George Platt Lynes – Virtual Author Talk with Allen Ellenzweig

Join us on Wednesday, February 8th, for a virtual book conversation with author Allen Ellenzweig about groundbreaking photographer George Platt Lynes. Allen will discuss his biography, George Platt Lynes: The Daring Eye, with Professor James Polchin, author of Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall.

A precocious American youth who entered the orbit of American and British expatriates populating Paris and the South of France in the 1920s, George Platt Lynes went on to become a supremely assured portrait photographer documenting the great figures of literature, painting, opera, and dance of mid-twentieth century. This new biography tells his story in full.

This virtual conversation with Allen will be moderated by James Polchin


Author photo: © Ross Bennett Lewis 2021

ALLEN ELLENZWEIG is a cultural critic and commentator who has published in numerous arts and general interest periodicals, including The Village Voice and Art in America, as well as the online journals Tablet, The Forward, and Poetry Magazine. His landmark history, The Homoerotic Photograph: Male Images from Durieu/Delacroix to Mapplethorpe, was published in 1992. He is a regular contributor to the Gay & Lesbian Review/Worldwide and has taught in the Writing Program of Rutgers University.


An Edgar Award nominated writer and cultural historian, JAMES POLCHIN is a Clinical Professor in Liberal Studies at New York University. His book Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall was published by Counterpoint Press in the US and Icon Books in the UK. His articles and reviews have appeared in Slate, TIME, Huffington Post UK, CrimeReads, Paris Review, Rolling Stone, Lambda Literary Review, and the Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide. He has been interviewed on the subject of queer true crime by Vox, Oxygen, BBC4 Radio, NPR, The American Scholar, CrimeReads, Bookforum, and Publishers Weekly. He has held faculty appointments in the Princeton Writing Program, the New School, and the Creative Nonfiction Foundation. 

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