The rise to stardom, however, has a darker side. Fame and corporate greed seeped into New York’s avant-garde scene, and soon, Mr. David Glamamore felt his creative freedom slipping away.

Then, in 1994, he suddenly and unapologetically imploded his business and fled New York. Many thought he had dropped out. Some said he couldn’t take the pressure of success.

But after a brief respite, David resurfaced to become a headlining diva in the raucous drag scene of his new hometown: San Francisco. Over the past 25 years, he has become the grandmother of the House of MORE! and inspired a new generation of queer, drag, and trans performers and artists. 

This biography is a story about his implosion, what led him to leave New York behind, and how he found rebirth in a city that fostered, rather than strangled, his creative spirit.