Leee Black Childers


April 7, 2014 by admin

“During the early 1970s, he focused on his stage-management of Andy Warhol’s 1971 London stage production, Pork at Camden’s Roundhouse, Childers recorded the legacy of a theatrical cross over between rock music and gay culture. In 2012 he released a book titled Drag Queens, Rent Boys, Pick Pockets, Junkies, Rockstars and Punks. It featured images of Debbie Harry, Wayne County and Jackie Curtis, as well as images of the Sex Pistols in their early stages. He was also involved in the management of David Bowie and Johnny Thunders, as well as being one of the main photographers documenting early punk as it moved from New York to London. His pictures from the Stonewall era and Warhol’s Factory will be remembered as a milestone in the history of gay culture.”
Leee Black Childers Chronicler Of Drag Queens And Punks Dies (Artlyst)

(I recall as a teenager that Childers’ name would sometimes pop up in Creem, though I’m unsure of what his actual affiliations were, if any.)

One thought on “Leee Black Childers

  1. Richard Riegel says:

    The way Lee Black Childers’ name popped up in the Creem of the ’70s is that Lisa Robinson seemed to mention him in her “Eleganza” column just about every month.

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