Wedged snugly between two of the most popular gay bars on Santa Monica Boulevard is Block Party, the "gayest" store in West Hollywood, selling men's tank tops, swimwear and short shorts, party-themed cowboy hats and everything Pride from rainbow beanie babies to vivid striped jumpsuits. On this stretch of what is loosely considered Boystown in the historically gay city, these three doors are some of the last gay-owned and gay-oriented businesses after a steady march of mainstream restaurants, bars and other retail have moved in. Most of the other gay-owned clothing and retail owners have closed.
The party scene during the Golden Age of Hollywood is legendary; just imagine the biggest, most beautiful movie stars in the world mingling in the Hollywood Hills. Despite the almost non-stop press blitz to which these stars were subjected, not every aspect of their lives was public. Which did you suspect all along?
For all the hype and hoopla one might think that this was something new. Philip Seymour Hoffman has already won Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for his portrayal of Truman Capote, the most obviously gay writer of the 20th century, if we forget that Oscar Wilde died in The project never got going, and eventually was picked up by Schamus, with director Ang Lee.
Ellen DeGenerestalk show host, actress and comedian. Jodie FosterOscar-winning actress and director. Zachary Quintoactor and producer "Star Trek". Guillermo Diazactor "Scandal".
Perkins was intense, sensitive, and complex, according to Scotty Bowers in Full Service. He was married with two kids but also gay. His longest gay relationship was with actor Tab Hunter, but he saw many men.
Today it's common knowledge that Rock Hudson was gay, but in the s a lot of effort went into maintaining his straight leading man image. Now a new documentary, "Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood" —featuring year-old Scotty Bowers, who was an unabashed pimp to the stars—sheds new light on that pre-Stonewall world. Here, to mark Hudson's birthday, are 20 gay and bisexual actors who became movie legends.
Sign in. Watch now. Being gay in Hollywood has never been more mainstream, with openly gay producers, writers and studio heads attached to some of the most successful films and TV shows in the business.
During the Golden Age of Hollywood in the s, actors and actresses shot to fame—but only if they tailored their images to the demands of the big studios. For LGBT actors, that often meant marrying a person of the opposite sex. The early 20th century represented a unique time for LGBT people in the country. Throughout the Roaring Twentiesmen dressed as women and gender non-conformity and queerness weren't as taboo in big cities as they would be years later.
Please refresh the page and retry. Implicit in this choice was the destruction of his career, which duly followed when he was fired by MGM and other job offers dried up. Haines is widely considered to be the first openly gay Hollywood actor.
Tyrnauer, a longtime writer for Vanity Fair who has directed multiple movies, said he asked Vidal to elaborate. The trailer came to serve as an escape for gay and bisexual members of Hollywood during an especially homophobic period in their industry. Throughout his career, the eccentric Bowers, now 95, provided services to the likes of Cary Grant, Cole Porter and Katharine Hepburn, he says, accruing a covert reputation in Hollywood and out as an unprejudiced, sex-positive procurer.