Kevin Starr is a historian, of California in particular. He served as California State Librarian for a decade. Golden statesman.
"Wilde stepped off the train in Oakland wearing a Spanish sombrero, a velvet suit, a puce cravat, yellow gloves, and buckled shoes, and wended his way across the bay to the Bohemian Club, where he is reported to have drunk his hosts under the table."
– Kevin Starr, California: A History