Item #140946043 The Cockettes at the Palace as Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma (Handbill). The Cockettes.
The Cockettes at the Palace as Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma (Handbill)

The Cockettes at the Palace as Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma (Handbill)

San Fransisco, California: Privately Published, 1971.

Pictorial handbill, illustrated with a line drawing of the Tinsel Tarts, 11 x 8.5". Handbill announcing The Cockette's performance of Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma at the Palace Theatre in San Fransisco, March 5 & 6, 1971. Lightly toned with diagonal crease at center else Fine.

Rare Cockettes handbill for a performance at The Palace Theatre in San Fransisco. The Cockettes were an improvisational Bay Area group, "a mockery of of established Broadway and Hollywood theatre - along with an extended parody of institutionalized entertainment" (John Rothermel; "Cockettes Creative Conflicts").

John and Yoko, Andy Warhol and Truman Capote were just a few of the dazzling attendees of this LSD-inspired gay liberation theatrical group of hippie drag queens, and some women, from the Haight-Ashbury counterculture. The Cockettes were known for their fabulous, outrageous costumes (or lack thereof) and song-filled theatrical performances. "Wally, whose headresses were often two feet high, once told me his street drags were so hot that he couldn't even get into local San Fransisco gay bars. Wally and Hibiscus used to compete in the early shows, each trying to outdo the other via headdress and costume." (Rothermel) A fantastic piece of ephemera to commemorate the self-proclaimed "freaky" drag group. Item #140946043

Price: $400.00