The Unsinkable Bambi Lake

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Pub Date: 12/12/2017

Pages: 160

Publisher: Manic D Press, Inc.

Imprint: Manic D Press, Inc.

ISBN 13: 9781945665028

ISBN 10: 1945665025

Price: / $20.99 CAN$15.95

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies

The Unsinkable Bambi Lake

By Bambi Lake, Alvin Orloff, Exene Cervenka

Price: $15.95



About the Book

An intimate account of one individual's evolution from innocent, suburban Johnny Purcell in the '60s into fabulous, infamous Bambi Lake. From a fantasy filled childhood to San Francisco's queer salad days in the '70s absolutely nothing is off-topic in this dramatic, revealing memoir. With new photos and an Epilogue: 20 Years Later.

Author and infamous chanteuse Bambi Lake has been the subject of a documentary (“Sticks & Stones”), a ballad revival (“Golden Age of Hustlers”), and has inspired those who have followed in the decades since her first appearance with The Cockettes in the early 1970s.

About the Book

Infamous poet and musician, Bambi Lake, recounts a fairy tale of San Francisco queer life in the '70s and '80s


Bambi Lake was born and raised in Northern California. An influential poet, singer, and performer, she is an author, recording artist, and has appeared in several films. She lives in San Francisco.

Alvin Orloff was born and raised in Northern California. He is the author of three novels, and has been widely published in anthologies and literary journals. He has worked as an independent bookseller for decades. He lives in San Francisco.

Exene Cervenka is an American singer, artist, and poet, known for her work as a singer in the California punk rock band X. She lives in Southern California.