F. Allen Sawyer "Lavender Lockeroom" Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: F. Allen Sawyer "Lavender Lockeroom" Collection
Dates: 2002
Collection Number: GLC 107
Creator/Collector: Sawyer, F. Allen (Frederic Allen).
Extent: 1 box (0.25 cubic feet)
Repository: San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center
San Francisco, California 94102
Abstract: The collection contains the script, publicity materials, and press coverage for "Lavender Lockeroom," a play by F. Allen Sawyer. It also includes videorecordings of two performances presented by the Hot Pants Homo Players and Theatre Rhinceros in May and October 2002.
Language of Material: English

Access

The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

Preferred Citation

F. Allen Sawyer "Lavender Lockeroom" Collection. San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center

Acquisition Information

Donated by F. Allen Sawyer, 2002.

Biography/Administrative History

Frederic Allen Sawyer, Jr. was born on January 1, 1957. In the late 1970s he was the manager of the Castro Theatre; in the 1990s and 2000s, he was the box office manager at Theatre on the Square, also in San Francisco.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains the script, publicity materials, and press coverage for "Lavender Lockeroom," a play by F. Allen Sawyer. It also includes videorecordings of two performances presented by the Hot Pants Homo Players and Theatre Rhinceros in May and October 2002. Lawrence Helman's press release states: " 'Lavender Lockeroom' completes the trilogy Sawyer started with 'Hot Pants Homo' and 'Senator Swish.' It is F. Allen Sawyer's mission to reclaim the gay pulp novels of the 50s and 60s. Despite their homoeroticism, these vintage times usually ended with the main character converting to heterosexuality, or worse committing suicide. Sawyer adds a modern gay sensibility to his stories while retaining all of the campy carnality."

Indexing Terms

Gay theater--California--San Francisco.
Sawyer, F. Allen (Frederic Allen).
Theatre Rhinoceros (San Francisco, Calif.)

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