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Jose Sarria


Photos, Menus, Etc

Articles & Clippings
The Black Cat
The Record LP

Plus, check out my interview with Jose, Nov 2012


Above, 1998 book


Below, 1951 Black Cat bar menu (actual size = 8 1/2" x 5 1/2")
pass cursor over it to see back

Below, souvenir of 1972 Black Cat reunion


Jose's first court

Below, from Michelle International program, 1962

While I did not meet Sarria in person, I did get to see her up close,
at the 2002 Imperial Court 'Night of a Thousand Gowns," in NYC

Jose Sarria, photo by JD Doyle

below, from the program from the event

  Emperor Norton I

Jose Sarria, a.k.a. Empress Jose I, pays homage to Emperor Joshua Norton I
at his grave at Woodlawn Cemetery in Colma. (Feb 2005)