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In Search of Pretty Young Black Men (SIGNED)

Clay, Stanley Bennett

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ISBN 10: 0970060408 / ISBN 13: 9780970060402
Published by SBC Publishers, Los Angeles, CA, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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This is the true First Edition limited to 3000 copies published four years before the first trade edition (2005). SIGNED and inscribed on front endpaper by Stanley Bennett Clay. ; Tight, clean and crisp. A faint hint of shelf wear to dustjacket with very slight sunning to spine, otherwise As New. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. An excellent copy now protected in a new Mylar cover. ; 8vo; 127 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 12949

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Title: In Search of Pretty Young Black Men (SIGNED)

Publisher: SBC Publishers, Los Angeles, CA

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Set in and around the breezy elegance of Baldwin Hills, a hilltop black upper middle class Southern California community, it is the tale of Dorian Moore, a handsome and mysterious young man of easy and flexable charm, a pretty young black man who comes to provide much needed comfort to the monied lonely and the looking. And where, ultimately, those that get to know him, that once knew him, those that share him, come to feel a bittersweet sense of new self, borne from the gift of his fleeting presence.

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Stanley Bennett Clay has starred, guest-starred and has been featured in over 200 motion pictures, television shows and commercials. He received critical acclaim for his starring role in the late 70’s CBS Dramatic Special Minstrel Man and the NAACP Best Actor Image Award (Equity Waiver) for his leading performance in his own 1986 production of Anna Lucasta.. His performance in the stageplay Zooman and the Sign earned him a Drama-logue Award and another Image Award nomination. His Special Guest Star appearance on the PBS Special Christmas time With Mister Rogers is broadcast annually.

From 1982 to 2000, Stanley Bennett Clay has done more than 500 theatrical voice assignments, ranging from Eve’s Bayou, The X-Files, and Soul Food to The Apostle, Star Trek IX, and Babe: Pig In The City. In addition, Clay’s books-on-cassette readings of Walter Mosley’s unabridgedA Red Death, White Butterfly and Black Betty (Audio Renaissance) have been highly praised throughout the audiobook industry and critically-acclaimed in America’s press.

He received 3 NAACP Theatre Awards and 3 Drama-logue Awards for writing, directing and co-producing the stage play Ritual. The film version, starring Clarence Williams III and Denise Nicholas, marks Clay’s film writing/directorial debut and voted at the 2000 Pan African Film Festival.

Three seasons ago Clay produced on stage the GLAAD, L.A. Weekly, L.A. Times and NAACP Award-winning musical Children of the Night and the season before that produced the world premiere of James Graham Bronson’s Willie & Esther which received 2 L.A. Weekly Awards---Best Play and Best Ensemble Performance.

Clay also wrote, produced, directed and composed Street Nativity ( a musical commissioned by the National Council of Negro Women for the Black Family Reunion Festival), wrote, produced and directed the play Lovers, directed the west coast productions of Jonin’ (Drama-logue Award/Direction) and The First Breeze of Summer (for which he also wrote the musical score), produced and starred in (opposite BerNadette Stanis) the aforementioned Anna Lucasta and produced, directed and wrote the musical score for such other stage shows as Nobody Likes Ugly, Don’t Ask! and The Death of Bessie Smith.

The author of the novel Diva (Holloway House) and the upcoming In Search of Pretty Young Men and the Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of SBC magazine, America’s oldest continuously published and most widely distributed periodical for the black gay community, Clay, former Editor-In-Chief of Black Beat magzine and American Correspondant for London’s Blues and Soul magazine, was the first recipient of the African American Gay and Lesbian Cultural Alliance Outstanding Achievement Award in 1990 and received Genre magazine’s 1993 Role Model to the Gay Community’s Lifeguard Award. In 1997, he received the International Black Writers of America’s highest honor, The Edna Crutchfield Founder’s Literary Achievement Award “In recognition of outstanding work as writer, publisher, producer and director of the written word.”

Currently, Clay is writing, producing and directing “Twisted Tongues,” a new documentary exploring gay hip-hop and the black gay and lesbian community.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, the second oldest of 8 children, Stanley Bennett Clay has resided in Los Angeles, California since 1963. He attributes the happiness of his life to the positive affirmation he received continuously from his loving and supportive mother and late father, as well as close ties to his siblings

As a proud and open black-first homosexual and a hopeless romantic---in 1976 he was married in an official committment ceremony at Metropolitan Community Church to Clifford Cloud, a relationship that lasted 6 years---Clay’s life-long mission has been to champion the rights and dignity of black gays and lesbians through pride, s

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