20th Century Icons-Gay

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Press:Perseus Distribution Services Absolute Press (May 1, 2001)
Author Name:Norton, Graham


20th Century Icons is a stylish, quirky and instantly collectible series of little books created to celebrate the last hundred years. 
Famous names in the arenas of film, rock and pop, kitsch and camp have all chosen their own personal icons, recorded in these pocket-sized volumes with interesting, amusing and sometimes controversial results.
Readers will enjoy discovering the eclectic, surprising, and humorous selections in every title, with luminaries as diverse as Elvis, Liberace and Mr.
Potato Head all rubbing shoulders with one another.


Gay & Lesbian,History,Nonfiction,LGBT Studies,Humor & Entertainment,Pop Culture,General

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Comment List (Total:2)

  •     Irish-born comedian Graham Norton in this very small book gives us his pick of his favorite gay icons. Each little biography includes a picture of the favorite star, drag queen, singer, actor or performer. I enjoyed several of his picks like k.d.lang, Divine, Grace Jones, Alain Delon, Madonna, etc. I highly disagreed with his picks of Jeffrey Dahmer, Francis Farmer, Roger Moore, and Liberace. Some of his picks are meant to be controversial, and they are. This is just one of a series of books put out about 20th Century Icons. Graham's royalties from this book go the Terrance Higgins Trust, the UK's leading HIV and AIDS Charity. A good cause. I found this book enjoyable, especially the gay icons that I personally chose. An interesting little book!
  •     I purchased this book as a RAOK (Random Act of Kindness) for Bookcrossers. The book was smaller than expected. Both in size and page wise. But it was interesting none the less. It doesn't have many words as it is mostly pictures.

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