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Albert Mol & Guerdon Bill

Albert Mol (January 1, 1917 – March 9, 2004) was a popular Dutch author, actor and TV personality, who appeared in movies and TV shows in a career that spanned nearly 60 years. (P: Nationaal Archief. Albert Mol , 1962)

Mol was born in Amsterdam, and was one of the first openly gay actors in the Netherlands. He married Lucy Bor in 1948 and divorced her in 1955. They had a child together in 1949, the actress Kika Mol. On March 16, 1998, Albert Mol registered his relationship with his partner Guerdon "Geurt" J. Bill (born on May 11, 1936, died on August 17, 2003). Their relationship lasted until Guerdon's death on August 17, 2003. Mol died in Laren several months later, from an aneurysm.

A previous partner of Mol was Dutch photographer Faan Nijhoff aka Stephen Storm (28 August 1916 - 10 December 1986), born in Breda as Wouter Stefan Nijhoff, a son to writer A.H. Nijhoff-Wind and poet Martinus Nijhoff. He studied photography in Paris (France) with Man Ray and settled in The Hague (Netherlands) under the name Stephen Storm.

A.H. Nijhoff-Wind (9 June 1897 - 22 May 1971) was a Dutch writer, born as Antoinetta (Netty) Hendrika Wind, born in The Hague. She was married for 34 years to poet Martinus Nijhoff, but they only lived together for a couple of years. In 1916 their son Faan was born. In 1920 she moved to Italy to start a boarding house in Settignano, with her lover Maria Tesi, and experience she described in "The Four Deaths".


@Paul Huf. Albert Mol & Guerdon Bill, 1976
Albert Mol was a popular Dutch author, actor and TV personality, who appeared in movies and TV shows. Mol was born in Amsterdam, and was one of the first openly gay actors in the Netherlands. He married Lucy Bor in 1948 and divorced her in 1955. They had a child together in 1949, the actress Kika Mol. On March 16, 1998, Albert Mol registered his relationship with his partner since the '70s, Guerdon "Geurt" J. Bill. Guerdon died on August 17, 2003, Mol just few months later.


Storm and his mother lived in France and Italy, and he spoke fluent French and Italian. He was self-taught, could not count on school and writing was difficult for him.

His father Martinus Nijhoff published in 1936/37 his famous poem "Crunch time" inspired by a dream that his son told him during a car trip, hence the poem is dedicated to his son.

In 1929 A.H. Nijhoff-Wind, along with her son, moved to Paris, There she met the British visual artist Marlow Moss, who would become her lover. In Paris she asked the American photographer Man Ray to train Faan as photographer. During this time Faan was the first great love of Albert Mol, with whom he had a relationship for about three years. After World War II Faan had a studio in The Hague, and later in Paris. Faan Nijhoff was the teacher of Paul Huf. (P: A.H. Nijhoff-Wind)

After the liberation Netty Nijhoff was reunited with Marlow Moss and she lived alternately in The Hague with her ​​husband Martinus Nijhoff and in Cornwall, where Moss had a studio. In 1950 Martinus Nijhoff wanted a divorce to marry the actress Georgette Hagedoorn, with whom he had a relationship for years. Despite the free lifestyle of both spouses, lovers and mistresses Netty was quite upset.

After the death of Martin in 1953 Netty settled in Huize Antoinette, in the hamlet of Little Valkenisse at Biggekerke, which she inherited from him after it was restored from the damage it sustained in the Inundation of Walcheren. The house had always been a meeting place for people from the art world. She died on March 21, 1971. She is buried in the cemetery of Biggekerke. On the tomb is an image created by Marlow Moss. (P: Faan Nijhoff)

In 1959 Faan Nijhoff settled in Saint-Légier-La Chiésaz in Lausanne. In 1984 he decided to banish everything recalling the name Nijhoff from his life. That's why he wanted to burn all manuscripts of his parents, but fortunately a part could be rescued in part by the intended biographer of his father, Andreas Oosthoek.

Faan Nijhoff died at his residence in Lausanne on December 10, 1986 and was also buried there.


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Mol

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Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families. Included are professional portraits by Robert Giard and Stathis Orphanos, paintings by John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, and photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson, Arnold Genthe, and Carl Van Vechten among others. “It's wonderful. Laying it out chronologically is inspired, offering a solid GLBT history. I kept learning things. I love the decision to include couples broken by death. It makes clear how important love is, as well as showing what people have been through. The layout and photos look terrific.” Christopher Bram “I couldn’t resist clicking through every page. I never realized the scope of the book would cover centuries! I know that it will be hugely validating to young, newly-emerging LGBT kids and be reassured that they really can have a secure, respected place in the world as their futures unfold.” Howard Cruse “This international history-and-photo book, featuring 100s of detailed bios of some of the most forward-moving gay persons in history, is sure to be one of those bestsellers that gay folk will enjoy for years to come as reference and research that is filled with facts and fun.” Jack Fritscher


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