So you opened the door a crack, thinking it might be a mass murderer, an ax murderer, but instead you have this weird flaming creature, standing there covered with glitter with her hair all over the.
So you opened the door a crack, thinking it might be a mass murderer, an ax murderer, but instead you have this weird flaming creature, standing there covered with glitter with her hair all over the. place, in clothes that are safety-pinned together. And one of her signature things, which I don’t even think she began doing it on purpose – all these runs in her stockings. So one evening there is a knock at my door and it’s Jackie.
Based on author Craig Highberger’s documentary of the same name, Superstar in a Housedress is a striking oral biography of avant-garde, cross-dressing performer Jackie Curtis
Based on author Craig Highberger’s documentary of the same name, Superstar in a Housedress is a striking oral biography of avant-garde, cross-dressing performer Jackie Curtis. Even among Andy Warhol’s orbit of dramatic personas and colorful characters in the sixties and seventies, Curtis stood out. Whether done up in drag or portraying James Dean-to whom he bore an uncanny resemblance-he dazzled in films, plays, and cabarets.
The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis. Timeline of Jackie Curtis’s Life. A long time friend of Curtis’s, Craig had documented Curtis’s life since he was in NYU film school back in the ’70s. Curtis was in the prime of his career at that point, and Craig, having the foresight that he did, started rolling his camera creating what would become major drag world historical footage. This footage was the foundation of Superstar, and instrumental in the revival of Curtis’s Glamour, Glory & Gold almost thirty years later.
Andy Warhol described Jackie Curtis as A pioneer without a frontier. In this biographical documentary, Curtis’s co-workers and friends speak of her work and her influence, along with clips from Curtis’s Warhol films as well as never-before-seen footage from her stage shows.
Producer/director Highberger's award-winning documentary film Superstar in a Housedress, narrated by Lily Tomlin . Jackie Curtis is amazing and such an inspiration. The book is done in an interview style with several people from Jackie's life. I would love an actual biography of their story.
Jackie Curtis rose to (cult) fame in the 1970s as one of Andy Warhol's innumerable .
But Jackie - born John Holder Jr. in 1947 - stood out even from such curios as International Velvet and Penny Arcade. Author and filmmaker Craig Highberger knew Curtis very well in her heyday and has cobbled together an intriguing biography entirely from interviews with her friends. Superstar in a Housedress, which comes bundled with a DVD of Highberger's excellent film of the same name, is a breezy, often hilarious look at a uniquely uncategorizable personality and the New York homo-art underground typified by the wacky Warholians of the 1960s and &.
Book DescriptionIn 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.
Written by. Craig Highberger. Manufacturer: Chamberlain Brothers Release date: 31 May 2005 ISBN-10 : 1596090790 ISBN-13: 9781596090798.
Based on author Craig Highberger’s documentary of the same name, Superstar in a Housedress is a striking oral biography of avant-garde, cross-dressing performer Jackie Curtis.
Director: Craig B. Highberger, Craig Highberger. Directed by Craig B. Highberger and narrated by Lily Tomlin, Superstar in a Housedress offers a unique retrospective of the late avant-garde actor and female impersonator Jackie Curtis, who was discovered in the 1960s by experimental filmmaker Andy Warhol. In addition to rare clips of Curtis in various underground stage productions, the documentary is supplemented by a surprising amount of never-before-seen archival footage, scenes from Women in Revolt and Flesh, and candid stories about Curtis from those who knew her best in her heyday.