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Celluloid activist : the life and times of Vito Russo

Author: Michael R Schiavi
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : The University of Wisconsin Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Vito Russo; Vito Russo; Vito Russo
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael R Schiavi
ISBN: 9780299282301 0299282309 9780299282349 0299282341 9780299282332 0299282333
OCLC Number: 671573422
Description: xiii, 361 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Birth of a New Yorker --
Jersey boy --
Return of the native --
Birth of an activist --
"Professional movement flash and trash" --
Building the Closet --
"A time of major change" --
The activist in wartime --
Afterword --
Notes --
Interviews and personal communications.
Responsibility: Michael Schiavi.

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The first critical biography of gay-rights activist Vito Russo. "Celluloid Activist" illuminates, through the life of this fascinating individual, some of the most explosive cultural revolutions in  Read more...

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Schiavi is thorough and compelling both in bringing this complex character to life and in delineating the people and events that shaped him. Highly Recommended. "CHOICE""

 
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