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Quentin Crisp Archives
Phillip Ward, Curator   mrward@crisperanto.org   212.254.0508

Quentin Crisp Archives invites you to visit www.crisperanto.org and enjoy the continued celebration of Quentin Crisp and his life in words and pictures.

The mission of the Quentin Crisp Archives is to preserve and maintain the manuscripts, artworks by and about, and various artifacts related to the life and legend of Quentin Crisp for the purpose of education, research, and the promotion of his philosophy of individuality, self acceptance, and tolerance.

Quentin Crisp was seen as a "personalityıs personality," and his distinct views on life were embodied in what his friends and followers now refer to as his "Crisperanto" philosophy, which is best expressed in Mr. Crisp's writings. An ongoing bibliography of Quentin Crisp's writings and film career is located at www.crisperanto.org/books.

Quentin Crisp had a notoriety that was his, and his alone: He dared to "be" himself in London in a time when men like him were viciously beaten on street corners and publicly scorned for being themselves. It is an enduring testimony to Mr. Crispıs spirit and indomitable sense of self that he survived the almost daily onslaughts of anti-gay violence and intolerance.

Quentin Crisp attracted a modicum of fame first in England and then, upon the publication of his 1968 autobiography‹and especially the subsequent 1975 BBC film‹The Naked Civil Servant, he became famous internationally. Although Mr. Crisp passed away on November 21, 1999, many people around the world continue to be inspired by his life and legend.

Crisperanto.org website includes an article especially written for the Quentin Crisp Archives by Guy Kettelhack, editor of Mr. Crispıs book The Wit and Wisdom of Quentin Crisp. Mr. Kettelhack's essay can be read at www.crisperanto.org/memories. Photographs and a description of the memorial celebration can also be viewed at the memories pages.

Visit the on-line exhibition, Quentin Crisp: London & New York, for photographs illustrating his life in both England and America. The art exhibit, originally staged in November 2000, commemorated the first anniversary of Quentin Crispıs death. Access the art exhibit at www.crisperanto.org/pictures.

Also at Crisperanto.org's picture pages, you can discover original drawings by Quentin Crisp, special downloads and various tidbits. And you can see Mr. Crispıs wax model at Madame Tussaudıs Times Square Museum at crisperanto.org/news.

Crisperanto.org is your source of information concerning the life and work of Quentin Crisp and the material produced about him.

Phillip Ward, Curator, Quentin Crisp Archives    www.crisperanto.org 
Executor, Estate of Quentin Crisp    212.254.0508   mrward@crisperanto.org 

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