A Time Capsule of Queer LA: Tom of Finland & Circus of Books

Any findings, opinions, or conclusions contained herein are not necessarily those of the California Arts Council. This is the ninth episode in our series on LA and Southern California writers, artists and filmmakers. Then, Rachel Mason drops by to talk about her documentary Circus of Books, which recently debuted on Netflix, about the legendary porn bookstore in Southern California that was owned and operated by Rachel’s parents.  
 
 
                                                 
 
 
 
  This episode of the LARB Radio Hour is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. First, Kate, Daya, and Eric are joined by Sharp and Durk Dehner from the Tom of Finland Foundation to tell the story of the legendary gay artist Touko Valio Laaksonen, who immigrated to Los Angeles, on the occasion of Tom’s 100th birthday. A Time Capsule of Queer LA: Tom of Finland & Circus of Books
By LARB AV –  May 3, 2020

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This week we bring you two tales of lore from the olden days of Queer LA. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.