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An evening at the Garden of Allah : a gay cabaret in Seattle

Author: Don Paulson; Roger Simpson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1996.
Series: Between men--between women.
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An Evening at the Garden of Allah tells the story of the community of gays and lesbians that blossomed around the cabaret during an age before the Stonewall rebellion in New York and other uprisings made gay consciousness a public issue. A wealth of arresting photographs from the collections of Jackie Starr, Skippy Larue, and other headliners at the club during the ten years it thrived, breathe life into the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Paulson; Roger Simpson
ISBN: 0231096984 9780231096980
OCLC Number: 33243790
Description: xiii, 167 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Opening night at the Garden of Allah --
Vilma: Seattle in the 1930s --
The men: "Let's go to the Garden" --
The women: "It's our place too!" --
Amateur night --
The jewel box revue --
Backstage with the cast --
Skippy la Rue's story: one impersonator's journey to the Garden of Allah --
Three headliners.
Series Title: Between men--between women.
Responsibility: by Don Paulson with Roger Simpson.

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Within the pages of this book lies the story of the community of lesbians and gays that blossomed around America's first gay-owned cabaret, the Garden of Allah, in seedy downtown Seattle.  Read more...

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"A drag bar in Seattle? In the forties? Owned by gay men? My dear, the mind reels! I salute Paulson and Simpson for showing me a world I never knew existed." -- Quentin Crisp "A drag bar in Seattle? Read more...

 
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