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Is British society historically more tolerant of homosexuality than American society?

John Gielgud was convicted of “persistently importuning for immoral purposes” in a Chelsea mews in 1953, only a few months after year he was knighted, The renowned actor was soliciting sex in public rest-rooms.
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Gielgud was advised not to seek work in the United States for at least four years as he likely would be being refused entry by American immigration authorities. After the arrest Gielgud went ahead with the stage production where he was working.
Upon entering the stage the first night, after his arrest the house was brought down by a standing ovation. I don’t think he went to the USA until 1964 when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor, for Becket.
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In contrast in 1957 Liberace, sued the Daily Mirror for insinuating that he was “fruit-flavoured.” He won, and the papers had a riot. Of course Rock Hudson had to get married to stop the rumours about his behaviour.
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In your opinion do these stories show that (at least educated) British society has historically been more tolerant of homosexuality than American society? Or was he just an exception that only applied to the theater society.
I specifically said “historically”. I am talking pre-1970. Was there kind of knowing “confirmed bachelor” reference that people didn’t talk about too much.
I may be reading too much into this incident. Truman Capote was fairly openly gay and he was widely admired by New York society in the 1950’s.

7 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 4, 2011 at 8:44 pm

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Did the wrong person get eliminated on American Idol?

After last night, it is more like American Idiots!!!

One thing for certain, I do not have to watch next week’s show. Gokey is gone, so the real talent is gone. Adam has stage talent, and everyone wants him to win. He is Simon’s and Randy’s favorite. The other kid from Arkansas is far from the most talented kid from the tryouts. Nevertheless, Idol really screwed up this time. Voters only have to look at last winners who did not make it big. Yes, they all made some money but went down hill since idol. Folk are caught up in Adam Flamboyance. He is sort of a young Liberace and Elvis in drag. This is the gay era, so Adam will definitely win. The other kid is cute and manly but boring. He can sing folk music but cannot sell albums to the progressive teens and young adults of today’s market. Poor Gokey, he did not expect to be eliminated this way, but Simon usually gets what he wants. Adam knows this is his for the losing.

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American Idol Season 7: January, 16th Episode Question?

The final guy to get an audition in American Idol was the Asian Liberace man on the January, 16th episode. The one with the song lyrics, “We’re best friend’s ’till the end of time”.

My question is if there are any re-runs of the show, because I want to tape that song because I love it. xD If not, does anyone know the full lyrics to the song? Maybe his name, too?

Simon’s right, that would probably be a #1 hit album. XD

7 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - January 7, 2011 at 9:19 am

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American Painting Video Magazine preview


Full video now available through www.americanpaintingvideomagazine.com. It contains unique footage of current realist painters. Jacob Collins, Travis Schlaht, Robert Liberace, Kerry Dunn, Paul G. Oxborough and Carlo Russo.

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Debbie Gibson with future American Idol Winner Jamie Dahlke


Deborah Gibson interview on the channel 5 Los Angeles 10 pm news KTLA with Ross King. (Camp Electric Youth) Debbie also sings live and plays the piano.

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Billy Vaughn, Luiz Bonfa, Lalo Schifrin, Frankie Carle, Liberace, American Breed..

Billy Vaughn, Luiz Bonfa, Lalo Schifrin, Frankie Carle, Liberace, American Breed..

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Can you write a comical tale about AMERICAN IDOL that includes these lines, just 4 the fun of it?

1. That signifies nothing except that you are _________.
2. The girl in the motorcycle jacket and the dude with pink hair.
3. As the stage caved in, Simon shouted: “__________________.”
4. Liberace would have been proud.
5. What kind of crazy-ass aliens raised you?

3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - September 13, 2010 at 1:19 am

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