The Resource Gay bar : the fabulous, true story of a daring woman and her boys in the 1950s, Will Fellows and Helen P. Branson ; introduction by Blanche M. Baker, (electronic resource)

Gay bar : the fabulous, true story of a daring woman and her boys in the 1950s, Will Fellows and Helen P. Branson ; introduction by Blanche M. Baker, (electronic resource)

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Gay bar : the fabulous, true story of a daring woman and her boys in the 1950s
Title
Gay bar
Title remainder
the fabulous, true story of a daring woman and her boys in the 1950s
Statement of responsibility
Will Fellows and Helen P. Branson ; introduction by Blanche M. Baker
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Vivacious, unconventional, candid, and straight, Helen Branson operated a gay bar in Los Angeles in the 1950s & mdash;America's most anti-gay decade. After years of fending off drunken passes as an entertainer in cocktail bars, this divorced grandmother preferred the wit, variety, and fun she found among homosexual men. Enjoying their companionship and deploring their plight, she gave her gay friends a place to socialize. Though at the time California statutes prohibited homosexuals from gathering in bars, Helen's place was relaxed, suave, and remarkably safe from police raids and other anti-homosexual hazards. In 1957 she published her extraordinary memoir Gay Bar, the first book by a heterosexual to depict the lives of homosexuals with admiration, respect, and love. In this new edition of Gay Bar, Will Fellows interweaves Branson's chapters with historical perspective provided through his own insightful commentary and excerpts gleaned from letters and essays appearing in gay publications of the period. Also included is the original introduction to the book by maverick 1950s psychiatrist Blanche Baker. The eclectic selection of voices gives the flavor of American life in that extraordinary age of anxiety, revealing how gay men saw themselves and their circumstances, and how others perceived them
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fellows, Will
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ76.3.U5
LC item number
F45 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • ebrary
  • Branson, Helen P
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay bars
  • Gay men
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Gay bars
  • Gay men
  • Electronic books
  • California
Label
Gay bar : the fabulous, true story of a daring woman and her boys in the 1950s, Will Fellows and Helen P. Branson ; introduction by Blanche M. Baker, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
An expanded edition of the original 1957 publication "Gay Bar" by Helen P. Branson, interleaved with commentary and excerpts from letters and essays appearing in L.A. gay publications of the period
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Preface -- From The Dust Jacket Of The Original Edition -- Introduction -- Foreward -- Chapter 1: Well, Get You, Girl -- Chapter 2: Don8217;t Scream At Your Mother -- Chapter 3: Carry On Like Faust -- Chapter 4: Clever Drag, But I Think He8217;s Fuzz -- Chapter 5: Hit Him With Your Beaded Bag, May -- Chapter 6: Meanwhile, Back At The Palace -- Chapter 7: And Away We Go -- Chapter 8: Must Be These High Heels I8217;M Wearing -- Chapter 9: I Read Her Beads For Her -- Chapter 10: Listen To Your Mother -- For The Record -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Notes On Sources -- Bibliography
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 166 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781282764163
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)667274211
  • (OCoLC)ocn667274211
Label
Gay bar : the fabulous, true story of a daring woman and her boys in the 1950s, Will Fellows and Helen P. Branson ; introduction by Blanche M. Baker, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
An expanded edition of the original 1957 publication "Gay Bar" by Helen P. Branson, interleaved with commentary and excerpts from letters and essays appearing in L.A. gay publications of the period
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Preface -- From The Dust Jacket Of The Original Edition -- Introduction -- Foreward -- Chapter 1: Well, Get You, Girl -- Chapter 2: Don8217;t Scream At Your Mother -- Chapter 3: Carry On Like Faust -- Chapter 4: Clever Drag, But I Think He8217;s Fuzz -- Chapter 5: Hit Him With Your Beaded Bag, May -- Chapter 6: Meanwhile, Back At The Palace -- Chapter 7: And Away We Go -- Chapter 8: Must Be These High Heels I8217;M Wearing -- Chapter 9: I Read Her Beads For Her -- Chapter 10: Listen To Your Mother -- For The Record -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Notes On Sources -- Bibliography
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 166 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781282764163
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)667274211
  • (OCoLC)ocn667274211

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