on the River Walk for all sexes and sexual orientations.
A said the following: The Mine Shaft dress code as adopted by the club on October 1, is to be followed during the year The former home was converted into a dance club. Then aroundVeltman engaged in public legal battles with Valero Energy Corp. Retrieved According to Jack Fritscher, Jacques Morali drew his inspiration for the four archetypes of the Village People from the Mineshaft's dress code.
But perhaps his most influential and in some cases infamous business venture was a gay dance club now lost to history. Veltman died in Retrieved 29 March The dance club was a popular disco-era draw for all sexes and sexual orientations.
The Air Force backed off. Valero filed suit against Veltman, alleging the nightclub engaged in drugs and homosexual solicitation.
Read him on our free sitemySA. Valero ultimately settled with Veltman for double what he paid for the land. Bonham office manager Joan Duckworth still remembers when Veltman gave her a free drink at the Country when she turned August Nation.
Guzman is a features reporter in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. The Bonham will host a free screening of the documentary at 6 p.
Regulars from the Mineshaft appeared as extras.