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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Queer Theory - 1960s Style, Homosexuality on LP


Pre-Stonewall Spoken-Word Documentary LPs
Queer Theory, 1960s style

"Homosexuality in the American Male"
by Lawrence Schiller, 1967, narrated by George Kennedy

"Homosexualité Masculine au Canada Français"
by Christian Delmas, 1968, in French

Here are two "documentary" LPs on the subject of homosexuality in the 1960s, with definitely different viewpoints than we see fifty years later. In the Schiller study many gay people (always gay men) are interviewed and most reflect guilt, shame and internalized homophobia at their "condition." The second LP is on male homosexuals in French Canada, and as I do not speak French I would be grateful if someone would send me a few sentences of a summary of its findings.

You can hear both records and see more information here:
Male Homosexuality in American and French Canada

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Gay Teenager

From the 1967 film "Teenage Rebellion" comes the now campy and humorous track "The Gay Teenager," narrated by movie director and announcer Burt Topper. He did not direct this film though; that was Mike Curb, future Lieutenant Governor of California. I could not find this on Youtube, so thought that was overdue.