Monday, March 03, 2008

Gay Icon Spotlight

Over the years there has been many of gay icons. Judy Garland, Oscar Wilde, Miss Piggy and Jake Gyllenhaal. At this point your probably thinking, what is the criteria to be a gay icon? Well first, there is one thing that you don't need to qualify, and that is BEING gay.

Its 4 easy questions:

-Do they have glamour and flamboyance?

-Do they possess strength through adversity?


-Ambiguous sexuality

So without further ado, the first gay icon spotlighted:

Longtime radio and TV personality Larry King!

Does he have glamour and flamboyance?
Larry was a judge for the 1990 Miss America pageant. As well, has an extensive set of suspenders, and yes, even purple ones!

Do they possess strength through adversity?
Larry's father died when he was nine. This caused King to lose great interest in school, pick up smoking, and start scribbling hearts and stars on his notebooks. this raised many questions in 1945 Brooklyn.

Larry was portrayed as the ugly step-sister in the film "Shrek 2". He also always expressed interest in playing the lead in the Broadway production of 'Pink Flamingos' because he got off on the final act.

Ambiguous sexuality?
King's defense after being caught having an affair with a married woman?
"In my defense I did not know she was married and I did not know that it was a woman."



carli said...

HeMan women-hater...

Buzz Stephens said...

Speaking of Judy Garland, this week over at the Yahoo version of The Judy Garland Experience beloved entertainer from the 20th century, Sammy Davis Jr, takes a crack at the Judy Garland songbook. Sammy sings 'em all, including The Man That Got Away, Over The Rainbow, But Not For Me, and many other Garland classics. He even sings two duets with the great lady herself, as well as one with her daughter Liza.
This kind of show biz, and this kind of entertainment doesn't exist anymore!

Another great file posted over at the Yahoo Judy Garland Experience is a radio program that features an interview with a talkative flight attendant who recounts an adventurous red eye flight she took with Judy and her hairdresser, Orville, back in 1963.
This one is a real hoot!

Other new files over at the Yahoo version of The Judy Garland Experience include two episodes of the Charlie MCCarthy radio show. One is from June 7, 1942, and the other is from December 7, 1941, better known as Pearl Harbor Day.
This nerve wracking broadcast which featured Judy, along with Abbott And Costello ,was constantly interrupted with news of various countries making declarations of war!
Nevermind that Judy rises to the occasion and offers up some great entertainment, this was history in the making!
Even if you are not a Judy fan you might want to check out this broadcast for it's historical significance alone!

And if that isn't enough several parodies of the song The Lady Is A Tramp, as sung by Frank Sinatra have been posted over at the Yahoo experience. Frank salutes his friends Orson Welles, Maureen Starkey, and Spiro Agnew, as well as remarkable duets of the song with the great Ella Fitzgerald which were recorded over the span of 33 years. There is even an ultra rare rendition performed by Frank with Buddy Greco!

There are also tons of other rare audio files by Judy and others.
For those of you who aren't familiar with The Judy Garland Experience it is an exciting group on yahoo that features lively and informative discussions, and the rarest audio, video, and photo files of Judy anywhere! The membership includes Garland family members, people who knew and worked with Judy, other celebrities, authors, film makers, and fans of all levels and persuasions. The only one missing is you.

Please stop by The Judy Garland Experience and check it out. I promise you won't be disappointed.