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Song of the Loon collection
2003-35  
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Description
Song of the Loon (1970), based on the 1966 novel of the same name, was one of the first feature films created by and for gay men. The collection contains the original positive and negative 35mm and 16mm prints of the film, videotapes, financial records, promotional materials, a copy of the screenplay, and Polaroid snapshots, including candid photos of the cast on set.
Background
Song of the Loon (1970), based on the 1966 novel of the same name, was one of the first feature films created by and for gay men. Richard Amory wrote both the novel and the screenplay, and Shan V. Sayles – owner of several gay male theaters, including San Francisco's Nob Hill Cinema – produced the film.
Extent
3.75 linear feet (3 cartons)
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Availability
Collection is open for research. Funding for processing the original donation of the collection was provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).