The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, 2017 documentary about 'Tales of the City' creator


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/15/the-untold-tales-of-armistead.html


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These stories he is telling are not untold.


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I worked in North Beach for many a year, the Little Italy of San Francisco. The much missed and departed Herb Caen would wander in once in a blue moon and have an afternoon snack. I got saddled up along side Herb and asked him who’s his favorite author, in a row he said Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Armistead Maupin, and Charles Bukowski, and pointed out in no particular order. I’d read Maupin and Bukowski, but never heard of Celine, so I got busy reading Celine, and what a punch in the gut it was, try it, but be ready for the hard core, it’s a doozy.


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