Utica Public Library to present “John Hemmer and the Showgirls”

Utica Public Library to present “John Hemmer and the Showgirls”

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m., the Utica Public Library will screen “John Hemmer and the Showgirls” in the library gallery to follow up recognition of LGBTQ History Month (October).

This charming and fantastic documentary follows the poignant and dazzling story of entertainer John Hemmer, a talented gay man who was part of the pulse of America’s nightclub heyday of the 1950s and 1960s, specifically at the spectacular Latin Quarter in New York City.

The Latin Quarter was a sensational and famous nightclub owned by Lou Walters, which featured glamorous showgirls and top-class entertainment.

This fascinating behind-the-scenes peeks into a sparkling part of American history and will captivate the audience as it chronicles not only the history of this chapter in show business history, but also the reunion of Hemmer and the lovely women who were so integral to this enchanting facet of cultural history.

The screening is free to the public and suited for adult viewers.

Free refreshments provided.

For more information, call 315.735.2279.

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