elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

It Happened Today: January 10

Aaron Bridgers & Billy Strayhorn: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3624990.html

Bridgers was introduced to Strayhorn as a perspective "partner" by Mercer Ellington, son of the Duke. A straight black man in 1939 introduced these two "gay" men to one another. Anyway, a year after their meeting, both Strayhorn and Bridgers moved in together. They were describe as being very affectionate toward one another. Even more importantly, those who knew them as a couple were respectful of the two men and their relationship. Considering the time in which both men lived this is impressive in so many ways.

Coco Chanel (August 19, 1883 – January 10, 1971): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4124490.html

Coco Chanel opened a millinery shop in 1909, featuring refined hats whose simple design contrasted with the overwrought style of the time and presaged modern high fashion. Beginning in 1914, Chanel designed a line of clothing—usually in black, gray, and beige—that eventually included short skirts and tailored suits. Chanel had many affairs with wealthy men but she was bisexual and she shared the love for the young Niki Arrivabene with her own lover, bisexual Italian director Luchino Visconti.

Colin McAllister & Justin Ryan: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3455054.html

Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan are Scottish interior decorators and television presenters. McAllister and Ryan have incorporated their trademark behaviour, which includes their frequent bickering. As well as being co-hosts, McAllister and Ryan have also been in a relationship since April 1985. On 15 February 2008, they had a private civil partnership ceremony in London followed by a Caribbean honeymoon. They announced that they were to renew their vows on their 25th anniversary, 28 April 2010.

Dennis Cooper (born January 10, 1953): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1409932.html

Dennis Cooper is a novelist, poet, critic, editor and artist. "The Sluts is the apotheosis of a story he's been reworking for years: the elusive central character - a generic boy - appears in variation incarnations (Safe, Try) taken to dizzying heights. However, Cooper remains in control of the narrative and, while The Sluts comes close to unraveling, it never succumbs to collapse. " --Tomas Mournian. "You’re rooting for these people, you feel their heartache and lonliness." --Blair Mastbaum

Gluck & Edith Shackleton Heald: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4124357.html

The famous English painter Peter Gluck was born as Hannah Glukstein to a wealthy and close-knit Jewish family. In 1944 Gluck moved to Chantry House in Steyning, Sussex, living with lover Edith Shackleton Heald until her death. One of Gluck's bestknown paintings, Medallion, is a dual portrait of Gluck and Gluck's lover Nesta Obermer, inspired by a night when they attended a production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Gluck also had a romantic relationship with the British floral designer Constance Spry.

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