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For book in RUL collection, the holding library and the call # are noted. For books NOT in RUL collection, please request them via E-Z Borrow service.
Bert Shrader. To want a boy. Call #: Douglass PS3569.H69T6 1967
Bert Shrader. Fee males. Call #: Douglass PS3569.H69F44 1968
Dancer from the Dance by "An astonishingly beautiful book. The best gay novel written by anyone of our generation." -- Harper's magazine One of the most important works of gay literature, this haunting, brilliant novel is a seriocomic remembrance of things past -- and still poignantly present. It depicts the adventures of Malone, a beautiful young man searching for love amid New York's emerging gay scene. From Manhattan's Everard Baths and after-hours discos to Fire Island's deserted parks and lavish orgies, Malone looks high and low for meaningful companionship. The person he finds is Sutherland, a campy quintessential queen -- and one of the most memorable literary creations of contemporary fiction. Hilarious, witty, and ultimately heartbreaking, Dancer from the Dance is truthful, provocative, outrageous fiction told in a voice as close to laughter as to tears.
Publication Date: 2001
Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983 by As the 1970s gave way to the 80s, New York's party scene entered a ferociously inventive period characterized by its creativity, intensity, and hybridity. Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor chronicles this tumultuous time, charting the sonic and social eruptions that took place in the city's subterranean party venues as well as the way they cultivated breakthrough movements in art, performance, video, and film. Interviewing DJs, party hosts, producers, musicians, artists, and dancers, Tim Lawrence illustrates how the relatively discrete post-disco, post-punk, and hip hop scenes became marked by their level of plurality, interaction, and convergence. He also explains how the shifting urban landscape of New York supported the cultural renaissance before gentrification, Reaganomics, corporate intrusion, and the spread of AIDS brought this gritty and protean time and place in American culture to a troubled denouement.
Publication Date: 2016
Love Saves the Day: a history of American dance music culture, 1970-1979 by Opening with David Mancuso's seminal "Love Saves the Day" Valentine's party, Tim Lawrence tells the definitive story of American dance music culture in the 1970s--from its subterranean roots in NoHo and Hell's Kitchen to its gaudy blossoming in midtown Manhattan to its wildfire transmission through America's suburbs and urban hotspots such as Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newark, and Miami. Tales of nocturnal journeys, radical music making, and polymorphous sexuality flow through the arteries of Love Saves the Day like hot liquid vinyl. They are interspersed with a detailed examination of the era's most powerful djs, the venues in which they played, and the records they loved to spin--as well as the labels, musicians, vocalists, producers, remixers, party promoters, journalists, and dance crowds that fueled dance music's tireless engine. Love Saves the Day includes material from over three hundred original interviews with the scene's most influential players, including David Mancuso, Nicky Siano, Tom Moulton, Loleatta Holloway, Giorgio Moroder, Francis Grasso, Frankie Knuckles, and Earl Young. It incorporates more than twenty special dj discographies--listing the favorite records of the most important spinners of the disco decade--and a more general discography cataloging some six hundred releases. Love Saves the Day also contains a unique collection of more than seventy rare photos.
Call Number: Douglass ML3411.5.L38 2003
My Life in the Paradise Garage by "This book is about every night fever of disco in the late 1970s, the splendors and miseries of the A-list - and the brilliant social and musical innovations of Mel Cheren, fantasy impressario of that delirious epoch." - Edmund White Autobiography of the founder of West End Records and the backer of Paradise Garage, New York's premiere gay disco which throughout the '70s and '80s was to become the backdrop for the gay underground music scene, witnessing dance-floor orgies and the rise of numerous gay superstars.
Call Number: Alexander ML429.C51A3 2000
The Last Party by "There was a place where virtually all the themes and energies of the seventies - disco, the cult of celebrity, the coke and the ludes, the glam and the glitter, the pre-AIDS sexual abandon, the emergence of gay culture, newly uninhibited women, and the general air of pre-fin de siecle debauchery - were played out with maximum flamboyance. It was a place that epitomized an era and exemplified the zeitgeist. That place was Studio 54." "No one is better suited to chronicle the Studio story than Anthony Haden-Guest. He has re-created the scene and rendered the action in vivid detail from his personal experiences and intimacy with the key players: the owners, bartenders, and bouncers; the celebs and the dealers; the divas, DJs and doormen; even the prosecutor who busted the owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager for tax evasion." "The Last Party is more than a biography of one place. It also tells the story of Nightworld, a realm spawned by Studio 54, comprising past and present clubs. Nightlords, and nightpeople, their doings and their secrets, which is still unfolding and getting darker all the time. Haden-Guest ends with in-depth interviews with beleaguered club-lord Peter Gatien and attended the last party of Club Kid/murder suspect Michael Alig."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publication Date: 1997
Quote by Andrew Holleran
" Now of all the bonds between homosexual friends, none was greater than that between people who danced together."
From Dancer from the Dance
Journal article, book chapters, reports, blogs, etc.
Kayo Denda, Mary Hawkesworth, Fernanda Perrone. Douglass Century: transformation of the women's college at Rutgers University. 2018. the chapter 7 (pp.143-170) on student activism includes a narrative on "Gays and Lesbian Student Activism." The link to the book record is here
Elizabeth Fraenkel (NJC ’44) “Peer counseling the Lesbian,” Douglass Alumnae Bulletin 49, no. 4 (1974): 5-7.
Tim Lawrence. "The forging of a white gay aesthetic art The Saint, 1980-84." Dancecult: journal of electronic dance music culture (June 2011), 3:1.
David Nichols & Morris Kafka-Hozschla. “The Rutgers University Lesbian/Gay Alliance, 1969-1989: The First Twenty Years,” Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries 51, no.2 (1989): 63
Megan E. Springate (editor). LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History. National Park Foundation 2016.
Asbury Park, a gay history provides a brief history of gay friendly places in Asbury Park, NJ.
San Francisco Disco Preservation Society preserves DJ mixtapes and artifacts related to the 70s SD Disco scene.
The Den or Manny's Den, next to the restaurant Sophie's bistro on Hamilton Street, Somerset, NJ, closed recently. Peter Mac is the grandson of the founder of the Manny's Den.
The Melody Lounge & Bar was a legendary music scene on French Street in New Brunswick, NJ. The location is now occupied by buildings of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
The Roxy, another important bar, was located across the Melody Bar on French Street, New Brunswick, NJ.