Nathaniel "Goldy" White

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Nathaniel White (1945-1974), known as Goldy, was born into a conservative family from a small town outside of Richmond, Virginia, where his father was once the mayor. Pressured to excel in sports and carry on his family’s wealth and prestige, Nathan moved to New York City. Cut off from his family money, he began a career as an escort for the closeted elite. Among his clients were political friends of his father, which was almost as satisfying for "Golddigger" as financial independence. Goldy was a fixture of New York nightlife, where he became acquainted with Andy Warhol and the factory, which he would famously criticize because everything was silver, not gold.  

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