This allowed filmmakers to embrace themes and images once forbidden by the Code. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. It's what every biography should be. From reading the book I have a much broader knowledge of the whole early Hollywood scene covering the move from the silents to the talkies which I knew next to nothing about before and it was very entertainingly presented. Evidence found in obituaries and fan magazines, however, is much more convincing, assuming one is a careful reader and can read between the lines.
It is a great subject for a novel and this book is a pretty good treatment of the subject, except and this is a big "except" that the supposedly almost-over-the-hill character is a young man of only 33, which makes it hard to take the whole conceit seriously.
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Although both men were big stars at the same time they never mixed as Haines was out and never hid it but of course Novarro wasn't and never could. Of course, many gay men and lesbians had spouses of the opposite sex and had children, but such phrasing can be indicative of a homosocial affiliation. I only want more. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a Gravatar. Mann cites actress Lilyan Tashman, who came from a Jewish working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn, and never went out of her way to hide her lesbianism and Jewish background.
I agree with a number of the other reviewers in that while this third instalment did tend to get a bit wordy and at times trite, overall it wasn't bad as a summer read. Many studio executives, such as Louis B. She was at the forefront of all of that. In his book, William J. They were willing to see films with more adult content and themes, including gay ones. That the premise of this book would not be just another biography of many?