Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt, 25 December 1908 – 21 November 1999), was an English writer and raconteur. He became a gay icon in the 1970s after publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant.

Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt, 25 December 1908 – 21 November was an English writer and raconteur. He became a gay icon in the after publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant.

Quentin Crisp (English writer, raconteur, & critic. Openly homosexual, cross-dresser, gained notoriety for his flamboyant stage persona, razor-sharp wit, & deadpan social humor. His autobiography was a bestseller). See: The Naked Civil Servant

kvetchlandia: “Piers Allardyce Quentin Crisp, Lower East Side, New York City 1999 “Keeping up with the Joneses was a full-time job with my mother and father.

Quentin Crisp as Queen Elizabeth I. (Photo taken by Liam Longman © 1992, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)

Quentin Crisp author of "The Naked Civil Servant" as Queen Elizabeth I in the 1992 film "Orlando" (Dir. Sally Potter), based on the Virginia Wolff's novel, "Orlando: A Biography" Photo by Liam Longman, Sony Pictures.

QUENTIN CRISP, 1908-1999. Crisp answers the question: Can an outre' flaming queen be badass? Yes, he can be. Crisp was openly femme and gay in a time when it took absolute courage to to be so. His autobiography, The Naked Civil Servant, is delightful and fascinating, and his appearances on the old Johnny Carson show were always a treat. A witty raconteur who lived an unconventional life, according to his own terms, he inspires the timid among us, no matter our stations or orientation.

“The war between the sexes is the only one in which both sides regularly sleep with the enemy.” ― Quentin Crisp, Manners from Heaven: A Divine Guide to Good Behaviour

Quentin Crisp Quentin Crisp, was an English writer and raconteur. From a conventional suburban background, Crisp grew up with effeminate tendencies, which he flaunted by parading the streets in make-up and painted nails, and working as a rent-boy.

Quentin Crisp Quentin Crisp, was an English writer and raconteur. From a conventional suburban background, Crisp grew up with effeminate tendencies, which he flaunted by parading the streets in make-up and painted nails, and working as a rent-boy.

Quentin Crisp in his bed-sit in Chelsea 1981

Thrill List: Quentin Crisp Picks His 10 favourite Gangster Movies - Flashbak

Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt, 25 December 1908 – 21 November 1999), was an English writer and raconteur. He became a gay icon in the 1970s after publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant.

Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt, 25 December 1908 – 21 November was an English writer and raconteur. He became a gay icon in the after publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant.

Quentin Crisp ( the self-titled Stately Homo of England) modelling Vivienne Westwood Gold Label

Quentin Crisp: "What do my clothes say about me? That I'm an elderly foreign gentleman of ambiguous gender.

69. Quentin Crisp (December 25, 1908 – November 21, 1999)

Angus McBean Quentin Crisp 1941 Bromide print National Portrait Gallery (London, UK) © Estate of Angus McBean / National Portrait Gallery, London

Quentin Crisp  played by John Hurt (right) in 'The Naked Civil Servant'. I laughed so much at this. A wonderful and very touching movie, even better that it's a true story.

Quentin Crisp played by John Hurt (right) in 'The Naked Civil Servant'. I laughed so much at this. A wonderful and very touching movie, even better that it's a true story.

Quentin Crisp

Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt, 25 December 1908 – 21 November was an English writer and raconteur. He became a gay icon in the after publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant.

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