This is the third in my occasional Great Mancunians following the death of Frank “Foo Foo” Lamarr from cancer last Friday. Now Frank would not exactly be called great in the obvious sense, but he was a great institution in the city. Drag artist, nightclub owner and tireless raiser of money for good causes, Frank’s Foo Foo’s Palace Club is just
Drag artist, nightclub owner and tireless raiser of money for good causes, Frank’s Foo Foo’s Palace Club is just round the corner from where I work and his Rolls Royce with the number plate Foo 1 was regularly seen in the area.
There can’t be many people living in Manchester who won’t have visited the club at least one as it was a favourite venue for stag nights and hen parties. Not really my sort of place, but I did go there about twenty years. Tacky and tawdry and chicken in a basket cuisine, it symbolised what Frank was – broad, brash and full of fun.