Superstar in a housedress [videorecording] : the life and legend of Jackie Curtis : companion DVD / written, produced and directed by Craig B. Highberger.

Contributor(s): Highberger, Craig B | Tomlin, Lily | Woodlawn, Holly | Dallesandro, Joe, 1948- | Morrissey, Paul, 1938- | Musto, Michael, 1955- | Highberger Media IncMaterial type: FilmFilmPublication details: New York : Highberger Media, Inc., c2005, 2004. Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 inSubject(s): Curtis, Jackie, 1947-1985 | Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 -- Friends and associates | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Cross-dressers -- United States -- Biography | Entertainers -- United States -- Biography | Actors -- United States -- BiographyGenre/Form: Biographical films. | Documentary films.DDC classification: 818/.5409 | B LOC classification: PS3553.U698 | Z69 2005dSummary: In the heyday of Andy Warhol's legendary hub of art, subculture, and insanity known as the Factory, one performer made his mark like no other: Jackie Curtis. A wildly creative, avant-garde performer, poet, playwright, and longtime friend and collaborator of Warhol's, Curtis was well known as a cross-dressing phenom whose personal life went even further and was even wilder than anything onstage and onscreen. In this loving, dazzling, and, above all else, shocking memorial to Curtis--who died tragically of a drug overdose in 1985--filmmaker Craig Highberger delivers a fascinating oral biography of the drag queen, including interviews with such counterculture luminaries as Holly Woodlawn, Joe Dallesandro, Paul Morrissey, and Michael Musto. DVD includes producer/director Highberger's award-winning documentary film Superstar in a Housedress, narrated by Lily Tomlin.--Publisher description (of book).
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Attention: this videodisc is a companion to the book entitled: Superstar in a housedress : the life and legend of Jackie Curtis / Craig B. Highberger. The book has been catalogued separately from its companion DVD (call number for book: HQ 77 HIG 2005). FlFlSLA

In the heyday of Andy Warhol's legendary hub of art, subculture, and insanity known as the Factory, one performer made his mark like no other: Jackie Curtis. A wildly creative, avant-garde performer, poet, playwright, and longtime friend and collaborator of Warhol's, Curtis was well known as a cross-dressing phenom whose personal life went even further and was even wilder than anything onstage and onscreen. In this loving, dazzling, and, above all else, shocking memorial to Curtis--who died tragically of a drug overdose in 1985--filmmaker Craig Highberger delivers a fascinating oral biography of the drag queen, including interviews with such counterculture luminaries as Holly Woodlawn, Joe Dallesandro, Paul Morrissey, and Michael Musto. DVD includes producer/director Highberger's award-winning documentary film Superstar in a Housedress, narrated by Lily Tomlin.--Publisher description (of book).

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