The Laughing Policeman Protest Collection, 1973 Coll2011.062*

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
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Title: The Laughing Policeman Protest Collection
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.062*
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 0.1 linear foot. [1 folder]
Date: 1973
Abstract: Clippings, flyers, interview transcript, news releases, notes, and studio publicity materials documenting protests in San Francisco directed against the motion picture, The Laughing Policeman, a police thriller released in 1973. Gay and lesbian rights activists objected to the representation of gay men and gay social life in the movie, which revolved around a mass-murderer with a secret gay identity.
creator: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives.

Historical Note

The Laughing Policeman was a 1973 police thriller about a mass-murderer with a secret gay identity. Gay and lesbian rights activists in San Francisco formed an ad hoc group which organized protests and demonstrations against the movie and its depiction of gay culture.

Access

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Preferred Citation

The Laughing Policeman Protest Collection, Coll2011-062, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

Processing Information

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

Scope and Content

Clippings, flyers, interview transcript, news releases, notes, and studio publicity materials documenting protests in San Francisco directed against the film, The Laughing Policeman, a police thriller released in 1973. Gay and lesbian rights activists objected to the representation of gay men and gay social life in the movie, which revolved around a mass-murderer with a secret gay identity.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gays Against Media Bigotry.
Gay activists
Mass media and gays--United States
Minorities in mass media
Motion pictures and gay men