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The Laughing Policeman Protest Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-062

Scope and Content

Clippings, flyers, interview transcript, news releases, notes, and studio publicity materials documenting protests in San Francisco directed against the film, The Laughing Policeman, a police thriller released in 1973. Gay and lesbian rights activists objected to the representation of gay men and gay social life in the movie, which revolved around a mass-murderer with a secret gay identity.

Dates

  • 1973

Creator

Access

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Historical Note

The Laughing Policeman was a 1973 police thriller about a mass-murderer with a secret gay identity. Gay and lesbian rights activists in San Francisco formed an ad hoc group which organized protests and demonstrations against the movie and its depiction of gay culture.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet ([1 folder])

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Clippings, flyers, interview transcript, news releases, notes, and studio publicity materials documenting protests in San Francisco directed against the motion picture, The Laughing Policeman, a police thriller released in 1973. Gay and lesbian rights activists objected to the representation of gay men and gay social life in the movie, which revolved around a mass-murderer with a secret gay identity.

Processing Information

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

Creator

Title
The Laughing Policeman Protest Collection, 1973
Status
Publish Basic
Author
Marc LaRocque
Date
(c) 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.

Repository Details

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