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GREASY KIDSTUFF MAGAZINE INTERVIEW June 2022

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W.W.J.D. WHAT WOULD JOAN CRAWFORD DO?will explore the powerful women Joan Crawford vividly brought to life in her films—and the lasting, ever-evolving impact she has had on popular culture. She created a gallery of strong, assertive women who outsmarted men and refused to conform to gender expectations. In movies like Mildred Pierce, The Damned Don't Cry, Johnny Guitar, and This Woman is Dangerous, among many others, she played to win, becoming a lodestar to the LGBTQIA+ community and an icon of self-determination for women.

 

CESAR ROMERO: THE JOKER'S WILD will explore the career and life of the world’s first Joker, Cesar Romero. From his film debut in 1934 to his death in 1994 he racked up over 200 film and television credits. He was a triple threat as a performer and his legacy is that of a cultural triple threat: a Latino icon, an important touchstone for the GLBTQIA+ community, and a meta pop force that lives on beyond the confines of the Batman universe. And yet… He did not think of himself as Latino, he bridled at the notion of fixed sexual identity, and he never for a minute would have imagined himself as a pop cultural force in any sense.

 

FOREWARD MAGAZINE Book of the Year Finalist STAGE MUSICAL ADAPTATION MAY 2024 “Slip into the compulsively lurid and exhaustively researched pages of 'Mr. Confidential' which tells the tale of publisher Robert Harrison and his magazine, Confidential. That forerunner of celebrity dirt quite literally changed the face of entertainment journalism. It reads like a house afire in a sultry swamp. Nobody did ‘down and dirty’ like Mr. Harrison and today’s beleaguered stars, politicians and others owe him a sock in the jaw. An illuminating, fun read!” —Liz Smith WEB PAGE

 

e-LIT Silver Medal; INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS Finalist Louise Brooks was the laughing girl with the black helmet of hair and the sexy bangs... Lulu finds Brooks in 1928 Berlin playing the role of her life: A childlike woman named Lulu, whose sexual desires destroy her and the men in her life as well. Actress and character became joyfully, hopelessly enmeshed, blending fiction with non-fiction. It's a modern tale of what it means to be a woman, an actress, and a sexual being. From Cinémathèque Française: "There is no Garbo! There is no Dietrich! There is only Louise Brooks!" WEB PAGE

 

BEST NON-FICTION Stonewall Book Award from the American Library Association. This photo-essay anthology includes over one hundred thirty profiles of noted gay and lesbian Americans. Many of the subjects are famous, but the book also brings new faces into the limelight. "It's a marvelous book," says Ellen Greenblatt, chair of the Stonewall Book Award Committee, on naming the book as co-winner of Best Non-Fiction, "And we're happy to give it this kind of recognition because it should be in every library. It's just the kind of thing that I wish existed when I was a kid."

   
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