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Screw loose / Peter Blazey ; foreword by Michael Kirby
Bib ID 8079788
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Blazey, Peter, 1939-1997 author
 
Edition Revised edition. 
Description Potts Point, New South Wales : Gazebo Books, [2018] 
©2018 
viii, 496 pages, xxiv : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 9780987619105 (paperback)
0987619101
Summary

"First published twenty years ago, Peter Blazey's audacious, irresistible autobiography Screw Loose is now available in a revised edition with a foreword by the Honourable Michael Kirby. Candid and at times provocative, these self-styled "uncalled-for memoirs" encompass five decades in the life of a controversial Australian journalist, biographer and gay activist. Press Secretary to the Environment Minister in the Whitlam Government, he moved on to London, a witness to punk while living in a Trot squat and street fighting the National Front. In Sydney he was party to the riot that became the first Gay Mardi Gras parade. Blazey frequented Studio 54 in its heyday; became a millionaire wastrel in Barbra Stanwyck's former Hollywood mansion and, in his final years, an inflammatory columnist and troublesome AIDS activist. Screw Loose is a unique account of a remarkable life that remains as vivid, incisive and raucously entertaining as when it first appeared in 1997."--

Notes

First published 1997 in Picador by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Limited.

Includes index.

Subjects Blazey, Peter, 1939-1997.  |  Blazey, Peter, 1939-  |  Gay activists.  |  Gay journalists.  |  Gay men.  |  Gay rights.  |  Journalists.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Gay men -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Gay journalists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Gay activists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Gay rights -- Australia.  |  Australia.
Form/genre Biography.  |  Autobiographies.  |  Autobiographies.  |  Biographies.
Other authors/contributors Kirby, M. D. (Michael Donald), 1939-, writer of foreword

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