There is only one FIRE ISLAND!Only ALEXANDER GOODMAN could possibly do it justice!Now, in a full-length book containing 20 pages of photographs of faggots, drag queens, Fire Island scenes and pretty boys, Alexander Goodman has written the definitive story of Fire Island and the "happenings" that have given it an international reputation.Just a few bits of conversation:"...There is only one FIRE ISLAND!Only ALEXANDER GOODMAN could possibly do it justice!Now, in a full-length book containing 20 pages of photographs of faggots, drag queens, Fire Island scenes and pretty boys, Alexander Goodman has written the definitive story of Fire Island and the "happenings" that have given it an international reputation.Just a few bits of conversation:"...middle of entertaining a most attractive young sailor..." "...Miss P has slept with the boy..." "Yes, Mary, I brought your geisha costume..." "...Looks like a hustler to me. Young ,a lot of muscles..." "...It's time he learned the facts of gay life..." "...There's going to be a gang-bang at 'The Kitty House'..." "...A ray of moonlight is hitting his face, which is contorted with pleasure..." "Please, you're hurting me..." "...There was that one night when he let 15 guys..." "...After that night with Vance I stopped dating any girl that wouldn't deliver..." "...They were sitting on this kid that was lying face down in the middle of the floor... I could hear him..." "...You can pick beautiful boys off the trees..." "Yes, there's always the meat rack..." "...You're the most handsome faggot I know..." "No! I'm giving up all this cruising, camping, carrying on..." "...One boy with smooth pale skin... A sweet dainty blond in a girl's bathing suit..." "I haven't done this with men... I'm not used to it..." "...Are you going to leave with me at 6 o'clock or not?" "...They both pull their trunks down to their knees..." "The afternoon is young. Many desire more experiences." "This wood can be a heartless place..." "The darkness protects them, gives them a freedom they never had before." "Romance requires love, not sex... Romance does not fit in with wholesale promiscuity..."The book is a combination of factual reporting and fictional representation of life as it is REALLY lived among this group....
|Title||:||A Summer on Fire Island|
|Number of Pages||:||119 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
A Summer on Fire Island Reviews
A fantastic piece of gay history, not to be missed by the gay history buff.Think of this more as a non-fiction title, although there are fiction elements. It perfectly paints a picture of a summer vacation on fire island in the mid 60's.I love this kind of gay history stuff and there's details in here that blew my mind. The book starts out describing how to get to the Island from New York City, what kind of things you'll find there, and goes in to the people, the parties, the bars. The men were not allowed to dance together, to even LOOK at each other while they were dancing, so there would be 40 men in a line dancing, doing the Hulley-Gulley or the Madison. Really, the book gets five stars for that description alone.The book continues with photos from the period, to descriptions of the cruisey Meat Rack and the raids by police, along with what to expect when arrested. The book ends with a call for tolerance of homosexuals.The fictional aspect helps flesh out the story and makes it live. This book is a perfect time capsule of life on Fire Island and is required for any gay history buff.
I was too young to make it to Fire Island in it's heyday. This book took me there with pictures and stereotypical gays. Well written though a slightly bumpy read, this book preserves a famous piece of Americana.