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It Happened Today: March 23

Cristóbal Balenciaga (January 21, 1895 – March 23, 1972): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3515830.html

Cristóbal Balenciaga (January 21, 1895, Spain – March 23, 1972, Spain) was a Spanish Basque fashion designer and the founder of the Balenciaga fashion house. In Paris, Balenciaga had a partner, Vladzio Zawrorowski d'Attainville, who designed hats, while Nicholas Biscarondo looked after the business side (as well as Balenciaga’s sexual needs). Balenciaga presented his first collection in August 1937, charging about 3,500 francs for a dress, and earning 193,200 francs in a month — a good start.

Edward Molyneux (September 5, 1891 - March 23, 1974): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3516133.html

Edward Molyneux (5 September 1891 – 23 March 1974) was a British fashion designer whose fashion house in Paris was in operation from 1919 until 1950. In 1923, though said to be openly homosexual, he married his first wife Muriel Dunsmuir (1890–1951), one of the eight daughters of the Hon. James Dunsmuir, Premier of British Columbia. They divorced in 1924. "The designer to whom a fashionable woman would turn if she wanted to be absolutely right without being utterly predictable" -Caroline Milbank

J.C. Leyendecker & Charles Beach: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/2661818.html

Joseph Christian "J.C." Leyendecker (March 23, 1874 – July 25, 1951) was one of the pre-eminent American illustrators of the early 20 century. Leyendecker lived for most of his life with Charles Beach, the Arrow Collar Man, on whom the stylish men in his artwork were modeled. Leyendecker left a tidy estate equally split between his sister and Beach. Leyendecker is buried alongside parents and brother Frank at Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York. Charles Beach's burial location is unknown.

Jonathan Ames (born March 23, 1964): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3515249.html

Jonathan Ames is an American author who has written a number of novels and comic memoirs. He was a columnist for the New York Press, and became known for self-deprecating tales of his sexual misadventures. In I Pass Like Night, Alexander Vine uses sex to stave off ennui. The circumstances are of no particular importance to him, nor are his partners: men when he's drunk; a female lover named Joy for whom he feels nothing; waterfront vagrants and street hookers when he can't get it any other way.

Julia Glass (born March 23, 1956): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1384474.html

Julia Glass is an American novelist. Her debut novel, Three Junes, won the National Book Award in 2002: Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower, travels to Greece, where he falls for a young American artist and reflects on the complicated truth about his marriage. . ..Six years later, again in June, Paul’s death draws his three grown sons and their families back to their ancestral home. Fenno, the eldest, a wry, introspective gay man, narrates the events of this unforeseen reunion.

Perez Hilton (born March 23, 1978): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4268275.html

Perez Hilton is an American blogger and television personality. His blog is known for posts covering gossip items about celebrities. He is also known for posting tabloid photographs over which he has added his own captions or "doodles". Hilton published a children's book entitled "The Boy With Pink Hair." Hilton described the book as a story "about every kid that's ever had a dream, felt excluded, wanted to belong, and hoped that one day they could do what they loved and make a difference."

Ronald Tavel (May 17, 1936 - March 23, 2009): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3515523.html

Ronald Tavel (May 17, 1936 – March 23, 2009) was an American screenwriter, director, novelist, poet and actor, best known for his work with Andy Warhol and The Factory. In 1980, he was appointed the First Playwright-in-Residence at Cornell University where he was commissioned to write the melodrama, The Understudy, which starred a young Jimmy Smitts. In 1986, Tavel was appointed Distinguished Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing at The University of Colorado at Boulder.

Shaun McGill (1962 - March 23, 1992): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3516271.html

Shaun McGill was an ice dancer and choreographer. "He was very calm," recalled Regis Gagnon of skater Shaun McGill in 1989 after McGill was told he had AIDS. Gagnon, 32 at the time, a program adviser at the Ontario Ministry of Health, lived with McGill in Toronto for four years prior to McGill's death. "I kept informed about the latest AIDS treatments. Shaun said to me, 'Just tell me what I need to know. I'll take the pills I'm supposed to take. But don't bother me. I've got work to do.' "

Steven Saylor & Richard Solomon: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4268612.html

Steven Saylor is an American author of historical novels. Saylor's best-known work is his Roma Sub Rosa historical mystery series, set in ancient Rome. He is a graduate of the University of Texas, where he studied history and classics. Saylor has lived with Richard Solomon since 1976; they registered as domestic partners in San Francisco in 1991 and later dissolved that partnership in order to legally marry in October 2008. The couple split their time between properties in Berkeley and Austin.

Terry Sweeney & Lanier Laney: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4268463.html

Terry Sweeney is an American writer, comedian and actor. Terry Sweeney's partner is Lanier Laney, a comedy writer who also wrote for SNL in the 1985–1986 season. They first met as members of a sketch comedy troupe called the "Bess Truman Players". Laney and Sweeney were also writing partners for Saturday Night Live during the 1985–1986 season, the movie Shag, and the Sci-Fi Channel cartoon Tripping The Rift. As of 2012, the couple reside in Beaufort, South Carolina. They married on April 2012.

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