A City Comes Out: The Gay and Lesbian History of Palm by David Wallace

By David Wallace

This day, Palm Springs' gay-owned companies are flourishing, or even the Palm Springs artwork Museum cashes in by means of webhosting homosexual fundraising occasions. relatively a transformation from the Nineteen Sixties, whilst an area pastor was once run out of city whilst it used to be came across that he used to be homosexual. yet something continues to be lacking from Palm Springs―a heritage of the city's transformation from a wintry weather family members hotel city right into a year-round, world-famous homosexual vacation spot.

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All this would change when a friend—who may have been a customer, since Valentino was said to be picking up spending 40 A City Comes Out money as a male hustler—was struck by the handsome youth’s appearance and suggested that he go into movies. Valentino hopped the first train west, which also happened to be the train carrying the cast and company of the Broadway show The Passing Crowd to Los Angeles; its star, Al Jolson, would, less than a decade later, become the first famous voice of sound films.

Norma Talmadge was one of the greatest of the silent film stars considered by many later commentators as possessing a talent and a beauty that no later arrival—whether a Marlene Dietrich or a Greta Garbo—could ever replace. She enjoyed a career that reached back to the very beginnings of the industry. For F. Scott Fitzgerald she was the epitome of 1920s glamour; in his 1934 novel Tender Is the Night he recalled her jazz-age image as reflecting someone who “must be a fine, noble woman beyond her loveliness.

Hutton was always difficult and also had expectations of the marriage that were different from Grant’s; he attributed this problem to the public’s tendency to mistake a film star’s screen persona with his or her real self. “She thought she was marrying Cary Grant,” he said. Hutton offered Grant a money settlement in the divorce, which he refused, and they remained friends for years. Not long before their divorce, Grant and Hutton moved into a larger place, clearing the way for Scott, who had divorced his previous wife and married actress Patricia Stillman, to take over the beach house in 1944.

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