The club's history actually began back in the Roaring '20s, when founder Joe Finocchio opened a speakeasy on Stockton Street on the edge of the seedy Tenderloin District. The club went above-ground with the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 and moved to the trendy North Beach nightclub district in 1936.
It's worth noting the mixed-race audience, a rarity in the era of segregation.
Well aware of its former glory, I was a bit sad to see Finocchio's look so down at the heels last week as GLBT Historical Society staff members carted away a truckload of memorabilia.
After going back and forth between at least two men, she gets married again" Archives of Ontario. Phillips "Like the chorus in a Greek tragedy [colour] in this play of black shadows 'moralizes' the theme. Green means temptation or pleasure; it leads to danger or hell" Archives of Ontario.
Norman Mc Laren "Norman Mc Laren and Helen Biggar’s urgent work of animated agit-prop utilises a mixture of film forms (from found footage to title cards and staged action) stitched together with rapid editing to create an incisive and disorienting polemic against government armament spending.
The drag club business just ain't what it used to be, and it hasn't been for a good long time.
It felt like a piece of old San Francisco -- and old gay life -- had quietly passed away.
Made in 1936 as fascism was on the rise throughout Europe, the film was the result of collaboration between animator Mc Laren and sculptor Biggar, made during their tenure at the Glasgow School of Art.
The idea was to use a rapid succession of violent images to jolt the viewer into demonstrative action against a new war, decades before such Brechtian techniques were employed by artists like Jean-Luc Godard.
Bea Mc Kinney "Produced by Bea Mc Kinney, “A Sexual Product” is a short amateur film featuring stop-motion animation.