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The Laughing Policeman Protest Collection

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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.


0.1 linear foot.
[1 folder]


Gay activists
Mass media and gays--United States
Minorities in mass media
Motion pictures and gay men

Corporate Name(s):
Gays Against Media Bigotry.

Conditions governing access:
Contact ONE archivist regarding access restrictions.

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

Record date:
(c) 2011

Contact Information:
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771