Item #19755 Archive from First American Drag Nightclub in San Francisco, Finocchio's. Finocchio's Transgender.
Archive from First American Drag Nightclub in San Francisco, Finocchio's
Archive from First American Drag Nightclub in San Francisco, Finocchio's
Archive from First American Drag Nightclub in San Francisco, Finocchio's
Archive from First American Drag Nightclub in San Francisco, Finocchio's
Archive from First American Drag Nightclub in San Francisco, Finocchio's
Archive from First American Drag Nightclub in San Francisco, Finocchio's
Archive from First American Drag Nightclub in San Francisco, Finocchio's
Archive from First American Drag Nightclub in San Francisco, Finocchio's
Archive from First American Drag Nightclub in San Francisco, Finocchio's

Archive from First American Drag Nightclub in San Francisco, Finocchio's

Transgender, Finocchio's

Archive

[LGBTQ] Finocchio's is credited as the birthplace of American drag--even predating the term 'drag' itself. Archive of 6 Original Finocchio's Drag Club Memorabilia. San Francisco, CA. Founded in 1936 as a gay speakeasy, Finocchio's flourished into a cultural hotspot and tourist destination once the Prohibition was lifted. Regular performers (or "female impersonators," as they are called here) included LGBTQ icons such as Walter Hart, Aleshia Brevard, and Lucian Phelps. "The most interesting women are not women at all," was the club's slogan. The attraction drew people and it was not uncommon to spot a major star like Frank Sinatra or Judy Garland in the audience. There is one colorful 8.5" x 11" booklet of a man holding two women masks, the inside rendering photographs and short biographies of female impersonators. Also included in this archive is one pink 7" x 6" mailing souvenir with set a brief introduction to Finocchio's and a photograph of the female impersonators dressed in glamorous dresses, heels, and more. There is also one mailing souvenir with "Finocchio" in bold red lettering. There is a vintage Finocchio's flyer in vibrant pink color. On the cover is an image of the building and inside, a set of 12 female impersonator performers are posing next to a short description of the club. Also included is a Black and White 1963 Menu featuring drink prices and a photo of female impersonators from the Drag Club establishment. On the cover is an illustration of Finosschios. There are also four real photo postcards with photographs of female impersonators in extravagant attire, one being a duplicate. There is a 2" tear throughout the large booklet. Also included is a red matchbox cover from the nightclub. This archive is in very good condition. Scarce artifacts of LGBTQ subculture in the United States.

Item #19755

Price: $2,500.00