The collection contains flyers, posters, scripts, photographs, newspaper clippings, and audio-visual materials that document
the performances of The Cockettes, a San Francisco-based theatrical troupe, and of Sylvester, a singer who performed with
The Cockettes and then pursued a solo career.
Daryl Simmonds was born September 10, 1947 in England. He was known as Kreemah Ritz during his time performing with the San
Francisco-based theatrical troupe The Cockettes (1970-1972). He helped write and direct over 20 Cockette shows. Ritz is probably
best known for his parody of Richard Nixon in the cult film classic
Tricia's Wedding. He also played Bald-Headed Sally who is eaten by a giant lizard in the film
Elevator Girls in Bondage. Ritz died October 4, 2004.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk
hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.