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Feb 14 2022
Vivian Blaine Was The HIV/AIDS Warrior Who Never Got Any Credit Comments (0)

Vivian-Blaine-AIDS-HIV-boyculture-eichler-gayBlaine was moved to act when several close friends died of a disease with no name. (Image via headshot)

I'm proud HIV Plus Magazine has published a piece I wrote on what has been called the first AIDS benefit on the West Coast, an evening at Women Behind Bars that included a parade of '50s stars who were showing up early to lend their names to the cause.

My Q&A with Alan Eichler, Who Conceived of the Event — HERE

Most interestingly, Miss Adelaide herself, Vivian Blaine, was not only a prominent part of the event, but did press on TV decrying government inaction on AIDS — and did that in 1983. The great lady would have turned 100 this past November.

Also, again, don't forget to check out Alan Eichler's YouTube channel. He is giving away pure gold. This one is particularly fascinating, an interview Blaine gave to Skip E. Lowe, including the topic of AIDS, with the then-editor of The National Enquirer (what ever happened to Don Monte?) at her side.