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Gay Day: The Golden Age Of The Christopher Street Parade 1974-1983

by Allen Ginsberg
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  • Publisher: Abrams Image
  • Publishing date: 01/05/2006
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780810955080
  • ISBN: 0810955083

Synopsis

With captions by Allen Ginsberg and a preface by William S. Burroughs, this is the only book to celebrate and chronicle the gay parade in NYC during its heyday.

An all-new collection-none of the photos, captions, or preface has ever been published before! Taken during the early days of the gay pride parade, these photos were captioned by Allen Ginsberg and laid aside until now. This book provides a unique and personal look into the roots of one the city's most vibrant traditions, as well as being an important addition to gay/lesbian literature and photo documentation.

Hank O'Neal chronicled the New York City gay pride parade from the informal, spontaneous ritual held soon after the Stonewall Riots up to the more orchestrated, glamorous parades of the 80s, before AIDS turned the parade into a political necessity. All of O'Neal's photographs date from 1974 to 1984, when the parade was held on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village (it has since moved to 5th Avenue). The photos capture the personality, the community, and the spirit of the gay pride parade in its earliest stages.

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  • For Gay Nostalgia or Gay History Buffs
    From Amazon

    Having been a young gay man in New York during the era covered in these photos, I found myself a bit bemused by this book. A large number of the photos are of skinny lads with their shirts off or grimacing drag queens, whereas my own memories are of more varied crowds. The photos themselves are very much alike, and soon begin to blur one into the other. The photographer was not blessed with an artistic or selective eye. Nevertheless, the photos are a historical record, if a partial one. The picture captions, however, are nothing short of awful. Written by the gay poet and Beatnik icon, Allan Ginsberg, they read like the giddy outpourings of a junior high school glue sniffer. The publisher has seen fit to print each caption twice, once in type and once in Ginsberg's handwriting - a dubious bonus. They have no real relation to the pictures, which might have been made more interesting with some focused comment. The cover has been tarted up with art work that suggests Day-Glo flower stickers.

  • its ok
    From Amazon

    not much to say- a bunch of pics from back in the day- the hot pants and hair and moustaches are interesting to view-

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