She Who Would Be Empress January 5, 1990

San Francisco Sentinel January 5, 1990 Bay City Beat ‘She Who Would Be Empress’ By Doris Fish Of all the many ridiculous ways to waste time, running for Empress ranks up there with housework. Although I’m no expert on housework, I’m pretty proficient at ridiculous time-wasting projects so I guess I should know. Why anyone…

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…