Dedgar whizzed through NYC recently and stopped at 4 poets' graves. One of them was the little known early lesbian/feminist poet & playwright, Mercedes DeAcosta, buried in Trinity Cemetery. (See pictures)
From a post about her love life: After Cecil Beaton accompanied her to the theater one night in 1930, he wrote in his diary that he sensed people looking at him and questioning why he associated with "that furious lesbian." She often boasted of her sexual prowess, saying "I can get any woman from any man." There was perhaps justification for Alice B. Toklas's observation, "Say what you will about Mercedes de Acosta, she's had the most important women of the twentieth century." Even though these women included Isadora Duncan, Eva Le Gallienne, Greta Garbo, and Marlene Dietrich, she is usually portrayed as something of a perverse psychopath.