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Open Secret: Gay Hollywood, 1928-2000

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Publisher Comments:

Part social history and part exposé, this revealing, entertaining, and provocative book spans nearly seventy years as it explores the lives and careers of some of the silver screen's foremost gays and lesbians and the effect of their high-profile lifestyles on the general public. From Charles Laughton and Greta Garbo to Nathan Lane and Ellen DeGeneres, David Ehrenstein traces the gradual transformation of Hollywood from a time when it was box-office poison to be publicly gay to the modern era when many top entertainment figures are celebrating their gay sexuality--and are in turn celebrated for it. Updated, Open Secret reveals what has happened to the key players in gay Hollywood since the original hardcover publication.

Synopsis:

Revised and updated with a new Epilogue, this definitive history of homosexuality in Tinseltown brings readers up to speed on what has happened to the key players in gay Hollywood in the past two years. of photos.

Description:

1st Perennial ed. (verso) ; updated millennial ed. (p. 1 cover) Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

David Ehrenstein is a journalist who has covered the entertainment industry for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Daily Variety, Los Angeles Magazine, and Cabiers du Cinema. He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688175856
Subtitle:
Gay Hollywood--1928-2000
Author:
Ehrenstein, David
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Lesbian Studies
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Homosexuality in motion pictures
Subject:
Gay motion picture producers and directors.
Subject:
Gay actors
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
106-512
Publication Date:
20000516
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.05x5.30x.97 in. .73 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Hollywood
Gay and Lesbian » History and Social Science » History and Biographies

Open Secret: Gay Hollywood, 1928-2000
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"Synopsis" by , Revised and updated with a new Epilogue, this definitive history of homosexuality in Tinseltown brings readers up to speed on what has happened to the key players in gay Hollywood in the past two years. of photos.
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