Footage of a gay pool party in 1945 has surfaced online and it’s pretty incredible

  • metta

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    Jan 18, 2018 7:03 PM GMT
    Footage of a gay pool party in 1945 has surfaced online and it’s pretty incredible

    Footage of a gay pool party in 1945 has surfaced online and it’s pretty incredible

    https://www.queerty.com/footage-gay-pool-party-1945-surfaced-online-pretty-incredible-20180118
  • metta

    Posts: 43530

    Jan 18, 2018 7:04 PM GMT
    https://www.gayhomemovie.com/
  • Happenis

    Posts: 501

    Jan 18, 2018 8:19 PM GMT
    Wow, just to think that they're all probably long dead now is mind blowing. Life is short.

    On the other hand, the quality looks extremely good for that time. I wonder if it was digitally remastered.
  • mwolverine

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    Jan 19, 2018 6:58 AM GMT
    In April of 1996, Geoff Story went to an estate sale at a mansion on Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis. In the attic he found two old home movie reels. One of the film canisters was simply titled, Picnic. The films turned out to be 25 minutes of a gay pool party, most of which was shot during WW2. After only a few viewings, and for fear of damaging the movies in the projector, Geoff shelved them for 20 years.

    In the Spring of 2017, Geoff digitized the home movies. He turned his bedroom into a makeshift theater and had multiple screenings to gauge interest for a potential documentary.

    Around that time, Beth Prusaczyk saw a few stills on Instagram and showed an immediate interest. She soon joined the project as a producer and director of research.

    We are currently interviewing the families and friends of the men in these films, and continue to search for anyone who can speak to what gay life was like during the 1940s and 50s in St. Louis.
  • Hjalmar

    Posts: 107

    Jan 22, 2018 5:05 PM GMT
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