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Screaming Queens collection
2008-03  
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Description
Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria is a documentary film directed by Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker. This all-audiovisual collection contains production materials from the film. Its primary research value lies in the 24 VHS and audiocassette recordings of interviews with Tenderloin residents and other people familiar with the Compton’s riots, including Elliott Blackstone, Felicia Elizondo, Aleshia Brevard, Amanda St. Jaymes, Regina Elizabeth McQueen and Ed Hansen.
Background
Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria is a documentary film directed by Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker. The film tells the story of the 1966 riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, a local all-night diner frequented by the queer community in the Tenderloin, and particularly by transgender women.
Extent
1.25 linear feet (one carton)
Restrictions
All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist.
Availability
Collection is open for research.