Intimate Images

When it comes to gay history, the period before the 1960s is a photographic black hole. Most gay archives are lucky to have a few images. San Francisco’s G.L.B.T. Historical Society, on the other hand, has actual home movies, some dating from the 1940s. Alastair Gee writes about it for the on-line New Yorker and the mag helpfully supplies some clips. Nice to see that the tell-tale gay gestures haven’t changed a bit.