Maud's was a San Francisco lesbian bar open from 1966-1989. This collection contains material related to the creation of the
Last Call at Maud's. Included are press packets, documentation of the Los Angeles premiere of the documentary at the Pacific Design Center organized
by the film's director Paris Poirer, and various clippings and articles related to research about Maud's and its owner, Rikki
Streicher, for the film.
Last Call at Maud's, is a 1993 documentary on the San Francisco lesbian bar Maud's that operated from 1966-1989. The film discusses the cultural
and historical significance of the bar as well as the vitality of the bar scene for lesbians throughout California. It sets
the historical, cultural and social context for the opening of Maud's, including the formation of the Daughters of Bilitis
in 1955, the development of the San Francisco lesbian community, and the need for alternatives to gay men's bars which were
the targets of police raids throughout the 1950's. The film also discusses the decline of Maud's, including the AIDS crisis
and the assassination of Harvey Milk. The documentary uses archival documents and first person interviews. The film was directed
by Paris Poirier and produced by Paris Poirier and Karen Kiss.
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