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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.

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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.

Philadelphia's first Gay Pride rally and march, June 11, 1972

The Warren Cup, a 1st Century AD Roman banqueting cup, features two finely wrought low-relief sculptures of male couples making love. Once a closely guarded secret treasure, it now belongs to the British Museum.

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.

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

group of women having a smoke, gelatin silver print, c. 1896

Rock Hudson and Charles Farrell in 1955 Pic by Bob Beerman Rock Hudson at actor Charles Farrell’s The Racquet Club in Palm Springs.

Following the 1969 Stonewall Inn riot in Greenwich Village, gays and lesbians launched an annual pride parade up Sixth Avenue. By the early 70s, it had become quite the event. By Allan Tannenbaum/Polaris.

Hand Knits for Men in Bear Brand and Fleisher Yarns, 1961