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~Download Ebook ⚔ Midnight at the Palace: My Life as a Fabulous Cockette ♂ David Weissman and Bill Weber sdocumentary, The Cockettes, wowed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival and shined a bright new light on the Cockettes Now one of the founding members of the legendary troupe takes us inside this flamboyant ensemble of countercultural radicals, who decked themselves out in drag and glitter for a series of legendary midnight musica This book is great as a chronicle of the Cockettes, but also of San Francisco, circa mid to late 1960s Pam gives many, many details of how people bohemian early adaptors were living that I never have come across anywhere else the details of how the victorians were split up mattresses and hanging sheets , just how quicksilver and transient some peoples lives were then It s definitely an insider s book, a la Angela Bowie s Backstage Passes Both of these just give you so much information yo This book is great as a chronicle of the Cockettes, but also of San Francisco, circa mid to late 1960s Pam gives many, many details of how people bohemian early adaptors were living that I never have come across anywhere else the details of how the victorians were split up mattresses and hanging sheets , just how quicksilver and transient some peoples lives were then It s definitely an insider s book, a la Angela Bowie s Backstage Passes Both of these just give you so much information you d never get unless you were an insider then, during the time it happened, and the nuts and bolts of how things began, developed, flourished and ebbed.Of course the story of moseying through GG park one afternoon to hear a show tune, look up in a tree and find the most exuberantly costumed creature up there singing it Hibiscus , for me, goes down in history as having been one of the most magical experiences and of course I m JEALOUS Naturally, they were doing all this eons before anyone else Other details not necessarily connected to the Cockettes the commune scene, their variety and large number 300 , what Hibiscus was doing before he formed the Cockettes, etc I won t go on, but if you re festive and like the Cockettes, seeing the movie though fab isn t enough Pam Tent s memoir of the Cockettes is an engaging read and is an important historical document of the gender bending communal performance artists drag queen spectactular fabulous group I saw the documentary on the Cockettes a while ago and wanted to learnRecommended for students of gay studies, performance art and sexual anarchy. Tent one of the few surviving original members of the San Francisco theatrical troupe the Cockettes weaves together a fun autobiography of her involvement with the group and the history of Hibiscus, the Cockettes and the Angels of Light I remember so many years ago being fascinated by the Cockettes, the Angels of Light and other forms of gender fuck in the pages of After Dark magazine Long before I met Vern I collected the magazines, not always legally because fo the nudity you had to be 18 Tent one of the few surviving original members of the San Francisco theatrical troupe the Cockettes weaves together a fun autobiography of her involvement with the group and the history of Hibiscus, the Cockettes and the Angels of Light I remember so many years ago being fascinated by the Cockettes, the Angels of Light and other forms of gender fuck in the pages of After Dark magazine Long before I met Vern I collected the magazines, not always legally because fo the nudity you had to be 18 to buy them I had first started reading them because of the sexy male bodies but over time became addicted to After Dark s detailing of everything that was happening in the gay world While it puported to be a theatrical magazine the subtitle was The National Magazine of Entertainment, and that it did it was filled with lots of sexy men, reviews of shows in New York and San Francisco, campy queens and enough gay content to keep any teenager feeling there was a whole world of people outside of my own little section of the universe who lived by their own rules It was exhilerating each week to read about the exploits of people like the Cockettes and their fun campy performances After meeting Vern I was given a glimpse of the world that the Cockettes inhabited by meeting older gay men, men who could at a moment s notice sing raunchy saucy songs from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s and who could make lyrics which in the hands of others meant nothing become suggestive and filled with sexual innuendo I was enthralled An entire generation of men who had rubbed shoulders with cabaret, lounge and torch singers and raunchy vaudeville performers After Dark informed my own emergning camp sensibilities and showed me how little I actually knew about the genealogy of gay identity While I was never able to experience the Cockettes in person Tent s book which was spurred by David Weismann and Bill Weber s, documentary The Cockettes outlines the history of young girl from Michigan and her quest to find herself amongst the hippies of Haight Ashbury in San Francisco Tent s book outlines the magic of the period and how the Cockettes wove together song, dance, theatre and drag to create a new art form that to this day informs much of our culture It is an exhilerating book to read embuing one with the joys and magic of this very special period in gay history I m a HUGE cockettes fan, so I loved this book I actually have an autographed copy from Sweet Pam herself Faye is an enormous fashion legend as is Hibiscus and the gang This paints a picture of life in the times of sex drugs and freak fest SF I just wish that I had been around to make some of the backdrops on that stage and wear a giant head piece Good for the insider back stage stories this is not the most beautifully crafted piece of writing, but if you are, like me, a sucker for san francisco lore that paints the town neon and fishnets, this is for you i also enjoyed learningabout the freaky queer hippies it changes your ideas of a cohesive scene , givesa sense of an eclectic group of weirdos thrown together as outsiders aint that the truth the antics the cockettes got up to are inspriring, and their outfits were to die for. This book is deceptively well written It s easy to gulp down this book and think, Wow What a trippy scene, without noticing how fastidiously perfect the seams are in this crazy quilt memoir The mere act of wading through the dusty piles of glitter and documents and editing it into a readable format is stupendous enough But Pam Tent finds a place for every precious facet of this diverse and discordant and dispersed community, creating a rollicking story that never stalls or stutters. I am mostly reccomending this book here so I can plug the corresponding movie, The Cockettes It is so awesome a documentary, you will love it like a new glittery baby Please watch, and also, the book is pretty good too but only as a supplement to the movie Sweet Pam, the author, is super sweet. I originally read this beautiful book when it was released sometime in the early 00s, soon after I saw the documentary about the Cockettes This group of gender fucker drag queens has long held a tender place in my heart, and re reading this again offered a nuanced glance at how drag can be truly revolutionary.With all the recent proclamations of what is and isn t drag, it s refreshing to read about a group of weirdos from the 60s who are stilladvanced in their approach to gender and drag I originally read this beautiful book when it was released sometime in the early 00s, soon after I saw the documentary about the Cockettes This group of gender fucker drag queens has long held a tender place in my heart, and re reading this again offered a nuanced glance at how drag can be truly revolutionary.With all the recent proclamations of what is and isn t drag, it s refreshing to read about a group of weirdos from the 60s who are stilladvanced in their approach to gender and drag than the current, now mainstream lexicon.The Cockettes saw drag queens as drag queens gay, straight, male, female all were just as welcome to be a cockette Drag is a frame of mind and an art form, it isn t about what your birth gender is I think mainstream players in the dragosphere might need a bit of a reminder on the subject Thought provoking and inspiring, this book re enters my life again and again and I love it