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Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell

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Joe Orton: "We are meant to understand, sir, that with madness, as with vomit, it’s the passer by who receives the inconvenience. Samuel Beckett, Teenage Rebellion, Vintage Outfits, 1950 Outfits, Vintage Clothing, Man Parts, Teddy Boys, Art Of Man, Famous Men

Leaders of Men part 16 Joe Orton

Known to most for his brilliant playwriting little has been said for Joe Ortons personal style. In particular his use of the turnup. Seen...

John Lahr. PRICK UP YOUR EARS. The Biography of Joe Orton (Film tie-in) Penguin rpt.1987 Samuel Beckett, Great Books, My Books, August Strindberg, Penguin Publishing, Vintage Penguin, Mystery Stories, Modern Books, Vintage Book Covers

John Lahr PRICK UP YOUR EARS. The Biography of Joe Orton (Film tie-in) book cover scans

John Lahr. PRICK UP YOUR EARS. The Biography of Joe Orton (Film tie-in) Penguin rpt.1987

His sister, Leonie Orton says: “Over the years, young men I’ve never met have come up to say they were closeted until they read Joe’s diary, that’s part of his legacy. Just Be You, Are You Happy, Kenneth Williams, S Diary, Could Play, Playwright, Kinds Of People, Leicester, Science Fiction

Joe Orton

Playwright. Born Leicester. Came to London in 1951 as a student at RADA, where he met fellow student Kenneth Halliwell. Works include Entertaining Mr Sloane and Loot, in which he wrote the part of Inspector Truscott for his close friend Kenneth Williams. In 1962 Orton and his partner, Halliwell, were prosecuted for stealing and defacing books from the Islington Public Library. Jealous of his sexual adventures, Halliwell murdered Orton with a hammer and then committed suicide with…

Another Joe Orton defacement with added "Carry On" actors. "I had to catch these two monkeys," Islington Council clerk Sidney Porrett said. "They were a couple of darlings, make no mistake. Design Observer, Collage Art, Collage Design, Cool Books, Library Books, Mixed Media, Graphic Design, Gallery, Cover

Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell: cover to cover at Islington Museum – in pictures

See the highlights of Malicious Damage, a collection of library dust jackets defaced by playwright Joe Orton and his boyfriend Kenneth Halliwell, on display in Islington

The Douglas Hickox film adaptation of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane starring Beryl Reid, Harry Andrews and Peter McEnery - Samuel Beckett, Lgbt, Mint Green Pants, August Strindberg, Classic Movie Posters, See Movie, Hooray For Hollywood, Cinema Posters, Scripts

Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1970) starring Beryl Reid, Harry Andrews & Peter McEnery

Joe Orton in Tangier Samuel Beckett, August Strindberg, Library Services, Writers Write, Kinds Of People, Choir, Nonfiction, Morocco, New Books

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View 'Library book covers defaced by Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell' on the British Library website Ying Gao, Marguerite Duras, France Culture, Sad Stories, British Library, Library Books, Book Authors, Art World, Baddies

Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell: cover to cover at Islington Museum – in pictures

See the highlights of Malicious Damage, a collection of library dust jackets defaced by playwright Joe Orton and his boyfriend Kenneth Halliwell, on display in Islington