Who's a Pretty Boy, Then?: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Gay Life in Pictures

Who's a Pretty Boy, Then?: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Gay Life in Pictures

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Who's a Pretty Boy, Then?: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Gay Life in Pictures by James Gardiner 

 

More than 600 pictures - portraits and pornography, postcards and cuttings and snapshots from private albums - go to make up one man's personal and highly idiosyncratic view of gay history since the invention of the camera. Gay people, their friends, lovers, idols and enemies in all their glory, divas, bodybuilders and drag queens, heroes and villains, from Marie Lloyd to Madonna, Sandow to Schwarzenegger, Boulton to Savage, Labouchere to Mary Whitehouse. And alongside the famous and infamous, are the images of ‘ordinary’ gay men taken at moments that only friends and lovers would bother to record.

 

Condition: overall in very good condition. Some light underlining in pencil in the preface section and there is a rippled scuff mark on the top back cover, so not suitable as a pristine gift. It's a really fantastic book! 

 

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‘The kind of book you buy on impulse, the photos are truly fascinating. But it’s the accompanying written history and the stories next to the images that make it unique

 

 

  • Details

    Imprint: Serpent's Tail 

    Publication Date: 1998

    ISBN: 1852425946

    Pages: 224

    Format: Paperback

    Type: Second hand

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