Robyn arrived on the scene in SF just after Doris died. She met Tippi just once and has been stalking Miss X ever since. She created the 1991 comic book Homozone 5, inspired by the Sluts A-Go-Go and the X-Men and is currently adapting "Vegas in Space" as a comic book. Long fascinated by drag and trans history, she is Creative Director at the Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive.

Dorish Fish Meets Sylvester

Doris Fish serves refreshments to Sylvester and friends. Photo from San Francisco Gay Life Where It's At, presumably by James Moss. When Doris met Sylvester…! 1977. As far as we know, the only documented meeting of the two San Francisco drag legends, these photos were taken by James Moss during an interview with the disco…

The Queens of Castro Street

Doris Fish and Freda Lay at the corner of 18th and Castro sometime between 1979-1983. I think this is an extraordinary photograph. The vanguard of early San Francisco Drag in the Castro in its heyday. Its unconventional with the shadows from the telephone poles breaking it up and adding weird depth in the afternoon light.…

City Hall Sluts!

City Hall Sluts! This fabulous photo from Greg Foss’ collection was taken in 81-82 during the Martin Ryter era. The story is that Doris and Martin released a press release announcing that a wealthy Arabian sheik was coming to town to meet with Doris and the Mayor of San Francisco. The sheik was played by…

A Magic Object/When Ginger Met Doris Fish

1980s Polaroid photo of Greg Foss (Ginger Quest) and Doris Fish. Courtesy Greg Foss. Another treat from the Ginger Quest collection: There is something so special and precious about a Polaroid. They are magic objects—Doris probably handled this exact photograph after it was taken. This is Greg Foss (Ginger Quest) and Doris Fish (There’s that…

Doris Fish Hippie Drag

Tippi and Doris Fish doing the 60's, with Doris in Hippie Drag. Dig the vintage cans! Collection of Miss X. Party girls Doris Fish and Tippi. Miss X collection. These photos of Tippi and Doris Fish were taken at a party between 1980-82. Doris is in hippie drag and Tippi is looking very sixties in…

Sluts Slumber Party 1980

Sluts Slumber Party, Previews September 21, 1980. Design by Doris Fish. Miss X Collection Sluts Slumber Party Held at Previews performance space at Polk and Geary September 21, 1980, during the hiatus between Sluts A Go-Go: A Play with Music and the premiere of Blonde Sin. We are short on details, this was likely a…