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The Ballad of John LatoucheAn American Lyricist's Life and Work$
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Howard Pollack

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190458294

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190458294.001.0001

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Touche’s Salon

Touche’s Salon

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(p.331) 19 Touche’s Salon
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The Ballad of John Latouche
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Howard Pollack

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190458294.003.0019

During his final years, Latouche faced some discrimination and censure as a result of his inclusion in a 1950 handbook entitled Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television. For all his malaise during these years, he continued to kick up his heels with friends and maintain his reputation as one of the city’s brightest wits and raconteurs. His eclectic assortment of friends durisng this period included composer Ned Rorem; writers Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and Jack Kerouac; ghost hunter Hans Holzer; and poet Frank O’Hara. He also became romantically involved with the heiress Alice Bouverie (of the Astor dynasty) as well as with painter Harry Martin and poet Kenward Elmslie, with whom he purchased a country home in Vermont.

Keywords:   McCarthyism, Alice Bouverie, Ned Rorem, Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Jack Kerouac, Frank O’Hara, Kenward Elmslie, midcentury New York

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