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Arried the nickname from his younger years ironically into middle age; Bud York the All American Boy who seduced all with his wholesome good looks and confidence; Dickie Grant a likable gentle boy who is arrested for writing bad checks and is murdered while in prison; and Dale the author's best friend who suddenly loses his job of six years after an anonymous note informed his employer that he is gayA revealing look at the origins of gay culture in a mid sized city and among working class people The Evening Crowd at Kirmser's is destined to become a rare and uniue classi. After reading Jeb and Dash one of its reviewers mentions this gem of a book It describes a working class gayman s closeted life in a midwestern city in

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The Evening Crowd at Kirmser's A Gay Life in the 1940s

For many it is often difficult to imagine gay gathering places in the decades before the Stonewall riots of the 1960s and nearly impossible to think of such communities outside the nation's largest cities Yet such places did exist and their histories tell amazing stories of survival and the struggle for acceptance and self respect When Ricardo J Brown died in 1999 he left a compelling memoir of his youth and experiences as a young gay man in St Paul After being discharged from the navy for revealing his sexual orientation to a commanding officer in 1945 Brown returned to. Cross posted at Shelf Inflicted and at Outlaw ReviewsAfter reading Jeb and Dash A Diary of Gay Life 1918 1945 I decided to look for other books about ga

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His hometown with a new self awareness and a desire to find a group of people like himself He discovered such a place in Kirmser'sA small neighborhood bar owned by a German immigrant couple in St Paul's downtown Kirmser's served working class customers during daylight hours but became an unofficial home to the gay men and lesbians who gathered there nightly in the years following World War II The Evening Crowd at Kirmser's introduces us to often humorous but freuently tragic stories of those who would become the author's friends Flaming Youth a homely sardonic man who c. What s not to like about this book It is a wonderfully warm evocative book about a pocket of gay life in southern America all confined to one bar and a Trial of a Feminizer people like himself He discovered such a The Breach of Crowns place in Kirmser'sA small neighborhood bar owned by a German immigrant couple in St Paul's downtown Kirmser's served working class customers during daylight hours but became an unofficial home to the gay men and lesbians who gathered there nightly in the years following World War II The Evening Crowd at Kirmser's introduces us to often humorous but freuently tragic stories of those who would become the author's friends Flaming Youth a homely sardonic man who c. What s not to like about this book It is a wonderfully warm evocative book about a Icebergs pocket of gay life in southern America all confined to one bar and a


10 thoughts on “The Evening Crowd at Kirmser's A Gay Life in the 1940s

  1. says:

    Cross posted at Shelf Inflicted and at Outlaw ReviewsAfter reading Jeb and Dash A Diary of Gay Life 1918 1945 I decided to look for other books about gay life before Stonewall and found this little treasure at the

  2. says:

    Well this was a total surprise I read this for research for a historical fiction novel I'm writing and it hit precisely in my niche

  3. says:

    Whist a little rustic I would consider this to be essential reading for anyone thinking about writing about small town gay America in the 1940′sA personal memoire without being overly personal The Evening Crowd at Kirmser’s is a snapshot of something that definitely shouldn’t have existed at the time a gay bar in Wab

  4. says:

    A spare novella of a memoir leaving one with the sense that Brown intended to write but these scenes from a bar in St Paul are as much as he managed It is a sad echo of a book leaving one with the sense that Brown was editing himself still suffering from the feeling that there were things which must not be said This sho

  5. says:

    What's not to like about this book? It is a wonderfully warm evocative book about a pocket of gay life in southern America all confined to one bar and a small crowd of gay men and a few lesbians in the 1940's It tells the story witho

  6. says:

    Brown provides a frank slightly gritty view of gay life in a place far from the east and west coasts that gay histories typically reflect It's an important little book because it documents the experiences and thoughts of regular guys who dealt with stigma of gay life in the midwest of the 1940s While the book i

  7. says:

    I enjoyed reading Brown's remembrance however short of Gay life in St Paul I was especially drawn to his look at Gay life outside of the coasts

  8. says:

    Less than honourably discharged from the navy in 1945 for disclosing his homosexuality Ricardo Brown returns to St Paul Minnesota to

  9. says:

    After reading Jeb and Dash one of its reviewers mentions this gem of a book It describes a working class gayman's closeted life in a midwestern city in the 1940's Books such as these are helping me gain a sense of tribal identity my cultural inheritance

  10. says:

    A uirky little book that sheds some interesting insight into a little known topic but also meanders and plods

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