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Good Book On Hollywood's Golden Era's Closeted Actors

Any suggestions?

by Anonymousreply 1902/08/2014


by Anonymousreply 111/25/2012

Full Service by Scotty Bowers.

by Anonymousreply 211/25/2012

'Laid Bare' by John Gilmore. You will evidence more than some homosexuality in this book.

by Anonymousreply 311/25/2012

Was that the Gilmore book where he talked about his early days in NYC's Times Square, meeting James Dean, and having sex with him at his apartment? Good book. Good writer.

by Anonymousreply 411/25/2012

I liked Frank Langella's Dropped Names. It's not extensively gay, but it's a good read.

by Anonymousreply 511/25/2012

R4, yes it includes that too!

by Anonymousreply 611/25/2012

Neither 'Laid Bare' is extensively gay but it exposes incidents of homosexuality and in general the dark aspects of life of some famous actors and singers.

by Anonymousreply 711/25/2012

This bio of Cary Grant book (see link below) got a bad review, but I remember there was some juicy stuff about Grant and Howard Hughes in it. It was thought that Hughes and Katharine Hepburn were dating, but she was actually a beard for Grant and Hughes. Also it was thought that Hughes cut off all contact with old friends when he became a recluse, but apparently Grant visited him once.

by Anonymousreply 811/25/2012

The biographies of Rock Hudson and Montgomery Clift expose homosexuality a lot too.

by Anonymousreply 911/25/2012

Oops, forgive my editing mistake.

by Anonymousreply 1011/25/2012

Big hug to R8.


by Anonymousreply 1111/25/2012

While he gets a lot of flack around here, I still think Boze Hadleigh's books are good reads and if not 100% accurate, at least informative.

I thought Langella's book was self-serving and in some cases (Bancroft especially), unnecessarily cruel, R5.

by Anonymousreply 1211/25/2012


by Anonymousreply 1311/25/2012

Any new books on that?

by Anonymousreply 1408/06/2013

[quote]I still think Boze Hadleigh's books are good reads and if not 100% accurate, at least informative.

They're fun to read.

by Anonymousreply 1502/08/2014

Here you go, OP.

A really good, informative read.

by Anonymousreply 1602/08/2014

Not really sure why the URL didn't post correctly.

The book I recommended was "Behind the Screen" by William Mann. It covers gay and lesbian actors as well as behind-the-scenes folk.

by Anonymousreply 1702/08/2014

The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson.

by Anonymousreply 1802/08/2014

Judy Garland

by Anonymousreply 1902/08/2014
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