If you're as old as I am, you remember the ancient urban myth that Jim Nabors had married Rock Hudson. Apparently, that whole thing started because the two were friends and also because someone once cracked, "If Rock Hudson married Gomer Pyle, he'd be Rock Pyle," nyuck nyuck. Well, it turns out Na ... More >>
According to Peter Bart's book Infamous Players, it was Rock Hudson and Julie Andrews in the 1970 romantic spy drama Darling Lili. Writes Bart, who at the time was a junior executive faced with the job of looking at the rushes: "Their supposedly steamy love scene had as much fizzle as day-old beer ... More >>
But guess what? In many places in this country, people with AIDS are treated as criminals if they don't disclose their status to partners, even if the transmission risk is next to nil. Poz magazine founder Sean Strub--who's doing a documentary on the subject (trailer above)--tells me that a guy na ... More >>
In her new book, Recipes for Life: My Memories, Linda Evans describes how to make stuff like muffins and artichoke dip, as well as offering biographical chapters with titles like "Nearly Disappearing Into a Black Hole" and "Tuna Meltdown." But she also reminisces about the famous time Rock Hudson k ... More >>
Come on, it won't kill you! Sirius/XM OutQ host Frank DeCaro has laid them all out for you in his brand-new Dead Celebrity Cookbook, which is filled with all sorts of famous fricassees and stellar ceviches. At DeCaro's book party at P.J. Clarke's last night, thrown by CBS Watch! magazine, I asked ... More >>
Murder, Agatha Christie wrote
Well, shazam! Here's what the Wikipedia bio of the Gomer Pyle star and singing friend of Carol Burnett swears is true: "As he was 'never without a job' for four decades, Nabors has never married: according to him, he was 'really more married to his career'. "Consequently, he has been the ... More >>
You'll have to do your own private research to get total nudes. But in the meantime, historian and "La Daily Musto" reader Gregory Moore has found some wondrous shots of old-time movie idols in their bathing suits and ready to take a dive, or simply shirtless because they felt like rotating ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 26, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 17 One from the 'Seesaw' by Joanna Mermey "Tap dancing is so honest. It makes people smile. A few weeks ago I was in Port Authority handing out ads for 'Seesaw.' Everyone kept running away from me becaus ... More >>
The best filmmaker you never heard of
Former escort agency entrepreneur David Forest has looked through the trees and written an upcoming tell-all, pausing to spill some of the racy beans-to-come to blogger J.C. Adams. Some of the tidbits:
Fifites screen hunk Rock Hudson was so nervous about trying to stay in the celluloid closet that he rubbed his nails to a pulp. So writes one of his costars, Leslie Caron, in her Thank Heaven memoir, which I just devoured like a crepe. Says Caron of the matinee idol, "The fact that Rock cha ... More >>
There is no imaginable way to segue delicately into this one, folks, so let me just dive right in: Fifties screen hunk Rock Hudson--who died of AIDS-related causes in 1985--exclusively liked guys' buttholes to be pink. I learned this fascinating fact from Rational Radio host Jack E. Jett, w ... More >>
I recently wrote about the sad passing of Marc Christian, the lover of screen idol Rock Hudson, though I wasn't able to provide any visual image of Christian since photos of him don't seem to materialize online any more than any confirmations of his death!
I was recently startled to read that Marc Christian--the lover of movie god Rock Hudson and the guy who successfully sued Hudson's estate, saying the star had made him potentially susceptible to AIDS--had died recently.
Plus Nancy Giles plays with her hair. And acid redux: Elliot Tiber and Demetri Martin talk about Taking Woodstock.
Golden Girl Bea Arthur and golden boy Rock Hudson are both gone, but their wit lives on forver in this old TV clip that puts the two of them together for a rousing rendition of "Everybody Today Is Turning On," a rollicking paean to the days when "Amil Nitrate was some guy's name" and someone "push ... More >>
LA Weekly has a great piece about Bea Arthur, who passed away this weekend, and her leg-of-lamb bit, which was part of her Bea Arthur On Broadway: Just Between Friends one-woman show. Although it's a little off topic, we couldn't resist posting this great video of the husky Golden Girl singing "Puff ... More >>
Last year, the ever game Liza Minnelli gave Hollywood legend and perpetual virgin Doris Day a call--and fortunately, it happened to be on a radio show so we could all hear it without tapping their phones. The result was rather well meaning, though some have pointed out that (1) Doris doesn't sound a ... More >>
The AP wire service was recently dropped by some papers because they can't afford it anymore, the stories are already posted on the AP site, and besides, they obviously leave shit out! As my friend, the gay watchdog Rex Wockner, points out, the AP obit for acerbic fashion critic Mr. Blackwell curiou ... More >>
Films from the end of a great career
Chatting with Legally Blonde's Orfeh. Plus: Outtakes from the urban-myth closet.
Resnais's latest plays like a soap opera. And that's a compliment.
Daring to be different, Ang Lee's epic gay romance goes looking for love in the heartland
Assessing the new AIDS scare
Spacey's creepy take on Bobby Darin's life
Sex and the Signifying Girl
Todd Haynes and Julianne Moore Reopen Douglas Sirk's Melodrama Fakebook
New York's Most Romantic Restaurants
I chatted up Debbie Matenopoulos, whose mantra was, 'How sick is it that I'm up for an Emmy?'