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It Happened Today: February 8

Elizabeth Bishop, Louise Crane & Lota de Macedo Soares: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3307065.html

Louise Crane was a prominent American philanthropist. Crane was a friend to some of New York’s leading literary figures, including Tennessee Williams and Marianne Moore. Crane met Elizabeth Bishop while classmates together at Vassar in 1930. The pair traveled extensively in Europe and bought a house together in 1937 in Key West, Florida. While Bishop lived in Key West, Crane occasionally returned to New York. Louise Crane and her mother were sponsors of Virgil Thomson's work.

Georgette Leblanc & Margaret Anderson: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4187372.html

Margaret Anderson was the American publisher of the art and literary magazine The Little Review. Georgette Leblanc was a French operatic soprano, actress, author. Leblanc was also the lover of Belgian playwright and writer Maurice Maeterlinck. She was also a close friend of fellow Gurdjieff student Anderson and some scholars speculate the two may have been lovers during the last 15 years of Leblanc's life. Anderson is buried beside Georgette Leblanc in the Notre Dame des Anges Cemetery.

Hannah Snell (April 23, 1723 – February 8, 1792): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4187810.html

Hannah Snell (23 April 1723 – 8 February 1792) was a British woman who disguised herself as a man and became a soldier. Snell originally joined the army but deserted over a brutally unfair punishment to which she was subject. She then joined the marines and was wounded several times at the Battle of Pondicherry. Later she capitalized on the success of her autobiography by launching a stage career in which she would appear in her uniform doing military drills and singing patriotic songs.

Jack Larson & James Bridges: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4187525.html

James Bridges (February 3, 1936 - June 6, 1993) was an American screenwriter and film director. From 1958 to 1993, his life partner was actor Jack Larson (b. 1928), best known for his portrayal of Jimmy Olsen in the TV series Adventures of Superman. The James Bridges Theater at University of California, Los Angeles was named in his honor in November 1999.

Jim Verraros & Bill Brennan: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3451672.html

James Conrad "Jim" Verraros (born February 8, 1983) is an American singer/entertainer and native of Crystal Lake, Illinois who is most notable for being one of the top 10 finalists in the first season of American Idol. Following the end of the show and the subsequent tour, Verraros came out publicly in an article in The Advocate. On September 6, 2009, Verraros married his boyfriend Bill Brennan in a small ceremony in Illinois. They made it legal on July 24, 2011 in New York.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4187964.html

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is a San Francisco-based author and activist. She has written two novels, So Many Ways to Sleep Badly and Pulling Taffy. Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? challenges not just the violence of straight homophobia but the hypocrisy of mainstream gay norms that say the only way to stay safe is to act straight: get married, join the military, adopt kids! Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore reinvokes the anger, flamboyance, and subversion once thriving in gay subcultures.

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