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GAYS IN HOLLYWOOD IN THE GOLDEN AGE – A Talk by Felice Picano in-person

May 22 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A talk by author, Felice Picano, with many vintage photos from Ansel Adams’ estate as well as numerous Hollywood Studio promotional photos and theatre cards showing the surprising dominance of LGBT film actors, writers, & directors in the 1930’s through 1950.

Better known as a novelist and memoirist, Felice Picano was called to Hollywood in 1977 to work for Cary Grant’s Brut Productions. Between writing novels in New York, Picano lived and worked in L.A., writing film and TV scripts for various directors. An out gay man, he soon met the cream of Hollywood LGBT set, and when he moved there “The Brassy Old Dames of Hollywood,” all of whom told him what Queer Life and work was like.

Books by Felice Picano are available for purchase at the Bureau!


Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served.

Suggested donation $10 to benefit the Bureau’s work.

All are welcome to attend, with or without donation.

We will pass a bag for donations at the start of the event, but we can also take credit card donations at the register.


Safety protocol

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

If you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 in the days leading up to the event, we ask you to please stay home.

Please note that masks are required at all times inside The LGBT Community Center, where the Bureau is located.



May 22
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Bureau of General Services—Queer Division


Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
208 West 13th Street, Room 210
New York, NY 10011 United States
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