Vintage Gay Castro Images and Harvey Milk

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Uncle Donald’s site, which i’ve mentioned here before, is an archive of fascinating images from the Castro in the 70’s. Donald recently posted a gallery of images by freelance photographer Jerry Pritikin which are well worth a look.

It includes these shots, one of a pair of “would-be fag bashers” hanging out on Castro Street and another from the 1978 Castro Street Fair. He has also posted a gallery of images of slain SF Supervisor Harvey Milk, a hero whose good work and hateful murder should never be forgotten.

It was recently announced that Superman Returns director Bryan Singer will direct the long-in-development biopic of Harvey Milk, The Mayor of Castro Street. Singer: “It’s a project that has fascinated me ever since I saw a documentary about it. (Milk’s) an extraordinary character, as a person in history. We’re developing a story based on him that will probably center around the latter period of his life, leading up to his assassination. He is one of the great role models of our contemporary society that, unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know about.”


Bravo to Singer for putting this project into high gear. I can’t wait to see what he does with it.

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