MGH & Studs Terkel: Episode 4: Quentin Crisp

MGH & Studs Terkel: Episode 4: Quentin Crisp

MGH & Studs Terkel: Episode 4: Quentin Crisp

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive - November 12, 2020 - 25:02

From a young age, Quentin Crisp was determined to be himself—makeup, painted nails, dramatically dyed hair, and all—even if it consigned him to a life of poverty and isolation. Hear the author, raconteur, and provocateur in a 1970 conversation with Studs Terkel before he found late-in-life fame.Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources.

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