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Episode # 172
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David Perry chats with Joe Wolosz, co-owner of Gentleman Farmer Wines. Perry also speaks with Todd Trexler, a poster artist whose iconic works feature such legends as Sylvester and Divine. www.comcasthometown.com
Todd Trexler dusts off poster time capsule
When Todd Trexler arrived in the Castro district in 1965, the neighborhood was a quiet, Irish Catholic enclave with lots of families.
Ten years later, it was the epicenter of San Francisco gay life. Bars like Toad Hall, the Midnight Sun and the Elephant Walk opened their doors. Long-haired men walked hand in hand down the street - dressed in leather, feathers or not much at all - celebrating an unabashed sexuality that obliterated the neighborhood's former identity.
"I later got blamed for the whole thing," Trexler, 69, joked recently.
Own a Piece of Divine, Sylvester,
and the Cockettes
Artist Todd Trexler is making his historic posters available for the first time in 40 years.
BY Diane Anderson-Minshall December 18 2012 4:00 AM ET
If you are old enough to remember these posters for the Nocturnal Dream Shows at the Palace Theatre in San Francisco, it will be a happy (if maybe dizzy from drugs) walk down camp memory lane. If this is your first view of these historic pieces, they are a great record of the most delirious days of post-Stonewall San Francisco nightlife.