NEW ORLEANS! Don’t miss Howard Philips Smith talk about UNVEILING THE MUSE: THE LOST HISTORY OF GAY CARNIVAL IN NEW ORLEANS tonight! Details below.
Traditional Carnival has been well documented with a vast array of books, but often forgotten is gay Carnival. Author Howard Philips Smith worked to remedy this disparity and conducted a lot of his research here at the Williams Research Center, where #THNOC maintains a large collection of ephemera from gay Mardi Gras krewes such as the ball invitations shown in the photo. He will give a presentation on his work tonight at 6 p.m. then sign copies of his book, “Unveiling the Muse: The Lost History of Gay Carnival,” which will be available for purchase for $50. The program will take place at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. and is free and open to the public. #WRCwednesdays #gaymardigras #mardigrasball #visitthnoc
Invitations: gifts of Mr. Tracy Hendrix