José Sarria and the Black Cat in North Beach

James “Robbie” Robinson talks about José Sarria, who did a popular one-man opera at the Black Cat bar in North Beach, which saw a budding gay scene beginning in the late 1950s.

Storyteller: James “Robbie” Robinson
Date of Story: Late 1950s-early 1960s
Location of Story: North Beach, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Location: The Castro, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Date: 11 October, 2016