The crowdfunding campaign in support of Sacramento-based documentary ‘Do the Dance,” on Thursday reached its goal of raising $10,000 in 30 days -- just hours ahead of it’s deadline. The project, led by veteran newspaper reporter Ed Fletcher, explores a racy Sacramento 1969 court case to take a broader look into the limits of free expression. The indiegogo campaign received 92 contributions totaling $10,479 as of this publication. The campaign went into the final 16 hours need
I've always believed I could do big things.
In high school, I built the "ram shack" student store.
In college, I took the school weekly newspaper daily during the Bayou Classic.
As a newspaper professional, it's been more of a challenge. Big ideas die because of cost, time involved or they don't fit the company plan.
Several years ago, I stumbled across the Pink Pussy Kat trial and believed I could make something interesting creatively with the story. Over the years, ther
Sacramento film makers Ed Fletcher and Damen Quincy Hayes appeared on Goodday Sacramento on March 1 to discuss their documentary film in progress "Do the Dance." Do the Dance uses the Sacramento 1969 trial over bottomless dancing at Orangevale Pink Pussy Kat to tell a broader story about the limits to Free Expression. If funded, the project is expected to be finished in early 2018. The project is currently on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. #burlesque #CarolDoda #freeex
During the summer of 1969, a beer bar in the Northern California community of Orangevale dared to go full-nude setting off a series of legal challenges that ended with the dancers, including Carol Doda, performing for the jury.
"Do the Dance," a documentary telling the story of this wild and influential trial, is currently raising funds on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform. #CarolDoda #stripping #burlesque #trailer #history #SanFrancisco #Orangevale #law #Sacramento
The online crowdfunding campaign seeking $10,000 to launch Sacramento documentary "Do the Dance" is underway.'Do the Dance' examines a 1969 Sacramento strip club indecency trial to tell a broader story about the limits of Free Expression. The trial made national news after Judge Earl Warren Jr. decided the jury needed to see the dancer "do the dance." San Francisco topless legend Carol Doda also testified. Learn more HERE. #CarolDoda #documentary #burlesque #SanFrancisco #O
Stare away Check out these designs for "Do the Dance," our documentary. Tom Beauchamp and his team at Monster Design Co. put this amazing work together.
"Do the Dance" puts us in the Sacramento courtroom and "beer bar" where the son of a legendary jurist told a daring exotic performer to "Do the Dance" in a precedent-setting 1969 case. Get your tickets to our launch party fundraiser here.
The poster art (above) and the social media art tease with this tension, while the in
Orangevale's Pink Pussy Kat a Go-Go may have been short-lived and lacking in grandeur, but it left its mark on American culture through its challenge of perceived and later instituted indecency standards. Having found no recorded account of the club or the trial, I wrote one based on news stories obtained through The Sacramento Bee and an autobiography written by former exotic performer Susanne Haines Register. Please help me improve on this article. -- Ed Fletcher The Pink P
As a journalist solidly into my second decade at the craft, it only made sense that I’d lean on a true story to ease my way into screenwriting.
Writing historical fiction is like journalism, except you get to color in the details, I figured. After taking my first weekend screenwriting class in February 2014, I completed my first feature-length script. I’m admittedly a little stir-crazy as I share my baby, seeking refinement.
It’s hard to tell how long this road I face reall