Hollywood Gays: Conversations With: Cary Grant, Liberace, Tony Perkins, Paul Lynde, Cesar Romero, Randolph Scott...
is helping blow the canopy off the gilded cage. It opens the closet door for a glance at, and dialog with, ten homosexual males of the silver display.
girls. Q: may possibly I ask yet one more query approximately Marlon Brando? A: (Stares, smirks, winks.) The photograph? Q: definite! The rumor is there’s a photograph floating around—the world—that allegedly indicates Brando with, purportedly, a mouth jam-packed with his very shut buddy Wally Cox. Do you suspect it? A: have you ever noticeable it? Q: I’ve visible it, and that i can’t support wondering it. First, Wally Cox. A: Singular. Q: i urge your pardon? A: One cock. (Leers.) Q: Bisexual? A: I’m definite. So’s Marlon. you recognize he publicly stated he.
considering, to attract notion from Greco-Roman tradition, which was once way more tolerant and accepting of homosexuality and bisexuality. A: Oh, by way of a long way. (Pause.) I suggest that’s very fascinating. They have been very clever males. Q: that you should were a painter? A: now not precisely, Boze, even though there are various residence painters within the Midwest. (Chuckles) I’d were an novice painter, I’m afraid. I constantly knew the place my actual abilities lay. Q: you might have painted for enjoyable. Many actors do. A: now not for.
Is lifeless. A: What’s that? A censorship factor? Q: It was once a Catholic censorship physique that helped continue homosexual and lesbian characters off the display from 1934 to 1969, and its impact lingered after that. A: you know the way they name him the “holy father,” and he’s neither. Q: inform me concerning the Hollywood closet, that's genuine. A: What am i able to say approximately it? (Glares.) Q: no longer a lot. A: I’d relatively speak about censorship. Q: it really is censorship.... A: No, I suggest the motion picture rankings board of Jack Valenti. It’s.
My being—you may perhaps inform he was once prepared to throw all of it away. The paintings was once very important to him, yet no longer his personal self. And he needed to have paintings. needed to. i'll do with no paintings emotionally, yet no longer financially. yet I don’t have wherever like his smarts or his self belief approximately what he may perhaps do. i feel Rainer was once a real genius. (Eyes have misted.) Does that solution it? Q: In what means are you insecure? A: good, the longer term. each actor’s insecure approximately that. Even stars. And if you’re various in any.
recognition of a gourmet of the grape. may that be crimson or white wine? A: Uh, sonny, to not placed too positive some extent on it, yet I don’t have an incredible partiality to liquor. Q: I didn’t say you probably did, Mr. Lynde. yet I’ve heard you visit homosexual bars.... A: Oh, I don’t pass there to drink. good, (waggles his head) possibly the bizarre Shirley Temple. i'm going to get an eyeful. Q: could you perhaps name your self a swinger? A: No, maybe. I’m only a immense sq. at center! i love my domestic most sensible. My acquaintances. A lifelong.