The Lavender Screen

The Video Salon 

The Silent Years…
  1. Algie, the Miner (1912)
  2. Ramón Novarro in Ben-Hur (1925)
The Pansy Craze and the New Woman
  1. “Masculine Women, Feminine Men” (ca. 1924)
  2. Marlene Dietrich performing “Falling in Love Again” in The Blue Angel (1930)
  3. Marlene Dietrich in Morocco (1930)
  4. Ramón Novarro and Greta Garbo in Mata Hari (1931)
  5. Greta Garbo in Queen Cristina (1933)
Hollywood Wit and Queer Camp
  1. Everett Edward Horton and Eric Blore in The Gay Divorcee (1934)
  2. Betty Grable and Everett Edward Horton in The Gay Divorcee (1934)
  3. Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  4. Montgomery Clift in Red River (1948)
  5. Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame (1958)
  6.  Rock Hudson and Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959)
The Queen Villain
  1. Farley Granger and John Dall in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope (1948)
  2. Caged (1950)
  3. Tea & Sympathy (1956)
  4. Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine in The Children’s Hour (1961)
  5. Joan Crawford in Johnny Guitar (1954)
  6. Tony Perkins in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960)
The Persistence of Camp
  1. The Killing of Sister George (1968)
  2. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
  3. The Boys in the Band (1970)
  4. The Vampire Lovers (1970)
  5. Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey performing “Money” from Cabaret (1972)
  6. The Color Purple (1985)
Queer Poets, Authors, and Performers
  1. Langston Hughes, “The Weary Blues” (original 1923)
  2. Gertrude Stein reading “If I Had Told Him a Completed Portrait of Picasso” (original 1923)
  3. Newsreel of Christine Jorgensen returning to New York after “sex change” surgery in Denmark (1952)
  4. Gladys Bentley with Groucho Marx (early 1950s)
  5. James Baldwin in selections from the documentary The Price of the Ticket (1990)
  6. José Sarria performing in San Francisco (early 1960s)
  7. Divine in John Waters’s Pink Flamingos (1972)
  8. Jayne/Wanye County and the Electric Chairs performing “Bad in Bed” (ca. 1978)
  9. Sylvester performing “You Make Me Feel Mighty Real” (1978)
  10. Allen Ginsberg performing “Do the Meditation Rock” (1984)
  11. “How to be a Snap Diva” from Marlon Riggs’s Tongues Untied (1989)
  12. Adrienne Rich reading “What Kinds of Times are These” (ca. 1995)
  13. Cherríe Moraga speaking on 2-spirit people (ca. 2000)
  14. Cheryl Clarke reading “Living as a Lesbian, fin de siècle” (ca. 2000)
  15. Thom Gunn reading “Jamesian” and “A Home” (ca. 1990)
  16. Dorothy Allison reading “Cass Easton Collects Miracles” (ca. 2000)
  17. Margaret Cho performing “Lesbians Love Whale Watching” (2001)
  18. Chrystos reads “Songs for a Lakota Woman” (2011)