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  • Guerrilla Television Symposium panel 3: Women’s Video Cultures

    Guerrilla Television Symposium panel 3: Women’s Video Cultures

    Compared to film, video was cheap and easy to learn. And unlike the film and TV industries, there was no entrenched hierarchy that kept out women, queer people, and BIPOC. Video quickly became central to a growing network of feminist videomakers and collectives dedicated to encouraging, sharing, and celebrating the work of women. This panel focuses on women video producers and the culture of festivals, videoletters, and video exchanges that arose during the 1970s. Panelists: Eleanor Boyer, videomaker and director, Loop YWCA’s Women’s Video Project, Chicago; Deirdre Boyle, professor emerita of media studies at The New School and author of Subject to Change: Guerrilla Television Revisited; Tracy Fitz and Barbara Jabaily, videomakers, founding members of L.O.V.E. (Lesbians Organized for Video Experience), now known as LoveTapesCollective; Julie Gustafson, videomaker and co-director of Global Village; Susan Milano, videomaker and co-founder of the Women’s Video Festival.

  • [Club LaRay Talent Show (December 9, 1986)]

    [Club LaRay Talent Show (December 9, 1986)]

    A drag competition at Chicago music and performance venue Club LaRay, followed by a DJ set featuring early House music with footage of club patrons dancing.

  • [Club LaRay Talent Show (February 24, 1987)]

    [Club LaRay Talent Show (February 24, 1987)]

    A talent show and drag competition at Chicago music and performance venue Club LaRay, followed by a DJ set featuring early House music with footage of club patrons dancing. Significant distortion throughout the tape.

  • [Club LaRay Talent Show (June 30, 1987)]

    [Club LaRay Talent Show (June 30, 1987)]

    A talent show and drag competition at Chicago music and performance venue Club LaRay, followed by a DJ set featuring early House music with footage of club patrons dancing.

  • [Club LaRay Talent Show (June 30, 1987)]

    [Club LaRay Talent Show (June 30, 1987)]

    A talent show and drag competition at Chicago music and performance venue Club LaRay.

  • [Club LaRay Talent Show (December 30, 1986)]

    [Club LaRay Talent Show (December 30, 1986)]

    A talent show and drag competition at Chicago gay club Club LaRay, as well as footage of the dance floor.

  • [Club LaRay Presents: The Anita Baker Show (February 2, 1987)]

    [Club LaRay Presents: The Anita Baker Show (February 2, 1987)]

    Club LaRay presents a “Battle of the Stars” with host Anita Baker (impersonator) and co-host Tasha Thomas. This video documents the performances throughout the night by queen impersonators of popular soul and r&b singers and groups such as Gladys Knight, Grace Jones, and The [male] Emotions.
    Club LaRay was a Black, gay club in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, IL. The club was owned by Ray “LaRay” Hill. The club was housed in a former theatre consisting of two bars, a dancefloor, and a staircase that went from the floor to the ceiling, dubbed the “Stairs to Nowhere”.

 
 
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