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George Francis Alexander Seymour, 7th Marquess of Hertford was the son of Hugh Seymour, 6th Marquess of Hertford.
Born: October 20, 1871
Died: February 16, 1940
Lived: Ragley Hall, Alcester B49 5NJ, UK (52.198, -1.89599)
Buried: Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, SW1P 3PA
Find A Grave Memorial# 173506576
Spouse: Alice Cornelia Thaw
Parents: Hugh Seymour, 6th Marquess of Hertford
Coronation date: 1912
Grandparent: Francis Seymour, 5th Marquess of Hertford

The country estate of George Seymour (1871-1940), Earl of Yarmouth and 7th Marquess of Hertford. Seymour inherited Ragley Hall in 1912 but never lived there, preferring the high life in London. Ragley Hall is a mid XVIII century park landscaped by Lancelot Brown, with late XIX century formal gardens and pleasure grounds laid out by Robert Marnock.
Address: Alcester B49 5NJ, UK (52.198, -1.89599)
Type: Museum (open to public)
Phone: +44 1789 762090
English Heritage Building ID: 305020 (Grade I, 1967)
Place
Ragley Hall is located south of Alcester, Warwickshire, eight miles (13 km) west of Stratford-upon-Avon. It is the ancestral seat of the Marquess of Hertford and is one of the stately homes of England. The house, which was designed by Dr Robert Hooke, was built for the Edward Conway, 1st Earl of Conway and completed in 1680. The Great Hall is thought to have been decorated by James Wyatt in 1780. Financial instability of the Seymour family left the house threatened with demolition more than once. In 1912, following the death of Hugh Seymour, 6th Marquess of Hertford, the estate's trustees recommended that the house be demolished. However, during World War I and World War II, the house found use as a military hospital. Hugh Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford, who inherited Ragley Hall from his uncle in 1940, fought to save it after the war. It was refurbished between 1956 and 1958, when it became one of the first stately homes opened to the public. In 1983, the painter Graham Rust completed a huge mural including pets, friends and family members which is known as "The Temptation" and is exhibited on the Southern staircase. Ragley was the site of the Jerwood Sculpture Park, opened in July 2004. The Park included works that won the Jerwood Sculpture Prizes, and the work of Dame Elisabeth Frink, among others. However the site was closed in April 2012.
Life
Who: George Francis Alexander Seymour, 7th Marquess of Hertford (October 20, 1871 – February 16, 1940)
George Seymour, 7th Marquess of Hertford, was the son of Hugh Seymour, 6th Marquess of Hertford. Seymour became a Lieutenant in the Warwickshire regiment before joining the Black Watch. He became Earl of Yarmouth in 1884 and the 7th Marquess of Hertford in 1901. In 1895 he arrived at the sugar district of Mackay, Queensland, Australia, taking up a small mixed farm. Despite his senior rank and status, the local population showed him little respect, scandalised by his behaviour. The local paper called him a ‘skirt dancer’ and local memory is of him performing dances in a sequined outfit with butterfly wings and of hosting male-only parties on his isolated property. Seymour seems to have returned to England for Queen Victoria's Jubilee then travelled to the US, where he married Alice C. Thaw of Pittsburgh on 27 April 1903; their childless marriage was annulled in 1908 on the grounds of non-consummation. Alice Cornelia Thaw (January 2, 1880 – May 8, 1955) was an American philanthropist, born to William Thaw, Sr. and Mary Sibbet Copley. She was the younger sister of Harry Kendall Thaw. Lord Hertford filed for bankruptcy in 1910 and inherited Ragley Hall and its large Warwickshire estate in 1912, but never lived there, preferring the high life in London. Lord Hertford died in 1940, aged 68 and childless, and his titles passed to his nephew, Hugh Seymour.



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Henry Brooks Adams was an American historian and member of the Adams political family, being descended from two U.S. Presidents.
Born: February 16, 1838, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 27, 1918, Washington, D.C., United States
Education: Harvard Univeristy
Humboldt University of Berlin
Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA, Plot: Section E, Lot 202, GPS (lat/lon): 38.94679, -77.0106
Find A Grave Memorial# 5
Spouse: Marian Hooper Adams (m. 1872)

End of 2003, Howard Austen died; later, in Feb. 2005, he was re-buried at Rock Creek Cemetery, in Washington, D.C., in a joint grave meant for both Gore Vidal and Austen.
Address: 201 Allison St NW, Washington, DC 20011, USA (38.94744, -77.01203)
Type: Cemetery (open to public)
Phone: +1 (202) 726-2080
National Register of Historic Places: 77001498, 2010
Place
Rock Creek Cemetery is an 86-acre (350,000 m2) cemetery with a natural rolling landscape located at Rock Creek Church Road, NW, and Webster Street, NW, off Hawaii Avenue, NE in Washington, D.C.’s Petworth neighborhood. It is across the street from the historic Soldiers’ Home and the Soldiers’ Home Cemetery. It also is home to the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. It was first established in 1719 as a churchyard within the glebe of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish. The Vestry later decided to expand the burial ground as a public cemetery to serve the city of Washington and this was established through an Act of Congress in 1840. The expanded Cemetery was landscaped in the rural garden style, to function as both a cemetery and a public park. It is a ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish with sections for St. John’s Russian Orthodox Church and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Rock Creek Cemetery’s park-like setting has many notable mausoleums, sculptures, and tombstones. The best known is Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Stanford White’s Adams Memorial, a contemplative, androgynous bronze sculpture seated before a block of granite. It marks the graves of Marian Hooper “Clover" Adams and her husband, Henry Adams, and sometimes mistakenly, the sculpture is referred to as Grief. Saint-Gaudens entitled it The Mystery of the Hereafter and The Peace of God that Passeth Understanding. Other notable memorials include the Frederick Keep Monument, the Heurich Mausoleum, the Hitt Monument, the Hardon Monument, the Kauffman Monument, known as The Seven Ages of Memory, the Sherwood Mausoleum Door, and the Thompson-Harding Monument.
Notable queer burials at Rock Creek Cemetery:
• Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)
• Howard Auster (1929–2003)
• Frances Benjamin "Fannie" Johnston (1864-1952), pioneering photojournalist and documentary photographer. She was cremated and her ashes scattered over the family plot.
• James Trimble, III (1925-1945)
• Gore Vidal (1925–2012)
Life
Who: Eugene Louis Vidal (October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) aka Gore Vidal and Howard Auster (1929 – September 22, 2003) aka Howard Austen
Gore Vidal and Howard Austen are buried side by side at Rock Creek Cemetery. Near them there is also Henry Adams, the American journalist, novelist, academic and historian who featured in Vidal’s books, and the great love of Gore Vidal’s life, Jimmy Trimble. Gore Vidal’s second novel, “The City and the Pillar” (1948) caused a moralistic furor over his dispassionate presentation of a young protagonist coming to terms with his homosexuality and a male homosexual relationship. The novel was dedicated to "J.T."; decades later, Vidal confirmed that the initials were those of James Trimble III, killed in the Battle of Iwo Jima on March 1, 1945; and that Jimmie Trimble was the only person Gore Vidal ever loved.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
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Horatio Robert Forbes Brown was a Scottish historian who specialised in the history of Venice and Italy.
Born: February 16, 1854, Nice, France
Died: August 19, 1926, Belluno
Education: Clifton College
Lived: Newhall House, Carlops, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9LY, UK (55.79672, -3.31732)
Ca’ Torresella, Zattere, Venice (45.42905, 12.32734)
Buried: Cimitero di San Michele, Venice, Città Metropolitana di Venezia, Veneto, Italy, Plot: Rec. Evangel, GPS (lat/lon): 45.4475, 12.34833
Find A Grave Memorial# 161099875

Born at Nice (then part of the kingdom of Sardinia) on February 16, 1854, Horatio Brown was the son of Hugh Horatio Brown, an advocate, of New Hall House, Carlops, who was a Deputy Lieutenant for Midlothian, and of Guglielmina Forbes, the sixth daughter of Colonel Ranaldson MacDonnell of Glengarry and Clanranald (1773–1828.) The marriage was in 1853, and his mother was a good deal younger than his father, who died on October 17, 1866, at the age of 66.
Address: Carlops, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9LY, UK (55.79672, -3.31732)
Type: Guest Facility (open to public)
Phone: +44 1968 660206
Historic Scotland Building ID: 14644 (Grade B, 1979)
Place
Remodeled in 1850, Design by David Bryce (1803-1876)
There has been a house at Newhall dating back to the XIII century. The main part of the current house dates from 1703 when it replaced the original keep. This was added to under the ownership of Robert Brown in 1792 when he also built the walled garden. Many alterations were made and signs of former staircases and windows have been found in more recent alterations. Robert Brown’s son, Hugh, extended the house which included the north facing extension housing the dining room and billiard room above, the turreted front door and the domestic offices. The sun room to the rear and the extension housing the eight garages were added in recent years. The principal reception rooms include the drawing room, adjacent to the sun room with French windows to the rear lawn. To the front of the house is the dining room which can seat 22 people at one table. Since 1907, first as occasional tenants and then later as owners, the Maclagan family were connected with Newhall. The Kennedys moved to Newhall in 1998. Alison Maclagan died in 2002 aged 97
Life
Who: Horatio Robert Forbes Brown (February 16, 1854 – August 19, 1926)
Horatio Brown was a Scottish historian who specialised in the history of Venice and Italy. He spent most of his life in Venice, publishing several books about the city. He also wrote for the Cambridge Modern History, was the biographer of John Addington Symonds, and was a poet and alpinist. In 1877, the Brown family found itself in a bad financial position. Allan Brown emigrated to New South Wales, and a tenant was found for the family home in Midlothian, Newhall House. In 1879, Brown and his mother decided to live in Italy. They went first to Florence, where Guglielmina Brown’s Forbes aunts lived, and then settled at Venice, taking an apartment in the Palazzo Balbi Valier on the Grand Canal. Brown’s mother died in 1909, and Brown began to spend the summers in Midlothian, staying at the inn of Penicuik or with his friend Lord Rosebery, a former prime minister. During the Great War he stayed in Venice, and when the Austrians seemed likely to capture the city he moved to Florence, then home to Scotland, where he lived between the New club in Edinburgh and his home village of Carlops. Brown sold the Newhall estate before dying of heart failure on August 19, 1926 in Italy.



Queer Places, Vol. 2 edited by Elisa Rolle
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Horatio Brown moved to Ca’ Torresella on the Zattere, where he lived till 1926 when he died, apart from a temporary evacuation during WW1. Every Monday evening, he gave a salon there and British visitors armed with letters of introduction could meet all the great and good.
Address: Zattere, Venice (45.42905, 12.32734)
Type: Private Property
Place
In 1879, Horatio Brown and his mother decided to live in Italy. They went first to Florence, where Guglielmina Brown’s Forbes aunts lived, and then settled at Venice, taking an apartment in the Palazzo Balbi Valier on the Grand Canal. In 1885, the Browns bought a tall, narrow, tenement building on the Zattere looking down the Giudecca Canal and reconstructed it as a house called Cà Torresella. Brown’s close friend Antonio Salin, a gondolier, also lived in the house with his wife and family. The receptions he gave at home on Mondays were described by Frederick Rolfe, known as Baron Corvo.
Life
Who: Horatio Robert Forbes Brown (February 16, 1854 – August 19, 1926)
In Venice, Horatio Brown met the archaeologist Giacomo Boni, who became his colleague in a common passion for the antiquities of Venice and Italy. Brown became a leading figure in the English-speaking community, churchwarden of St George’s Church in campo San Vio, president of the city’s Cosmopolitan Hospital, and honorary treasurer of the Sailors’ Institute. He also befriended local gondoliers and fishermen, helping them in their battles, gaining the material for a book of local colour, “Life on the Lagoons,” which appeared in 1884. The ailing Robert Louis Stevenson (whom Brown had met in 1881 at Symonds’s house at Davos, Switzerland) read it and wrote the poem "To H. F. Brown" to celebrate "your spirited and happy book.” An alpinist, Brown climbed peaks in Switzerland, the Carnic Alps and the Tyrol, and was a member of the Alpine Club of Venice. Lord Ronald Gower stayed with Brown in Venice in the 1890s and noted in his diary: "Every morning Horatio Brown goes to his work at the Archives, and I go a-sight-seeing." Brown spent part of the summer of 1895 staying with Gower in London, when they visited picture galleries together. In 1899, his portrait was painted by Henry Scott Tuke. Brown’s friend John Addington Symonds appointed him his literary executor, so that in 1893, when Symonds died, Brown received all his private papers. He went on to publish “John Addington Symonds, a Biography” (1895), followed in 1923 by “Letters and Papers of John Addington Symonds.” In both, he suppressed almost all of Symonds’s homosexuality, and in Brown’s own will he left orders for the destruction of the papers, apart from Symonds’s autobiography, and that was not to be published for at least fifty years. In 1923, an equally discreet obituary of Frederick Rolfe was printed in the London Mercury, and Brown commented with sympathy: “If it was necessary to modify concerning Rolfe – a freelance with no ties – imagine what I was forced to do in my John Addington Symonds books, with his daughters and their husbands insisting on seeing the MS before it was printed!” Brown published some homoerotic poems in his collection “Drift” (1900), but was hostile to the Uranian writers in the circle of Edward Carpenter, and because of his suppression of the truth about Symonds they saw him as a hindrance to homosexual emancipation. After the war he sold most of his Venetian house, keeping an apartment. In March 1925 he had a heart attack, but recovered. He died of heart failure on August 19, 1926 at Belluno, where he had gone to escape the summer heat. He was cremated on San Michele. His estate at death was £6,117, a substantial sum. Brown’s friend and fellow-historian Frederick York Powell described him as "Horatio Brown, the Venetian historian, a real good sort, cheery, broad-faced, shock-headed, tumble-dressed,” while after his death the Cornhill Magazine called him a "Scotch laird, with his ruddy countenance, muscular limbs, and sturdy frame.”



Queer Places, Vol. 3 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532906695
ISBN-10: 1532906692
Release Date: July 24, 2016
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San Michele is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. It is associated with the sestiere of Cannaregio, from which it lies a short distance northeast.
Address: 30135 Venezia, Italy (45.44644, 12.34685)
Type: Cemetery (Open to public)
Phone: +39 041 729 2811
Place
Along with neighbouring San Cristoforo della Pace, the island was a popular place for local travellers and fishermen to land. Mauro Codussi's Chiesa di San Michele in Isola of 1469, the first Renaissance church in Venice, and a monastery lie on the island, which also served for a time as a prison. San Cristoforo was selected to become a cemetery in 1807, designed by Gian Antonio Selva, when under French occupation it was decreed that burial on the mainland (or on the main Venetian islands) was unsanitary. The canal that separated the two islands was filled in during 1836, and subsequently the larger island became known as San Michele. Bodies were carried to the island on special funeral gondolas. Among those buried there are Igor Stravinsky, Joseph Brodsky, Jean Schlumberger, Christian Doppler, Frederick Rolfe, Horatio Brown, Sergei Diaghilev, Ezra Pound, Luigi Nono, Catherine Bagration, Franco Basaglia, Paolo Cadorin, Zoran Mušič, Helenio Herrera, Emilio Vedova, and Salvador de Iturbide y Marzán. The cemetery is still in use today. The cemetery contains 7 war graves from WWI of officers and seamen of the British merchant and Royal Navy. Aspasia Manos was initially interred at the cemetery of Isola di San Michele. Her remains were later transferred to the Royal Cemetery Plot in the park of Tatoi Palace. Other attractions include the Cappella Emiliana.
Notable queer burials at Isola di San Michele:
• Princess Catherine Bagration (1783-1857) was the wife of the general Pyotr Bagration. She was known for her beauty, love affairs and outrageous behaviour. She counted many Parisian celebrities among her close friends: Stendhal, Benjamin Constant, the Marquis de Custine, even the Queen of Greece. The Princess's cook for a time was Marie-Antoine Carême, the founder of Haute Cuisine. Balzac mentions in one of his letters that she was one of the two women upon whom he based the character Feodora, heroine of his first novel “La Peau de Chagrin”. Similarly Victor Hugo mentions her salon in “Les Misérables”.
• Horatio Brown (February 16, 1854-August 19, 1926) was a Scottish historian who specialised in the history of Venice and Italy.
• Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929) was a Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes, from which many famous dancers and choreographers would arise.
• Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was an expatriate American poet and critic, and a major figure in the early modernist movement. His contribution to poetry began with his development of Imagism, a movement derived from classical Chinese and Japanese poetry, stressing clarity, precision and economy of language.
• Frederick Rolfe, better known as Baron Corvo (1860-1913), was an English writer, artist, photographer and eccentric.
• Jean Schlumberger (1907-1987) was a French jewelry designer especially well known for his work at Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger was a very private person but liked to socialize among friends like Cristóbal Balenciaga, Emilio Terry, Diana Vreeland and Hubert de Givenchy.
• Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was a Russian (and later, a naturalized French and American) composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the XX century.



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John Richard Schlesinger, CBE was an English film and stage director, and actor. He won an Academy Award for Best Director for Midnight Cowboy, and was nominated for two other films.
Born: February 16, 1926, London, United Kingdom
Died: July 25, 2003, Palm Springs, California, United States
Education: Balliol College
Uppingham School
Lived: 13 Inver Court, Inverness Terrace, W2
53 Hollycroft Avenue, NW3
15 Templewood Avenue, NW3
Find A Grave Memorial# 7708054
Books: Sunday Bloody Sunday
Parents: Bernard Schlesinger, Winifred Schlesinger

John Schlesinger was an English director and actor. He won an Academy Award for Best Director for Midnight Cowboy, and was nominated for two other films (Darling and Sunday Bloody Sunday). Schlesinger's life partner since 1966, until his death, was photographer Michael Childers. Alan Bennett gave Schlesinger's own account of his investiture with the CBE: “John was so aware of his sexuality that he managed to detect a corresponding awareness in the unlikeliest of places. On this occasion HMQ had a momentary difficulty getting the ribbon round his sizeable neck, whereupon she said "Now, Mr. Schlesinger, we must try and get this straight," the emphasis according to John very much hers and which he took as both a coded acknowledgement of his situation and a seal of royal approval.” Schlesinger was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to film in 1970. In 2003, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California Walk of Stars was dedicated to him.
Together from 1966 to 2003: 37 years.
John Schlesinger (February 16, 1926 – July 25, 2003)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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Release Date: September 21, 2014
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English Heritage Blue Plaque: 17 East Heath Road, “Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923) writer, and her husband John Middleton Murry (1889–1957) critic lived here”.
Addresses:
1 Ellerdale Cl, London NW3 6BE, UK (51.55445, -0.17962)
17 E Heath Rd, London NW3 1AL, UK (51.56079, -0.17506)
Branch Hill, London NW3, UK (51.56067, -0.18363)
Place
Hampstead Heath (locally known as "the Heath") is a large, ancient London park, covering 320 hectares (790 acres.) Hampstead Heath, a grassy public space sitting astride a sandy ridge, is one of the highest points in London, running from Hampstead to Highgate, which rests on a band of London Clay. The Heath is rambling and hilly, embracing ponds, recent and ancient woodlands, a lido, playgrounds, and a training track, and it adjoins the stately home of Kenwood House and its grounds. The south-east part of the Heath is Parliament Hill, from which the view over London is protected by law. Running along its eastern perimeter are a chain of ponds – including three open-air public swimming pools – which were originally reservoirs for drinking water from the River Fleet. The Heath is a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation, and part of Kenwood is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Lakeside concerts are held there in summer. The Heath is managed by the City of London Corporation, and lies mostly within the London Borough of Camden with the adjoining Hampstead Heath Extension and Golders Hill Park in the London Borough of Barnet. The Heath first entered the history books in 986 when Ethelred the Unready granted one of his servants five hides of land at "Hemstede.” This same land is later recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as held by the monastery of St. Peter’s at Westminster Abbey, and by then is known as the "Manor of Hampstead.” Westminster held the land until 1133 when control of part of the manor was released to one Richard de Balta; then during Henry II’s reign the whole of the manor became privately owned by Alexander de Barentyn, the King’s butler. Manorial rights to the land remained in private hands until the 1940s when they lapsed under Sir Spencer Pocklington Maryon Wilson, though the estate itself was passed on to Shane Gough, 5th Viscount Gough. Over time, plots of land in the manor were sold off for building, particularly in the early XIX century, though the Heath remained mainly common land. The main part of the Heath was acquired for the people by the Metropolitan Board of Works. Parliament Hill was purchased for the public for £300,000 and added to the park in 1888. Golders Hill was added in 1898 and Kenwood House and grounds were added in 1928. From 1808 to 1814 Hampstead Heath hosted a station in the shutter telegraph chain which connected the Admiralty in London to its naval ships in the port of Great Yarmouth. The City of London Corporation has managed the Heath since 1989. Before that it was managed by the GLC and before that by the London County Council (LCC.) In 2009, the City of London proposed to upgrade a footpath across the Heath into a service-road. The proposal met with protests from local residents and celebrities, and did not proceed.
Notable queer residents at Hampstead Heath:
• In 1936 Beverly Nichols (September 9, 1898-September 15, 1983) purchased a house at One Ellerdale Close, NW3. Ellerdale Road is one of Hampstead’s premier turnings, ideally located off the top of Fitzjohns Avenue. A book about Beverly Nichols’ city garden near Hampstead Heath in London, “Green Grows the City,” published in 1939, was very successful. That book introduced Arthur R. Gaskin, who was Nichols’s manservant from 1924 until Gaskin’s death in 1966. Gaskin was a popular character, who also appeared in the succeeding gardening books.
• Lord Alfred Douglas, or “Bosie,” Oscar Wilde’s one time lover and ruin, moved at 26 Church Row, NW3 with his wife (he was by now officially heterosexual) in 1907 until 1910, shortly after winning a libel suit against “The Daily News,” which had run an obituary calling him a degenerate, only to find he was still alive. Though not a great writer, the peer was highly rated by the young John Betjeman, who told C.S. Lewis, his tutor at Oxford, that Douglas was a better poet than Shakespeare.
• Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923) and John Middleton Murry (1889–1957) lived at 17 E Heath Road, NW3. A prominent critic, Murry is best remembered for his association with Katherine Mansfield, whom he married in 1918 as her second husband, for his friendship with D. H. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, and for his friendship (and brief affair) with Frieda Lawrence. Following Mansfield’s death, Murry edited her work. Mansfield had several romantic relationships with both men and women. She became pregnant in 1909 but her lover’s parents did not approve of the relationship and they broke up. She hastily married a George Bowden, a singing teacher, but left him the same evening, before the marriage could be consummated. Mansfield later miscarried. Mansfield began a relationship with Ida Baker which continued for many years, even after Mansfield met her second husband, John Middleton Murray, in 1911. “Baker, whom Mansfield often called, with a mixture of affection and disdain, her “wife”, moved in with her shortly afterwards.” Mansfield was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1917, leading to her death in 1923.
• English Heritage Blue Plaque: The Chestnuts, Branch Hill, NW3 Paul Robeson (1898–1976), “Singer and Actor lived here 1929–1930"
• John Schlesinger (1926-2003) was an English film and stage director, and actor. He won an Academy Award for Best Director for “Midnight Cowboy,” and was nominated for two other films (“Darling” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday”). Schlesinger was born at 53 Hollycroft Avenue, NW3 into a middle class Jewish family, the son of Winifred Henrietta (née Regensburg) and Bernard Edward Schlesinger, a physician. He recalled a normal, middle-class childhood in Hampstead (he grew up at 15 Templewood Avenue, NW3), though he was not happy at the boarding-schools to which he was sent.
• Josephine Hutchinson (1903-1998), American actress who appeared in “North By North West” (1959) lived at Swiss Cottage, 4 Finchley Road, NW3.



Queer Places, Vol. 2 edited by Elisa Rolle
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In the 1950s John Schlesinger lived at 13 Inver Court, Inverness Terrace, W2.



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Katharine Cornell was an American stage actress, writer, theater owner and producer. She was born in Berlin to American parents and raised in Buffalo, New York.
Born: February 16, 1893, Berlin, Germany
Died: June 9, 1974, Tisbury, Massachusetts, United States
Education: University at Buffalo
Lived: 139 Queen St, Cobourg, ON K9A 1N1, Canada (43.95981, -78.15947)
23 Beekman Pl, New York, NY 10022, USA (40.75286, -73.96511)
Peter Rock, Woods Road, Snedens Landing
Buried: Tisbury Village Cemetery, Tisbury, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 235
Spouse: Guthrie McClintic (m. 1921–1961)
Movies: Stage Door Canteen, Helen Keller in Her Story, This Is Our Island
Books: I wanted to be an actress
Parents: Peter Cornell , Alice Gardner Plimpton

Katharine Cornell was an American stage actress, writer, theater owner and producer. Cornell is regarded as one of the greatest American stage actresses of the 20th century. She was nicknamed "First Lady of the Theatre," a title also bestowed upon her friend Helen Hayes, though each deferred to the other. Cornell is noted for her major Broadway roles in serious dramas, often directed by her husband, Guthrie McClintic. Guthrie McClintic was a successful theatre director, film director and producer based in New York. In what may have been lavender marriages, homosexual McClintic was married to actress Estelle Winwood, and then to actress Katharine Cornell—herself a lesbian—for forty years. After they were married, they formed a production team M.C. & C Company, which produced all her plays for the rest of his life. He directed every play that Cornell starred in, including Romeo and Juliet, Candida, Antony and Cleopatra, No Time for Comedy, Antigone, St. Joan, The Doctor's Dilemma, Three Sisters, There Shall Be No Night, and The Constant Wife. During their stage career, Cornell and McClintic lived in at 23 Beekman Place in Manhattan. The fourth floor belonged to McClintic, the 3rd floor to Cornell and the bottom two floors were shared.
Together from 1921 to 1961: 40 years.
Guthrie McClintic (August 6, 1893 - October 29, 1961)
Katharine Cornell (February 16, 1893 – June 9, 1974)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325
ISBN-10: 1500563323
Release Date: September 21, 2014
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Katharine Cornell was a member of the “Sewing circles” in New York, and had relationships with Nancy Hamilton, Tallulah Bankhead, and Mercedes de Acosta, among others. Nancy Hamilton was an American actress, playwright, lyricist, director and producer. She worked in the New York theater from 1932-1954. She wrote sketches and lyrics for the revues New Faces of 1934 (1934), One for the Money (1939), Two for the Show (1940) and Three to Make Ready (1946). She is best known as the lyricist for the popular song, How High the Moon. Helen Keller: A Life was produced by Nancy Hamilton and narrated by Katharine Cornell (about Anne Sullivan and Helen Keller). Dear Liar was both Cornell’s and Guthrie McClintic’s last play. On October 29, 1961, McClintic passed away at his and Cornell’s Palisades home. Nearing 70, feeling a lack of connection to the current theater and without the partner who had helped her shape her career for 40 years, Cornell retired from the stage. Over the next 13 years, she split her time between her Manhattan apartment and her beloved Martha’s Vineyard house, where she lived with lifelong friend and companion, Nancy Hamilton. She and Hamilton were active members of the Vineyard Haven community until Cornell’s death on June 9, 1974. Cornell was buried in Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard.
Together from (around) 1930 to 1974: 44 years.
Katharine Cornell (February 16, 1893 – June 9, 1974)
Nancy Hamilton (July 27, 1908 - February 18, 1985)



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Katharine Cornell married Guthrie McClintic on September 8, 1921, in her aunt's summer home in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. Cornell's family often summered there among other wealthy Americans. Nonetheless, it is generally acknowledged that Cornell was a lesbian, and Guthrie was gay, and their union was a lavender marriage.
Address: 139 Queen St, Cobourg, ON K9A 1N1, Canada (43.95981, -78.15947)
Type: Private Property
Place
Colonel Chambliss, Managing Director of the Cobourg & Marmora Railway and Mining Company built this American style Victoria house, "Hadfield Hurst" (202 Green Street), in 1879. In 1890, Colonel Douglas Cornell of Buffalo, purchased it as a summer residence. In 1929, it became a girls' school known as "Hatfield Hall". In 1873 Major William Taylor built the house at 139 Queen Street. It later belonged to Lydia Cornell, whose niece Katharine Cornell, a famous Broadway actress, was married here in 1921.
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Who: Guthrie McClintic (August 6, 1893 – October 29, 1961) and Katharine Cornell (February 16, 1893 – June 9, 1974)
Katharine Cornell was an American stage actress, writer, theater owner and producer. Cornell is regarded as one of the greatest American stage actresses of the 20th century. She was nicknamed "First Lady of the Theatre," a title also bestowed upon her friend Helen Hayes, though each deferred to the other. Cornell is noted for her major Broadway roles in serious dramas, often directed by her husband, Guthrie McClintic. Guthrie McClintic was a successful theatre director, film director and producer based in New York. In what may have been lavender marriages, homosexual McClintic was married to actress Estelle Winwood, and then to actress Katharine Cornell— herself a lesbian— for forty years. After they were married, they formed a production team M.C. & C Company, which produced all her plays for the rest of his life. During their stage career, Cornell and McClintic lived in at 23 Beekman Place in Manhattan. The fourth floor belonged to McClintic, the 3rd floor to Cornell and the bottom two floors were shared.



Queer Places, Vol. 3 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532906695
ISBN-10: 1532906692
Release Date: July 24, 2016
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During their stage career, Katharine Cornell and Guthrie McClintic lived in at 23 Beekman Place. The fourth floor belonged to McClintic, the 3rd floor to Cornell and the bottom two floors were shared.


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Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
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At Tisbury Village Cemetery (Tisbury, MA 02568) is buried Katharine Cornell (1893-1974), American stage actress, writer, theater owner and producer. She married Guthrie McClintic on September 8, 1921, in her aunt's summer home in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. Cornell's family often summered there among other wealthy Americans. It is generally acknowledged that Cornell was a lesbian, and Guthrie was gay, and their union was a lavender marriage. She was a member of the "sewing circles" in New York, and had relationships with Nancy Hamilton, Tallulah Bankhead, and Mercedes de Acosta, among others. The couple eventually bought a townhouse at 23 Beekman Place in Manhattan.



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Keith Allen Haring was an American artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s by expressing concepts of birth, death, sexuality, and war.
Born: May 4, 1958, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 16, 1990, New York City, New York, United States
Education: School of Visual Arts
Lived: 676 Broadway
Buried: in a field near Bowers, Pennsylvania (ashes)
Find A Grave Memorial# 3479
Medium: Screen printing
Periods: Contemporary art, Pop art
Influenced by: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso, Walt Disney, more

Today Bowers is a stable community with many of the properties remaining in the possession of descendants of early settlers until quite recently. Edwin DeLong's grand farmhouse was occupied by his grandson, William DeLong and his wife Jane, until her death in 1996. George Grim's auto dealership, built on his father's farm, is still owned by George's son. Other properties like the large mansions along Old Bowers Road did not remain in family ownership over time, but their occupants were distinguished in other ways. One of these mansions was the childhood home of the famed artist Keith Haring in the 1960s. A small housing development, built in the 1960s, stands on the edge of the village core and houses nearly half of the village's present population but is not a significant visual disruption in the landscape. Haring died on February 16, 1990. On March 3 a pair of memorials were held in Berks County. A church service, his parents' choice, took place in Bowers. An open-air service, his friends' choice, occurred on a hill near Kutztown. In an episode retold in John Gruen's 1991 oral biography, more than 40 people, invited by longtime friend Kermit Oswald, distributed Haring's ashes around one of his childhood meditation spots.



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Keith Haring’s second studio was at 676 Broadway, on the fifth floor.



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This is is a very special gift my friend Paul Richmond is doing to this blog and the Rainbow Awards. As you all know, the pin-up boy of the Rainbow Awards, with the special E tattoo on his arm, has been created by Paul specifically for the Rainbow Awards, and now he created a black and white version you can download and color :-) So please enjoy Paul's new book AND this special gift.

CHEESECAKE BOYS - ADULT COLORING BOOK by Paul Richmond

Thanks so much for welcoming me to your blog again, Elisa! You were one of the very first people to share my early Cheesecake Boy paintings on your blog, and you encouraged me to explore the publishing world because you thought my work should be on books. I'm happy to report that I've done over four hundred book covers since that conversation, so you might have been onto something! And today, I am super excited to be here sharing a new project, my very first coloring book which was released this week by Dreamspinner Press featuring our old friends, the Cheesecake Boys!

I started the series years ago because I was fascinated with pinup art from the 40’s and 50’s and wanted to reimagine the concept from a gay male perspective. The hilarious scenarios that artists like Gil Elvgren and Art Frahm concocted to disrobe their female subjects never seemed to be applied to male models. I thought that needed to change!

Cheesecake Boys - An Adult Coloring Book casts hot male models in skin-baring poses that were typically reserved for women. It contains 22 original pinup boy illustrations featuring men accidentally exposing their underwear and more in overtly-contrived wardrobe malfunction scenes that include dog-walking, grocery shopping, and working out. I've been sharing some of the images online through my website and coloring enthusiasts around the world have begun making their mark. It’s such a thrill to see how people are building upon the simple lines to create imaginative, colorful, and totally unique pieces of art. I absolutely love seeing all the different interpretations!



Elisa, I wanted to celebrate our history together by making a special free coloring page for you to share with your readers. I was honored when you asked me to create a Cheesecake Boy illustration for the Rainbow Awards a while back. Today I've turned him into a line drawing that anyone can download and color however they'd like - crayons, colored pencils, paint, GLITTER...the possibilities are endless! And those who prefer to color digitally should feel free to load him into their favorite coloring apps. The drawing is formatted so it works well with the Recolor app, so that's a good one to try for anyone who has never colored digitally before.

I would love to see everyone's creations, so please post them to social media with the hashtag #PAULRICHMONDSTUDIO. Everyone's invited to join my Hello Pauly group on Facebook too where people are sharing their Cheesecake Boy masterpieces: http://www.facebook.com/groups/1131241860229354

I've always wanted to make a coloring book, and I am SO grateful to Dreamspinner Press for helping me make that dream come true! You can pick up the book now at a 25% discount through Feb. 18!

Purchase links for Cheesecake Boys - An Adult Coloring Book from Dreamspinner Press:
Standard ($12.99) - https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/cheesecake-boys-an-adult-coloring-book-by-paul-richmond-8212-b
Signed Edition ($14.99) - https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/cheesecake-boys-an-adult-coloring-book-signed-edition-by-paul-richmond-8214-b

Find out more at cheesecakeboy.com.

Cheesecake Boys YouTube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYXJnQS25f8

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Paul Richmond’s career has included exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States as well as publication in numerous art journals and anthologies. His work is collected by individuals around the globe. He recently displayed his expressive oil painting series War Paint at the Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana as well as completing two commissions for James Franco to be used in his upcoming film The Long Home. He is the Associate Art Director for Dreamspinner Press and co-founder of the You Will Rise Project, an organization that empowers those who have experienced bullying to speak out creatively through the language, visual, and performing arts. He lives with his husband Dennis and two whippets in Monterey, California.

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