The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies

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Harper Collins, Sep 20, 1987 - Social Science - 384 pages
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Praised by the Chicago Tribune as "an impressive study" and written with incisive wit and searing perception--the definitive, highly acclaimed landmark work on the portrayal of homosexuality in film.
 

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User Review  - richardderus - LibraryThing

A groundbreaking revelation when it came out almost 30 years ago, this book, as revised by its author in 1987, is very dated; and it's never been my idea of a prose paradigm. I admit I was going down ... Read full review

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User Review  - whirled - LibraryThing

A comprehensive and thoroughly absorbing history of (primarily American) queer folks on film. The feature-length documentary of the same name was quite faithful to Vito Russo's work, but returning to ... Read full review

Contents

THE WAY WE WERENT The Invisible Years page
61
FRIGHTENING THE HORSES Out of the Closets
125
STRUGGLE Fear and Loathing in Gay Hollywood page
181
TAKING THE GAME AWAY FROM HOLLYWOOD
247
Afterword page
325
Necrology page
347
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