Provincetown Since World War II: Carnival at Land's End

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Author Debra Lawless completes the history of the charming seaside community of Provincetown, Massachusetts, from the menace of World War II U-boats just offshore to the celebratory destination it has become today. The creative mecca boomed in peacetime with a new generation of artists and writers, including Tennessee Williams, Robert Motherwell and Norman Mailer. Andy Warhol paid for a carton of cigarettes with a signed soup can, while director John Waters wrote six screenplays here. The AIDS crisis of the 1980s and '90s had a grave impact on Provincetown, but the community cared for the sick, supported the suffering and only grew stronger. Once defined by tensions, Provincetown has become one of the country's most vibrant and welcoming gay communities. Explore the artistic paradise and the characters who make up the carnival of life in Provincetown.
ISBN: 9781609494766
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 58
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Debra Lawless writes and lives on Cape Cod. She earned a BA in history and classics at Stanford University, an MS in journalism at Boston University and a certificate from Boston University's Genealogical Research Program. Her previous books are "Provincetown: A History of Artists and Renegades in a Fishing Village, " "Chatham in the Jazz Age" and "Chatham: From the Second World War to the Age of Aquarius." She contributed a chapter to 'Three Centuries in a Cape Cod Village: The Story of Chatham."
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