Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community (DVD video, 2019) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community

Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community

Author: Greta Schiller; Bruce Nugent; Harry Otis; Rita Mae Brown
Publisher: New York, NY : First Run Features, [2019]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A social history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s to 1969, showing how this group has moved from a secret shame to the status of a publicly viable minority group, and how a group consciousness coalesced after the 1969 police raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Feature films
History
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Greta Schiller; Bruce Nugent; Harry Otis; Rita Mae Brown
ISBN: 9786317905146 6317905142
OCLC Number: 1121467224
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Wide screen 1.77:1.
Features: never before seen scenes and interviews, two poems by Allen Ginsberg, trailers.
Performer(s): Richard Bruce Nugent, Harry Otis, Donna Smith, Harry Hay, Ted Rolfs, Mabel Hampton, Allen Ginsberg; narrator, Rita Mae Brown.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Making of a gay and lesbian community
Responsibility: Before Stonewall, Inc. in association with Alternative Media Information Center ; produced by Robert Rosenberg, John Scagliotti, Greta Schiller ; directed by Greta Schiller.

Abstract:

A social history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s to 1969, showing how this group has moved from a secret shame to the status of a publicly viable minority group, and how a group consciousness coalesced after the 1969 police raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City.
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