The Unsinkable Bambi Lake: A Fairy Tale Containing the Dish on Cockettes, Punks, and Angels

The Unsinkable Bambi Lake: A Fairy Tale Containing the Dish on Cockettes, Punks, and Angels

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Overview

An intimate account of one individual's evolution from innocent, suburban Johnny Purcell in the '60s into fabulous, infamous Bambi Lake. From a fantasy filled childhood to San Francisco's queer salad days in the '70s absolutely nothing is off-topic in this dramatic, revealing memoir. With new photos and an Epilogue: 20 Years Later.

Author and infamous chanteuse Bambi Lake has been the subject of a documentary (“Sticks & Stones”), a ballad revival (“Golden Age of Hustlers”), and has inspired those who have followed in the decades since her first appearance with The Cockettes in the early 1970s.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945665028
Publisher: Manic D Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/12/2017
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bambi Lake was born and raised in Northern California. An influential poet, singer, and performer, she is an author, recording artist, and has appeared in several films. She lives in San Francisco.

Alvin Orloff was born and raised in Northern California. He is the author of three novels, and has been widely published in anthologies and literary journals. He has worked as an independent bookseller for decades. He lives in San Francisco.

Exene Cervenka is an American singer, artist, and poet, known for her work as a singer in the California punk rock band X. She lives in Southern California.

Table of Contents

Introduction Exene Cervenka 9

Up the Airy Mountain 11

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 23

Awake In A Dream 27

Platforms and Monkey Furs 42

Onnagata Inamorata 54

Up, Up, and Away 59

Ice Queens of Berlin 67

The Golden Age of Hustlers 77

Prisoners in Lace 90

Roberta Shreds 100

Our Lady of the Wayside 121

Hello?… Excuse Me?… La Dolce Vita 136

Boner Babes 143

Afterword 153

Acknowledgments 157

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