Well my dear, yu could have knocked me over with the proverbial feather! There I was in WeHo this afternoon and high atop a medium-sized building in full view of everyone and everything was a poster with the image you see above, advertising David France’s new Netflix release The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Rather dark stuff as you can see. Well for those of us who recall New York in the Pre-Stonewall era Marsha (born “Malcolm Michaels” in Elizabeth New Jersey in 1945) was a welcome sight. A street queen with a heart as big as her smile, Marsha was a pivotal figure in the Stonewall Uprising. But well beyond that she was Living Legend. Here’s Michael Kasino’s documentary Pay It No Mind – The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson

She was really seething. No one who met her ever forgot her.

And now in tribute to Marsha, here are The Kinks!


  1. David E October 16, 2017 1:23 pm 

    If you were in the West Village back in the day you and everyone else would know Marsha. She was a delightful person and a most welcome presence on the streets.

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