Ron Lanza Collection of Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint records

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
657 Mission Street, #300
San Francisco, California 94105
(415) 777-5455
reference@glbthistory.org
http://www.glbthistory.org/
2013


Descriptive Summary

Title: Ron Lanza Collection of Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint records
Dates: 1986-1998 (bulk 1991-1998)
Collection Number: 2000-10
Creator/Collector: Lanza, Ron
Extent: 2 boxes and 1 oversize folder (0.85 linear feet)
Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94105
Abstract: The collection primarily comprises promotional cards, flyers, and posters; publicity photographs; and media reviews regarding events and performers promoted at Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint, bulk 1991-1998. A Castro institution for 10 years, Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint provided a location for plays, comedy acts, and other events.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Managing Archivist, GLBT Historical Society, 657 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

Ron Lanza Collection of Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint records. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ron Lanza in March 2000.

Biography/Administrative History

A Castro institution for 10 years, Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint provided a location for plays, comedy acts, and other events. Ron Lanza co-founded the Gay Teachers’ Coalition in 1975 with Tom Ammiano and activist Hank Wilson. In 1982, he and Wilson created the influential gay cabaret and performance venue that preceded Josie’s, Valencia Rose Café.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection primarily comprises promotional cards, flyers, and posters; publicity photographs; and media reviews regarding events and performers promoted at Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint, bulk 1991-1998. The collection also includes event calendars, city and county licenses and permits to operate, two reservation books, two scripts, and a message book.

Indexing Terms

Gay business enterprises--California--San Francisco
Gay musicians.
Stand-up comedy

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