Singer, Sally (March Hastings)

Title

Singer, Sally (March Hastings)

Birthplace

New York

Occupation

Writer

Pseudonyms

March Hastings
Laura Duchamp

Biographical Text

Sally Singer, using her pseudonym, March Hastings, lived relatively openly as a lesbian for most of her life. In an interview with the LGBTQ+ magazine, XTRA, Singer recounts the pressure from publishers to write tragic lesbian relationships while she herself, was in a steady, loving lesbian relationship. When asked about lesbian bars, Singer replied, "I love seeing how things progressed for girls today and that you don’t have to experience the threat of being arrested or beat up. People should be free. But there isn’t the same kind of intense sexual tension in lesbian bars as there was in my time.” Fellow Midwood Publishers writer, Gil Fox, identified Sally Singer and Pat Perdue (Randy Salem) as romantic partners, in an interview with Lyn Munroe Books.

Sources

Keller, Yvonne. "Was It Right to Love Her Brother's Wife so Passionately?": Lesbian Pulp Novels and US Lesbian Identity, 1950-1965." American Quarterly 57.2 (2005): 385-410.

Lang, Tamara de Szegheo. “A Brilliant Story of Lesbian Love”: Lesbian Paperback Originals and Lesbian Identity in 1950s and 1960s America. 2008, pp. 79–88.

Luksic, Nicola "Authors Look Back at the Heyday of Lesbian Pulp." Xtra, 3 Aug 2005. https://www.dailyxtra.com/authors-look-back-at-the-heyday-of-lesbian-pulp-23687

Munroe, Lynn. "Midwood." Lynn Munroe Books, http://lynn-munroe-books.com/list55/midwood.htm

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Denyse Rodrigues

Item Relations

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“Singer, Sally (March Hastings),” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed December 1, 2022, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/842.