The Colossal White Party
c. 1981
16.12 in HIGH x 11.12 in WIDE
(40.96 cm HIGH x 28.26 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

One white poster with black print. Left side of poster is an image of a man with a bare chest wearing a sailor cap on his face, dog tags around his neck, and unzipped trousers. The right side of the poster contains all the text "gus presents The Colossal White Party, Tradition with a twist, Saturday April 18, wear white, dance til dawn..." at the bottom right corner is the crown logo of the Colossus club on Folsom Street in San Francisco. In the bottom left corner is "Photo: Alan Purcel, Design: Grafikomp."The all-white clothing theme of these parties, held independently at various cities around the United States, was chosen by co-founder Frank Wager because "White stands for purity. White is elegant, non-political, non-combative and makes people look just plain beautiful." As is evidenced by several San Francisco event posters, it also struck a chord with uniforms of those serving in the U.S. Navy. [LMC]

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