Photograph: "Carmella Marcella Garcia" (1997)

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Title

Photograph: "Carmella Marcella Garcia" (1997)

Description

Photograph of Carmella Marcella Garcia by Loc Robertson and taken at Southern Nights Orlando.

Carmella Marcella Garcia or known as the 'Grand Ole Gal of the South' was born in Brownsville, Kentucky on June 25th, 1962 as George Timothy Reed. Known for his multiple talents such as a Country/ Jazz vocalist and comedian, Reed's career augmented through drag performance which began in Nashville, Tennessee in the 1980's and flourished throughout several states; gaining popularity and being featured in television shows i.e. MTV, Comedy Central and others. While he traveled throughout the United States, he was a regular at Parliament House and Southern Nights in Orlando, Florida. Reed also raised thousands of dollars for charitable organizations such and coached female pageant contestants in his later years. George Timothy Reed died in Bowling Green, Kentucky on October 15th, 2019 due to cancer. Carmella has obtained several titles and awards including Miss Parliament House, Miss Gay Florida USofA (1989), Miss Gay USofA at Large (1989), Miss Universe at Large (1992), Miss Continental Plus (1995) and others.

Loc Robertson and Leigh Shannon had an idea to spotlight some local Florida Drag talent, with this selected year allowing selected entertainers a fun photoshoot of their choice where Robertson took a full body and then head shot.

Creator

Loc Robertson Photography

Source

Drag Album, Men in Heels 1998 Calendar Album

Publisher

Illusions in Revue & Ritzy Rags

Contributor

Rodriguez, Alexis

Rights

Images may be used for educational purposes only.
Image credit: Image courtesy of LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida.
For all other purposes please email: floridalgbtqmuseum@gmail.com

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Photograph

Coverage

Orlando

Date Available

8/1/2019

Date Created

1997

Rights Holder

LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida

Files

Men in Heels 1998 Carmella.jpg

Citation

Loc Robertson Photography, “Photograph: "Carmella Marcella Garcia" (1997),” LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida - Digital Archive, accessed June 20, 2024, https://floridalgbtqmuseum.omeka.net/items/show/559.

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