A feature-length biographical documentary.
"Superstar in a Housedress - The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis"

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Filmmaker Craig B. Highberger with comedienne Lily Tomlin, in Los Angeles June 2003, after completion of an on-camera interview and narration recording. Tomlin was a great friend and admirer of Jackie Curtis, and attended rehearsal's of "Vain Victory" just before it opened in 1971.

Opening Night
May 5, 2004

Photo Album#1
Photo Album #2

Superstar in a Housedress won the Ellen Flanders Documentary Award at the Toronto Inside Out film festival. This Audience Award for best documentary film was presented at the closing night gala in Toronto on May 30.

Superstar in a Housedress was a selection of the prestigious "Film as Art" program of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and screened at the Hirshhorn Museurm in November 2004.


Jackie Curtis CD on sale: a new CD on X-Centric Records of Jackie Curtis singing four songs by Paul Serrato entitled Who Are You? is available. These songs were from Curtis and Serrato's first musical collaboration, Lucky Wonderful and have been newly remastered from a 1968 recording session.

The title song is background to the photo montage at the conclusion of Superstar in a Housedress. For details, or to purchase
click here.

Jackie Curtis' hit play "Glamour, Glory, & Gold" had a successful revival at LaMama Dec. 4 - 14 2003, starring D'Arcy Drollinger, and directed by Joe Preston (Jackie's cousin) click here for photos, and reviews of the play!


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Interviewee Bios

Related links:

Jack Mitchell

Holly Woodlawn

Candy Darling

Paul Morrissey

Joe Dallesandro

Paul Serrato

Eric Emerson / Magic Tramps

Warhol Stars

Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties

Andy Warhol Homepage

Max's Kansas City

Glamour Glory and Gold