Sunday, February 27, 2011

Darcelle and Roxy Provide Wonderful Interview

The Gracie Hansen Story crew would like to thank Darcelle and Roxy for their time and as they recollected their past with Gracie Hansen. As friends and admirers of Gracie, they provided colorful insights to her time in Portland. Please press play below to view a few snapshots from the interview.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

New Interview Date for Darcelle XV and Roxy Announced

On February 15, the Gracie Hansen Story crew will be on site in Portland to interview Gracie Hansen friends and fans, Darcelle XV and Roxy.  Darcelle and Roxy met Gracie during her years at the Roaring Twenties and eventually bought her costumes and jewelry when the show closed in the early seventies.  The crew looks forward to exploring this unique chapter in the fabulous life of Gracie Hansen. 

A Smashing Interview with Gordon Malafouris

Saturday's interview with Gordon was a real privilege and provided a fascinating insight into the Portland life of Gracie Hansen.  Gordon was a close friend of Gracie's.  He created the first shows at the Roaring Twenties and was Gracie's campaign manger in the 1970s.  Below you can watch a short video of pictures taken by the crew.  A very special thanks to Gordon for his time, his trust, and his hospitality.


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Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Gracie Hansen Story to Interview Gordon Malafouris Feb 5!

Long time friend and Gracie Hansen gubernatorial campaign manager, Gordon Malafouris will be interviewing with the Gracie Hansen Story Crew, February 5 at his home near Portland.  We are very thankful for his contribution to the retelling of the tale of such a legendary northwest figure.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Crew Releases Date for Darcelle Interview

The Gracie Hansen Story documentary crew is scheduled to interview businessman and legendary Portland Drag Queen, Darcelle.  The crew will be in Portland January 23.

Darcelle was a good friend of Gracie Hansen's and still wears some of her clothes and jewelry during his performances.  We feel privileged to have the opportunity to record this aspect of Gracie's life in Portland.

For more information on Darcelle you can visit his website by clicking here.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Spread the Word!

Dear Friends and Supporters,
 
I wanted to take a moment this holiday season and thank you for your past support of J. Arthur Sunday and his budding filmaking career.  This past year has been a very exciting one, as J. Arthur had his first short "Lure" shown at Local Sightings, and completed filming on "Feral Sex Workshop", which is currently in post production.  At the same time, J. Arthur has been laying the groundwork for his biggest project yet, The Gracie Hansen Story.  You may have heard of her work, as she created the Las Vegas style review at the '62 World's Fair in Seattle that "saved the fair from science!"
 
"We are going to bring to light a story of a Washington hero who’s antics and bigger than life stage show once harnessed the attention of the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle. Through a biographic documentary crafted through the oral history of living relatives, friends and local historians we hope to bring this all but forgotten tale of brazen bawdiness out of obscurity and back into our minds as inspiration to all Washingtonians dreaming of bigger things than the mud, the rain, and the trees."
-J. Arthur Sunday
 
You are now being invited to take this exciting opportunity to follow and contribute to J. Arthur Sunday's latest film project: The Gracie Hansen Story.
 
This documentary is taking the crew from cities of Seattle and Portland to logging towns like Morton, WA where Gracie began her to rocket to fame.  Now you can follow the crew as they bring to light this larger than life tale of Gracie Hansen on the production's website and on its Kickstarter account.
 
 
 
With your generous support on Kickstarter, you can be a partner in the pre-production,as it continues with its fast-paced success.  The production is bringing key people in Gracie's life out of obscurity and onto the mainstage of history.  When you visit Kickstarter, you can chose which level of support you would like to provide.  If you would like to contribute in another way to the project please send us an email.
 
On behalf of J. Arthur Sunday and the rest of The Gracie Hansen Story crew, we thank you for your support and hope you will spread the word about our project!
 
Sincerely,
 
Jerad Koepp
Producer/Historian

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Donate to Kickstarter Now!

Help the production bring about this larger than life tale with your generous contribution.  Please visit the following link to learn how you can contribute!  Help the production reach its goal by March 18th.


The Gracie Hansen Story on Kickstater