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A COCKTAIL OF GLAMOUR & ANARCHY

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Event:
A COCKTAIL OF GLAMOUR & ANARCHY
Start:
April 17, 2014 7:00 PM
End:
April 17, 2014 11:00 PM
Organizer:
Greg
Phone:
646 457 0859
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
March 31, 2014
Venue:
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone:
646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States
Rumi event update

A COCKTAIL OF GLAMOUR & ANARCHY with original Cockette RUMI MISSABU in person! Accompanied by AGOSTO MACHADO, JARVIS EARNSHAW & JOE E. JEFFREYS and Special Guests MAX STEELE, MARK GOLAMCO, & Rachel Mason.

Rumi Missabu, actor/male actress, performance artist, director-producer, mentor and original member and archivist for the gender-bending early 70s counterculture troupe The Cockettes, once described as like the Little Rascals in drag doing Busby Berkeley on acid, Rumi Missabu, hosts an evening of conversation, spoken word, film clips, and musical interludes withspecial guests. Guaranteed to be a fun-filled romp laced with pure nostalgia that bridges the gap between the Summer of Love and thetimes of Harvey Milk.

Rumi on stairs

Rumi Missabu aka James Bartlett was born in Hollywood, CA in 1947. As a young actor he went from appearing in Disney films: BLACKBEARD’S GHOST, THE ONE AND ONLY ORIGINAL FAMILY BAND, to soft-core porn: ELEVATOR GIRLS IN BONDAGE in three short years following his brief but snazzy reign with the Cockettes(1970-1972). He continues to keep thespirit alive to this day with contributions to critically acclaimed recent exhibitions and events at: Envoy Gallery, NYC, Giorgi Gallery, Berkeley, CA, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn NY, HOWL Festival, NYC, UKS Galleri in Oslo, Norway, The Gender-Bender Festival in Bologna, Italy, SFMOMA, SomArts, The Center for Sex & Culture, the National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco, the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, TATE  Liverpool and the New York Public Library of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center among many others.

 

Recent acting roles include stage productions of MARAT SADE, Brava Theater, TINSEL TARTS IN A HOT COMA and currently appearing in the Thrillpeddlers revival of the Cockettes 1970 opus; PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI reprising his original role as Madame Gin-Sling. In addition to hosting THE BLUE HOUR, a live variety show since 2009 at the Hypnodrome in SF, he also has appeared and co-produced in some cases a number of independent films including; ELEVATOR GIRLS IN BONDAGE, UNCLE BOB, TRIP BACK FORWARD, THE COCKETTES, THE GLITTER EMERGENCY, REVOLUTIONARY SEX, TIP-TOE PAST THE WITCH and RUMINATIONS. Rumi currently resides in Oakland, CA and enjoys touring NYC each April and October since 2007.

 

Special Guests:

Agosto Machado

Agosto Machado

 

Joe E. Jeffreys

Joe E. Jeffreys

 

Jarvis

Jarvis Earnshaw

 

Mark Galamco

Mark Galamco

 

Max Steele

Max Steele

 

Rachel Mason

Rachel Mason 

 

 

 

 

 

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