Kreemah Ritz collection of Cockettes records

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GLBT Historical Society
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2021


Descriptive Summary

Title: Kreemah Ritz collection of Cockettes records
Dates: 1970-1976
Collection Number: 1996-37
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 1 linear foot
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: The Cockettes were a (mostly) gay male gender queer theater troupe that performed in San Francisco in the early 1970s. The collection includes audiovisual recordings and other material.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Kreemah Ritz collection of Cockettes records. GLBT Historical Society

Scope and Content of Collection

The Cockettes were a (mostly) gay male gender queer theater troupe that performed in San Francisco in the early 1970s. This collection consists of one VHS videotape compilation of the three Cockettes shows that were filmed: Palace (1970, black & white, 30 minutes), Elevator Girls in Bondage (1971, color, 59 minutes), and Tricia's Wedding (1971, color, 32 minutes). Also included are three audio cassette tapes, two for Cockettes shows Follies du Cockettes and Pearls Over Shanghai, and one radio interview in 1976. There is also a copy of the libretto for the final New York City performance of "Pearls Over Shanghai" on November 26, 1971; and two articles from French periodicals: "Comediens de la provocation leur theatre ici ne fait plus scandale," "Californie c'est la folie!" (from "Paris Match"). GSSO linked terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_008194; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_001443; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_004301; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_004300

Indexing Terms

Gay men
Drag
Theater
Music