rayban

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  1. Random Alerts!

    Today, on TCM, two early Tab Hunter flicks that start at 12:30 in the afternoon - "The Steel Lady" (1953) and "Return To Treasure Island" (1954) - he was one of the most handsome men to ever grace the silver screen - and he had an extremely masculine presence on the silver screen, too. Usually seen as a sex symbol for young girls in the '50's, he was that - and more. Jack Warner, who never asked him about his sexual orientation, was a fan. And he was one of the few stars to have actually survived a "Confidential" magazine expose. I would like to recommend the current documentary, "Tab Hunter Confidential". Despite the hostile environment at the time of his stardom, Mr. Hunter rarely addressed his sexuality, he managed to survive and be remembered. An icon today, for gay men everywhere, who insisted on a life AND a career. And who understood that "gay" did not mean "fairy".
  2. OSCAR INSANITY!

    "Call Me By Your Name" gets four Oscar nominations - one for Best Picture, but not one for its' director, Luca Guadagnimo one for Best Leading Actor, Timothee Chalamet, not one for its' other leading actor, Armie Hammer both performances are exquisite and powerful, one doesn't exist without the other one for Best Adapted Screenplay, James Ivory, who did a glorious job of realizing some very "difficult" material and one for Original Song, "Mystery of Love", by Suljan Stevens, which conveys the film beautifully but how can you not nominate Armie Hammer and Luca Guadagnimo? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to be perplexing! A love too deep, too proud - to be silent!
  3. Memorable Music!

    Have you subscribed to him yet via youtube?
  4. Memorable Music!

    Bronski Beat and Marc Almond - "I Feel Love"/"Johnny Remember Me" - listen to second version first -
  5. Classic Films with a Gay Twist

    Hopefully, you'll be able to solve this perplexing mystery. If not, there's the following evidence.
  6. Memorable Music!

    Steve Grand sings -
  7. No Words

    David Hallberg -
  8. No Words

    Below, John David Carson as the gorgeous young man who saves us from the giant ants in "Empire of the Ants" (1977) - unfortunately, not fast enough, the star, Joan Collins, gets eaten by a giant ant (?!) -
  9. Classic Films with a Gay Twist

    Were they wearing underwear?
  10. "The Merry Widow" - MGM Remake

    Why spend a fortune on renovating an operetta - starring Lana Turner and Fernando Lamas - and not employ first-rate musical talent for the leads?
  11. No Words

    You said it!
  12. TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    I know three of these films - "Sapphire", "Victim" and "All Night Long". Do you subscribe to Filmstruck? Would you recommend it? I registered for a free 14-day trial.
  13. No Words

    You have a definite eye for good-looking men.
  14. Worst Nude Scenes in HIstory of Movies!

    Yes, he was up for anything - he was the star of "Nijinsky". And he gave a beautiful performance, too. He was a very brave actor.
  15. Dorothy Malone (1925-2018)

    Yes, Anthony Quinn won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar that year for his performance in "Lust For Life". But Robert Stack's performance in "Written on the Wind" was clearly the superior one. In that film, Dorothy Malone could so easily cut him in half. And he suffered greatly with every cutting remark.
  16. Dorothy Malone (1925-2018)

    She was "sexy" and "real" - which was an unusual combo in Hollywood films. She breaks your heart trying to win over Rock Hudson in "Written on the Wind". She and Robert Stack were the true "owners" of "Written on the Wind". And she made a so-so film, "Too Much, Too Soon", memorable with her very substantial performance. And, in the first part of the film, when she gets to work with Errol Flynn, true screen magic was achieved. She held the screen - you wanted to watch her.
  17. Dorothy Malone (1925-2018)

    I've always enjoyed her work on screen. And I never get tired of watching her in "Written On The Wind". Her dialogue with brother Robert Stack is especially memorable. RIP, Miss Malone, you were a treasure.
  18. Male Beauty In The Movies

    Throughout the years in the movies, there have been many, many examples of actors who became a major component in a film's success due to their youth, beauty and charm. And most of them have gone on to become genuine stars, too. It can be said of these actors that "The camera loved them." And they, in turn, responded without restraint to the camera. Whether they could act or not was never that important. Because what they brought to the camera - in terms of their over-all presence - was always an indelible ingredient of any film that they chose to inhabit. And, here is just one early example:
  19. No Words

    Peter Fonda speaks -
  20. No Words

    Maybe he'll invite you over for a home-cooked meal.
  21. Worst Nude Scenes in HIstory of Movies!

    Peter Fonda's nude scene in "The Trip" seemed just right for such an egregiously exploitative film - that, and the fact that Bruce Dern was so desperate to cover him up - despite the fact that they were alone -
  22. Betty Hutton musicals

    Sadly, she hasn't perservered. Her films are rarely shown. What's the reason? I'm not sure. Was she too high-energy for most people? She seemed to blast her way through films.
  23. No Words

    If they're all naval cadets, I'd like to invite them to lunch.
  24. There are just so many so-called straight films that actually turn out to be gay. A recent example is "Dead Reckoning" with Humphrey Bogart and Lizabeth Scott. In the film, Bogart goes through hell and high water to prove that his war buddy was murdered and the reasons for it. At the end of the film, Lizabeth Scott, who is going to be brought to justice by Bogart, says to him, "Don't you love me?" He says to her simply, "Of course, but I loved him more.". Suddenly, the film is thrown into an entirely different light. Also, throughout the film, the overall narration by Bogart has some definite gay vibes, which do point the way to the unexpected conclusion.
  25. No Words

    DougieB, I do have a feeling that it did work out for the both of them.

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