Homosexual news: excerpts
NamesBell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (Donor)Bell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (Interviewer)Agnew, Randy (Interviewee)Deblasio, Ralph, 1930-2007 (Interviewee)Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986 (Interviewee)
Arthur Bell Collection of Recorded Interviews, 1970-1980
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1970 (Questionable)
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LDC 52807Shelf locator: *LTC 4538
TopicsAgnew, RandyDeblasio, Ralph, 1930-2007Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986Gay men -- United StatesAuthors, English -- 20th century
NotesContent: Interviews by Arthur Bell, most probably conducted for his popular column "Bell tells" in the Village Voice.Content: Title supplied by cataloger from information on original cassette.Venue: Recorded [1970?] [New York, N.Y.]Additional physical form: Service compact disc (1 audio disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original, available in *LDC 52806.Acquisition: Gift; Bell Estate; 1990 NN-RHA.Content: Forms part of Arthur Bell collection of recorded interviews, 1970-1980, *L (Special) 90-32.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audio cassette (approximately 51 min.) : analog, stereo
DescriptionTrack 1. Excerpt from the radio program Homosexual news, presented by Pete Wilson.
Track 2, 7-12. Anglo-American novelist and playwright Christopher Isherwood talks about his life and career as a writer in Europe and the USA, his family background, and his homosexuality. He discusses his books and novels that earned a world-wide recognition such as Goodbye to Berlin that was the inspiration for the play I am a camera (1951), the 1955 film I am a camera (both starring Julie Harris), the Broadway musical Cabaret (1966) and the film (1972) of the same name, and his biographical book Christopher & his kind. He speaks about his long-term relationships with his partner, the portrait artist Don Bachardy. Being a gay activist, Isherwood also talks about gay rights in the United States in the 1970's.
Track 3. Short excerpt from Homosexual news.
Track 4. Excerpt from the interview with Randy Agnew, that Arthur Bell recorded for his article ("The Randy Agnew file: getting straightened out") which appeared in the September 24, 1970 issue of the Village Voice.
Track 5. Phone interview with community activist and Greenwich Village Republican district leader Ralph [DeBlasio].
Track 6. Excerpt from the recording of gay activists meeting.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19990243Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 22ebdbc0-8a99-0131-1bc0-58d385a7bbd0
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