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Superstar in a Housedress: The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis by [Craig B. Highberger]

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 Praise for the Superstar in a Housedress documentary
 
“Bitchy, catty, moving and hilarious.” —New York magazine
 
“Bright and entertaining.” —The New York Times
 
“A fabulously fond and entertaining tribute.” —TheVillage Voice
 
Housedress is on the button, delightfully bitchy.” —New York Post
 
“Fascinating. Tastefully over-the-top tribute. Craig Highberger delivers the goods.” —Variety
 
“The love shows through in this wide-ranging tribute to Andy Warhol’s Pop culture diva. Evokes not only Warhol’s era but also the artistic world’s outer edges.” —Los Angeles Times
 
“Entertaining . . . great fun!” —E! Online
 
“Loving and assiduously researched.” —Time Out New York, Critic’s Pick
 
“A loving tribute to a true downtown legend.” —Time Out New York
 
“An enthusiastic backstage biography of one of Warhol’s drag-queen divas.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
 
“A long-overdue, luxuriant tribute.” —The San Francisco Bay Guardian

About the Author

Craig B. Highberger is a writer and filmmaker who has spent more than thirty years working in broadcast and independent television and film production. He is the director of the documentary Superstar in a Housedress, a profile of Jackie Curtis, the avant-garde performance artist and frequent collaborator of Andy Warhol. Highberger is also the author of a biography of Curtis of the same name, which was based on the film. Highberger met Curtis in the fall of 1972 when he was a freshman at New York Uuniversity’s film school. The two became close friends, and Highberger spent thirteen years documenting Curtis’s work on film. He also directed Jack Mitchell: My Life Is Black and White, a profile of the photographer known for his portraits of artists and entertainers. Highberger is the executive director of the Jack Mitchell Archives and currently lives in Alabama.

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