Arthur Bell interviews gay activists
NamesBell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (Donor)Bell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (Interviewer)Murphy, Eddie "Skull", 1926-1989 (Interviewee)Kohler, Bob, 1926-2007 (Interviewee)
Arthur Bell Collection of Recorded Interviews, 1970-1980
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1978 (Questionable)
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LDC 52806Shelf locator: *LTC 4537
TopicsMurphy, Eddie "Skull", 1926-1989Kohler, Bob, 1926-2007Gay activists -- United StatesGay rightsStonewall Riots, New York, N.Y., 1969Young gay men -- United StatesGay liberation movement -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
NotesBiographical/historical: Interviews by Arthur Bell, most probably conducted for his popular column "Bell tells" in the Village Voice.Content: Title supplied by cataloger from information on original cassette.Venue: Recorded [1978?] New York, N.Y.]Additional physical form: Service compact disc (1 audio disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original, available in *LDC 52806.Acquisition: Gift; Bell Estate; 1990 NN-RHA.Content: Forms part of Arthur Bell collection of recorded interviews, 1970-1980, *L (Special) 90-32.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audio cassette (approximately 42 min.) : analog, stereo
DescriptionTracks 1-4. Arthur Bell hosts panel discussion with young gay activists who live in New York and try to find their own place in the city at the end of the 1970's. They talk about Greenwich Village as the place that became a home to the largest gay and lesbian population in New York City, the place where they feel safe and secure.
Track 5. Excerpt from the discussion with gay rights pioneer Bob Kohler. He talks about the rise of the gay movement after the Stonewall riots, a series of spontaneous and violent demonstrations by members of the gay community that took place on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City that led to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for gay and lesbian rights in the United States.
Tracks 6-9. Eddie "Skull" Murphy, a long-time doorman and bouncer at Mafia-owned gay bars since the 1950's, who was at the door the night of the infamous 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn, referred to Jennie and William Tobin in an interview with Arthur Bell for an article ("Skull Murphy: Double Agent") which appeared in the May 8, 1978 issue of the Village Voice.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19987664Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 11519d50-8a99-0131-1e9d-58d385a7bbd0
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