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Ernest Boulton (Stella) and Frederick William Park (Fanny) were two Victorian cross-dressers who appeared as defendants in a celebrated trial in London in 1871 when they were charged "with conspiring and inciting persons to commit an unnatural offence". After the prosecution failed to establish a crime had been committed, both men were acquitted.

Jacqueline Susann was an American novelist. Her most famous work is Valley of the Dolls. For decades, rumors have persisted that Susann was bisexual. The rumors began around 1945, when Susann appeared in A Lady Says Yes with Carole Landis. The two reportedly had an affair and some claim that Susann modeled the Jennifer North character in her novel, Valley of the Dolls, after Landis. According to Susann's biographer, the affair had begun when Landis bought her earrings and a fur coat.

reviews_and_ramblings | Jacqueline Susann & Carole Landis

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Jean Acker was an American actress with a career dating from the silent film era through the 1950s. She was perhaps best known as the estranged wife of Rudolph Valentino. After divorcing Valentino in 1923, Acker met Chloe Carter, a former Ziegfeld Follies girl with whom she would remain for the rest of her life. The couple owned an apartment building together in Beverly Hills. Acker died of natural causes in 1978 and is buried next to Carter in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.

Two men dancing at Magic-City dance hall's "drag ball" two blocks from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. These gay balls were held annually until the venue was shut down by authorities in 1934. By Hungarian photographer and artist Brassaï.

FANTOMATIK: Atmosphère

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Vintage Gay Impressions, Unintentionally Funny Vintage Book Cover. OMG, Gay has come a long way baby .

GAYTWOGETHER: Vintage Gay Impressions

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www.bijouworld.com This 1963 vintage gay magazine seems to be a prototype of future gay magazines, and for 1963, the features are surprisingly “out of the closet.” Not only does it not make much pretense to be a physical culture magazine, though there is an exercise and sport's tips section, but it includes fashion (mostly underwear of course), art, and humor features. Good condition for its age. Super collectible! www.bijouworld.com $79.95