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"The incidence of male toilet contacts has never been tabulated, a fantastic undertaking at the very least. It has only just become known and recognized in medical circles as a definite, separate area of male sexual behavior."
"Perhaps many marriages have been saved by this less than notorious patronage of a recognized house of prostitution. On the other hand, who knows how many contracts have been damaged by the availability and clandestine sexual hysteria manufactured in these cubicles of strange delight?"
"Strangely enough, you rarely encounter a less than sizable organ. That comes with the anonymity of the [glory] hole. You don't need a beautiful face, a fantastic body, or tons of money. All you are offering is a desirable penis and a co-operative partner. Many participants are downright unattractive and the only time they get to exploit themselves and feel free from ridicule, is in the confessional of a toilet booth."
-- "Headhunters: A Complete Study of Sexual Practices in Public Restrooms by the Male Homosexual", c. 1972
||Actor Alec Guinness arrested for committing a homosexual act at a lavatory in Liverpool, England. He gives his name as "Herbert Pocket", and is fined ten guineas. The arrest stays secret until after his death.
|21 Oct 1953
||Actor Sir John Gielgud arrested in Chelsea as "Arthur Gielgud" for soliciting a homosexual act in a public lavatory. The papers find out and it is quite the scandal, but Gielgud's reputation remains more or less intact.
||In a public restroom at 2am, future Nobel laureate John Nash is arrested for indecent exposure in Santa Monica, California.
|7 Oct 1964
||Walter W. Jenkins, chief White House aide and longtime friend of President Lyndon B. Johnson, is arrested for disorderly conduct two blocks from the White House. Jenkins was discovered in a YMCA pay toilet with another man. Ultimately, Jenkins is forced to resign, so as not to jeopardize Johnson's re-election campaign. Jenkins stated that during his arrest, his mind had been "befuddled by fatigue, alcohol, physical illness, and lack of food."
|13 Dec 1973
||The Reverend Jim Jones is arrested in a cruisy movie theater bathroom in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, Jones had the bad luck to hit on an undercover LAPD vice officer while masturbating in the Westlake Theatre men's room.
||Former Hogan's Hero LeBeau, actor Robert Clary arrested in the very same restroom across the street from the Polo Lounge that singer George Michael will be arrested in 1998. Fined $610, placed on 2 years probation.
|23 Jul 1996
||The Reverend Robert Moorehead is arrested with another man in a public restroom in Daytona Beach, Florida. Allegedly, they had been masturbating in the presence of undercover police officers. The case is later dropped and all records sealed.
|7 Apr 1998
||Pop singer George Michael is arrested by an undercover police officer after wanking in front him in a public toilet. One of our rotten.com staffers has checked out the restroom (at Will Rogers Memorial Park in Beverly Hills) and reports that it continues to be "cruisy."