Monday, December 15, 2008

Van Johnson's sexual orientation

Lesli Klaiberg of Orchard Films makes this observation about obits that were written for actor Van Johnson, a movie star of the 1940s and '50s, who died Dec. 12, 2008, at age 92.

"An interesting obit comparison. The NY Times vs The Advocate," Lesli says. "In this day and age, why no mention of Van Johnson being gay in the Times? Hmm??"

3 comments:

Stephen Miller said...

Little mention of anything but his predilection in the Advocate. Understandable in a way in a specialty pub but no less skewed.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. The Advocate of course goes too far in the other direction. Perhaps, because they are attempting to "fill in the blanks."

Lesli

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