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5 days ago
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“Never argue with a fool—he will drag you down to his level and then beat you over the head.” ~ Quentin Crisp Archives

Photographer: Marcus Teo.

More information on “All Things Quentin Crisp” at crisperanto.org

Visit the official Facebook page for Quentin Crisp at
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Visit the official Instagram page for Quentin Crisp at
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Visit the official Facebook page for Quentin Crisp’s “The Last Word: An Autobiography” & “And One More Thing”
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Visit Crisperanto's page for QUENTIN CRISP: THE LAST WORD play at:
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Listen to Charlotte Robinson's interview with Phillip Ward on OUTTAKE VOICES™
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Listen to Charlotte Robinson's interview with Brian Edward on OUTTAKE VOICES™
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6 days ago
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On this day in 1930, Mae West stood in a courtroom and waited to hear the verdict in her trial over her play PLEASURE MAN.

PLEASURE MAN was described as depicting backstage burlesque and one reviewer called it the "queerest show you've ever seen" and as having "all the Queens" in it. Another review noted the presence of "Harlem bacchanales." A couple of favorable reviews found it entertaining, but most reviewers gave it rather scornful criticism including description of it as "filth" and "foul exhibitionism."

The company of PLEASURE MAN was put on trial two years after the premiere for "sex, degeneracy, and sex perversion." The trial was riddled with homophobia, chastising the “degenerates” that they saw on the stage, and asking if their manners of female impersonation carried on off stage. The jury failed to reach a decision and the charges were dismissed.

Mae West quipped: "I was happy to be cleared by a hung jury."
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