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Friday, January 12, 2018

1.27.18 DOCUMENTARY FILM FUNDRAISER: AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL ROADTRIP

DOCUMENTARY FILM FUNDRAISER: 
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL ROADTRIP



ORANGE COUNTY IMPERIAL COURT 
& EMPRESS 42 MONET & ICPR FOR LIFE GOGO
PRESENTS
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL ROADTRIP
HOSTED BY SPECIAL GUEST EMCEE
EMPRESS JACKIE OF LONG BEACH
(PERFORMERS ARE BY COMMAND ONLY)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018
DONATION $10.00
DOOR 4:30PM
FOOD 5:00PM
SHOW 6:00PM
THE FRAT HOUSE
8112 GARDEN GROVE BLVD
GARDEN GROVE, CA 92844
714-373-3728

PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT
"FROM THE HEART PRODUCTIONS" INC
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT 949-542-6202
OCIC IS A 501 (3) (C) NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Limited Edition Print & T-Shirt by Jose Sarria Foundation | Film Fund


A limited edition print of r. mike nichols watercolor painting "Remembering Jose Sarria" will be made available for those donating 150.00 toward the making of the film Nelly Queen. This run will be limited to 150 prints and each will be numbered to indicate a part of this special edition in support of the film. The original painting is 15 x 21 as are the prints.


We purchased the original painting and r. mike nichols, has donated the reproduction rights for the watercolor painting "Remembering Jose Sarria" to the Jose Sarria Foundation for the sole purpose of raising funds to further the memory of Mama Jose. We thank him for his generous donation hope you love the art as much as we do.



For more information on the artist http://mnico.weebly.com/




Donate 20.00 and get a Tshirt. Donations go to the film production company for the film Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of Jose Julio Sarria.

100% of each donation will be passed directly to the filmmakers for the making of the film. 

The Foundation has donated the cost of printing the shirts as our thank you for your donation.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

THE (FILM) MAKING OF A LEGEND




THE (FILM) MAKING OF A LEGEND
By Joe Castel
Adelante Magazine
This past June, the empresses and emperors of the Imperial Courts of Los Angeles/Hollywood and Orange County came together to recreate a historic scene for the documentary, Nelly Queen, the Life and Times of Jose Sarria. It was one of the hottest days of the year, but their royal eyeliner never ran, even under the bright lights, as these royal peacocks paraded their vintage couture down the makeshift runway in honor of their founder, Jose Sarria, Empress Jose I.
The reenactment date was October 31, 1963. The scene: the closing night of the San Franciscan Black Cat Café, the Stonewall Inn of the West Coast. The Cat’s s star female impersonator, Jose Julio Sarria, encouraged his fellow revelers to defy the law and wear drag that night. Despite it being Halloween, drag was still against the law and the San Francisco police chief warned the Black Cat staff that anyone caught in drag one minute after midnight on Halloween would be arrested.
Who was Jose Sarria?
Jose was an entertainer activist who exemplified gay pride before the phrase was even coined. From 1952 to 1963, the legendary diva performed opera parodies at the Black Cat Café, a bohemian hangout for local artists, beatniks and gays in a section of North Beach. From a stage made of four tables shoved together, Jose not only entertained his audiences with gay operatic story-lines, he galvanized a disenfranchised community with such slogans as “Gay is Good!” and “United we stand, divided they’ll catch us one by one.”