Rollerena

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Title

Rollerena

Subject

Rollerena skating in the West Village after Pride Parade.

Description

Picture of Roller Arena, Fairy Godmother during a pride event in 1973, most likely taken in the West Village. Rollerena (as she is known today) went by the names Rollin’ Skeets in 1970, Roller Arena Fairy Godmother in 1972 and Rollerena Fairy Godmother in 1979. The character, created in 1972 by a young man from Kentucky who put on a gown, a 1950's hat, a straw basket and skated up and down Christopher Street, carried a magic wand to bless mortals. She skated in gay neighborhoods, the Easter Parade, Gay Pride Marches and in the popular discos. Occasionally she will still grace us with her presence in gay clubs and bars.

Creator

Leonard Fink

Source

LGBT Community Center National History Archive, Leonard Fink Collection #26.

Publisher

NA

Date

1973

Contributor

Leonard Fink

Rights

Reproduced with permission from the LGBT Community Center National History Archive, Leonard Fink Collection. All rights reserved.

Relation

LGBT Community Center National History Archive, Leonard Fink Collection #26, Box 1, Folder 24.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Photo

Identifier

P1020796roll

Coverage

NA

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Black and White Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Files

P1020796Roll.jpg

Citation

Leonard Fink, “Rollerena,” Stonewall: Riot, Rebellion, Activism and Identity, accessed August 17, 2019, https://stonewallhistory.omeka.net/items/show/46.

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