Virtual Moving History VIII – Les Boys [Online]
In collaboration with Scarecrow Video, MIPoPS presents “Les Boys” from the Gay Girls Riding Club. A delightful drag show filled with dancing, singing, stand-up comedy and lots of glitter! Performances include a magnificent rendition of Hello, Dolly!, plus Phyllis Diller and Judy Garland impersonators.
This circa-1970s video was sourced from Gay Camp Classics Volume II, a compilation VHS produced by Seattle’s Something Weird Video. No other known copies exist. The compilation was released on VHS in 2000 and is no longer available through Something Weird Video’s catalog.
About Scarecrow Video
Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of years, stories have been the way we learn about our collective past, interpret our present, and dream about our future; and they have the power to transcend boundaries real and imagined. For over 100 years, film has been an essential medium for portraying the human experience. Scarecrow is devoted to gathering and sharing as many of these cinematic stories as possible. Their collection of over 131,000 unique titles (over three times the number of titles available through Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, combined) is housed in their Seattle location, and is unparalleled in its scope and accessibility. For more information, please visit scarecrow.com.
About [Virtual] Moving History
Sundays, 4:30–5:30pm PDT
MIPoPS is a nonprofit whose mission is to assist archives, libraries, and other organizations with the conversion of analog video recordings to digital formats according to archival best practices.
In order to adhere to social distancing best practices, MIPoPS is proud to partner with the Northwest Film Forum to bring you a weekly series of archival videotape documenting a diverse history in Seattle. Featuring a variety of material and topics, this series will curate a set of clips each Sunday to provide comic relief, historically relevant medical and public health documentation, performance recordings, and much more.
MIPoPS hopes this series will educate and entertain viewers during this time of uncertainty and isolation.