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Shannon Harrington Oral History

Shannon Harrington is a wig master, hair chaser, and make-up artist who has been living in New York City for over 30 years. In this interview Miss Shannon provides meaningful and nuanced insight into the 1980s and 1990s world of drag in New York City, gained from years of being involved in nightlife, theater and moving image communities as performer and behind the scenes talent. Miss Shannon speaks about experiences with performer International Chrysis, working at Edelweiss and having a friendship and working relationship with Lee Brewster of Lee’s Mardi Gras. (Summary by Ted Kerr.)

Item Information

Identifier
6108vb48x
Collection
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Lewis, AJ
Harrington, Shannon
Contributor(s)
Kerr, Ted
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Jul. 26, 2017
Dates Covered
1960 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Bailey House
Boy Bar
Dorian Corey
God's Love We Deliver
International Chrysis
Lee Brewster
Shannon Harrington
Wigstock
Places
New Jersey
New York
Arizona > Pima County > Tucson
Topic(s)
AIDS organisations
Bars
Childhood
Discos
Drag
Drag balls
Drag queens
Entertainers
Events
Friendships
Fundraising
Gay community
HIV/AIDS
Labelling
Mafia
MtFs
Murders
Night life
Parents
Performing arts
Recreational drug use
Relationships
Transgender community
Travel
Wigs
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
duration: 1 hour 41 minutes 51 seconds
Language
English
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