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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Gay his way.....




"Get it from the horse's mouth, not the horse's ass!"


Tab Hunter who decided at the age of 74, to publish his autobiography upon learning that an unauthorized biography about his life was in the process of being written.

Art Gelien was just a kid when an agent asked him if he wanted to be in movies. Blessed with extraordinary good looks and enough smarts to know that he had a lot to learn, that kid said yes.

Rechristened Tab Hunter, he was launched on a journey that carried him to stardom.

First he became a pin-up favorite of teenage girls worldwide and then a number one box-office star; then he recorded a song called "Young Love" that knocked Elvis Presley off the top of the charts-and all the time he had to keep secret the fact that he was gay.

In Tab Hunter Confidential, written with Eddie Muller, Hunter looks back on a life lived without apologies and a career that soared, then crashed, and then later-thanks to popular cult-film auteur John Waters-enjoyed a revival.

5 comments:

nancy =) said...

oh this is so cool that you brought this up...i did an open house today at a very christian woman's house...the first thing she said to me when i walked in the door, which i thought was rather odd at the time, was "oh my goodness, i just found out that tab hunter is gay!" she is a woman of the age that swooned over tab in his hey day...she went on to say that tab was the kindest gentlest sweetest man...who would of thought he was gay...and i went on to say that most of the gay men i know are kind and sweet and gentle and rather attractive as well...

good for tab hunter, i say...i hope his book does very well...

hope all is well with you and the beloved pugs, dondon =)

peace...

Jon-Marc said...

Tab was a cutie pie, if I do say so myself.

It's funny. The other day I was thinking about my cousin who is around my age. When we were teenagers she had pictures of Chad Allen all over her room. She was in love with him. Then, a couple of years ago I went to a family reunion and she was like "I heard Chad Allen was gay. But he is so cute! How can he be gay?"

I responded with "Get your head out of your ass. Most of the cute ones are gay!"

CrackerLilo said...

Good for Tab Hunter, to beat that biographer to the punch! :-)

Carie said...

I watched his interview, man is he amazing or what...they asked him why he kept no momentos of that time and he said simply, he lived it, why did he need baubles to remind him...he seemed like such a strong amazing man...my mom was one of the young girls who swooned for him and she was so proud watching the interview, that he lived his life and is proud of it...great post

Ruben said...

Never heard of the guy before. What are some of the films or tv shows he's appeared in?