From “The Memoirs, Chapter Thirteen” -
"The Box Lunch" settled in for a
nice, long run in our little gallery in Soho, an began to enjoy New
Jeffery came in one
night and said, Bill, you got to go see this show! Seems he had
been to an off-Broadway offering at the lower east side Orpheum
Theater of a silly drag revue from England called “Bloolips: Lust in
So we all went and of course loved the show and went
backstage and met the Bloolips and had a wonderful time and invited
them to the Box Lunch. So they came and loved our show and loved
Maria and Jeffery and all and we started hanging out together and
going out to bars after our respective shows in the evenings.
soon invited them to San Francisco and would later that year book
them into the Boarding House Theater on Broadway in North Beach
where they had a very successful run and all of them even
stayed in our apartment while they were in San Francisco and Russ
and I moved into David’s house and we would have many
adventures with them.
Our publicity department geared up to give them our all. They
had some nice photo portaits made by a guy named Steven Mark Needham,
We printed up a little flier for their Boarding House run.
And, of course, we convinced them they needed a float in the upcoming
San Francisco Gay Parade. They loved it!
They were a big hit at the Boarding House and even got held over for the
whole month of August. Congratulations, guys!
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