508 posts categorized "HISTORY"
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Sexiest Man Alive?!
History of Gay Rights in Australia
Difficult People Is Dunzo
RIP Filmmaker Debra Chasnoff
Five years ago, I posted a review of the book Full Service, the as-told-to story of Scotty Bowers, a Hollywood gas station owner who claims to have become a procurer for some of Hollywood's biggest names from the '40s onward, including Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, George Cukor, Rock Hudson and many more.
Along with hooking them up with sex partners, he also claims to have had sex with many of them himself, including Bette Davis, Walter Pidgeon and both Cary Grant and Randolph Scott.
The comments on my review were largely critical, blowing him off as a liar in spite of the support of Gore Vidal and other serious people who wanted us to know Scotty was the real deal.
I prefer this take:
Now, director Matt Tyrnauer has shot a compelling documentary on the man of 1,000 facials, and I think Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood far surpasses the book as both art and documentation that Bowers was probably every bit as busy as he boasts ...
Just a little slice of gay history — straight actor Vincent Schiavelli was born 69 years ago today. He played the first recurring gay character on U.S. TV, on The Corner Bar (1972), a very ill-remembered, short-lived series. Sadly, he passed away from lung cancer in 2005.
The above letter was handwritten by a very young Cary Grant (when he was still Archibald Leach). Looks like gayscript to me.
Check out more from Showriz's visit to the Shubert Archives here.
Today is Christopher Knight aka Peter Brady's 60th birthday. Check out a fun list of 13 reasons why Peter aka Chris was the ultimate Brady!