|A play revival, written by the legendary Warhol
Superstar Jackie Curtis entitled GLAMOUR GLORY & GOLD: THE LIFE AND
LEGEND OF NOLA NOONAN GODDESS & STAR is returning to the New York Stage.
First written by Jackie in 1965/66, it was first performed at the Bastiano's
Playwrights Workshop in Greenwich Village, NYC, in 1967. The play was
successful in it's first run, but truly shined seven years later, in 1974,
when 27 year old Jackie confidently took the stage in the starring role
of Nola Noonan. Ron Link showcased the production in the off-off Broadway
Fortune theatre to glowing reviews. AFTER DARK called it a "Dishy
Delight, a freewheeling hilarity, a penetrating analysis of what it's
really lie to live a dream 24 hours a day", and Jackie's finest hour".
Nola Noonan is a stylish young girl from the wrong side of the tracks
who has the intelligence and ruthless ambition to make something of herself
in the world. She realizes her power over men, and uses sex to advance
herself. Nola starts out in show business as a stripper, but her goal
is to make her way "to Hollywood, while there still is a Hollywood".
To reach her goal, she has to dump lover after lover as she makes her
way "up the ladder of success, wrong by wrong".
As a new documentary film on the life of Jackie Curtis entitled, "Superstar
In A Housedress - The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis" by Craig
has just been completed, Joe Preston, Jackie's cousin and Asssociate Producer
of the film, has decided to bring the revival of "Glamour...",
back to the New York stage where Jackie first started his career as a
young playwright. It was at La MaMa E.T.C. where Jackie was first given
the spotlight by Ellen Stewart, and through her guidance, made Jackie
a star overnight. Their association has been sealed in theatrical history
Carefully chosen to succeed Jackie in this role as it was written, Joe
has cast D'Arcy Drollinger in the leading role of Nola Noonan. D'Arcy
has the natural ability of expressing Jackie's work, and will add a fresh
new look and angle that will bring the role of Nola into the 21st century.