Bohemian
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
A sophisticate who does not regard social conventions. To give evidence of their revolt, Bohemians wear long hair and/or beards, disreputably comfortable clothes, and congregate in dim dives drinking wine or smoking exotic cigarettes; there they discuss Freud, Ginsberg, Kerouac, and Social Consciousness. A set of Bohemian conventions arises ("…all the non-conformists are doing it!") Various species of genus Bohemian comprise Hep, Beat, Bop and other monosyllabic fauna. However, there is also a more genuine disregard of inefficient customs which permits fans to dispense with the formalities of etiquette when they merely waste time, to give out with quite frank autoanalyses, and to utter directly such statements as, "He's just had an emotional experience; that's why he acts that way". Various New York fans like the Futurians and Fanarchists have given fandom its most obvious Bohemians, tho the West Coast is well represented.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
A sophisticate who does not regard social conventions. To give evidence of their revolt, Bohemians wear long hair, open-collar shirts, baggy trousers, and sandals, and sit in dim dives drinking wine or smoking Russian cigarettes, and discoursing on Freud and Beaudelaire and Marx. A set of Bohemian conventions arises. However, there is also a more genuine disregard of inefficient customs which permits fans to dispense with formalities of etiquette when they merely waste time, to give out with quite frank autoanalyses, and to speak directly such statements as, "He's just had an emotional experience; that's why he acts that way." The Futurians have given fandom its most obvious Bohemians, tho Southern California is also represented.