A City Comes Out: How Celebrities Made Palm Springs a Gay and Lesbian Paradise

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Barricade Books, 2008 - History - 192 pages
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"Written by recent Palm Springs resident David Wallace with the same reader-friendly approach that the New York Times called "inspired" when reviewing his 2001 book Lost Hollywood/A City Comes Out will open with a look at the city's "gayness" today, followed by richly detailed, anecdote-filled stories of many of the legendary personalities who, over the decades, were part of its homosexual lifestyle. Among them are Rudolph Valentino, Mary Martin, Janet Gaynor, Rock Hudson, and Tab Hunter." "It is an essential book for gay and lesbian residents, visitors, and tourists, as well as for anyone who loves the movies and the real stories behind the stars' fame."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - richardderus - LibraryThing

Oh my dear sweet goddesses. ANOTHER gossipy tell-not-so-much entry in the evergreen (apparently) "Was THAT ONE queer, too?" celebrity book genre. I don't really care that much who is/was/will be ... Read full review


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David Wallace is a journalist who has covered celebrities and the movie industry for over twenty years. He lives in Los Angeles.

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