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Corbett Reynolds Papers, 1962-2015

Creator:
Reynolds, Corbett 1944-2002
Physical description:
2 cu. ft
Type:
Advertisements
Collection descriptions
Articles
Correspondence
Exhibition catalogs
Photographs
Posters
Press releases
Videocassettes
Date:
1962
1962-2015
20th century
21st century
Notes:
Born in Tacoma, Washington, educated at the Columbus College of Art and Design, Reynolds was an artist and designer. In 1975 he purchased the Avondale Theater in Columbus, Ohio, and turned it into a gay-centric nightclub called Rudely Elegant, which opened in 1977. The decor of the club was changed regularly for thematic parties and events. Guest performers at the club included Grace Jones and Divine. The club closed in 1985 but Reynolds continued to have themed parties at other locations and continued his artistic activities.
Summary:
The collection documents the life and activities of artist and gay-oriented nightclub impresario Corbett Reynolds of Columbus, Ohio. It includes correspondence; photographs; press releases, exhibition catalogs, publicity materials and flyers relating to exhibitions of Reynolds' work; articles and clippings; a VHS videocassette; and posters.
Cite as:
Corbett Reynolds Papers, 1962-2015, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Nightclubs
Homosexuality
Lesbian and gay experience
Lesbianism
Sexual orientation
Transgender people--Identity
Local number:
2016.3098 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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