From the Files of the Pyramid Cocktail Lounge

1983 | 00:06:11 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: City, Dance, Documentation, History, LGBTQ, Music, Performance

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From The Files of the Pyramid Cocktail Lounge is a series of video clips taken at the Pyramid Club, a seminal location for the East Village drag scene in the midst of the club's most influential years. While rummaging through a file cabinet full of event fliers from the Pyramid Club, an office worker in drag guides the viewer through video documentation of past performances at the club. Scenes attest to the club's variety of programming, and include introductions by MCs, a Friday night dance party, a lip-synced aria by Dagmar Onassis, the musical crucifixion of “Japanese Jesus", and stage shows featuring East Village drag personalities.

Credited performers include: John Kelly, Ann Craig, Betti Ben Wa, Samon, Bunny Manhattan, Loretta & Affrika, Dagmar Onassis, Ethyl Eichelberger, Chino Indio, Joey Burt Jimmy, Philip & Marlene, Tanya Ransom Group, Pool Dance Company, Calvin Blvd, Trey Speegle, Bobby Bradley Robert, Larry Ree, Alan Mace.