Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma
March & April & May & September 1971


Vintage poster for a Nocturnal Dream Show by the fabulous Cockettes of San Francisco: Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma



"Ladies and gentlemen, Nocturnal Dream Shows presents the all new singing, all new dancing, all new cardboard Cockettes." And the lights come up to reveal Columbia Gem of the Ocean, portrayed by Kreemah, draped in a sheet wearing a 5-pointed mylar headdress and carrying Liberty's torch. Thus begins Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma and the start of our yellow brick road to Off-Off-Broadway. Tinsel Tarts is a well-worn fable of star-struck girls traveling from Hollywood to New York and back to Hollywood in search of stardom.
John Rothermel as Madge the Magnificent, chose to play her in full beard and brought down the house in an opening scene when he does a reverse strip, appearing in the buff with his penis covered in silver rhinestones.




Kreemah Ritz, Goldie Glitters, Bobby, and Johnny McGowan
Photo © David Wise



Kreemah Ritz
Photo © Fayette Hauser


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