Has anyone read the bio on Louis Edmonds. The gay actor who was on All My Children and Dark Shadows?\
I''m thinking of getting the book and wanted your opinion.\
It''s supposed to have a lot of stuff about the Boys in the Band and early 60''s stuff
THE gay actor?
Jonathan Frid, eyebrow raised
WHAT? He was gay? Wait till Myrtle finds out.
Most of the actors on that show were gay
I didn''y know he wrote an autobiography. What''s its name ?\
I''d like to read it.
Some guy named Chris Hambrick(sp) wrote it with Louis permission. It''s called big Lou.
No need to buy the book when you can read it online for free at the link:
[quote]Most of the actors on that show were gay\
Excuse me, bitch?
sweetie, that''s not the whole book...but thanks for link
I wanna read about Don Briscoe who died a few years ago. He was a DS castmate who did drugs and snapped. He never worked again.
Anyone hazard a guess as to why he was called "Big Lou"?
Speak of the Devil. I was watching episodes of Dark Shadows on NetFlix today and a guy caught my eye. I looked him up and his name was Joel Crothers and his character was Joe Haskel. He died of AIDS at 44.
Joel Crothers was a legend in daytime. He was hot and still missed.%0D\
Anyone ever meet anyone who was on DS
Where''s Joan Bennett''s grandson when you need him?
R13, someone once posted here about meeting Joel Crothers at some gay bar in NYC
r13, I''m the guy who posted about meeting Joel at The Eagle. He said being there could get him in trouble since there was a morals clause in their contracts.
R16, what was Joel like? Any details?
I remember Joel Crothers being on "The Edge of Night"
I wish Netflix would put up the whole thing on instant. The last one they have up is when the Doctor waits for Barnabas,in her room when he comes over to kill her.\
Joan Bennett was a total pro. Some of the best soap acting I''ve seen thru the years, considering they did most in one take and very little rehearsal.
Joan grandkid, we need u babe
r16 here. He was a bit wary when we began talking. When I mentioned having the same agent when we were kids he relaxed. Chatted about old times. No hook-up. A few months later I ran into him on the #1 train.
The Joel Crothers-Holland Taylor coupling on "The Edge of Night" was a perfect toungue-in-cheek pairing of a gay man and lesbian woman...for the viewing enjoyment of clueless faus across the land. It was fodder for tha most bitchy, surreal, and MEMORABLE storylines!
Denise Cavanaugh''s cackling Ghost
The Joel Crothers-Grayson Hall team (on Dark Shadows) was also Gay Heaven.\
I had such a crush on Joel Crothers on Edge of Night as a kid...\
He was also in Torch Song Trilogy on stage.
Another hot gay soap-singer-pron star Dennis Parker would make a good biopic, a la Boogie Nights.
Jesus Christ was Big Lou born wearing an ascot? I know someone who dated Tony Craig(Draper Scott) from Edge of Night.
Best, forgotten Big Lou stage credit:%0D\
Original cast of CANDIDE (with Barbara Cook), as Maximillian, the pretty boy who is perpetually being raped by other men and who dresses in drag.%0D\
I wonder if he put out for Leonard Bernstein to get the part..... glitter and be gay, baby!
Oh Happy We!
Louis Edmonds would show up during the casting days for characters like Tad so he could ogle the young male "talent." Even on days he wasn''t working.%0D\
Joey Phipps got fired as the first Kelly on EON because he violated that contract clause about a week after he started-he was spotted at a gay bar by one of the show''s production assistants.
That pic at r11 is pretty spectacular.
On an interview show about "All My Children" an audience member asked Ruth Warrick if she and Louis were a couple in real life. Ruth replied "No, he has someone else."
As a bit of history, Joel Crothers death was listed as lymphoma in 1985. It''s an example of the fear and shame people had about the disease.
[quote] Most of the actors on that show were gay%0D\
Chris Bernau, Joel Crothers, Johnathan Frid, Louis Edmonds, Keith Prentice all gay.%0D\
Possibly Mitch Ryan and Geoffrey Scott.%0D
A friend of a friend had sex with Joel at The Anvil. Said it was hot.%0D\
I masturbated to Joel''s image as a pubescent watching EON.
"Lymphoma" was one term Procter & Gamble used to explain to fans the deaths of actors with AIDS.%0D\
A Hispanic actor on "Hill Street Blues" went to his grave telling no one he had AIDS.
"Chris Bernau, Joel Crothers, Johnathan Frid, Louis Edmonds, Keith Prentice all gay."%0D\
Anthony George, too%0D\
Why was Edge and DS full of so many wonderful gay actors. It was sort of a fun time. These actors must have had a blast being gay during the 60 and 70''s. No fear of Aids. Or the sex u want. sound prettttty goood
R36, you really think there was no prejudice towards gays in the 60s or 70s?
Of course there was prejudice in the mainstream community against gays in the 60s and 70s. That''s different from gay men having themselves a private underground "boys'' club" in spite of the streak of puritanism that still held the country in a stranglehold; this in spite of the (hetero)Sexual Revolution happening at the time. %0D\
I personally know a retired stage actor who lived and worked in New York during that period and he states unequivocally that gay sex in New York, especially where there was a performing arts connection, was the best - THE BEST - and the most- he''s ever had.%0D\
I''d surmise that is was "a blast" right up until the time that it wasn''t.
Anyone know what Lou''s bf Bryce. holman died from at such a young age? He was 49. Guess it could be aids
You cunts are 2 seconds away from getting this SOAP THREAD deleted...
R33: I fantasized about Joel Crothers and Dennis Parker being together when I was a young teen. Both of them were so smoking hot and sharing scenes together on EON. I've always wondered if they hooked up.
As a young kid, I presciently knew Joel was gay. I felt it thru the TV, and he made me appreciate my taste in handsome men.
Can there be any doubt that Parker and Crothers hooked up? Two hot men in NYC pre AIDS. I would love to have been a fly on the wall watching those two getting it on.
Sada Thompson was his college sweetheart, and they stayed in touch until he died.
Michael Stroka was on both Dark Shadows and The Edge of Night. Was he also homosexual?
Big Lou was very good as would any book about a Dark Shadows cast member. I think the book implies Jonathan Frid was gay but nothing more was mentioned.
Many of the stars were gay. Joel Crothers, the guy who was married to Angelique, Sky Rumson?
Chris Bernau, Keith Prentiss.
I don't think Don Briscoe was gay. He had bipolar issues and had a breakdown because I don't believe he ever acted again. He died in 2004 at 64 years old.
Besides my favorite hottie David Selby, I was much attracted to Don Briscoe.