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Coming TogetherThe Cinematic Elaboration of Gay Male Life, 1945-1979$
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Ryan Powell

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780226634234

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226634401.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Coming Together
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Ryan Powell

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226634401.003.0001

When male-desiring men in the United States began assembling as a sociopolitical entity in the late 1940s and early 1950s, it was prohibited to make, watch, or possess direct cinematic representations of male-male desire. While a small number of homoerotic photography and homosexual rights magazines began to circulate, images of male-male desire were far from direct. Images that placed men ...

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