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'Tequila', scrapbook of photographs, clippings and other material on the exotic dancer
MS.P.078  
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  • Publication Rights
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  • Collection Scope and Content Summary

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Title: Scrapbook of photographs, clippings, and other material on the exotic dancer 'Tequila'
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.P.078
    Physical Description: 1.0 Linear Feet (1 flat box)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1950-1999
    Abstract: The scrapbook of an exotic dancer who was a member of the influential transgender performer Hotcha Hinton's troupe under the stage name 'Tequila'. Notes and clippings within the scrapbook also refer to her as 'Maracalu.'
    Condition Description: Good, however photographs and clippings are adhered to scrapbook pages with cellotape.
    Language of Material: English .

    Acess

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. 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. For information on use, copyright, and attribution, please visit: http://special.lib.uci.edu/using/publishing.html

    Preferred Citation

    Scrapbook of photographs, clippings, and other material on the exotic dancer 'Tequila.' MS.P.78. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed. For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased from Division Leap.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The scrapbook of an exotic dancer who performed with influential transgender performer Hotcha Hinton's entertainment troupe under the stage name 'Tequila.' Notes and clippings indicate that she was also addressed as 'Maracalu' and 'Antonia.' The scrapbook includes a number of professional black and white portraits of 'Tequila' as well as some group photographs with unidentified people.
    Items of note include a Christmas greeting card from the legendary transgender burlesque performer Hotcha Hinton and three handbills promoting Hotcha Hinton shows listing 'Tequila' as a performer. Also included are various notes and autographed portraits from notable entertainers including Jorge Sareli, 'Pecas,' Francisco Avitia Tapia ("El Charro Avitia"), 'Bochinche,' Kelo Henderson and Chucho Aguirre.
    Folio, string-bound album with photographs, flyers and other material cellotaped onto 49 pages.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Drag shows
    Transgender people