Tucson Gay Museum
Lucinda Holliday Collection©
2007 Lucinda Holliday
Burbon Street Pub & Parade
2003 'Mamma Reyńa' - Ruben Rubio
Memorial Show Part 1 - Hosted By
Lucinda Holliday - An Autobiography
I'm Lucinda Holliday (a.k.a. Larry Moore) born
under the sign of Scorpio on
Tuesday October 25, 1966 and
grew up in the
VERY small town of Goodell, Iowa (see
exhibit) (see exhibit).
It is a town of one hundred seventy four (174) people, and I am the youngest of 5 kids. Being the
youngest, I always had to be VERY entertaining so I learned how to make
people laugh early on in life and never forgot how to do it.
up FABULOUS in the Mid West was not the easiest thing in the world with the
Annual Watermelon Day & Parade every August 25th. But,
having a great family beside me was truly amazing. They have been behind me all my
life. Actually, my parents asked me to perform at their 50th wedding
anniversary. I was able to show my family and friends that I am just a man
who is an actor and a caring human being.
Time was often spent
playing with my sisters
Barbies. What FABULOUS little boy didn't? I would tie the
Barbies in the back of my
trucks and strap the truck to the back of my bike. Then, I would DRAG that
girl around with me for hours riding through mud puddles and trash piles.
She would get so dirty, she would take her bath with me after supper. Then,
after our bath, I would do her hair and dress her up so she and Ken could go
on their date. I made earrings for her out of STRAIGHT PINS. I cut them off
short and I would shove them in her head. She had every color earring that I
could find. And, oh her pumps. She had every color and style imaginable. She
even had a pair of
White and a pair of Green Go Go Boots. She was such a
DIVA!!!! Even my Grandmother Prilipp made clothing and accessories for her.
2009 Goodell, Iowa
1904 Goodell, Iowa
2012 Goodell, Iowa
In school at Klemme Community Jr. Sr. High School in
Belmond, Iowa between 1981-1985, I began singing and dancing in the
school chorus, swing choir, and landed the lead roles in plays and musicals. I had
found my calling. I was going to become a SUPER STAR. Well, there is only so
far a person can go in a small town, so I came out to Tucson, AZ for a 3
month working vacation. That was in 1989. And, here I am ........
Not long after moving to Arizona in 1989, I found the
art of Female Impersonation. I knew I could do it so, I went to
K Mart and
bought my first polyester dress... And a hat. ( I couldn't do wigs at that
time.) I picked out my name from AS THE WORLD TURNS, a soap opera. There was
a character on there (Lucinda Walsh) that had everything she ever wanted.
She was powerful and I LOVED HER....So, Lucinda was born. My last name came
from my drag mentor/ drag mom, Bobbi Holliday. He was the first drag queen I
ever saw and met in Tucson. And after his death in Dec. 1989, I took on his
last name as a memorial. So, Lucinda Holliday was born. I have hosted and
performed in shows at IBT's, COLORS, Woody's, The Graduate, Hours, Coyote
Moon Pub, (I am probably forgetting some) in Tucson, for MANY years. I am
known as Tucson's Queen of Comedy. I love to make people laugh and take them
to the edge. If I can make 1 person laugh each day, I have done my job. I am
the longest running Drag Queen in Tucson. I am like a dinosaur or something.
2007 Lucinda Holliday
Casino Del Sol Tucson
2007 Lucinda Holliday
Casino Del Sol Tucson
competing for pageants in 1990. I ran for Miss Gay Tucson 5 yrs. in a row
and lost all 5 yrs in a row. Finally in 1994, I got Miss Gay Tucson by
default. The winner moved to San Diego. I ran for Miss Gay Arizona the same
year and WON. It was an amazing time! I went to the Miss Gay America pageant
in Dallas that yr. and met Patti Le Plae Safe, MGA 1995. Patti and I have
remained true friends this whole time. We have traveled all over the world
exploring. Because of the pageantry and drag I have met tons of great
friends...I have also met some complete pains in the ass....
competing at MGA in 1995, I have been at MGA nearly every year and became
the Official Jeweler in 2001. In 2005 I became the Official Jeweler to La
Femme Magnafique and then in 2008 also to All American Goddess.
the way I
have watched a few queens have their dreams come true, and also watched a
whole bunch of turds have their faces cracked like Humpty Dumpty. But, don't
fret ladies, there is
plent of room on the BOOGER BUS for all of us as I count myself as the head BOOGER and
giving away free rides. Please UNfasten your safety belts, it is gonna be
one hell of a ride.
Time came for me to became the promoter for the Miss Gay
Tucson America, Miss Gay Arizona Pageant, and Miss Gay
Latina Pageant. My productions included 19 very successful contests produced. Each pageant was
attended by hundreds of spectators and supporters, and I enjoyed
them all so much, but
in time it became too much for me to handle. In 2002 I produced my last Miss Gay
Arizona Pageant. Giving up the pageant was one of the hardest things I have
ever done. But, moving on to other different challenges has its rewards also
while still keeping involvement in the contests as a consultant and judge for
numerous local and regional
The year 1989 was a huge turning point year for me beginning
beauty school and I have been doing hair ever since. I love to do hair, it
affords me to come and go as I please and take as many trips as I can
handle. Plus, I get to talk all day long. And girl, let me tell you, these
women can talk too. They love to gossip!!!!!
In 2000, I was blessed to be in a musical comedy
called "When Pigs Fly." It was an amazing experience. Many hours of rehearsal
and confidence building. I had the best time of my life with that show. I
have built some lasting friendships.
Because of the live vocals in
the show, my idea was to bring that to my drag show. Now, I host, lip sync, do
comedy and I sing live. I have been enjoying it so much. I am also looking
into doing another musical in the near future.
Recently, I have begun
doing a ONE WOMAN SHOW and traveling around selling my jewelry. The show is
Me onstage for 1 1/2 hours. I sing, lip sync and do live standup comedy. I
have had a great response from the show. So, keep your eyes open for it. I
will be going to many national contests as well, selling my jewelry. See you
After 12 years of not competing in pageants, a decision was
made to run
for Miss Gay NCC because someone I disliked was running and I won. That same
month I ran for Miss Gay Arizona United States Of America At Large and I won....I then went to Miss
United States of America, not wanting to win... And met a lot of new friends.
2003, I was approached by the Casino Del Sol to put a Celebrity
Impersonation show every Saturday night. The show lasted 2 1/2 yrs. and we had a
great time and found a whole new fan base. We had Barbie, Cher n Share
alike, Liza, Judy, Wynonna, Tina, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Annie
Lennox, Elvis, Totie Fields, Diana Ross, Selina, Beyonce and
Hope you enjoyed reading this...I enjoyed
If you are going to drink and drive, please drive someone
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