[Candy Darling and Jackie Curtis] Glamour, Glory and Gold: The Life and Legend of Nola Noonan: Goddess and Star. Richard Marshall Merkin.

[Candy Darling and Jackie Curtis] Glamour, Glory and Gold: The Life and Legend of Nola Noonan: Goddess and Star

New York: Playwright’s Workshop, 1968. Item #5282

Offset. 16 3/8 x 21 3/4 in. Near-fine.

Poster for the second run of Jackie Curtis’ Glamour, Glory and Gold. Curtis wrote the play when she was 20 and rising in the Factory scene; the first run in 1967 was an underground hit, with Curtis and co-star Candy Darling’s performances both praised. In the second run in 1968, Robert De Niro was cast for a
supporting role, for which he received his first press attention. A De Niro biographer reports that at the audition, De Niro offered up his mom’s place to print posters and playbills, evidence of an alluring provenance for this poster.

A poster from the intersection of the Factory and underground theater scene that showcases two early transgender icons.

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