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Flights of Angels: My Life with the Angels of Light

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The Angels of Light were more than a queer performance troupe in the 1970s; growing out of the equally legendary Cockettes in San Francisco, the Angels were a way of life, putting on trashy, fantastical drag fairy tales in a city and an era that was in the blissful throes of early gay liberation. Adrian Brooks was a charter member of the Angels and the author of most of their shows. In this vivid memoir, San Francisco in the 1970s comes to life, as Brooks recounts amazing stories from behind closed doors. He also describes his early years as a Pennsylvania youth whose life is transformed working with Martin Luther King, then subsequently cavorting in Andy Warhol’s world in Manhattan, before heading west, where the Angels made perfect, beautiful sense of the world. Featuring more than seventy-five full-color photographs, Flight of Angels is a remarkable, elegiac ode to the ecstasy and defiance of queer life and culture before the AIDS crisis.

Synopsis:

A vivid, ecstatic memoir of the author's association with the Angels of Light.

About the Author

Adrian Brooks is a poet, performer, novelist, and playwright. Born in 1947 in Philadelphia, he was active in the anti-war and civil rights movements and part of New York's Soho and Andy Warhol scenes in the early 1970s. From 1973 to 1980, he was at the vanguard of gay liberation with the Angels of Light in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781551522319
Publisher:
Arsenal Pulp Press
Subject:
General
Photographer:
Nicoletta, Dan
Photographer:
Nicoletta, Daniel
Author:
Brooks, Adrian
Author:
Nicoletta, Dan
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Specific Groups - Male Gay Studies
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Entertainers
Subject:
Entertainers -- United States.
Subject:
Political activists -- United States.
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 Color photographs
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
0.00 x 0.00 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
Gay and Lesbian » History and Social Science » History and Biographies
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Gay Studies

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