With the first book devoted to gay Carnival, Unveiling the Muse: The Lost History of Gay Carnival in New Orleans, I wanted to immerse the reader in a hidden, underground world that even many native New Orleanians might not have ever seen.
— Howard Philips Smith
 

BOOKS

SOUTHERN DECADENCE IN NEW ORLEANS BY HOWARD PHILIPS SMITH AND FRANK PEREZ (LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2018)

unveiling the muse: the lost history of gay carnival In new orleans by howard philips smith (university press of mississippi, 2017) 

"Gilbertine liveaudais," a short story in My gay new orleans by frank perez and jeffrey palmquist.

ARTICLES

"the krewe of armeinius: 50 years of fabulous!" by howard philips smith in arthur hardy's mardi gras guide 2018.

PIONEERS OF GAY CARNIVAL: A CONVERSATION WITH THE LEGENDS-a panel discussion at the Louisiana state museum-March 2016


Founders of New Orleans gay Carnival krewes share memories of early, elaborate balls

della hasselle-The New Orleans Advocate-April 4, 2016


New Orleans' gay Mardi Gras krewes gather Sunday to remember the early days

Janet McConnaughey-the associated press


THE SECRET GOLDEN AGE OF GAY MARDI GRAS BALLS

Marke Bieschle-red bull music academy-June 22, 2017


IN THE KINGDOM OF QUEENS: THE ROYAL KREWE OF YUGA AND THE BIRTH OF GAY CARNIVAL

howard philips smith-New Orleans Magazine-january 2015