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The Laughing Policeman Protest Collection, 1973 Coll2011.062*
Coll2011.062*  
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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.
Background
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.
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0.1 linear foot. [1 folder]
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