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                   Captions: Eyewitness documentation of the existence of graphics providing
                   internal evidence supporting Jack Fritscher’s text are located in the Jack Fritscher
                   and Mark Hemry GLBT History collection. Out of respect for issues of copy-
                   right, model releases, permissions, and privacy, some graphics are not available
                   for publication at this time, but can be shown by appointment.

                        Poster for Kenneth Anger’s Scorpio Rising.

              Eyewitness  Two drawings of legendary founding icon of Folsom Street, Tony Tava-
                        rossi, who was intimate friends with Fritscher for eleven years from 1970
             Illustration to his death (1981) which Fritscher dramatized in the memoir-novel Some
                        Dance to Remember. Top: Flash drawing, large watercolor, creat ed in the
             Ambush bar by Lou Rudolph, 1975, Tavarossi on left. ©Lou Rudolph. Bottom: Pencil
             sketch limned in the Barracks baths by Chuck Arnett (1972) ©Chuck Arnett. Both draw-
             ings were gifts from Tavarossi to Fritscher.
                        Drawing. “Jeanne Barney, Founding LA  Drummer Editor in Chief,”
                        drawing by Chuck Arnett (1975). ©Chuck Arnett. In the salon around
             Illustration Drummer, Arnett was the house artist. His leggy drawing of Jeanne Bar-
                        ney is revealed for the first time in Gay San Francisco: Eyewitness Drum-
             mer. From the collection of Jeanne Barney.
                        Book cover. Sun and Steel. Grove Press, 1970. “The Leather Decade” of
              Eyewitness  the 1970s began with the ritual harakiri of writer and leatherman Yukio
             Illustration Mishima November 25, 1970, and ended with the burning of the Bar-
                        racks baths, July 10, 1981, as first word of “gay cancer” spread.

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