THIS IS A TEASER!
WHO REMEMBERS THIS FOOTAGE?
(THE NOTORIOUS STREAKER WAS ROBERT OPEL)
RICK CASTRO & ROBERT OPPEL
THE RES~ERECTION OF FEY WAY STUDIOS
FEBRUARY 14TH THRU MARCH 15TH
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
6PM TILL 9PM
LIVE PERFORMANCES BY~
DJ~ UND3AD ALI3N
(artwork~ camille o'grady)
Robert Opel was not only the man who streaked the 1974 Academy Awards.
He opened the first erotic art gallery in San Francisco called Fey Way Studios, (1978- 1979); exposing the art & photography of Robert Mapplethorpe, Tom of Finland, Etienne & Rex to name a few.
Opel also wrote and photographed for "The Advocate", published a magazine entitled "Finger" & also was a guest on the "Mike Douglas Show."
Opel was a friend of Divine, a young John Waters & performed off and on with The Cockettes.
Besides Opel's legendary Academy Awards streak, he also streaked a City Council meeting to protest an ordinance banning nudity at public beaches as well as streaking other events
and gatherings he felt appropriate to share the gift of nudity, innocence & laughter.
His life sadly ended when he was murdered in his gallery shortly after putting on a stage performance in the 1979 Gay Day Parade entitled
"The Mock-Execution of Dan White" (Harvey Milk's killer) Speculation has hinted at the police being involved and/or setting up his murder.
Robert Oppel (spelled w/ two "P's") is the nephew of this sexual activist/artist and has compiled and saved all of the original artwork and flyers from his uncle, Robert Opel's Fey-Way Gallery.
Robert Oppel is an Actor/Director/Musician & collage artist. In 2011 Oppel released a documentary on the life of his uncle called simply; "Uncle Bob."
Robert Oppel & Rick Castro proudly bring to you~
"The Res-Erection of Fey-Way Studios"
1643 n las palmas ave
hollywood, ca 90028
weds ~5pm till 7pm~ tea salon~ $5 cover
thursday thru saturday~ 1pm till 7pm~ $5 cover
[robert opel streaks the 46th annual academy awards- 1974]