Two original "Sluts a Go Go: A Play with Music" flyers for performances in August and September, 1980, at the Hotel Utah in San Francisco

San Francisco: N.p., 1980. Two vintage flyers for "Sluts a Go Go: A Play with Music" at the Hotel Utah in San Francisco, August and September, 1980. The horizontal flyer announces performances in both August and September whereas the vertical flyer announces only September performances.

Formed in 1979 by legendary Australian drag queen Doris Fish (Philip Clargo Mills), the Sluts a Go Go were a theatrical drag troupe starring Fish and fellow drag queens Miss X (Dalton Bradley Chandler II) and Tippi, as well as a variety of other prominent San Francisco drag queens (including Jane Dornacker, Ginger Quest, and Freda Lay), which performed in various San Francisco clubs for over a decade.

Original intended as a one night affair, the Sluts a Go Go (self described as a "women's art collective) performed what would be their debut show at the Gay Community Center in San Francisco in 1979. The performance caught the attention of manager/promoter/producer Eddie Troia who approached Fish about expanding and improving the production. The result was six performances at San Francisco's famed Hotel Utah found on the flyers offered here, the only performances of "Sluts a Go Go: A Play with Music." In November of 1980 the show evolved into the acclaimed drag musical "Blonde Sin" (1980-1982).

In 1982 the troupe began working on director Phillip R. Ford's sci-fi comedy "Vegas in Space," which would take 18 months to shoot and eight years for Fish and Ford to gather enough funds to complete. The film was finally released in 1991, just a few months after both Fish and Tippi died of complications from AIDS.

A biography of Fish, "Who does that bitch think she is? Doris Fish and the Rise of Drag," written by Craig Seligman, was published in 2023.

8.5 x 11 on pink paper, one horizontal and one vertical. Horizontal flyer with light edgewear, else Near Fine. Vertical Flyer, Very Good, with light creasing throughout, light edgewear, and two small spots of soiling.

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