elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

It Happened Today: March 29

Andrew Mattison & David McWhirter: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3986856.html

By exploring a subject that had personal and societal implications, Andrew Mattison helped bring gay relationships into the media spotlight. Teaming with his life partner of 34 years, Dr. David McWhirter, Dr. Mattison wrote the ground breaking book "The Male Couple," an in-depth study evaluating the quality and stability of long-term homosexual relationships. Mattison died of stomach cancer at 57. McWhirter, who was 16 years younger than Mattison, died of a stroke less than 7 months later.

Antony Hamilton (May 4, 1952 – March 29, 1995): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3523061.html

Antony Hamilton was an English-born Australian actor, model, and dancer. Hamilton began his career as a ballet dancer with The Australian Ballet before becoming a model. He later transitioned into acting and won his first notable role in the film Samson and Delilah. In 1984 he took over the lead role in the series Cover Up after the death of the series' lead actor, Jon-Erik Hexum. One of Hamilton's best known roles was that of Max Harte, an agent in the 1988 revival of Mission: Impossible.

Bruce Weber (born March 29, 1946): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1461768.html

Bruce Weber (born March 29, 1946) is an American fashion photographer and occasional filmmaker. Weber's fashion photography first appeared in the late 1970s in GQ magazine, where he had frequent cover photos. Nan Bush, his longtime companion and agent, was able to secure a contract with Federated Department Stores to shoot the 1978 Bloomingdales mail catalog. He came to the attention of the general public in the late 1980s and early 1990s with his advertising images for Calvin Klein.

Dora Carrington (March 29, 1893 – March 11, 1932): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4252815.html

Giles Lytton Strachey was a British writer & critic. Dora Carrington was a British painter and decorative artist, remembered for her association with the Bloomsbury Group. Though Strachey spoke openly about his homosexuality with his Bloomsbury friends, it was not widely publicised until the late 1960s, in a biography by Michael Holroyd. In 1921 Carrington agreed to marry Ralph Partridge, not for love but to secure the 3-way relationship. She committed suicide two months after Strachey's death.

Jeanine Deckers & Annie Pécher: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4276128.html

Jeanine Deckers, better known as Sœur Sourire, was a Belgian singer-songwriter and initially a member of the Dominican Order in Belgium. She acquired world fame in 1963 with the release of the song "Dominique", which topped the U.S. Billboard. In 1963 she was sent by her order to take theology courses at the University of Louvain. She liked the student life, if not her courses. She reconnected with a friend from her youth, Annie Pécher, with whom she slowly developed a very close relationship.

Jimmy McShane (May 23, 1957 - March 29, 1995): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3523552.html

Jimmy McShane (23 May 1957 - 29 March 1995) was a Northern Irish singer, known as the front-man of Italian band Baltimora. He made his debut playing in small clubs in his hometown and was presented to various audiences, without success. In view of his low artistic success, McShane decided to work as an emergency medical technician for the Red Cross in Ireland until he met Bassi with whom he created Baltimora. The band found success with its most popular single, Tarzan Boy, released in 1985.

Justin Spring: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4276272.html

Justin Spring is a New York based writer specializing in twentieth-century American art and culture. His biography SECRET HISTORIAN is a 2010 New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a 2010 National Book Award Finalist, an Amazon Top 10 Biography of the Year, an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book for 2011, winner of the 2011 Lamda Literary Award in Biography; the winner of the 2011 Randy Shilts Prize in Non-Fiction from the Publishing Triangle.

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