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Anita Mann and Acting Gigs

03 6, 2010

Anita Mann as “Miss Pink Cloud”

By | 2010-03-17T13:59:10+00:00 March 6th, 2010|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|2 Comments

My drag queen alter ego first appeared while in recovery at this event, which raised funds for Hotlanta Roundup, an annual gathering of gay and lesbian folks in recovery from drugs and alcohol. Here, Anita vies for the title "Miss Pink Cloud," and later in the evening performs her famous TV Set number. And yes, [...]

03 6, 2010

Anita Mann’s infamous TV Set Number

By | 2010-03-17T14:00:40+00:00 March 6th, 2010|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|5 Comments

Set to Nancy Lamott's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," my drag queen alter ego battles herself locked in a TV set in this, her finest hour on stage. This performance was taped at a fund raiser for gay and lesbians in recovery from drugs an alcohol, since Anita (and I) are in recovery from crystal [...]

03 6, 2010

My television commercials from the 1980s

By | 2010-09-04T11:14:48+00:00 March 6th, 2010|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, My Fabulous Disease|5 Comments

In my distant youth, I did television commercials as a young actor in Los Angeles (described in my book "A Place Like This"). I specialized in nerd, dorks and geeks, as this video clearly demonstrates. Everything from McDonald's (the director kept asking me to place less emphasis on the word "fabulous"), Denny's (my favorite geek [...]

03 6, 2010

Winning a car on The Price is Right in 1980

By | 2010-03-17T14:01:43+00:00 March 6th, 2010|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, My Fabulous Disease|1 Comment

I was a 19 year old gay man on vacation with my boyfriend Charlie (that's him in the audience in the matching outfit), and Bob Barker asks, "Do you have a girlfriend?" It's 1980, people, so don't expect me to have come screaming out of the closet on national television. The experience is used as [...]

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