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Alain Daniélou was a French historian, intellectual, musicologist, Indologist, and a noted Western convert to and expert on Shaivite Hinduism.
Born: October 4, 1907, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: January 27, 1994, Lonay
Film music credits: India: Matri Bhumi
Parents: Charles Daniélou, Madeleine Clamorgan
Siblings: Jean Daniélou

Alain Daniélou was a French historian, intellectual, musicologist, Indologist, and a noted Western convert to and expert on Shaivite Hinduism. He and his partner, Swiss photographer Raymond Burnier, whom he met in the early '30s, first went to India as part of an adventure trip, and they were fascinated with the art and culture of the nation. Daniélou and Burnier were among the first Westerners to visit India's famed erotic temples in the village of Khajuraho and Burnier's stunning photographs of the ancient temple complex launched the site internationally. Raymond Burnier was married to Radha Burnier, the General Secretary of the Indian Section of the Society between 1960 and 1978. In Europe once more after nearly 20 years in India, Alain Daniélou found a large 11-hectare property for his friend, at Colle Labirinto, Zagarolo, where Burnier came to live in 1958 after his divorce. Mrs. Burnier went on to become the international chairman of the Theosophical Society. Raymond Burnier died at Zagarolo in 1968 and is buried in the village cemetery. Daniélou inherited part of his estate and extended his own property, which he transferred to the Swiss foundation he had just created, giving it his friend’s Indian name.
Together from (around) 1930 to 1968: 38 years.
Alain Daniélou (October 4, 1907 – January 27, 1994)
Raymond Burnier (1912-1968)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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Release Date: September 21, 2014
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Born: January 27, 1973 (age 43), Corsica, France
Partner: Anderson Cooper



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
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Release Date: July 24, 2016
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Christopher Hamilton Lloyd, OBE was a British gardener and author. He was the 20th Century chronicler for the heavily planted, labour-intensive, country garden.
Born: March 2, 1921, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Died: January 27, 2006, Hastings, United Kingdom
Education: Wye College
Rugby School
University of Cambridge
Lived: Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye TN31 6PH, UK (50.99665, 0.59176)
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Great Dixter was the home of the gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd. Lloyd spent his life at Great Dixter, where he created a widely-admired garden. An internationally known gardener, his writing influenced garden styles of the XX century.
Address: Northiam, Rye TN31 6PH, UK (50.99665, 0.59176)
Type: Museum (open to public)
Phone: +44 1797 252878
English Heritage Building ID: 411593 (Grade I, 1961)
Place
Great Dixter is a house in Northiam, East Sussex, England. It was built in 1910–12 by architect Edwin Lutyens, who combined an existing mid-15th century house on the site with a similar structure brought from Benenden, Kent, together with his own additions. The garden, widely known for its continuous tradition of sophisticated plantsmanship, is Grade I listed in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. The original Northiam house, known as Dixter, dating from the mid-XV century, was acquired by a businessman named Nathaniel Lloyd in 1909. He had a XVI-century house in a similar style moved from Kent and the two were combined with new work by Lutyens to create a much larger house, which was rechristened Great Dixter. It is a romantic recreation of a medieval manor house, complete with great hall, parlour, solar and yeoman's hall. Lloyd and Lutyens began the garden at Great Dixter, but it was Lloyd's son Christopher Lloyd, a well known garden writer and television personality, who made it famous. The garden is in the arts and crafts style, and features topiary, a long border, an orchard and a wild flower meadow. The planting is profuse, yet structured, and has featured many bold experiments of form, colour and combination. The garden is currently managed by Fergus Garrett, who worked closely with Lloyd up until his death in 2006 as Head Gardener and introduced a number of innovations into the planting scheme. In the grounds of Great Dixter are three XVIII-century oast houses, under a common roof, and a XV-century barn. The house and garden are open to the public for part of the year. Study days, workshops and lectures are held frequently. A charity called the Great Dixter Charitable Trust has been established to ensure that the property is preserved.
Life
Who: Christopher Hamilton Lloyd, OBE (March 2, 1921 – January 27, 2006)
Christopher Lloyd was a British gardener and author. He was the XX Century chronicler for the heavily planted, labour-intensive, country garden. Lloyd was born in Great Dixter, into an upper-middle-class family, the youngest of six children. In 1910, his father, Nathaniel Lloyd (an Arts and Crafts designer of posters and other images for confectionery companies), purchased Great Dixter, a manor house in Northiam, East Sussex near the south coast of England. Edwin Lutyens was hired to renovate and extend the house and advise on the structure of the garden. Nathaniel Lloyd loved gardens, designed some of the garden himself, and imparted that love to his son. Lloyd learned the skills required of a gardener from his mother Daisy, who did the actual gardening and who introduced him to Gertrude Jekyll. Lloyd was firmly rooted in the Arts and Crafts style of garden. In most ways he was, like his mother and Gertrude Jekyll, a practical gardener. He said “I couldn’t design a garden. I just go along and carp.” Despite his extensive work with flowers, he had an appreciation for the garden as a whole. He also understood human nature. One professional gardener likes to quote Lloyd from his book Foliage Plants where he says: “For it is an indisputable fact that appreciation of foliage comes at a later stage in our education, if it comes at all”.



Queer Places, Vol. 2 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532906312
ISBN-10: 1532906315
Release Date: July 24, 2016
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Mary Benedict "Minnie" Cushing was an American socialite, philanthropist and art collector.
Born: January 27, 1906
Died: November 6, 1978, New York City, New York, United States
Lived: 32 East 64th Street
Spouse: James Whitney Fosburgh (m. 1953–1978), Vincent Astor (m. 1940–1953)
Parents: Katharine Crowell Cushing, Harvey Cushing
Siblings: Betsey Cushing Roosevelt Whitney, Babe Paley, Henry Kirke Cushing, William Harvey Cushing
Grandparents: Kirke Cushing, Bessie Williams

James Whitney Fosburgh was an American painter and lecturer on art at the Frick Museum, perhaps most famous for his portrait of US President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, which is featured in full color on the cover of the November 5, 1965 edition of Life magazine, to accompany the memorial essay on the President entitled “A Thousand Days”. He is also the artist of the Truman Capote’s portrait exhibited at the New York Public Library on Bryant Park. He was a Yale-educated Manhattan artist and World War II Army glider pilot. Although homosexual, in 1953 he married the socialite Mary "Minnie" Cushing, whose first husband had been Vincent Astor. She was the daughter of Harvey Williams Cushing, a pioneer of brain surgery, the first person to describe Cushing's syndrome, he is often called the "father of modern neurosurgery.” He married Katharine Stone Crowell, a Cleveland childhood friend and had five children: William Harvey Cushing; Mary Benedict Cushing; Betsey Cushing, who married James Roosevelt and later John Hay Whitney; Henry Kirke Cushing; and Barbara "Babe" Cushing, the socialite wife of Stanley Grafton Mortimer and later William S. Paley. On 8 October, 1953, several weeks after divorcing his second wife, Minnie, Astor married the once-divorced, once-widowed Roberta Brooke Russell. According to an oft-told story in society circles, Astor agreed to divorce his second wife only after she had found him a replacement spouse.
Together from 1953 to 1978: 25 years.
James Whitney Fosburgh (1910 - 1978)
Mary Benedict "Minnie" Cushing (January 27, 1906 - November 6, 1978)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325
ISBN-10: 1500563323
Release Date: September 21, 2014
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Mary Cushing Fosburgh, eldest of the socially prominent Cushing sisters and widow of the painter James Whitney Fosburgh, and before second and divorced wife of Vincent Astor, lived at 32 East 64th Street.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904
ISBN-10: 1532901909
Release Date: July 24, 2016
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Norman McLaren, CC CQ was a Scottish/Canadian animator, director and producer known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada.
Born: April 11, 1914, Stirling, United Kingdom
Died: January 27, 1987, Montreal, Canada
Education: Glasgow School of Art
Lived: 21 Albert Place, Stirling, Scotland
Books: The drawings of Norman McLaren, Georges Melies: first wizard of cinema
Parents: William McLaren, Jean Smith McLaren

Norman McLaren was a Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). He was a pioneer in a number of areas of animation and filmmaking, including drawn on film animation, visual music, abstract film, pixilation and graphical sound. His longtime companion was NFB director Guy Glover, whom he met at the ballet in London in 1937. The two were together until McLaren’s death. McLaren's awards included an Oscar for the Best Documentary in 1952 for Neighbours, a Silver Bear for best short documentary at the 1956 Berlin International Film Festival Rythmetic and a 1969 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film for Pas de deux. Guy Glover was a producer and actor, known for The Street, The Stratford Adventure and Bethune. The 100th anniversary of the birth of McLaren was marked by a project entitled “McLaren Wall-to-Wall” in Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles entertainment district, with short films inspired by McLaren works Neighbours, Begone Dull Care, Synchromy and Spheres.
Together from 1937 to 1987: 50 years.
Guy Glover (November 5, 1910 - May 17, 1988)
Norman McLaren (April 11, 1914 – January 27, 1987)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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Norman McLaren (April 11, 1914 –January 27, 1987) was a Scottish/Canadian animator, director and producer known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). He was born at 21 Albert Place, Stirling, Scotland and studied set design at the Glasgow School of Art. McLaren's longtime partner was fellow NFB director Guy Glover, whom he met at the ballet in London in 1937. The two men remained in a committed relationship until McLaren’s death. 



Queer Places, Vol. 2 edited by Elisa Rolle
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ISBN-10: 1532906315
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