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Dec 26, 2017

We'll head back to Googleville in the New Year. But first, THE INTERSECTION has a gift for you. It's the story of a San Francisco drag bar known for two things: owner Marlena (a.k.a. Gary) and her Christmas display of 1400 Santas. That is, until the bar closed in 2013. We captured the final days as fans and regulars grappled with the end of an era at this drag institution at the corner of Hayes & Octavia in the now upscale Hayes Valley neighborhood. "Marlena's Curtain Call" originally aired on KALW in June 2013. 

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Producer: David Boyer
Editor: Ben Trefny
Engineer: Chris Hoff and David Boyer

Special thanks to Claire Schoen, who guided a newbie producer through the making of his first audio piece.