Children of Paradise | Life with the Cockettes | Photographs by Fayette Hauser

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Published by:
drkrm gallery
Published:
7/8/2014
Specs:
Standard / 10.75" x 8.25"
64 pages Wire-O
Category:
Photography
Tags:
countercultural, drag queens, gay, San Francisco

"The Cockettes were symptomatic of an entire generation flipping out from a lifetime of popular culture. A gut-wrenching angst combined, in this case, with a budding gay sensibility. Conceived on the back seat of a 1953 pink Cadillac parked at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Madison Avenue, weaned on the junky excrement of television, they saw American culture in full circle. And, recognizing themselves, they let out a cry of chaos and rage…" from the essay by Mark Thompson

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