April 18th, 2013

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Marc Wilder (May 1, 1929 - 18 April 1983)

Marc Wilder (aka Marcello Miarani, name at birth; May 1, 1929, Italy - 18 April 1983, Los Angeles (USC County General Hospital), age 53) danced in over twenty-five films, partnering such glamorous leading ladies as Cyd Charisse and Shirley MacLaine, but he was also a prominent commercial choreographer in his own right. He assisted Gene Kelly on a 1959 TV special and Jack Cole on the 1962 revival of Kismet. (Picture: Marc Wilder with Chita Rivera)

Born in Italy, he came to the U.S. at the age of seven and, at ten, began studying tap in Hollywood with Ethel Meglin and, at eighteen, ballet with Eugene Loring at the American School of Dance. He was known as a Jack Cole dancer. The films in which he performed include With a Song in My Heart (1951), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Kismet (1955), and Mame (1972).

He was one of the first in the film industry to die of AIDS.

Larri Thomas, a friend, doesn't know what happened to Wilder's estate. He died in County Hospital. He was an only child; his mother had already died. She recalls his ashes were strewn in Maui. She recalls that Wilder was "a great collector of videotapes...before Blockbuster," but she doesn't know who would have claimed them after his death.

Marc was an amazingly talented and versatile dancer and choreographer. Thanks to a personal friend of Marc's, Lars Bonner, who pointed films and dances he was featured in, somefavs on Youtube made a Tribute:



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Source: http://www.artistswithaids.org/artforms/dance/catalogue/wilder.html

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Marc Wilder (May 1, 1929 - April 18, 1983)

Marc Wilder (aka Marcello Miarani, name at birth; May 1, 1929, Italy - 18 April 1983, Los Angeles (USC County General Hospital), age 53) danced in over twenty-five films, partnering such glamorous leading ladies as Cyd Charisse and Shirley MacLaine, but he was also a prominent commercial choreographer in his own right. He assisted Gene Kelly on a 1959 TV special and Jack Cole on the 1962 revival of Kismet. (Picture: Marc Wilder with Chita Rivera)

Born in Italy, he came to the U.S. at the age of seven and, at ten, began studying tap in Hollywood with Ethel Meglin and, at eighteen, ballet with Eugene Loring at the American School of Dance. He was known as a Jack Cole dancer. The films in which he performed include With a Song in My Heart (1951), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Kismet (1955), and Mame (1972).

He was one of the first in the film industry to die of AIDS.

Larri Thomas, a friend, doesn't know what happened to Wilder's estate. He died in County Hospital. He was an only child; his mother had already died. She recalls his ashes were strewn in Maui. She recalls that Wilder was "a great collector of videotapes...before Blockbuster," but she doesn't know who would have claimed them after his death.

Marc was an amazingly talented and versatile dancer and choreographer. Thanks to a personal friend of Marc's, Lars Bonner, who pointed films and dances he was featured in, somefavs on Youtube made a Tribute:



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Source: http://www.artistswithaids.org/artforms/dance/catalogue/wilder.html

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Erica Lawson & A.C. Henley - Miss-Match

Miss-Match by Erica Lawson and A,C, Henley
Paperback: 282 pages
Publisher: Affinity E-Book Prss NZ LTD (April 15, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0992254809
ISBN-13: 978-0992254803
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Clancy Fitzgerald is twenty-nine, single, and a virgin. According to her aunt, she is as good as dead. Minerva Goldberg has used all her matchmaking wiles to make a conventional match for Clancy. Now it is time to use an unconventional one. Fashion editor, Carmen Pratka does Minerva a favor by going on a blind date with Clancy. Clancy refuses to acknowledge what the rest of the world knows. Carmen makes it her personal mission to not only convince Clancy that she is a lesbian and she, is the right woman for her.

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2013 Rainbow Awards Submission: Geoffrey Knight - Why Straight Women Love Gay Romance

Why Straight Woment Love Gay Romance by Geoffrey Knight
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (September 7, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608207625
ISBN-13: 978-1608207626
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It's one of the world's biggest secrets, and it's about to come out...Why do straight women love gay romance? What is it that attracts straight women to the idea of two men falling in love? Is it the muscles? The mystery of the male mind? The idea of true love overcoming all odds? How has it changed who these women are and how they see the world? And how powerful is this once-silent army of readers in the fight for equality? 35 women across 9 countries and 4 continents---from the world's bestselling romance authors to the biggest female fans of Gay Male Romance---are about to reveal... Why Straight Women Love Gay Romance.

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