The Mayor of Castro Street

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The Mayor of Castro Street
The Mayor of Castro Street.jpg
Cover of the first edition
AuthorRandy Shilts
CountryUnited States
SubjectHarvey Milk
Published1982 (St. Martin's Press)
Media typePrint
Pages400 (2008 edition)

The Mayor of Castro Street is a 1982 biography of Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts.


  • In April 2007, Participant Media closed a deal with Warner Independent to turn the book into a film.[1] However, the film appears to have stalled in "development hell," as no further news about development, casting or production has emerged. The intended adaptation was unrelated to the Academy Award-winning fictional film about Harvey Milk's life, Milk, or to an earlier documentary, The Times of Harvey Milk.
  • In 2009, produced an audio version of The Mayor of Castro Street, narrated by Marc Vietor, as part of its Modern Vanguard line of audiobooks.


  1. ^ Fleming, Michael and McClintock, Pamela. "Pair Want Milk Made." Variety. April 13, 2007.