Whilst Queen Victoria could not believe that such things went on in 19th century England, lesbianism has been recorded since the 6th century BC with Sappho's escapades on Lesbos.
'Sex Lives Of The Famous Lesbians' is a glorious journey through the personal lives of some of the women who have shaped our history and culture.
From the glamour of Hollywood's sewing circle and screenwriter Mercedes de Acosta's affairs with Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich, to the intellectual quarters of Bloomsbury and Virginia Woolf's affair with Vita Sackville-West, for whom she wrote the sexually ambiguous Orlando, or cross-dressing, cigar-smoking Radclyffe Hall who blew the lid off the London lesbian scene with The Well of Loneliness, this intimate and revelatory book also covers Eleanor Roosevelt, writers Colette and Gertrude Stein, Blues singer Bessie Smith, artists Rosa Bonheur and Natalie Barney, and actresses Agnes Moorehead and Barbara Stanwyck, to name but a few.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2005
- 225 x 145mm