Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale were an American two-piano ensemble; they were also authors and television cooking show hosts. They met during their student years at the Juilliard School. In 1944, they formed a lifelong gay partnership based around their common interests of music, travel and cooking. They were fixtures in New York's artistic community, being friends with literary and cultural figures such as Truman Capote, James Schuyler, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, among others.
Gustavo Motta (June 20, 1944 - February 6, 1993): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4183423.html
Even in high school Gus Motta showed a passion for opera and an affinity for teaching, writing and directing. Following a diagnosis of full-blown AIDS, Motta returned to NYC and redoubled his efforts to ensure that his songs would be preserved and performed. He gave concerts at the LGBT Community Center, The Rheedlen Foundation, Manhattan Center for Living, Trinity School and Greenwich House Music School, and worked with such groups as OutMusic and Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
John Rowell: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4184202.html
John Rowell is a native of North Carolina who now teaches and writes theater criticism. He is also currently studying writing at Bennington College in Vermont. He lives in New York City. With a voice that is both sophisticated and deeply Southern, first-time author John Rowell evokes the memory of the great Truman Capote in this wonderful collection of short stories, The Music of Your Life, peopled with unforgettable, endearing characters and filled with wry insights.
Lionel Blue & Jim: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4183604.html
Lionel Blue is a British Reform rabbi, journalist and broadcaster. Blue was the first British rabbi publicly to affirm his homosexual orientation and published Godly and Gay in 1981. He has been openly homosexual since the 1960s and has had three male live-in lovers. He met his most recent partner, Jim (born 1927), in 1981 through a personal advertisement in Gay Times. "We both knew what we wanted," says Lionel, "and we didn't want to be the oldest swingers in town. We wanted a home."
Richard Barnfield (June 13, 1574 – February 6, 1620): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3176401.html
Richard Barnfield, who wrote 2 volumes of homoerotic verse, was born in Norbury in 1574. The first biographical material on Barnfield is dated 1813, almost 2 centuries after his death. Although his 19-century biographer, Alexander Grosart, claimed that Barnfield married, there is in fact no evidence of the marriage. Andrew Worrall has discovered that the poet was disinherited by his father in favor of a younger brother.The poet died in obscurity, probably a bachelor, either in 1620 or 1626.
Ron Field (1934 – February 6, 1989): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4183924.html
Ronald Field (1934 – February 6, 1989) was an American choreographer, director, and dancer. In addition to his work on Broadway, Field staged such diverse projects as Las Vegas nightclub acts, the 44th Annual Academy Awards telecast in 1972, a Hollywood Bowl concert and television special with Bette Midler in 1977, the opening ceremonies for the 1986 Los Angeles Olympics, and an acclaimed revival of Kiss Me, Kate in London's West End. He also choreographed Martin Scorsese's New York, New York.
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