Category Archives: ’60s

The Naked Truth About Nude Swimming at School

I'd heard of this, but wasn't aware I just missed it (THANK GOD — I was fat and accused of having breasts playing shirts vs. skins basketball), but boys in the U.S. were mostly required to swim totally nude in school pools right through the early '80s. Girls were usually allowed to wear simple suits.…
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Blowing Up Her Image: A Review of ‘Bombshell’

If you're old enough to know who Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) was, her name probably conjures a handful of things: Great beauty, skinny-dipping, many husbands, Harvey Korman's Hedley Lamarr character in Blazing Saddles (1974), a shoplifting scandal. (more…)
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5 Actors You Never Knew Were … or Are … LGBT

For your OMGing pleasure, a roundup of actors you might not realize were gay. They may not have been out publicly due to the times in which they lives and the restrictions that guided their ability to have careers, but ever since reading The Gay Book of Days as a teen, I've always found it…
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The Birds: Hitchcock’s Living Leading Ladies

When Joan Fontaine died at the ripe old age of 96, I was thinking she must surely have been the earliest of Alfred Hitchcock's leading ladies still living. Nope! She had been the oldest, but there was — at the time — one leading lady working with Hitchcock a decade before Joan, and she was…
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