"The gay Gone with the Wind..." --The Advocate

SOME DANCE
to REMEMBER

A Memoir-Novel of
Gay Liberation in San Francisco 1970-1982

by
JACK FRITSCHER

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Front matter with Foreword by Jack Fritscher
Introduction by Mark Hemry
Introduction by David Van Leer
Reel 1: Welcome to the Hotel California (pages 1-100)
Reel 2: Send in the Clones (101-190)
Reel 3: I Know I'll Never Love This Way Again (191-270)
Reel 4: Trouble in Paradise (271-338)
Reel 5: Blind Parents Raise Invisible Child (339-402)
Reel 6: Good-Bye, Dear, and A-Men! (403-520)
Index: Historical Guide to Real People, Places, Events (521-534)

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THE SETTING:
THE COSMOS. THE SOLAR SYSTEM.
THE EARTH. NORTH AMERICA.
CALIFORNIA. SAN FRANCISCO.
18TH AND CASTRO.
SOUTH OF MARKET.
THE GOLDEN AGE
1970-1982

THE CAST & PLOT:
A DROPDEAD BLOND BODYBUILDER.
A MADCAP GONZO WRITER.
AN EROTIC VIDEO MOGUL.
A PENTHOUSE FULL OF HUSTLERS.
A FAMOUS CABARET CHANTEUSE FATALE.
A HOLLYWOOD BITCH TV PRODUCER.
A VIETNAM VETERAN.
AN EPIC LIBERATION MOVEMENT.
A CIVIL WAR BETWEEN WOMEN AND
MEN...AND MEN AND MEN.
A TIME OF SEX, DRUGS,
AND ROCK 'N' ROLL.
A MURDER.
A CITY.
A PLAGUE.
A LOST CIVILIZATION.
A LOVE STORY.
Jack Fritscher during the writing of Some Dance to Remember, 1979.
Photo by Mark Hemry
CRITICAL ESSAYS ON SOME DANCE TO REMEMBER
  • Edward Lucie-Smith
  • David VanLeer

REVIEW COMMENTS

"If one can learn American history via the novels of Gore Vidal, one can learn gay American history via Some Dance to Remember.
--THE ADVOCATE, July 1990, David Perry

"As a document of our times and our lives, Some Dance to Remember has no peer."
--LAMBDA RISING, April/May 1990, Jack Garman

"The best gay novel since Dancer From the Dance. The Castro's Gone With the Wind."
--OUTWeek March, 1990, Christhoper Davis

"Jack Fritscher is acknowledged as a writer who does for gay writing what Robert Mapplethorpe did for gay photography...a knockout!"
--WE THE PEOPLE, July 1990, Tom Phillips

"My God, what a book! It's all there, done with Fritscher's usual élan and verve. I wouldn't be surprised if he has written what will be looked on as that period's Great American Gay Novel. What lovely stuff!"
--Sam Steward (Phil Andros)

"Jack Fritscher didn't invent the Castro. He just made it mythical. Heady, erotic, comic...the first comprehensive fictional chronicle of the best of times."
--THE ADVOCATE, July 1990

Some Dance to Remember Full Text Reviews

Media interviews of Jack Fritscher regarding Some Dance to Remember
THE DALLAS VOICE, July 17, 1990
EDGE Magazine, May 8, 1991

OTHER REVIEWS

AU COURANT, December 24, 1990, by Carrie Barnett, Jeff Zurlinden, and Allen Smalling
BAY AREA REPORTER, April 12, 1990, by John F. Karr
OUTLINES, December 1990, by Lee Lynch
TWT (This Week in Texas), December 1990, by Bob Dineen
JUST OUT, January 1991, by Lee Lynch

Published 1990, Knights Press, Stamford CT
Published 2005, Southern Tier Editions, Harrington Park Press, Haworth Press, Binghamton NY
Published 2010, "20th Anniversary Edition," Palm Drive Publishing, San Francisco CA

Copyright 2007 by Jack Fritscher, Ph.D. & Mark Hemry - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED