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The Celluloid Activist

Michael R. Schiavi

The Celluloid Activist

The Life and Times of Vito Russo

by Michael R. Schiavi

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Published by The University of Wisconsin Press in Madison, Wis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Film historians,
  • Vito Russo,
  • Homosexuality in motion pictures,
  • Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (New York, N.Y.),
  • ACT UP New York (Organization),
  • Gay activists,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichael Schiavi
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1998.3.R885 S35 2011
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationxiii, 361 p. :
    Number of Pages361
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24881530M
    ISBN 109780299282301, 9780299282349, 9780299282332
    LC Control Number2010044627

      If you haven’t already, make sure to check out Michael Schiavi’s new biography of Vito Russo: Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo. As Schiavi eloquently glosses—“Twenty years after Vito’s death, we remember him as the author of The Celluloid Closet, as one of Gay Liberation’s angriest agitators, and as one of the earliest, most eloquent voices raised on behalf of Author: Jason Baumann.   On that day, as Michael Schiavi recounts in his important new book “Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo,” as the Pride March passed under Kramer’s balcony, “from the street hoards of black-shirted ACT UP members spied their favorite uncle above. Screams of ‘Vito! Vito! Vito! We love you! We love you!

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It is also one of the most complex and compelling historical narratives of gay male life and culture in the later decades of the twentieth centuryCited by: 1.

Celluloid Activist is the biography of gay-rights giant Vito Russo, the man who wrote The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies, commonly regarded as the foundational text of gay and lesbian film studies and one of the first to be widely read.

But Russo was much more than a pioneering journalist and author. A founding member of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD /5(10). Celluloid Activist is the biography of gay-rights giant Vito Russo, the man who wrote The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies, commonly regarded as the foundational text of gay and lesbian film studies and one of the first to be widely read.

But Russo was much more than a pioneering journalist and author. Celluloid Activist The Life and Times of Vito Russo By Michael Schiavi (University of Wisconsin Press; pages; $).

As a child in s East Harlem, Vito Russo "practically lived at. Celluloid Activist is the biography of gay-rights giant Vito Russo, the man who wrote The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies, commonly regarded as the foundational text of gay and lesbian film studies and one of the first to be widely read.

But Russo was much more than a pioneering journalist and author. A founding member of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Brand: University of Wisconsin Press. The Celluloid Activist is the biography of gay rights activist and film historian, Vito Russo.

He wrote The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies. The first edition (of Celluloid Closet) was published in with revised edition published in Buy This Book in Print. summary. Celluloid Activist is the biography of gay-rights giant Vito Russo, the man who wrote The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies, commonly regarded as the foundational text of gay and lesbian film studies and one of the first to be widely by: 1.

Celluloid Activist portrays Russo's youth and home life with startling insight and a warm wit. Schiavi describes Russo's early sexual awareness with examples of his awkward teenage encounters with women, his intrigued observation of the gay scene on Central Park West, and his likeminded Lodi High quartet of gay youths who would "light up Marlboros and review their crushes on straight boys in.

Biography of a gay-rights champion and author of the queer-cinema ur-text The Celluloid Closet (). In this first book, Schiavi (English/New York Institute of Technology) looks at the life of Vito Russo (–), best known for co-founding the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Foundation (GLAAD) and for the aforementioned groundbreaking book.

The book was supposed to make you mad enough to do something. The movie version simply entertained. Now, almost 30 years after I read The Celluloid Closet, Michael Schiavi has written an entertaining and informative biography of Vito Russo, Celluloid Activist. You don't have to be a movie buff to gain from reading Mr.

Schiavi's book.4/5(1). Celluloid Activist The Life and Times of Vito Russo (eBook): Schiavi, Michael R.: Celluloid Activist is the biography of gay-rights giant Vito Russo, the man who wrote The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies, commonly regarded as the foundational text of gay and lesbian film studies and one of the first to be widely read.

But Russo was much more than a pioneering journalist and. “Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo” By Michael Schiavi University of Wisconsin Press, April pages; $ hardcover, $ e-book. Michael Schiavi wanted to write “The Celluloid Activist” because he couldn’t believe young gay activists didn’t know the scope of.

By the end, it is hard to put the book down. But, read on and learn. Schiavi has done the world and history a great service by excavating the memories and lessons of one of the great activists of our time.

—— Celluloid Activist The Life and Times of Vito Russo by Michael Schiavi University of Wisconsin Press Hardcover,pp.

Vito Russo (J – November 7, ) was an American LGBT activist, film historian and is best remembered as the author of the book The Celluloid Closet (, revised edition ), described in The New York Times as "an essential reference book" on homosexuality in the US film industry.

In he co-founded the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a media Alma mater: Fairleigh Dickinson University, New. Get this from a library. Celluloid activist: the life and times of Vito Russo.

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Michael Schiavi is associate professor of English and coordinator of English as a second language at the New Followers:   Russo's lectures became the basis for the book The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies, still the most important book ever written about gays in popular culture.

In the s this "cultural Zelig" became a prominent AIDS activist and a founder of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo Elmhurst College.

Loading Unsubscribe from Elmhurst College. Cancel Unsubscribe. In the figure of Vito Russo, Michael Schiavi’s biography Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo offers a possible candidate for such a role.

Living in New York City for much of the s, s, and s, Russo was involved not only in the Book Reviews • Russo was an activist, to be sure, but his signal contribution. Celluloid Activist is the biography of gay-rights giant Vito Russo, the man who wrote The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies, commonly regarded as the foundational text of gay and lesbian film studies and one of the first to be widely read.

But Russo was much more than a pioneering journalist and author. A founding member of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD. His "Firehouse Flicks" turned into a national lecture tour, which then grew into his seminal book The Celluloid Closet, published in Russo's "edgy but funny" voice combines activism and criticism - some said too much - to exhaustively chronicle the .Russo’s lectures became the basis for The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies (), still the most important book ever written about gays in popular culture.

In the ’s this “cultural Zelig” became a prominent AIDS activist and a founder of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). (The book and film The Celluloid Closet had begun as a series of movies that Vito would show with commentary to the Gay Activist Alliance starting in ; the screenings at .