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More Mr Pooter than Joe Orton: George Lucas’s gay life in London

Beginning in 1948, Lucas kept a diary chronicling 60 highly promiscuous years – though ‘my great desideratum has always been sympathy and affection’

George Lucas. [Credit: Hugo Greenhalgh/Mr Lucas’s private collection]

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