Dirty Poole: A Sensual Memoir

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Lethe Press, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 279 pages
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Filmmaker Wakefield Poole wrote the rules for living on the edge with no safety net and no apologies. How a respected Broadway dancer, choreographer, and director became the infamous creator of beautiful, wildly successful gay porn is just part of a gripping story that takes us on a whirlwind tour of the early days of the sexual revolution, when "anything goes" was a way of life. While rubbing shoulders with the theatrical elite of the day, including Noel Coward, Marlene Deitrich, Richard Rodgers, Liza Minelli and Stephen Sondheim, Poole created Boys in the Sand, the film that would revolutionize pornography and gay film, start the "porno chic" trend of the 1970s, and serve as the ruler by which all adult entertainment is measured. This new edition of Poole's memoir is an honest and entertaining look at life in the worlds of theater and gay porn, the perils and joys of success, the horrors of drug addiction, and the resilient spirit of a man who continually re-invented himself and survived it all.
 

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Contents

Rolling out the Red Carpet
1
A Normal Start
11
Running Wild
33
Broadway at Last
57
Do I Hear a Waltz?
95
Good Drugs Good Times
109
Peter
123
Boys in the Sand
139
Paul
197
Hot Flash of America and Take One
211
Bottoming Out
229
A New Start BroadwayBoundAgain
241
The End of an Era
253
Life After Sex
265
SeventyFive
273
The Films of Wakefield Poole
279

Bijou
159
The Bible
181

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