Worman's papers, including voluminous research on the history of The Cockettes, served as a basis for a documentary and book about the group and were later acquired by the New York Public Library.
Martin Worman And John Rothermel
The Fabulous Sylvester: The Legend, the Music, the Seventies in San Francisco by Joshua Gamson
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Picador; Reprint edition (January 24, 2006)
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Imagine a pied piper singing in falsetto, wearing sequins, and leading the young people of the nation to San Francisco and on to a liberation where nothing was straight-laced or old-fashioned. And everyone, finally, was welcome--to come as themselves. This is not a fairy tale. This was real, mighty real, and disco-sensation Sylvester was the piper.
Yale-trained sociologist Joshua Gamson uses Sylvester's life to lead us through the story of the 1970s, when a generation took off its shame. Celebrity, sociology, and music history mingle in this endlessly entertaining story of a singer who embodied the freedom, spirit, and flamboyance of a golden moment in American culture.
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