*Coming to Hollywood: 1935-2000

Felice Picano Hollywood Brown Bag Lunch
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For decades, hopeful LGBT actors, writers and stage directors came West to make it big. One of those individuals was openly gay author Felice Picano, who arrived in Hollywood in 1977 to work for Cary Grant’s Brut Productions and soon became a friend to a host of actors and fellow writers, many of whom were closeted. In this presentation, he shares anecdotes, many vintage photos and excerpts from his own Hollywood novel to show how some found success against the odds and why they became icons of the film world.


Gather, share knowledge and celebrate our unique identities at the queerest library ever. Visit the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, the gateway to the Library’s broader collections documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and allies’ history and culture, with a special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area.

Upcoming Events

Play and Learn
Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11:00 am
Bayview, Bayview Meeting Room
Author Talk: Chuck Forester
Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 6:00 pm
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center
Still Here San Francisco
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 2:30 pm
Mission, Mission General Floor Area

Current Exhibits

Queer as German Folk
Through Thursday, September 26, 2019
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center Exhibit Space
Queer as German Folk
Through Thursday, September 26, 2019
Eureka Valley, Eureka Valley General Floor Area

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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