Click to see original 1971 "Vain Victory" poster
Curtis began writing plays in the late 1960's in which he usually appeared
as the female lead.
"Amerika Cleopatra" ran during the summer of 1968. Jackie's co-stars included Alexis del Lago and Harvey Fierstein, who played "Cleo's Jewish Mother".
Robert de Niro made his first appearance on the stage opposite Candy Darling during the first run of "Glamour, Glory, and Gold" in 1967. The show ran again the next year.
Jackie's musical "Lucky Wonderful", with music composed by Paul Serrato, was produced in 1968 at the Bastianos Theater.
"Heaven Grand in Amber Orbit" was performed by John Vaccaro's Playhouse of the Ridiculous in 1969 and toured internationally for two years.
Jackie Curtis' "Vain Victory" was produced at La Mama in 1971. The cast included:
and many others!
It was an immediate smash hit and ran all summer long to packed houses.
Click to see original 1968 "Glamour, Glory & Gold" poster