July 19, 1993 |
Quentin Crisp may have described himself as "England's stateliest homo," but over brunch in a West Hollywood hotel suite he proves mischievous as well as witty and wise. "I try never to let the mention of money to besmirch my coral lips," he quipped, describing his first meeting with director Sally Potter, who cast him as Queen Elizabeth I in her surrealist film of Virginia Woolf's "Orlando."
April 16, 1998
"Dealer's Choice," Patrick Marber's comic drama about six men playing a revelatory, all-night poker game at a London restaurant, has its West Coast premiere, under the direction of Robert Egan. * "Dealer's Choice," Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Ends May 31. $29-$37. (213) 628-2772. 8 pm: Theater Tony Award winner Melba Moore ("Purlie!"
June 29, 1986 |
"THE QUEEN IS DEAD." The Smiths. Sire. The sound of the Smiths' singer Morrissey is one long effete, groaning sing-song moan, filled with fey whimsy and petulant anger.
July 11, 1993
In his review of "Queer in America" by Michelangelo Signorile (June 27), Quentin Crisp reveals an ignorance of the author's ideas within the lesbian and gay civil rights movements in general. Some familiarity with the history of the African-American civil rights movement or the women's movement would have shown Crisp that cultural changes don't occur because people sit down to tea and politely decide to change things. Angry members of oppressed groups march, write, put their jobs and lives on the line and risk alienating people.
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July 29, 2002 |
Robert Giard, 62, a portraitist who traveled the country to photograph gay and lesbian literary figures, died July 16 of an apparent heart attack while on a bus trip from Minneapolis to Chicago. Giard took nearly 600 black and white photographs of gay writers. He posed his subjects--who included Allen Ginsberg, Quentin Crisp and Andrea Dworkin--in simple settings surrounded by things they loved.
September 17, 1997 |
Quentin Crisp, the writer and raconteur, came to Highways in Santa Monica on Monday night and sat on a humble chair telling stories like a prince on a throne. His principality is a dignified but idiosyncratic domain, full of observations that are droll and wise as well as unpopular, outre and stubborn--at 89, he's not about to start toeing a party line, particularly since he's had no practice at it. "An Evening With Quentin Crisp" will have one more performance, tonight at 8:30.