Sunday, August 2, 2009

Lady Blues in North Beach


Lady Blues in North Beach, originally uploaded by deanv41.

The Pagoda Theater continues to sit empty, decayed, in limbo due to political divisions in the neighborhood, as well as lordly interests on Telegraph Hill who deem their task is to manage all they survey, ensuring stasis. The Pagoda was the launch site of The Cockettes, Sylvester, and untold nights of cinematic pleasure. Today, it is tacked with plywood, plastered with energetic graffiti, and a sorry testament to North Beach's decline in the city's firmament. The building itself sings the blues.

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