Mister SF visits the Barbra
Streisand museum, Hello Georgeous, at 549 Castro Street.
write a movie about Ken Joachim and his Barbra Streisand museum,
Gorgeous. Joachim opened the Castro Street joint in the mid-'90s
as a shrine to the singer-actress-director. An earnestly tacky collection
of mannequins, artwork, and other assorted memorabilia, the museum never
rose above silly. Joachim closed the enterprise in 1998, trumpeting his
outrage and bitterness toward his now former idol who sent a seven-word
note of encouragement but never appeared in person to lend support. Joachim,
who said Streisand didn't deserve a museum because she doesn't care about
her fans, auctioned the junk off and is no longer "Waiting for Barbra."