ghost of miles

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13 hours ago, ghost of miles said:

😯 I just reread TSAR last summer (in the new LOA edition) and think I remember seeing a reference around that time to this particular book. 
 

Getting ready to start this newly-arrived NYRB Classic:

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Wonderful book. 

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On 10/9/2021 at 10:01 PM, BillF said:

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Joe Orton appeared (characterized by some actor) in a movie I once saw. I just don't remember which movie. He was living in Tangier in the early 60s, when a lot of beats lived there. And Bowles, of course. And that life in Tangier appeared in the movie. I still have the image of him and his partner lying in the sun on a rooftop in my mind.

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This one perhaps? Very good, written by Bennett and two very good actors in Oldman and Molina

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prick_Up_Your_Ears

In the 80s I worked in the public library department where he and Halliwell had defaced the book sleeves. Ironically they'd become the prizes of the collection

 

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58 minutes ago, Bluesnik said:

Joe Orton appeared (characterized by some actor) in a movie I once saw. I just don't remember which movie. He was living in Tangier in the early 60s, when a lot of beats lived there. And Bowles, of course. And that life in Tangier appeared in the movie. I still have the image of him and his partner lying in the sun on a rooftop in my mind.

Yes, there's a photo in the biography of Orton, his partner (and later, murderer) Kenneth Halliwell and British actor Kenneth Williams.

Here it is (l to r: Orton, Williams, Halliwell):

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Oh, great. Thanks. I didn't know he'd been murdered by his partner. Though it sure is in the movie. But I remember it very hazily. Probably long ago.

3 hours ago, mjazzg said:

This one perhaps? Very good, written by Bennett and two very good actors in Oldman and Molina

Yes it was that one. Sure. For some reason I mixed it up with My beautiful launderette and thought it was something else.

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I’ve read four of Kevin Starr’s California history volumes—the ones covering the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 1950-1963—but never realized until a phone conversation with a friend several nights ago that there was a second 1930s entry that serves as an interstitial piece in Starr’s narrative. Now eagerly diving into it, as I’ve greatly enjoyed the four that I already read in the early aughts:

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