Gay Artists in Modern American Culture: An Imagined Conspiracy

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Abstract Expressionism, 167
Accommodation, 235–38
Acheson, Dean, 67
Acocella, Joan, 234
Adams, John, 214; Nixon in China, 6
Adams, Rachel, 241 (n. 7)
Adorno, Theodor, 160–61
Advise and Consent (Otto Preminger, 1962), 70, 106–7, 114–16
Advocate, 210
African Americans: and Thomson/Stein opera, 26; activism of, 113, 138, 190, 208, 213; authenticity of, 123; Dvořák on, 157
African Americans in arts: reaction to, 1; cultural evaluation of, 28, 236; and dependence/revulsion tension, 41; and communities of identity, 86, 91; and Baldwin, 94; cultural moment of, 103; restriction on themes of, 133; Hitler on, 135; and Price, 186, 191
Agee, James, 158
Agnew, Spiro, 217
The Agony and the Ecstasy (film, 1965), 111
AIDS, 196, 215, 223–24, 228, 234
AIDS Quilt Song Book, 3
Ailey, Alvin, 179–80, 181, 186, 191, 218, 220
Albee, Edward: as dominant figure, 44; and Lerner, 78; and homosexual themes, 128; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, 130, 139, 209; Kauffmann on, 131; Tiny Alice, 131; Marine on, 138; portrayals of women, 139; dethroning of, 191; DeMott on, 205; Simon on, 210; reputation of, 214; and postmodernism, 215; Decter on, 222; and accommodation, 236
All about Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950), 33, 84–85
Allen, Frederick Lewis, 19
Allen, Maud, 15
Allende, Salvador, 193
All in the Family (television series), 4–5, 6, 216–17
Alsop, Joseph, 70
Altman, Dennis, 102, 105, 107, 208, 209, 214, 232
Amelie (film, 2001), 198
American Composers Orchestra, 192
American culture: shallowness of, 34; men's dominance of, 39; inferiority of, 40–41, 126; definition of, 46–48, 50; movement across high, mid, and popular culture, 48–49; masculine robustness of, 64–65, 87, 123; gays as cultural outsiders, 88–102; and prizing of bigness, 101; maturing of, 101–2; gay magazines addressing, 111; anxieties about, 183; lack of coherence in, 214. See also Cultural empire; Gay people's role in American culture; Mass culture; Popular culture
American Home, 156
American Indians, 157
American Mercury, 33
American National Exhibition in Moscow (1959), 125, 126
American Nazi Party, 114
American POWs, 78


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