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Finding Aid for the Last Call at Maud's Collection LSC.2206
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Description
Maud's was a San Francisco lesbian bar open from 1966-1989. This collection contains material related to the creation of the 1993 documentary 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.
Background
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.
Extent
0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.