The issue of coming out in Hollywood is one I've been fascinated about for years. It's amazing how little has changed in terms of the establishment and the way it treats it's gay and lesbian entertainers.
So far at this part in the '34 California gubernatorial race, Katharine Hepburn had refused to comment on the district attorney's investigation of political intimidation in Hollywood. But that didn't stop her father from speaking for her.
Upton Sinclair succeeded where greater writers failed -- he nearly got elected to high office, and, even in losing, had a profound effect on an American president and the future of politics in America.
When pundits labeled last year's presidential campaign "divisive" and "dirty," I had to laugh. The champion of all dirty races in this century, in fact, was the 1934 contest between Upton Sinclair and Frank Merriam.