With many thanks to Troy [Twitter: @snowfaked]
1964: Greek Love by J.Z.Eglington aka Walter Breen
Written by Walter Breen. Best-selling science fiction writer Marion Zimmer Bradley had married Walter Breen, a famous coin collector and noted paedophile author, who molested young boys all his life. Bradley knew all about Breen’s sexual relationship with a fourteen-year-old boy in 1964, the year that they were married. Over the next twenty five years, as Breen promoted sex with children, she turned a blind eye to his abuse of boy after boy. The couple even tried to adopt one of the boys. Breen eventually died in prison, having been convicted of molesting a twelve-year-old boy, a friend of the family. The boy told his parents after four years of abuse. [Library Thing Review 2013]
Marion Zimmer Bradley (MBZ) was a noted sci-fi/fantasy author writing the of Avalon novels. In June 2014, Moira Greayland, MBZ’s daughter spoke wrote publicly about being abused by her mother from the age of 3 to 12.
“Moira Greyland, Bradley’s daughter, went public with her accusation onthe blog of the author Deirdre Saoirse Moen earlier this month, giving Moen permission to quote from an email in which she wrote: “The first time she molested me, I was three. The last time, I was 12, and able to walk away … She was cruel and violent, as well as completely out of her mind sexually. I am not her only victim, nor were her only victims girls.”
Greyland is the daughter of Bradley and Walter Breen, who was jailed for child molestation and died in prison. Greyland wrote in her email to Moen: “I put Walter in jail for molesting one boy … Walter was a serial rapist with many, many, many victims (I named 22 to the cops) but Marion was far, far worse.” (SFF community reeling after Marion Zimmer Bradley’s daughter accuses her of abuse, Alison Flood, The Guardian, 27 June 2014)
In 1997 MBZ had been named as a defendant in civil litigation by one of Walter Breen’s 12 year old victims. Here the stepfather of the boy outlines the reasons behind his timing of publishing the details after MBZ’s death and provides a timeline of events as well as excerpts from MBZ’s deposition in their case.
Interestingly an Amazon comment on a book review of Greek Love states:
A flawed work…, March 21, 2004This review is from: Greek love, (Hardcover)
To begin with, I suspect that the real “author” of this book was Warren Johanssen, a very important figure — perhaps the dominant figure — in the world of New York gay academics. I say this because (a) Walter Breen was a coin expert and (b) the footnotes and bibliography belong to Warren.Much later, Warren Johannsen made extremely important contributions to “The Encyclopedia of Homosexuality,” the most important reference work on this topic ever published.
But Warren liked to remain in the background. He had no desire for publicity, but was fluent in some 14 languages.
That said, Walter Breen managed to write a fairly stupid book on top of the scholarly background provided by Warren. His theme throughout the book is that the only purpose of a love between a man and a younger guy is to encourage the younger guy onto the path of True Heterosexuality, and this is a theme so foolish that I am embarrassed to repeat it. People are who they are!! Why should a gay man in love with a younger guy act like a parental surrogate, and continue insisting that Lovely Heterosexuality is the goal of life, when in fact his boyfriend might be utterly gay?
Walter Breen was a brilliant numismatist, but a very stupid man, who did time in prison several times for extremely inappropriate sexual and social behavior. Towards the end of his life (I have heard) he began regarding the friends of his sons as legitimate targets (!). He wound up in prison and died there, as he so richly deserved.
Sorry: not all gay men are good! Welcome to the real world!
Moira Stern says:
“I am puzzled by this review of my father’s book. Yes, he was a coin expert, but he also had a long and abiding interest in all things Greek, if you will forgive the expression. I do not believe that there was another writer other than my mother, Marion Zimmer Bradley, who did some editing. I cannot imagine my father intending to lead anyone to the path of “Lovely Heterosexuality” when he believed that there was no such thing as a complete heterosexual, and identified himself as exclusively gay, despite his marriage and children. Anyone who has any familiarity with my father’s writing would know he has no need for anyone’s assistance: he wrote forty books on coins. It is a pity how deeply my father BELIEVED the nonsense in this book: it helped the judge determine his sentence: 13 years for a man in a wheelchair with only days to live. He was deemed too dangerous even to be allowed into a hospice.And yet I do agree with the final point here: Not all gay men are good.
In his “defense” I will only say this: he was a brilliant man: staggering IQ, multilingual, math whiz, lightning calculator, concert pianist, and mentor of many mathematicians, physicists, and other scholars. In many cases, people who are academically amazing may not be emotionally amazing. His life was a tragedy, but if there was one thing he NEVER needed, it was a ghostwriter. Peace.”
1967 – 1970: Book Explorers, New York City folded in 1970 but one of its offspring companies published Parker Rossman and DW Nichols joint work ‘Boys for Sale’ – which Rossman penned as Jonathan Drake. There’s also mention in the article below of Coltsfoot Press run by Cazimir Dukahz
1977: Interview with DW Nichols, joint author and friend of Walter Breen (aka J.Z.Eglington), and also a friend of George Parker Rossman:
An interview with DW Nichols, author of Towards a Boy-Lovers Perspective by D Tsang published in U.S. publication: Midwest Gay Academic Journal, Volume 1, Issues 1-3 [Pages 11-21] Gay Academic Union, 1977
“The truth is that Rossman himself is very much a boy-lover, although he is married with grown children; he has been personally involved in the Boy-Lovers scene. In fact no one has devoted more of his adult life to studying the various lifestyles of various kinds of Boy Lovers, as well as searching out the literature on the theme, and gone into deep speculation on his findings, than has George Parker Rossman.” (p.20, D W Nicholson in interview, as cited below)
DW Nichols reveals that at 42, he is the same age as his friend J.Z. Eglington (aka Walter Breen, MBZ’s husband above) who wrote in 1964 Greek Love. For more detailed exploration of Englington’s agenda and the flourishing of pro-paedophile stance in academia in general please see Ian Pace’s blog ‘Desiring Progress’ here
Interestingly, Nichols appears to think that the upper classes have been less hostile to PIE’s overtures in the UK than lower and middle classes and also says that is true of the US:
“However PIE’s efforts have been met with virulent hostility from the middle classes and especially lower classes, and this is also typical of the anti-pederastic attitudes here in America.”
Speaks of Boy Lovers group in Chicago Hermes newsletter and the Delta Project – prostitution and abuse of boys to supply to wider market, Chicago Tribune, 15 May 1766 expose
The 1970-1971 West Islip/Long Island New York Brehm/Morris/Parker Rossman group with a newsletter
Between January 1970- 1971 George Brehm of Floral Park, New York was using another house in West Islip, New York to host child abuse group meetings which even featured a newsletter and the abuse of boys, some under 11 years old. Dr Morris Fraser, a child psychiatrist who had worked in Belfast studying children in conditions of conflict on which more here Spotlight was indicted along with 7 other men:
Arizona Republic – 4 May 1973
Child-psychiatrist, 7 others charged in sex abuse of 15 hoys
Associated Press RIVERHEAD. N.Y. — British child-psychiatrist Morris Fraser, 39, and seven other men were indicted here yesterday on 27 counts of conspiracy, sodomy and sexual abuse involving 15 boys.
Fraser, who appeared on the widely acclaimed NBC television documentary, Suffer the Little Children, concerning the effects of war on the children of Northern Ireland, pleaded innocent to the charges in arraignment before Suffolk County Judge Pierre Lundberg.
Three other men also pleaded innocent, a fifth was in custody in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the remaining three men are at large, police said.
The Suffolk County grand jury indictment charged the men with befriending the alleged victims, some under 11 years of age, then committing sex acts with them at a home in West Islip, N.Y., between January 1970 and December 1971.
The indictment specified one count of conspiracy, 19 counts of sodomy and 7 counts of sexual abuse against each defendant.
Authorities said one of those indicted, Hal Oelke, 48, of Manhattan, was a former fund raiser for Big Brothers of New York, but left the post several years ago. The organization works with troubled youths.
Another defendant, George Brehm, 50, of Floral Park, N.Y., was accused of making a house available for the alleged sex activities — a summer home since resold.
Both Brehm and Oelke pleaded innocent to the charges as did a fourth defendant, George Rossman, 53, married and a father of three from New Haven, Conn.
Brehm currently is being held in Auburn State Prison after conviction on similar charges last year.
Sam Fierro, chief of the Suffolk County rackets bureau, said Fraser returned here “willingly and at his own expense” from the British Isles, where he is associated with the Royal Belfast hospital for Exceptional Children in Belfast.
He was released on his own recognizance after the arraignment to return to Belfast, pending trial at a date not yet set.
Oelke and Rossman were released on $2,000 bail each.
Prof guilty in sex case, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12 November 1982