Dec. 14th, 2017

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James Whale was an English film director, theatre director and actor. He is best remembered for his four classic horror films: Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). His success directing the 1928 play Journey's End led to his move to the United States, first to direct the play on Broadway and then to Hollywood to direct motion pictures. There he met his longtime companion, producer David Lewis. While visiting Curtis Harrington in Paris, Whale met a 25-year-old bartender, Pierre Foegel, who Harrington believed was nothing but "a hustler out for what he could get". The 62-year-old Whale was smitten with the younger man and hired him as his chauffeur. Whale returned to California in November 1952 and advised Lewis that he planned to bring Foegel over early the following year. Appalled, Lewis moved out of their home. While this ended their 23-year romantic relationship, the two men remained friends. Whale committed suicide by drowning himself in his swimming pool on May 29, 1957. He left a suicide note, which Lewis withheld until shortly before his own death decades later. Whale was interred in the Columbarium of Memory at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale. When Lewis died in 1987, his executor and Whale biographer, James Curtis, had his ashes interred in a niche across from Whale's. Whale's final months are the subject of the novel Father of Frankenstein (1995) by Christopher Bram. His home is now The Hideaway Hotel, designed by modernist architect Herbert Burns.

Timeline & Places:

• December 14, 1903: born.

• 1930 to 1952: lived at 4565 Dundee Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA, sharing with James Whale

• March 13, 1987: died. Buried at Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries, 1712 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205, Stati Uniti. Buried near James Whale (July 22, 1893 – May 29, 1957).

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer California: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis (5 June 1926 – 14 December 1990) was a German businessman and head of the immensely wealthy, formerly princely Thurn und Taxis family from 1982 until his death. In the 1970s Johannes threw avant-garde parties and, because he was bisexual, he was often seen in gay discos.

Timeline & Places:

• June 5, 1926: born.

• December 14, 1990: died. Buried at St. Emmeram's Abbey, Emmeramspl. 5, 93047 Regensburg, Germania

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Gordon Heath was an African-American actor and musician who narrated the animated feature film Animal Farm (1954) and appeared in the title role of The Emperor Jones (1953) and Othello (1955), both live BBC telecasts, respectively directed by Alvin Rakoff and Tony Richardson. Heath found racial and sexual attitudes in Europe to be more tolerant than in the US, particularly regarding his white boyfriend, Lee Payant. The two had met in America in 1947. Payant was an actor and film director perhaps best known for voicing the title role of the 1960s TV serial The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe in English. Heath and Payant settled in Paris and operated a Left Bank café in Paris, France, called L'Abbaye where many of the duo's folk albums were recorded and released on various international labels including Elektra Records. Payant died of cancer in 1976. Heath died in Paris after a lengthy illness in 1991. His memoirs, Deep Are the Roots: Memoirs of a Black Expatriate were released in 1992.

Timeline & Places:

• 1924: born.

• 1949 to 1976: owned the Cabaret de l’Abbaye, 6 Rue de l'Abbaye, 75006 Paris, Francia, with Gordon Heath

• December 14, 1976: died.

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1532906695 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1532906692
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Queer France: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Janet Flanner was a novelist, translator, and journalist, best known for her fortnightly Letter from Paris, which she wrote for the New Yorker from 1925 to 1975. Flanner had an affair with Edith Wharton, but Solita Solano, a well-known writer and drama critic for the New York Tribune, was her greatest love. In 1929, Solano had an affair with Margaret Anderson, founder of The Little Review, who had come to Paris with her lover, French singer Georgette Leblanc. After the outbreak of World War II Solano and Flanner returned to New York. A few years later Solano left Flanner after Flanner started an affair with Natalia Danesi Murray, an Italian-born radio broadcaster who later became vice president of Rizzoli publishers; meanwhile Solano fell in love with Elizabeth Jenks Clark (1912-1989). Nevertheless, Solano and Flanner remained close for over fifty years.

Timeline & Places:

• December 14, 1901: born.

• June 9, 1994: died. Ashes scattered at Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY 11980, Stati Uniti, mingled with those of Janet Flanner (March 13, 1892 – November 7, 1978)

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1544066585 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1544066589
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Queer New York State: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson was a British political scientist and philosopher. He led most of his life at Cambridge, where he wrote a dissertation on Neoplatonism before becoming a fellow. He was closely associated with the Bloomsbury Group. After travelling in the Netherlands and Germany, he returned to Cambridge in 1884 and was elected to the Cambridge Conversazione Society, better known as the Cambridge Apostles. In a year or two, he was part of the circle that included Roger Fry, J. M. E. McTaggart, and Nathaniel Wedd. During Roger Fry's last year at Cambridge (around 1887), Dickinson, a homosexual, fell in love with him. After an initially intense relationship (that according to Dickinson's biography did not include sex with Fry, a heterosexual), the two maintained a long friendship. Through Dickinson, Fry met Edward Carpenter and this led to the famous portrait of Carpenter by Fry. Through Fry, Dickinson met Jack McTaggart and F. C. S. Schiller. In 1903, Dickinson helped to found the Independent Review. Fry designed the front cover.

Timeline & Places:

• December 14, 1866: born.

• 1880s: attended Clifton College, 32 College Rd, Bristol BS8 3JH, Regno Unito

• 1880s: attended University Of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2, Regno Unito

• 1900s: taught at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, Gower St, Kings Cross, London WC1E 6BT, Regno Unito

• 1909 to 1934: lived at Quince House, 37 Chantry View Rd, Guildford GU1, Regno Unito

• 1910s: worked at 21 Fitzroy Square, Kings Cross, London W1T 6EL, Regno Unito

• 1913 to 1919: lived at 33 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T 6EU, Regno Unito

• September 9, 1934: died.

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting of the Russian Orthodox Divine Liturgy. Tchaikovsky had four brothers (Nikolai, Ippolit, and twins Anatoly and Modest), a sister, Alexandra and a half-sister Zinaida from his father's first marriage. He was particularly close to Alexandra and the twins. Alexandra married Lev Davydov and had seven children, one of whom, Vladimir Davydov, became very close to the composer, who nicknamed him 'Bob'. After Tchaikovsky lost the support of Nadezhda von Meck in 1890, he made Davydov his confidant. Tchaikovsky considered relocating from Klin to Saint Petersburg in the last couple of years of his life so as to live closer to Davydov. He wrote to his brother Modest, "…seeing the importance of Bob in my life is increasing all the time." The Davydovs provided the only real family life Tchaikovsky knew as an adult, and their estate in Kamenka (now Kamianka, Cherkasy Oblast, part of Ukraine) became a welcome refuge for him during his years of wandering.

Timeline & Places:

• December 14, 1871: born.

• 1897 to 1906: lived at Tchaikovsky House-Museum in Klin, Ulitsa Chaykovskogo, 48, Klin, Moskovskaya oblast', Russia, 141600

• December 27 [O.S. December 14] 1906: died. Buried at Demyanovo Cemetery, Klin, Oblast' di Mosca, Russia

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1544068433
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