Since Moving To New York City Over A Decade Ago, Quentin Crisp Has Brought His Love Of The Cinema And His Notorious Wit Together In A Series Of Essays On Films And Film Stars A Veteran Film Goer Of Seventy Years Who Has Kept A Vigilant Eye On Changing Hollywood Styles And The Public Tastes That Follow, Mr Crisp Discusses Both Films And Stars With His Typical Panache And Dexterity And Leads His Readers With Polite Madness To A Clear, Straightforward Moral, Proving Himself To Be An Unexpected Champion Of Good Sense Along The Way Mr Crisp Shares His Personal Encounters With The Likes Of Lillian Gish, John Hurt, David Hockney, Divine, Sting, And Geraldine Page Prefaced By Longer Essays On The Essence Of Stardom, The Nature Of Hollywood, And The Deplorable State Of That Town Today, Mr Crisp S Book Is A Delight To Read I loved this book Even though I actually disagreed with many of his reviews, I still loved Crisp s breezy, witty, old fashioned style What a wit Thoroughly delightful stuff. very funny, starts off with a kind of a history of movies from a movie goers point of view, from silent movies to the eighties.
Quentin Crisp, born Denis Charles Pratt, was an English writer, artist s model, actor and raconteur known for his memorable and insightful witticisms He became a gay icon in the 1970s after publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant, brought to the attention of the general public his defiant exhibitionism and longstanding refusal to remain in the closet.
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- 09 January 2019 Quentin Crisp