I always enjoy it when I get a little surprise in my e-mail, like this photo from Terry Miller. Sir Terrence shot this during a Doo Dah audition years ago. I like it because I look like some mystical gypsy standing there in the bubbles, but with that funny look on my face, I wonder what I was thinking…
Speaking of the past, items are still being sought for the upcoming Doo Dah exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of History. If you have any memorabilia – from costumes to photographs and anything in between – please bring it to the American Legion in Pasadena 2-6 p.m. Sunday, July 22. For more information, look at the post below.
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Part adventure, part history lesson, the PASADENA DOO DAH PARADE celebrates its eccentric nature in an exhibition called…
What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
Opening Reception Saturday, August 18th – Stay Tuned
Doo Dah Beer, Posters, Pins, Programs, Images, Floats and Materials,
Doo Dah Records, Costumes, Props, Red Shoes, Wigs, Banners,
Paintings created on Route, Invisible Drill Teams, Hippie Beads, Crowns, Briefcases and 3-piece suits, Lounge Lizards, Coneheads, Hankies stuff, home movies (converted to DVD), Tortillas, Lawn Chairs, PHOTOS (old school or on CD), Dolls or Puppets, anything from Chromos Bar or the old town haunts, we accept well-mounted and framed photos and objects in good condition…
Representing Your Experience in Doo Dah since 1978-2012
Dia De Los Doo Dah
Pictures and Items representing Doo Dah paraders RIP,
for visitors to add to through the run of the show
Over two brief sessions next week, DOO DAH specialists will be looking at your DOO DAH collectibles to decide what to keep for the show. Bring us your long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements, garages and your mother-in-law’s house. There will be no house calls, so PLEASE, try to make it! If it’s too large or too precious and you want to bring it to the install, please notify us in advance.
Please pack your stuff in a nice box or protective container. If we accept your material, we will ask you to sign out all your items and we will return them after the show (January). They will not be for sale, just display. Thank you!
The Light Bringer Project and the Pasadena Museum of History are gathering items for “What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been – 35 Years of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade.” The exhibit is slated to run Aug. 15, 2012 through January 2013.
- Do you have any memorabilia that you would be willing to loan to for the display?
- Do you know how to reach former Doo Dah denizens that have moved out of the community?
- Do you have something to contribute to the Doo Dah Day of the Dead altar?
- Do you have talent or time to volunteer to help set up the exhibit or assist at related programming?
I had a wonderful time Sunday at Cocktails with Royalty at the Pasadena Museum of History to benefit the upcoming Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade exhibit. It was great to see so many former Doo Dah Queens, as well as the current one- the vivacious Patrizzi Intergarlactica.
There were also many Doo Dah and Pasadena history fans in attendance, including my loyal subject (and reader) Don Maddox. Don came over to introduce himself and we had a nice little chat– it was such a pleasure to meet one of my fans who has emailed me over the years.
The media was on hand too, getting the story minute by minute as the fun played out. Please enjoy these photos by Terry Miller: A staircase full of Queens, a trio of Queens- the reigning Patrizzi Intergarlactica and moi.
Terry also got some shots of me and my royal escort Dean Lee having a giggle. You know how I am– a Queen always needs entourage or at least an escort. Their job is to cater to her needs so she can focus on her duties during an event. Dean did not dissappoint, plus he told some good jokes– not bad for a first-timer.
The next big event where you can meet Royalty will be Saturday, Aug. 18 at the grand opening of “What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade.” For details, keep tuned here and also visit www.pasadenahistory.org.