One-Man Show named Stonewall Honor Book

One-Man Show named Stonewall Honor Book

One-Man Show named a 2017 Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association

One-Man Show. The Life and Art of Bernard Perlin by Michael Schreiber and published by Bruno Gmünder has been named a 2017 Stonewall Honor book by the American Library Association in the Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award category.

A unique art book

Bernard Perlin was an extraordinary figure in 20th century American art and gay cultural history, an acclaimed artist and sexual renegade who reveled in pushing social, political, and artistic boundaries. His work regularly appeared in popular magazines of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s; was collected by Rockefellers, Whitneys, and Astors; and was acquired by major museums, including the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Tate Modern.

In One-Man Show, Michael Schreiber chronicles the storied life, illustrious friends and lovers, and astounding escapades of Bernard Perlin through no holds barred interviews with the artist, candid excerpts from Perlin’s unpublished memoirs, never-before-seen photos, and an extensive selection of Bernard Perlin’s incredible public and private art.

As a propaganda artist and war-artist correspondent, he produced many now-iconic images of World War II. His portrait clients included many well-known figures in the arts and politics. Among his most intimate companions were Vincent Price, George Platt Lynes, Paul Cadmus, Glenway Wescott, Leonard Bernstein, and Truman Capote.

From the 1930s on, he also daringly committed to canvas and paper scenes of underground gay bars, nude studies of street hustlers, and other aspects of his open and active gay life.

An Award Rich in Tradition

The Stonewall Book Awards recognize works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.  It is an official award of the American Library Association (ALA) granted under the auspices of the GLBT Round Table and was first awarded in 1971.

The ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world with ca. 57.000 members. Its mission is to uphold the principles of intellectual freedom and resist all efforts to censor library resources.

Award Ceremony in Summer

The awards will be presented on June 26, 2017 in Chicago.