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Gay Pride Book: Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's - the Novel That Saved My Life

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 06.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Jamie Brickhouse

It showed me an adult life that was about parties and friends and sex and sparkling wit and messiness and creativity and longing for something outside of convention. It gave me the insatiable appetite to reach beyond my circumstances. It gave me a vista of what kind of life was possible for a homosexual like me.

12 Famous People Who Really Made The Most Out Of Their Last Words

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.30.2014 | Fifty

The deathbed can lead a person to mutter some pretty profound stuff -- or not. Here's a list of 13 alleged last words from 13 famous people. "I sho...

How The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies High-Kicked My Sobriety

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jamie Brickhouse

It was the first time that I didn't think about having -- or not having -- a drink. I lost myself in the joy of that matinee performance and the exuberance of the performers who were happy to be alive despite -- or because of -- the years of baggage behind them.

Curtis M. Wong

Life After 'Mommie Dearest': Joan Crawford's Daughter Gets Personal

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices

The camp extravagance of 1981's "Mommie Dearest” has made it a favorite of drag performers and Lifetime Television audiences, but there's one notabl...

23 Things Every Gay Man Should Do Before He Drops Dead

Mike Diamond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Diamond

Have a dinner party and only invite rabid Madonna fans and Gaga's "little monsters." Innocently toss out the question, "Who is the fiercest pop diva of all time?" and watch the bitches throw down. Meeeouwwwch!

Why Jennifer Lawrence Rules Our Hearts

Derek Hartley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Derek Hartley

There is no rhyme or reason to how this all works. I have no advice for Natalie Portman or Gwyneth Paltrow or Anne Hathaway or any of the myriad other actresses who might hope to attain this kind of good will so easily. It is just inside you, like Cleopatra in that rug.

Happy Anniversary, 'Mommie Dearest'!

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.19.2013 | Gay Voices

The unintended hilarity and near-kabuki stylings of "Mommie Dearest" are certainly timeless. While it may be hard to believe, the 1981 Joan Crawford b...

Why Do Gay Men Historically Adopt Female Stars as Their Icons?

Trevor Martin | Posted 11.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Trevor Martin

In adulthood we discover that other gay men had adopted these women in exactly the same way in childhood. Why do we, as individuals, gravitate to women, even the same women, before we are part of a gay scene, and before we are swept up in any collective gay groupthink?

Gwissues: One-on-One With Christina Crawford (VIDEO)

Howard Bragman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Howard Bragman

Behind the quintessential campy movie Mommie Dearest is a dark tell-all by Christina Crawford about her constant struggles with her abusive mother, legendary actress Joan Crawford. On this week's episode of Gwissues, Christina sets the record straight.

Style Icons From The 1920's

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 05.20.2013 | Style

Many important things happened in the 1920s (Prohibition, jazz music, Art Deco...) But in our minds, one of the more significant developments of the d...

What You Didn't Know About Joan Crawford

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 03.26.2013 | Style

Secrets from the silver screen legend.

Three Favorite Oscar Moments

Kim Morgan | Posted 02.24.2013 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

I like Oscars that go a little crazy. And not in those golly-gee speeches where someone -- say, Anne Hathaway (the inevitable winner tonight) -- reacts with such feigned shock that she giddily exhibits an actorly, cute-as-a-button manic depressive episode.

The Gays Behind Barbra (And Nearly Every Other Gay Icon)

William J. Mann | Posted 12.16.2012 | Gay Voices
William J. Mann

In the early 1960s, when Streisand was just starting out, gay audiences instinctively recognized something very familiar about her, a shared sensibility. That was only logical, given that her sensibility had been nurtured by gay men, after all. And this was hardly a new phenomenon.

Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford Duke It Out at The Castro Theatre's 90th Anniversary

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.16.2012 | Entertainment
Sean Martinfield

Critics include The Women on a list of films that designates 1939 as being the greatest year in the art of filmmaking.

Dale Olson: "I Lived My Life My Own Way"

Tom Gregory | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

Dale was the voice of damage-control, the pen of Oscar campaigns, and the heart of a movement that cultivated compassion in modern Hollywood. Laughter and caring were Dale Olson's trademark, entertainment was his business.

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? Well, She's Coming Back To The Big Screen

Liz Smith | Posted 09.15.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

One suspects the story will be slightly updated. Maybe the two twisted sisters will be stars of 1960s/'70s rather than the 1930s as Joan and Bette played them. Or even of the 1980s.

Joan Crawford Is Making Us Jealous!

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is of actress Joan Crawford standing in front of h...

She Was Wireless Before Her Time

Tom Falco | Posted 06.04.2012 | Comedy
Tom Falco

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Clark Gable: King of Hollywood

John Farr | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we kick off Oscar month tomorrow, we also honor the birthday of Clark Gable, who picked up a statuette at the seventh Academy Awards ceremony in 1935.

WATCH: Joan Crawford Smacks Rick Santorum Over His Stance On LGBT Rights

Posted 01.19.2012 | Gay Voices

Let's hope Rick Santorum doesn't have any wire hangers in his closet. YouTube user HollywoodStew has resurrected the ghost of Hollywood legend Joa...

Who Is That Santa Claus?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is of American actress Joan Crawford dressed as Sa...

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Twilight, and the Return of Women's Blockbuster Films

Govindini Murty | Posted 02.19.2012 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Hollywood is finally making an effort to give women and their stories the blockbuster treatment. In doing so, the film industry is hearkening back to what was once a strength of classic Hollywood: the blockbuster women's film.

Movie Review: Dirty Girl

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Dirty Girl barely elicits a chuckle and, indeed, provokes groans with its obvious use of '80s artifacts.

'How Now Waxed Brow'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.20.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Before undergoing this increasingly common masculine procedure, which women get all the time, I had, indeed, only one eyebrow.

Naughty But Nice Rob

Joan Crawford's Naked Home Movies Exposed

HuffingtonPost.com | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 11.14.2011 | Celebrity

Broadway, hide your wire coat hangers. Joan Crawford's daughter, Christina Crawford, is developing a one-woman show where she not only plans to reveal...