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Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969
Discover what to read next. Jessica Salmonson Top Contributor: It is fascinating to read how open and overt the gays were in those days All directors, actors, writers and the technical people seem to either be gay or have gay friends and thought nothing of it. Jul 29, Kate rated it really liked it. Mann, one of the great Hollywood historians, gives a fantastically comprehen Fantastic historical study of gays in Hollywood from to Not a book for those looking for fresh gossip or innuendo, but entertaining, as well informative and well-documented, nonetheless.