San Francisco Neon Series, Finocchio Club, 1980
© Merideth Grierson

San Francisco Neon Series, Finocchio Club, 1980

By Merideth Grierson
About the image

The Finocchio Club was originally opened in the 1920's on Stockton Street in San Francisco as a speakeasy that featured female impersonators. In 1936 it moved to its permanent location on Broadway where it continued to feature drag shows and became world-renowned for the performances. Advertised as "The most unique and unusual nite club in the West," it closed in 1999.

The San Francisco Neon Series
This series is a tribute to the era of "gas and glass" in San Francisco. In 1980, Merideth Grierson began a color film project chronicling the disappearing neon art of San Francisco. Many of the images in this series were included in a special feature in the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine on November 18, 2001. The article was titled "Sign Language; Where Has San Francisco's Neon Gone?” Most of these iconic signs have indeed disappeared or evolved, and the city has lost much of the unique aesthetic of this special art form.

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San Francisco Neon Series, Finocchio Club, 1980
San Francisco Neon Series, Finocchio Club, 1980