Tab Hunter Confidential

Author: Tab Hunter
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565125487
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A 1950s matinee screen idol speaks about the scandals, successes, and sacrifices he experienced as the pin-up boy for millions of teenage girls and how he dealt with the reality of hiding his homosexuality. Reprint.

Tab Hunter Confidential

Author: Tab Hunter
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 156512846X
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Welcome to Hollywood, circa 1950, the end of the Golden Age. A remarkably handsome young boy, still a teenager, gets "discovered by a big-time movie agent. Because when he takes his shirt off young hearts beat faster, because he is the picture of innocence and trust and need, he will become a star. It seems almost preordained. The open smile says, "You will love me," and soon the whole world does. The young boy's name was Tab Hunter—a made-up name, of course, a Hollywood name—and it was his time. Stardom didn't come overnight, although it seemed that way. In fact, the fame came first, when his face adorned hundreds of magazine covers; the movies, the studio contract, the name in lights—all that came later. For Tab Hunter was a true product of Hollywood, a movie star created from a stable boy, a shy kid made even more so by the way his schoolmates—both girls and boys—reacted to his beauty, by a mother who provided for him in every way except emotionally, and by a secret that both tormented him and propelled him forward. In Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star, Hunter speaks out for the first time about what it was like to be a movie star at the end of the big studio era, to be treated like a commodity, to be told what to do, how to behave, whom to be seen with, what to wear. He speaks also about what it was like to be gay, at first confused by his own fears and misgivings, then as an actor trapped by an image of boy-next-door innocence. And when he dared to be difficult, to complain to the studio about the string of mostly mediocre movies that were assigned to him, he learned that just like any manufactured product, he was disposable—disposable and replaceable. Hunter's career as a bona fide movie star lasted a decade. But he persevered as an actor, working continuously at a profession he had come to love, seeking—and earning—the respect of his peers, and of the Hollywood community. And so, Tab Hunter Confidential is at heart a story of survival—of the giddy highs of stardom, and the soul-destroying lows when phone calls begin to go unreturned; of the need to be loved, and the fear of being consumed; of the hope of an innocent boy, and the rueful summation of a man who did it all, and who lived to tell it all.

Tab Hunter Confidential

Author: Tab Hunter
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781565124660
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A 1950s matinee screen idol speaks about the scandals, successes, and sacrifices he experienced as the pin-up boy for millions of teenage girls and how he dealt with the reality of hiding his homosexuality.

Shattered Love

Author: Richard Chamberlain
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062304755
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Shattered Love, Richard Chamberlain poignantly recounts his lifelong struggle to find happiness. Tracing a fascinating path over his meteoric rise to success, he chronicles his struggle to come to terms with his own imperfections, his growing desire to be honest about his sexual orientation, and his yearning to live with an open heart. And along the way he imparts the lessons he has learned about overcoming our own self–imposed obstacles to happiness.

Include Me Out

Author: Farley Granger
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312357740
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Hollywood Golden Age celebrity candidly discusses his work on such films as Strangers on a Train and They Live By Night, his efforts to break his contract in order to work on Broadway, and his intimate relationships with such figures as Leonard Bernstein, Ava Gardner, and Helen Hayes. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Best Little Boy in the World

Author: Andrew Tobias
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 030776477X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The classic account of growing up gay in America. "The best little boy in the world never had wet dreams or masturbated; he always topped his class, honored mom and dad, deferred to elders and excelled in sports . . . . The best little boy in the world was . . . the model IBM exec . . . The best little boy in the world was a closet case who 'never read anything about homosexuality.' . . . John Reid comes out slowly, hilariously, brilliantly. One reads this utterly honest account with the shock of recognition." The New York Times "The quality of this book is fantastic because it comes of equal parts honesty and logic and humor. It is far from being the story of a Gay crusader, nor is it the story of a closet queen. It is the story of a normal boy growing into maturity without managing to get raped into, or taunted because of, his homosexuality. . . . He is bright enough to be aware of his hangups and the reasons for them. And he writes well enough that he doesn't resort to sensationalism . . . ." San Francisco Bay Area Reporter From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Author: Michael Seth Starr
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema
ISBN: 142347371X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Raymond Burr (1917-1993), a film noir regular known for his villainous roles in movies like Rear Window, became one of the most popular stars in television history. He delighted millions of viewers each week in the toprated shows Perry Mason and Ironside, which ran virtually uninterrupted for nearly twenty years.

The Celluloid Closet

Author: Vito Russo
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060961325
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Examines the portrayal of homosexual characters in the movies and how it reflects society's beliefs and misconceptions

Hollywood s Silent Closet

Author: Darwin Porter
Publisher: Blood Moon Productions, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780966803020
Format: PDF, ePub
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Compiled from hundreds of interviews with survivors of the Silent Screen era, this is the most intimate and most realistic novel ever written about sex, murder, blackmail, and degradation in early Hollywood. It's based on the loose-lipped gossip that was articulated within the drunken dinner parties of 1920s-era Hollywood. Many of the stories were committed to memory by some of the listeners, and recited, years later, to celebrity interviewer Darwin Porter. a highly irreverent and juicy read.