The Resource Superstar in a housedress : the life and legend of Jackie Curtis, Craig B. Highberger

Superstar in a housedress : the life and legend of Jackie Curtis, Craig B. Highberger

Label
Superstar in a housedress : the life and legend of Jackie Curtis
Title
Superstar in a housedress
Title remainder
the life and legend of Jackie Curtis
Statement of responsibility
Craig B. Highberger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A vivacious, rollicking tribute to one-of-a-kind Warhol superstar Jackie Curtis. Based on author Craig Highberger's documentary of the same name, Superstar in a Housedress is a striking oral biography of avant-garde, cross-dressing performer Jackie Curtis. Even among Andy Warhol's orbit of dramatic personas and colorful characters in the sixties and seventies, Curtis stood out. Whether done up in drag or portraying James Dean--to whom he bore an uncanny resemblance--he dazzled in films, plays, and cabarets. Friends fondly recall how he brought his onstage eccentricities to everyday life, holding court in the backroom of the iconic nightclub Max's Kansas City wearing tattered thirties housedresses, torn stockings, fabulous wigs, and glittering makeup. Curtis died of a drug overdose in 1985, but not before leaving an indelible mark on New York City's underground art scene. More than just a performer, Curtis translated his fixation on fame and its trappings into his own poetry and outrageous plays, such as Glamour, Glory and Gold and Vain Victory. With snippets of his work alongside colorful recollections from his friends and acquaintances--including Lily Tomlin, Michael Musto, Holly Woodlawn, Harvey Fierstein, and Paul Morrissey--this is a fitting and touching tribute that evokes the spirited, creative energy that radiated from Jackie Curtis
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
818.5409
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.U698
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Superstar in a housedress : the life and legend of Jackie Curtis, Craig B. Highberger
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 26, 2015)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Contents; Dedication; Foreword; A Collect for Jackie Curtis; Introduction; Timeline of Jackie Curtis's Life; Chapter 1 -- Youth; Chapter 2 -- Drag; Chapter 3 -- Films, Plays, and Poetry; Chapter 4 -- Antics; Chapter 5 -- Drugs and Death; Interviewee Bios; About the Author; Copyright
Control code
ocn927105894
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504025089
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
73e0401b-0a0a-437c-952a-fede2f228cfe
Publisher number
EB00624907
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34923457
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927105894
  • pebc1504025083

Library Locations

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