March 6th, 2014

andrew potter

Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888)

Even women who did leave a detailed record of their lives, such as Louisa May Alcott, were often not forthcoming about their erotic desires, or may have foregone romantic relationships to pursue their work. Alcott, who published twenty-nine books and story collections in forty-four years, told poet Louise Chandler Moulton in 1873 that she had remained a spinster “because I have fallen in love with so many pretty girls and never once the least bit with any man.” A bold statement that gives few details. Like most of the reform-minded women in her circle, Alcott was an ardent feminist and questioned how women’s relationships with men affected their place in society. In the 1870s she and friends, including Julia Ward Howe, recommended that women not use “Mrs.” or “Miss” to avoid discrimination. (Bronski, Michael (2011-05-10). A Queer History of the United States (Revisioning American History) (Kindle Locations 1680-1686). Random House Inc Clients. Kindle Edition.) (P:

Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Nevertheless, her family suffered severe financial difficulties and Alcott worked to help support the family from an early age. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard. With her pen name Louisa wrote novels for young adults in juvenile hall.

Published in 1868, Little Women is set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts and is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The novel was very well received and is still a popular children's novel today. Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist. She died in Boston.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisa_May_Alcott

Collapse )

More LGBT History at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Gay Classics


This journal is friends only. This entry was originally posted at http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4246255.html. If you are not friends on this journal, Please comment there using OpenID.
andrew potter

Wilna Hervey & Nan Mason

Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason were artists, actresses and occasional house painters, staying together for 59 years. 6’3” Wilna found some success in silent films, playing rugged mountain girls and other hardy characters. She met Nan, the daughter of her frequent co-star Dan Mason, on a film set in 1920 and soon after they were never parted. From Woodstock, New York to Carmel, California, Wilna and Nan danced, sculpted, painted and played their way through many of America’s bohemian artist’s colonies; Wilna studied art with Winold Reiss, and Nan performed music for Edward Weston and Johan Hagemeyer. You’ll find a biography of Wilna (with plentiful mentions of Nan) at the Betzwood Movie Database.

Wilna Hervey (October 3, 1894 – March 6, 1979) was an American silent film actress and artist.

Known to friends and family as "Willie," Wilna Hervey was the only child of the marriage of William Russell Hervey and Anna Van Horn Traphagen. She grew up in affluent circumstances at Beach Ninth Street, Far Rockaway.

During her youth in late 1910s, Hervey studied at the Art Students League in New York City, Winold Reiss' studio at 4 Christopher Street, New York City, and in Woodstock, New York during the summer of 1918. Her acting career began with a few silent movie roles at the Vitagraph Studios in Brooklyn as early as 1916; for her artistic pursuits Hervey adopted the professional name "Wilna Wilde."

In 1919, she was cast in the role of "The Powerful Katrinka" in The Toonerville Trolley silent film series based on Fontaine Fox's Toonerville Folks comic strip, which was produced by Siegmund Lubin's Betzwood Motion Picture Studios in Pennsylvania. Much of the slapstick comedy in the series revolves around Hervey's imposing physical stature—she stood 6 feet 3 inches—in contrast with her diminutive male co-stars.


Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason were artists, actresses and occasional house painters, staying together for 59 years. 6’3” Wilna found some success in silent films, playing rugged mountain girls and other hardy characters. She met Nan, the daughter of her frequent co-star Dan Mason, on a film set in 1920 and soon after they were never parted. From Woodstock, NY to Carmel, California, Wilna and Nan danced, sculpted, painted and played their way through many of America’s bohemian artist’s colonies.

Collapse )

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilna_Hervey

Collapse )

More Real Life Romances at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Real Life Romance


This journal is friends only. This entry was originally posted at http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4246870.html. If you are not friends on this journal, Please comment there using OpenID.
andrew potter

It Happened Today: March 6

Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 & Sharon Needles: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4245683.html

Aaron Coady, known by his stage name Sharon Needles, is an American drag performer and recording artist. Needles rose to prominence on the 4th season of the Logo reality competition RuPaul's Drag Race, where he was crowned "America's Next Drag Superstar" in April 2012. Needles lives in Pittsburgh with his boyfriend and fellow drag performer, Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 (born Justin Andrew Honard). Honard met Needles online in 2009 and eventually moved back to Pittsburgh to live with him in 2011.

Alice James & Katharine Peabody Loring: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4245808.html

Alice James was a American diarist. She was sister of novelist Henry James. Her and Katharine Peabody Loring was one of the most celebrated Boston marriages. "I wish you could know Katharine Loring. She is a most wonderful being. She had all the mere brute superiority which distinguishes man from woman combined with all the distinctly feminine virtues. There is nothing she cannot do from hewing wood and drawing water to driving run-away horses and educating all the women in North America."

Frankie Howerd & Dennis Heymer: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3554542.html

Frankie Howerd was a staple of British comedy radio, television, and film for over forty years. Howerd lived for over thirty years in a not-always-monogamous relationship with his manager Dennis Heymer. A dapper figure, Heymer was working as a wine waiter at the Dorchester on Park Lane when he met Howerd, who was having dinner there with Sir John and Lady Mills; it was 1958, homosexuality was still illegal, and Howerd was beginning to despair about his career and his physical attractiveness.

Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4246255.html

Louisa May Alcott, who published twenty-nine books and story collections in forty-four years, told poet Louise Chandler Moulton in 1873 that she had remained a spinster “because I have fallen in love with so many pretty girls and never once the least bit with any man.” A bold statement that gives few details. Like most of the reform-minded women in her circle, Alcott was an ardent feminist and questioned how women’s relationships with men affected their place in society.

Micheál Mac Liammóir & Hilton Edwards: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4246492.html

Hilton Edwards was an English-born Irish actor and theatrical producer. He was the romantic partner of Micheál MacLiammóir. While acting in Ireland with a touring company, Mac Liammóir met Edwards. Their first meeting took place in the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, which is currently in a state of disrepair. Deciding to remain in Dublin, where they lived at Harcourt Terrace, Mac Liammóir and Edwards threw themselves into their venture, cofounding the Gate Theatre in Dublin in 1928.

Parker Tyler & Charles Boultenhouse: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1558104.html

Harrison Parker Tyler, better known as Parker Tyler, was an American author, poet, and film critic. Charles Boultenhouse met Parker Tyler in 1945 when Boultenhouse moved to New York in order to attend Columbia University. Boultenhouse had read Tyler’s The Hollywood Hallucination and had been deeply impressed by Tyler’s creative and intelligent analysis of commercial film. Soon after their meeting the two men became lovers; they lived together for almost thirty years, until Tyler’s death in 1974.

Wilna Hervey & Nan Mason: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4246870.html

Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason were artists, actresses and occasional house painters, staying together for 59 years. 6’3” Wilna found some success in silent films, playing rugged mountain girls and other hardy characters. She met Nan, the daughter of her frequent co-star Dan Mason, on a film set in 1920 and soon after they were never parted. From Woodstock, NY to Carmel, California, Wilna and Nan danced, sculpted, painted and played their way through many of America’s bohemian artist’s colonies.

This journal is friends only. This entry was originally posted at http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4247246.html. If you are not friends on this journal, Please comment there using OpenID.
andrew potter

2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: Corruption

Gay Mystery / Thriller
Corruption by Eden Winters
Series: Diversion
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books; 1 edition (October 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626220050
ISBN-13: 978-1626220058
Amazon: Corruption (Diversion)
Amazon Kindle: Corruption (Diversion)

Renegade biker. Drug runner. Recovering addict. Wanted by the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. But he isn’t a crook, he’s the law.

SNB Agent Bo Schollenberger’s solved his cases using his brains and not a gun, and with his partner, not alone. Now he’s handed a tough new case involving designer drugs that turn users violent. One false move could end his life as he immerses himself into a motorcycle gang to locate the source. His fate depends on how well he can impersonate someone else. Someone named Cyrus Cooper.

Cyrus is everything Bo Schollenberger isn’t, including the badass enforcer for a smuggling ring. He establishes pecking order with his fists and doesn’t take shit from anybody, not even the undercover agent who comes to help his case.

Simon “Lucky” Harrison’s always been the best, whichever side of the law he was on. Former trafficker turned SNB agent, he damned well ought to be undercover in this motorcycle gang, instead of hanging around the office going crazy with new policies, new people, and “inter-departmental cooperation” that sticks him in a classroom. Yet he’s passed over for the SNB’s biggest case in decades in favor of the rookie who shares his bed. A man Lucky thought he knew.

When survival depends on a web of tangled lies, lines blur, worlds collide, and a high stakes game turns friend to foe. Lucky knows the difference between Bo the agent and Cyrus the outlaw, but does Bo?

Charities Donation program progress:
25$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
25$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
25$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
25$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
50$ Wes for Youth: wesforyouth.privacemail.com/
83$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
125$ Cancer Research Institute: www.cancerresearch.org/
132$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
140$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
300$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
TOTAL: 1090$*

* more than 150$ is a direct donation from a supporter of the Rainbow Awards who isn't submitting; while some authors were more than generous, arriving to donate 5 times the suggested amount, being the submission fee a non mandatory and voluntary direct donation, we were struggling to raise the same amount as last year and there is who decided to cover part of it. I thank you for all you are doing, and if you wish to donate to the above links, please drop me a note with your donation and I will update the total.

2014 Rainbow Awards Guidelines: reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4162490.html

This journal is friends only. This entry was originally posted at http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4247358.html. If you are not friends on this journal, Please comment there using OpenID.