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The Resource The boys of fairy town : sodomites, female impersonators, third-sexers, pansies, queers, and sex morons in Chicago's first century, Jim Elledge

The boys of fairy town : sodomites, female impersonators, third-sexers, pansies, queers, and sex morons in Chicago's first century, Jim Elledge

Label
The boys of fairy town : sodomites, female impersonators, third-sexers, pansies, queers, and sex morons in Chicago's first century
Title
The boys of fairy town
Title remainder
sodomites, female impersonators, third-sexers, pansies, queers, and sex morons in Chicago's first century
Statement of responsibility
Jim Elledge
Title variation
Sodomites, female impersonators, third-sexers, pansies, queers, and sex morons in Chicago's first century
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A history of gay Chicago told through the stories of queer men who left a record of their sexual activities in the Second City, this book paints a vivid picture of the neighborhoods where they congregated while revealing their complex lives. Some, such as reporter John Wing, were public figures. Others, like Henry Gerber, who created the first "homophile" organization in the United States, were practically invisible to their contemporaries. Female impersonators and striptease artists Quincy de Lang and George Quinn were arrested and put on trial at the behest of a leader of Chicago's anti-"indecency" movement. African American ragtime pianist Tony Jackson's most famous song, "Pretty Baby," was written about one of his male lovers. Alfred Kinsey's explorations of the city's netherworld changed the future of American sexuality while confirming his own queer proclivities
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elledge, Jim
Dewey number
306.76/60977311
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.3.U52
LC item number
I4445 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gays
  • Gays
Label
The boys of fairy town : sodomites, female impersonators, third-sexers, pansies, queers, and sex morons in Chicago's first century, Jim Elledge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From sodomite to sex moron -- Took him home with me, and love him better than ever -- The most effeminate type of sex perversions -- We never liked his species -- A fine piece of nude -- My vileness is uncontrollable -- The hottest show on earth! -- A sodomist is one who enlarges the circles of his friends -- They're regular he-whores -- A man will do when there is nothing else in the world -- Hell, I wish they'd give me a safety razor and a shot of gin -- Used as a pimp for others to get their meat -- All have waitresses who are lads in gal's clothing -- Play it, whip it, pat it, bang it -- Once a bitch, always a bitch -- A nudist club for boys and young men -- Thank God I got only 60 days and a small fine
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 290 pages
Isbn
9781613739358
Lccn
2017058268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99977227483
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1005200733
  • (OCoLC)1005200733
Label
The boys of fairy town : sodomites, female impersonators, third-sexers, pansies, queers, and sex morons in Chicago's first century, Jim Elledge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From sodomite to sex moron -- Took him home with me, and love him better than ever -- The most effeminate type of sex perversions -- We never liked his species -- A fine piece of nude -- My vileness is uncontrollable -- The hottest show on earth! -- A sodomist is one who enlarges the circles of his friends -- They're regular he-whores -- A man will do when there is nothing else in the world -- Hell, I wish they'd give me a safety razor and a shot of gin -- Used as a pimp for others to get their meat -- All have waitresses who are lads in gal's clothing -- Play it, whip it, pat it, bang it -- Once a bitch, always a bitch -- A nudist club for boys and young men -- Thank God I got only 60 days and a small fine
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 290 pages
Isbn
9781613739358
Lccn
2017058268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99977227483
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1005200733
  • (OCoLC)1005200733

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