Jan. 31st, 2017

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Brad Gooch is an American writer.
Born: January 31, 1952 (age 64), Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Education: Columbia University
Lived: Hotel Chelsea
Awards: Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Nominations: Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Biography/Autobiography

The Hotel Chelsea – also called the Chelsea Hotel, or simply the Chelsea – is a historic New York City hotel and landmark, known primarily for the notability of its residents over the years.
Address: 222 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011, USA (40.74431, -73.9969)
Type: Guest facility (open to public)
Phone:+1 616-918-8770
National Register of Historic Places: 77000958, 1977
Place
Built between 1883 and 1885, Design by Hubert, Pirsson & Company (Philip Gengembre Hubert (1830-1911) and James W. Pirrson (1833-1888))
Opened for initial occupation in 1884, the twelve-story red-brick building that is now the Hotel Chelsea was one of the city’s first private apartment cooperatives. It was designed in a style that has been described variously as Queen Anne Revival and Victorian Gothic. Among its distinctive features are the delicate, flower-ornamented iron balconies on its facade, which were constructed by J.B. and J.M. Cornell and its grand staircase, which extends upward twelve floors. Generally, this staircase is only accessible to registered guests, although the hotel does offer monthly tours to others. At the time of its construction, the building was the tallest in New York. Hubert and Pirsson had created a "Hubert Home Club" in 1880 for "The Rembrandt,” a six-story building on West 57th Street intended as housing for artists. This early cooperative building had rental units to help defray costs, and also provided servants as part of the building staff. The success of this model led to other "Hubert Home Clubs,” and the Chelsea was one of them. Initially successful, its surrounding neighborhood constituted the center of New York’s theater district. However within a few years the combination of economic stresses, the suspicions of New York’s middle class about apartment living, the opening up of Upper Manhattan and the plentiful supply of houses there, and the relocation of the city’s theater district, bankrupted the Chelsea. In 1905, the building reopened as a hotel, which was later managed by Knott Hotels and resident manager A.R. Walty. After the hotel went bankrupt, it was purchased in 1939 by Joseph Gross, Julius Krauss, and David Bard, and these partners managed the hotel together until the early 1970s. With the passing of Joseph Gross and Julius Krauss, the management fell to Stanley Bard, David Bard’s son. On 18 June, 2007, the hotel’s board of directors ousted Bard as the hotel’s manager. Dr. Marlene Krauss, the daughter of Julius Krauss, and David Elder, the grandson of Joseph Gross and the son of playwright and screenwriter Lonne Elder III, replaced Stanley Bard with the management company BD Hotels NY; that firm has since been terminated as well. In May, 2011, the hotel was sold to real estate developer Joseph Chetrit for US$80 million. As of August 1, 2011, the hotel stopped taking reservations for guests in order to begin renovations, but long-time residents remain in the building, some of them protected by state rent regulations. The renovations prompted complaints by the remaining tenants of health hazards caused by the construction. These were investigated by the city’s Building Department, which found no major violations. In Nov. 2011, the management ordered all of the hotel’s many artworks taken off the walls, supposedly for their protection and cataloging, a move which some tenants interpreted as a step towards forcing them out as well. In 2013, Ed Scheetz became the Chelsea Hotel’s new owner after buying back five properties from Joseph Chetrit, his partner in King & Grove Hotels, and David Bistricer. Hotel Chelsea is now managed by Chelsea Hotels, formerly King & Grove Hotels. Restoration and renovation is underway and Hotel Chelsea plans to reopen in 2016.
Notable queer resident at Hotel Chelsea:
• William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), novelist, short story writer, satirist, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author who wrote in the paranoid fiction genre, he is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the XX century.”
• Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) wrote “2001: A Space Odyssey” while staying at the Chelsea.
• Quentin Crisp (1908-1999), writer and raconteur. His first stay in the Hotel Chelsea coincided with a fire, a robbery, and the death of Nancy Spungen.
• Musician, gay civil rights icon and Stonewall veteran Stormé DeLarverie (1920-2014) resided at the hotel for several decades.
• Poets Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) and Gregory Corso (1930-2001) chose it as a place for philosophical and artistic exchange.
• Brad Gooch (born 1952), writer. His 2015 memoir “Smash Cut” recounts life in 1970s and 1980s New York City, including the time Gooch spent as a fashion model, life with his then-boyfriend filmmaker Howard Brookner, living in the famous Chelsea Hotel and the first decade of the AIDS crisis.
• Herbert Huncke (1915-1996), writer and poet. In his last few years, he lived in room 828, where his rent came from financial support from Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, whom Huncke never met. Herbert Huncke died in 1996 at age 81.
• Iggy Pop (born 1947), singer-songwriter, musician and actor. Pop’s career received a boost from his relationship with David Bowie when Bowie decided in 1972 to produce an album with Pop in England.
• Charles R. Jackson (1903-1968), author of “The Lost Weekend,” committed suicide in his room on September 21, 1968.
• Jasper Johns (born 1930), painter and printmaker. In 1954, after returning to New York, Johns met Robert Rauschenberg and they became long-term lovers. For a time they lived in the same building as Rachel Rosenthal. In the same period he was strongly influenced by the gay couple Merce Cunningham (a choreographer) and John Cage (a composer.)
• Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), who wrote “On the Road” there.
• Lance Loud (1951-2001), television personality, magazine columnist and new wave rock-n-roll performer. Loud is best known for his 1973 appearance in “An American Family,” a pioneer reality television series that featured his coming out, leading to his status as an icon in the gay community.
• Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), photographer, known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-mater in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography. The homoeroticism of this work fuelled a national debate over the public funding of controversial artwork.
• Larry Rivers (1923-2002), artist, musician, filmmaker and occasional actor. Poet Jeni Olin was his companion. Rivers also sustained a relationship with poet Frank O’Hara in the late 1950s and delivered the eulogy at O’Hara’s funeral in 1966.
• Patti Smith (born 1946), singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist. On November 17, 2010, she won the National Book Award for her memoir “Just Kids.” The book fulfilled a promise she had made to her former long-time roommate and partner, Robert Mapplethorpe.
• Virgil Thomson (1896-1989), composer and critic. In 1925 in Paris, he cemented his relationship with painter Maurice Grosser (1903-1986), who was to become his life partner and frequent collaborator. He and Grosser lived at Hotel Chelsea, where he presided over a largely gay salon that attracted many of the leading figures in music and art and theather, including Leonard Bernstein, Tennessee Williams, and many others. Virgil Thomson died on September 30, 1989, in his suite at the Hotel Chelsea in Manhattan, aged 92.
• Gore Vidal (1925-2012), writer and a public intellectual known for his patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing.
• Rufus Wainwright (born 1973), lived in the Chelsea Hotel in New York City for six months, during which he wrote most of his second album.
• Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), playwright and author of many stage classics. Along with Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller he is considered among the three foremost playwrights in XX century American drama.
• Hotel Chelsea is often associated with the Warhol superstars, as Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey directed “Chelsea Girls” (1966), a film about his Factory regulars and their lives at the hotel. Chelsea residents from the Warhol scene included Edie Sedgwick, Viva, Ultra Violet, Mary Woronov, Holly Woodlawn, Andrea Feldman, Nico, Paul America, René Ricard, and Brigid Berlin.



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Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman was an English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener and author.
Born: January 31, 1942, Northwood, London, United Kingdom
Died: February 19, 1994, London, United Kingdom
Education: Slade School of Fine Art
King's College London
Canford School
University College London
Lived: Prospect Cottage, Dungeness Rd, Romney Marsh TN29 9NE, UK (50.92251, 0.97607)
104 Charing Cross Road, WC2H
51 Upper Ground, SE1
13 Bankside, SE1
Block A1, 3rd floor, Butler's Wharf West, 40 Shad Thames, SE1
Buried: St Clement, Old Romney & Midley, Kent, TN299QH
Books: Derek Jarman's Garden, more
Artwork: TB or Not TB, Sightless, more
Awards: Teddy Award for Best Feature Film, more

In both his films and his writings, Derek Jarman's explicit project was to celebrate gay sexuality and imagine a place for it in English culture. At the Tyneside Film festival in 1987, he met Kevin Collins who was then 21. He had recently graduated and was writing software for the Government. He had been brought up in a village near Newcastle by parents who were socialists and devout Methodists. Jarman pursued Collins by letter and within a few months, Collins went to London and moved in with Jarman. They both were committed campaigners with OutRage! Collins nursed Jarman for the final seven years of his life. The Garden is a 1990 British art-house film by director Derek Jarman produced by James Mackay for Basilisk Communications in association with Channel 4, British Screen and ZDF. It focuses on homosexuality and Christianity set against a backdrop of Jarman's bleak coastal home of Dungeness in Kent, and his garden and the nearby landscape surrounding a nuclear power station, a setting Jarman compares to the Garden of Eden. Collins continues to oversee and manage the famous gardens built by Jarman at his house 'Prospect Cottage,' in Dungeness, Kent, England.
Together from 1987 to 1994: 7 years.
Derek Jarman (January 31, 1942 – February 19, 1994)
Kevin Collins (born 1966)



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“The Garden” is a 1990 British arthouse film by director Derek Jarman produced by James Mackay for Basilisk Communications in association with Channel 4, British Screen and ZDF. It focuses on homosexuality and Christianity set against a backdrop of Jarman’s bleak coastal home of Dungeness in Kent, and his garden and the nearby landscape surrounding a nuclear power station, a setting Jarman compares to the Garden of Eden. Kevin Collins plays the role of one of the two gay lovers.
Address: Dungeness Rd, Romney Marsh TN29 9NE, UK (50.92251, 0.97607)
Type: Private Property
Place
Prospect Cottage was the home of film maker Derek Jarman at the end of his life. Despite being an inexperienced gardener and living in one of the most hostile gardening environments imaginable, he created a masterpiece, near Dungeness nuclear power station, using tolerant plants and materials found discarded nearby. Jarman believed that the Pilot Inn, nearby, provides “Simply the finest fish and chips in all England.” The garden design style is postmodern and highly context-sensitive - a complete rejection of modernist design theory. He disliked the sterility of modernism; he despised its lack of interest in poetry, allusion and stories; he deplored the techno-cruelty exemplified in Dr. D. G. Hessayon’s “How to be an expert” series of garden books. Jarman’s small circles of flint reminded him of standing stones and dolmens. He remarked that “Paradise haunts gardens, and some gardens are paradises. Mine is one of them. Others are like bad children, spoilt by their parents, over-watered and covered with noxious chemicals.” The poem on the black timber wall of Derek Jarman’s cottage is from John Donne’s poem “The Sun Rising” and reads:
Busy old fool, unruly Sun,
Why dost thou thus,
Through windows, and through curtains, call on us ?
Must to thy motions lovers’ seasons run ?
Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide
Late school-boys and sour prentices,
Go tell court-huntsmen that the king will ride,
Call country ants to harvest offices;
Love, all alike, no season knows nor clime,
Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
In that the world’s contracted thus;
Thine age asks ease, and since thy duties be
To warm the world, that’s done in warming us.
Shine here to us, and thou art everywhere;
This bed thy center is, these walls thy sphere
Life
Who: Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman (January 31, 1942 – February 19, 1994)
Derek Jarman was a film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener and author. On Dec. 22, 1986, Jarman was diagnosed as HIV positive and discussed his condition in public. His illness prompted him to move to Prospect Cottage. In 1994, he died of an AIDS-related illness in London, aged 52. Jarman was buried in the graveyard at St Clement (Old Romney & Midley, Kent, TN299QH). Jarman’s surviving muse Keith Collins and Siouxsie and the Banshees founder Steven Severin both participated in the making of the film “Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman” (2009), which had its world premiere at the 2009 Reykjavik International Film Festival in Iceland, its UK premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London, and its California premiere at the 2010 Frameline International Film Festival in San Francisco. In 2011 the film was permanently installed in the British Film Institute’s National Film Archive in London.



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The artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman rented a studio flat at 104 Charing Cross Road, WC2H from 1984 until his death from AIDS in 1994. He shared it with Keith Collins. The flat is in the same building as the Phoenix Theatre, on the fourth floor. Jarman lived there from the early 1980s until he moved full-time to Prospect Cottage in Dungeness. Jarman wrote much in his published diaries about life at number 19 Phoenix House, which he used as the production office for several of his films, including “Caravaggio” and “War Requiem,” and for the music videos he made for The Smiths, Pet Shop Boys and Bob Geldof. There are no reminders of the Jarman era, except on film, but the flat does still have its original 1930s kitchen - retro chic amid the white walls and pale wood floors - and the same terrific view. The building, once the Phoenix Theatre, is Grade II listed, built in 1929-30 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Cecil Masey & Bertie Crewe. For Sydney Bernstein. Interior by Theodore Komisarjevsky.



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In 1968, Derek Jarman had his first taste of riverside living in a house on the South Bank awaiting demolition, where he shared studio space with Peter Logan and the painter Tony Fry. Shortly afterwards he moved to a warehouse at 51 Upper Ground, SE1 near the corner of Blackfriars Road, a place that was to become “a Mecca for London's avant-garde” with its parties thrown by Jarman with Peter and Andrew Logan. Guests at the farewell party in the summer of 1970 included Tennessee Williams and “Ossie Clark, dispensing joints on the stairs.” Shortly afterwards the building was demolished to make way for the IPC Tower. Next stop was 13 Bankside, SE1 on the top floor of a riverside warehouse alongside Southwark Bridge. To cope with the cold in the warehouse, Jarman famously set up a greenhouse for his bedroom. Bankside too became famous for parties, and for film showings as Jarman began experimenting with Super 8. In summer 1972, Jarman had to move again to make way for another demolition, filming a final walk of the area called “One Last Walk One Last Look.” The following year, Jarman moved to a new home/studio in a semi-derelict warehouse at Butler's Wharf West, 40 Shad Thames, SE1 next to Tower Bridge. Jarman lived on the third floor of Block A1, with neighbours including Andrew and Peter Logan. On the waste ground next door Jarman filmed the ritualistic fire scenes for “In the Shadow of the Sun,” with a fire maze, candles and flashing mirrors. The finished film was finally released in 1981 with a soundtrack from Throbbing Gristle. “Jubilee” was also filmed locally in Southwark and Rotherhithe, and at the former dockside in Deptford where Jordan was filmed dancing round a fire including a burning Union Jack. Parties at Butlers Wharf included the 1975 Alternative Miss World, which Jarman took part in as “Miss Crepe Suzette” and one in 1978 when Adam and the Ants played. Jarman moved out in 1979. Revisiting in 1991, Jarman noted “The money has gilded the heart of it... everything else is scrubbed all the fun vanished.” (Source: Neil Gordon-Orr)



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Dora Lewis, also known as Mrs. Lawrence Lewis, was an American suffragist. She was active in the National American Woman Suffrage Association and later helped found the National Woman's Party.
Born: 1862
Died: 1928
Buried: Saint James the Less Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA

Dora Lewis (1862-1928) was an American suffragist. She was active in the National American Woman Suffrage Association and later helped found the National Woman's Party. She was a long-life friend of Alice Paul. She is buried at Saint James the Less Cemetery (3227 W Clearfield St, Philadelphia, PA 19132).



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
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Florence Yoch was an American landscape architect in California who was active from 1915 through the 1950s. Her career included commissions for private residential clients, parks, public spaces, and film sets for Hollywood movies.
Born: July 15, 1890
Died: 1972
Education: Cornell University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Florence Yoch and Lucile Council were influential California landscape designers, practicing in the first half of the 20th century in Southern California. Yoch began practicing in 1918 and in over 53 years completed more than 250 projects. Council became an apprentice to the firm in 1921 and as partners they lived and worked together until Council’s death in 1964. Their work range from grand estates to campuses, parks, even a botanical garden and five movie sets. The works of Florence Yoch & Lucile Council are documented in the book Landscaping the American dream: the gardens and film sets of Florence Yoch, 1890-1972. Film director Dorothy Arzner introduced Yoch to such distinguished Hollywood personages as Jack Warner and David Selznick, for whom Yoch designed the Tara set for Gone with the Wind. Architect W. C. Tanner designed a Greek temple mansion for Arzner and her lifelong companion, dancer-choreographer Marion Morgan in 1930. Florence Yoch designed the original gardens, with "elaborate horticultural layouts" i.e. hanging gardens. The property, declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, is currently available for sale priced at $3,495,000. “Florence Yoch and Lucille Council were widely recognized as two of the finest garden designers and landscape architects in California.” --U.S. News & World Report.
Together from 1921 to 1964: 43 years.
Florence Yoch (1890 – January 31, 1972)
Lucile Council (1898–1964)



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Hilda Maria Käkikoski was a Finnish politician, writer and schoolteacher. She was one of the first nineteen women elected to Finnish parliament in 1906.
Born: January 31, 1864
Died: November 14, 1912, Helsinki, Finland
Buried: Karjalohja
Buried alongside: Hildi Ennola

Karjalohja, or Karislojo in Swedish, is a former municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. The municipality has a population of 1,474 (31 December 2012) and covers an area of 163.40 square kilometres (63.09 sq mi) of which 42.11 km2 (16.26 sq mi) is water. Karjalohja was consolidated with the town of Lohja on 1 January 2013. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.
Address: Keskustie 30, 09120 Karjalohja, Finland (60.24211, 23.71949)
Type: Cemetery (open to public)
Life
Who: Hilda Maria Käkikoski (January 31, 1864 – November 14, 1912)
Hilda Käkikoski was a Finnish politician, writer and schoolteacher. She was one of the first nineteen women elected to Finnish parliament in 1906. Käkikoski was born Hilda Maria Sjöström in Lapinjärvi in 1864. She moved to Helsinki by herself at the age of 14 to attend a girls' high school with a scholarship. There, she changed her Swedish surname to Käkikoski, the Finnish surname of her neighbours. After finishing school, she worked as a home tutor until 1888 when she enrolled in university; she completed a PhD in Finnish and Nordic history in 1895. She went on to become a teacher at a Helsinki school, teaching classes in history and the Finnish language from 1891 until 1902. As Käkikoski developed an interest in feminism and women's suffrage, she became an active member of the Finnish Women's Association, and wrote numerous articles for the association's magazine. She was elected its vice president in 1895 and held the position until 1904. In 1906, she ran for election with the conservative Finnish Party to the newly established Parliament of Finland; the 1906 election marked the first that women were able to vote and be voted in. Käkikoski won the vote in her district, Uusimaa, and became one of the first 19 women elected to parliament. She did not stand for re-election in 1910 due to health problems. Käkikoski's literary work included children's songs, poetry and short stories. In 1902, she began writing a four-volume account of Finnish history. She continued working on the project until her death in 1912, but the work was never completed. One of her early relationships was with schoolteacher and activist Fanny Pajula, with whom she lived for six years until 1895. Later in life, Käkikoski was romantically involved with her married friend Hildi Ennola, her American friend Frances Weiss, deaconess Hanna Masalin, and political activist Helmi Kivalo; Käkikoski maintained involvement in all of these relationships until her death in 1912. Käkikoski is buried in Karjalohja, close to the grave of Hildi Ennola. A statue honouring her can be found in Porlammi.



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Lucy Ward Stebbins was the Dean of Women at University of California, Berkeley. Lucy Ward Stebbins was born in San Francisco in 1880.
Born: 1880, San Francisco, California, United States
Died: January 31, 1955
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Harvard University
Lived: Durant Residence Hall, 2731 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA (37.86874, -122.25307)
Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611, Plot 2

Berkeley Student Cooperative's Stebbins Hall is named for Lucy Ward Stebbins. Stebbins was the honored guest and speaker at the Stebbins Institute in 1942, which took place at Stebbins Hall.
Address: 2731 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA (37.86874, -122.25307)
Type: Student Facility
Place
Hillside Durant is a private dormitory with twelve double rooms, six semi-private bathrooms, two large kitchens and dining areas for students. This was the house of Lucy Ward Stebbins in the 1930s.
Note: Charlotte Anita Whitney (1867–1955) was an American women's rights activist, political activist, suffragist, and early Communist Labor Party of America and Communist Party USA organizer in California. She is best remembered as the defendant in a landmark 1920 California criminal syndicalism trial, Whitney v. California, which featured a landmark U.S. Supreme Court concurring opinion by Justice Louis Brandeis that only a "clear and present danger" would be sufficient for the legislative restriction of the right of free speech. This standard would ultimately be employed against the Communists again during the Second Red Scare of the 1950s. She was close companion of Dr. Marie Equi. In the 1930s she lived at 3938 Harrison Street (Oakland, CA 94611) and is buried at Mountain View Cemetery as well (like Lucy Ward Stebbins)
Life
Who: Lucy Ward Stebbins (1880 – January 31, 1955)
Lucy Ward Stebbins was the Dean of Women at University of California, Berkeley. She was the daughter of Horatio Stebbins, pastor of the San Francisco First Unitarian Church and Regent for UC Berkeley. She was educated at the University of California, Berkeley and later transferred to Radcliffe College to receive her A.B. degree. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1902 and worked in Massachusetts as a social worker until 1910 when she took the position as Assistant Dean of Women at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1912 the former dean retired and Stebbins was appointed Dean of Women. Stebbins gave the commencement speech at Radcliffe College in 1921. Stebbins served the university for thirty years. During her time in office, she increased the enrollment of women from 1,200 to 6,400 by raising money for scholarships and expanding curriculum. Stebbins also encouraged women to participate in student government and created housing opportunities. During her tenure, the schools of Nursing and Social welfare were established, as well as the departments of Home Economics and Decorative Arts. Stebbins also founded the Women's Faculty Club, one of the earliest female faculty organizations to exist at a co-ed university. Upon conferring an honorary LL.D award to her in 1953, President Robert Gordon Sproul described Lucy Ward as “A teacher and dean... who saw clearly into the hearts and minds of students, and stimulated them by precept and example to achieve their highest potential. No single individual has contributed more than you to the personal and general welfare of the University's women, and few have touched helpfully so many phases of our University life." She is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (5000 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611), Plot 2.



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Paul Jabara, also known as Paul Frederick Jabara, was an American actor, singer, and songwriter of Lebanese ancestry, born in Brooklyn, New York City.
Died: September 29, 1992, Los Angeles, California, United States
Buried: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA, Plot: Section 34, Lot 33232
Albums: The Third Album, Paul Jabara & Friends, Shut Out, more
Parents: Sam Jabara, Olga Jabara

Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery in Kings County, New York.
Address: 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232, USA (40.65901, -73.99569)
Type: Cemetery (open to public)
Hours: Monday through Sunday 7.45-17.00
National Register of Historic Places: 97000228, 1977 Also National Historic Landmarks.
Place
Located in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, it lies several blocks southwest of Prospect Park, between Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington, and Sunset Park. Paul Goldberger in The New York Times, wrote that it was said "it is the ambition of the New Yorker to live upon the Fifth Avenue, to take his airings in the Park, and to sleep with his fathers in Green-Wood.” The Pierrepont papers deposited at the Brooklyn Historical Society contain material about the organizing of Green-Wood Cemetery.
Notable queer burials at Green-Wood Cemetery:
• Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988), was one of the most important artists of the XX century. In 2006, Equality Forum featured Jean-Michel Basquiat during LGBT history month.
• Henry Ward Beecher (1813–1887), was a Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery.
• Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990), was a composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. In a book released in October, 2013, “The Leonard Bernstein Letters,” his wife reveals his homosexuality.
• Elizabeth M. Cushier (died 1931). Doctors Emily Blackwell (1826-1910) and Elizabeth Cushier had a Boston Marriage. Blackwell co-founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children (1857) and its Women's Medical College. Cushier was professor of medicine at the college and Blackwell's life-partner for twenty-eight years. About the relationship, Dr. Cushier wrote, “Thus the years happily passed” until in 1910 “a sad blow came in the death of Dr. Blackwell, making an irreparable beak in my life.” Dr. Blackwell is buried at Chilmark Cemetery, Massachusetts.
• Mary Elisabeth Dreier (September 26, 1875- August 15, 1963), was a New York social reformer along with her sister Margaret. Two other sisters, Dorothea and Katherine, were painters. She never married, but shared a home with fellow reformer Frances Kellor (buried alongside her). After Kellor’s death, Dreier lived alone for the rest of her life until dying in 1963, at her summer home in Bar Harbor, Maine.
• Fred Ebb (1928–2004), was a musical theatre lyricist who had many successful collaborations with composer John Kander. Ebb is interred in a mausoleum with Edwin “Eddie” Aldridge (1929–1997) and Martin Cohen (1926–1995) on the banks of Sylvan Water. In addition to the names and dates of each man, the phrase, “Together Forever” is also chiseled on the front of the mausoleum.
• Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829–1869), was a composer and pianist, best known as a virtuoso performer of his own romantic piano works.
• Richard Isay (1934–2012), was a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, author and gay activist. Isay is considered a pioneer who changed the way that psychoanalysts view homosexuality.
• Paul Jabara (1948–1992), was an actor, singer, and songwriter. Paul Jabara died from AIDS complications after a long illness in Los Angeles, California.
• Frances Alice Kellor (October 20, 1873 – January 4, 1952), shared a home with fellow reformer Mary Dreier from 1905 until her death in 1952. Kellor was an American social reformer and chief investigator for the Bureau of Industries and Immigration of New York State in 1910-13, who specialized in the study of immigrants to the United States and women.
• Violet Oakley (1874–1961), was the first American woman to receive a public mural commission. Oakley and her friends, the artists Elizabeth Shippen Green and Jessie Willcox Smith, all former students of Howard Pyle, were named the Red Rose girls by him.
• Emma Stebbins (1815–1882), was among the first notable American woman sculptors, companion to actress Charlotte Cushman.
• Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), artist. His daughter, Dorothy Trimble Tiffany (1891–1979), as Dorothy Burlingham, became a noted psychoanalyst and lifelong friend and partner of Anna Freud.



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Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was an American actress of the stage and screen, and a reputed libertine. Bankhead was known for her husky voice, outrageous personality, and devastating wit.
Born: January 31, 1902, Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Died: December 12, 1968, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Education: Mary Baldwin University
Lived: 1 Farm Street, W1J
The Ritz, London, 150 Piccadilly, W1J
230 E. 62nd St.
Algonquin Hotel, 59 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Buried: Saint Pauls Kent Churchyard, Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland, USA, Plot: Section A, Lot 94
Full name: Tallulah Brockman Bankhead
Buried: Saint Paul's Churchyard, Chestertown

Tallulah Bankhead was an American actress of the stage and screen, talk-show host, and bonne vivante. Bankhead was the daughter of US Congressman and Speaker of the House William Brockman Bankhead. According to her, “Daddy warned me about men and alcohol. But he never said a thing about women and cocaine.” She had numerous heterosexual affairs but considered herself “ambisextrous.” Rumors about Bankhead's sex life have lingered for years, and she was linked romantically with many notable female personalities of the day, including Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Eva Le Gallienne, Hattie McDaniel, and Alla Nazimova, as well as writer Mercedes de Acosta and singer Billie Holiday. Actress Patsy Kelly claimed she had a sexual relationship with Bankhead when she worked for her as a personal assistant. John Gruen's Menotti: A Biography notes an incident in which Jane Bowles chased Bankhead around Capricorn, Gian Carlo Menotti and Samuel Barber’s Mount Kisco estate, insisting that Bankhead needed to play the lesbian character Inès in Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit (which Paul Bowles had recently translated), but Bankhead locked herself in the bathroom and kept insisting "That lesbian! I wouldn't know a thing about it."
Patsy Kelly (January 12, 1910 – September 24, 1981)
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968)



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In 1919, the Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036) hosted the Algonquin Round Table, a lunch-time gathering of wits. Members included drama critic Alexander Woollcott and writer Dorothy Parker, Talullah Bankhead, Estelle Winwood, Eva LaGallienne, and Blythe Daly. Overnight guests included Noel Coward, Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Gertrude Stein, and Alice B. Toklas.



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Tallulah Bankhead inhabited a flat at 1 Farm Street, W1J for much of her stay in London, where infamous parties were held, of which the uninhibited hostess was always the life and soul of. Once she opened the door pad naked and lead guests to the bathroom for cocktails.



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The Ritz, London (150 Piccadilly, W1J) is a Grade II listed 5-star hotel located in Piccadilly. A symbol of high society and luxury, the hotel is one of the world's most prestigious and best known hotels. It is a member of the international consortium, The Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel was opened by Swiss hotelier César Ritz in May 1906, eight years after he established the Hôtel Ritz Paris. After a weak beginning, the hotel began to gain popularity towards the end of WWI, and became popular with politicians, socialites, writers and actors of the day. Noël Coward was a notable diner at the Ritz in the 1920s and 1930s. Another notable queer resident was Tallulah Bankhead in 1957.



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The Treadwell Farm Historic District is a small historic district located on parts of East 61st and East 62nd Street between Second and Third Avenues, in the Upper East Side neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City.
Address: E 61st and E 62nd St, New York, NY 10065, USA
Type: Private Property
National Register of Historic Places: Treadwell Farm Historic District (E. 61st and 62nd Sts. bet. Second and Third Aves.), 04000541, 2004
Place
Designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on Dec. 13, 1967, making it one of the first historic districts in the city, it is primarily made up of three- and four-story brownstone residences constructed in the middle- to late- XIX century. It also includes the Church of Our Lady of Peace, Trinity Baptist Church, and several turn-of-the-century apartment buildings, and is notable for the general uniformity of the heights of the houses and the style of the architecture, as well as the overall character and charm of the neighborhood. Treadwell Farm was named for the Treadwell family, who owned the land at the time it was developed. In the Colonial period, the property was part of the Peter Pra Van Zandt farm, although the historic district also includes a small triangular piece of the William Beekman farm. In 1815, Adam Tredwell, a fur merchant, and Stephen Thorne Jr. bought the Van Zandt farm, paying $13,000 for 24 acres. When Thorne died in 1830, Tredwell bought his half of the property. After Tredwell’s death in 1852, his daughter Elizabeth bought the Beekman tract, and the combined property was divided into lots; these were sold for development beginning in 1854. By 1868, restrictive covenants attached to the sale specified standards for heights, widths and construction of buildings on the lots, and also restricted the types of businesses which could be located there. The major development of the Tredwell Farm property took place from 1868–76, and was primarily in the form of Italianate row houses, with echoes of the French Second Empire style. The Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, now the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Peace, was built in 1886-87, and six-story apartment buildings at 245 and 247 East 62nd Street were built in 1899-1900. Noted architects who designed buildings in the district include Richard Morris Hunt, Samuel A. Warner, James W. Pirrson and George F. Pelham. In the 1920s, between 1919 and 1922, most of the buildings in the district were significantly altered. Many stoops were removed and architectural detail reduced to a more simplified form. In addition, in 1930 a church in the Scandinavian Modern style, designed by Martin G. Hedmark, was built at 250 East 61st Street. By late in the XIX century, the Treadwell Farm area had deteriorated some, but affluent New Yorkers rediscovered it in the decades after WWI.
Notable queer residents at Treadwell Farm Historic District:
• No. 217 E. 61st St.: Montgomery Clift (1920-1966), lived here from 1960 until his death in 1966.
• No. 219 E. 61st St: Ava Alice Muriel Astor (1902-1956), died of a stroke in her East Sixty-First Street apartment on July 19, 1956, aged 54.
• No. 230 E. 62nd St.: Tallulah Bankhead (1902-1968), moved into this townhouse in the late 50s. She died in New York in 1968.
• No. 211 E. 62nd St.: when Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was seven, her mother moved the family to 54 East 61st Street while her father stayed in a Paris hospital to battle his addiction to alcohol. In 1950, she rented suites at The Park Sheraton Hotel (202 West 56th Street.) She lived here until 1953 when she moved to 211 East 62nd Street. When that lease expired in 1958, she returned to The Park Sheraton as she waited for the house she purchased with Edna and David Gurewitsch at 55 East 74th Street to be renovated.
• No. 1 E. 62nd St: In the fall of 1959, Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) rented a one-bed, one-bath, 900-square-foot apartment here. He was looking for a place where he could have privacy when he came to New York City. He had always stayed in hotels in the past. During the summer of 1960 he set up a small office here an attempted to work. He was in poor mental and physical health and could do little writing. Hemingway left New York for good soon after, and commited suicide in July 1961 at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.
• No. 52 E. 62nd St, 10065: The Browning School is a US college preparatory school for boys founded in 1888 by John A. Browning. Arthur Jones succeeded Browning as Headmaster in 1920 and moved the school from West 55th Street to its present location on East 62nd Street. It offers study from Pre-Primary level (Kindergarten) through Form VI (12th Grade). Thomas Quinn Curtiss (1915-2000), son of Roy A. Curtiss and Ethel Quinn, graduated from the Browning School in New York in 1933. He went on to study film and theatre in Vienna and Moscow, where he was a student of the film director Sergei Eisenstein. In summer 1937, he met writer Klaus Mann in Budapest and followed him through Europe. Their romantic relationship lasted for several years, but eventually Tomski (as Curtiss is called in Mann's diaries) left him because of Mann's on-going heroin addiction. Mann's suicidal novel “Vergittertes Fenster” is dedicated to him.


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At St Paul's Kent (7579 Sandy Bottom Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620) is buried Tallulah Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968), American actress of the stage and screen, and a reputed libertine. Rumors about Bankhead's sex life have lingered for years, and she was linked romantically with many notable female personalities of the day, including Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Katherine Cornell, Eva Le Gallienne, Hope Williams ("who had a boy's body"), Beatrice Lillie, and Alla Nazimova, as well as writer Mercedes de Acosta and singer Billie Holiday. Actress Patsy Kelly confirmed she had a sexual relationship with Bankhead when she worked for her as a personal assistant. John Gruen's “Menotti: A Biography” notes an incident in which Jane Bowles chased Bankhead around Capricorn, Gian Carlo Menotti and Samuel Barber's Mount Kisco estate, insisting that Bankhead needed to play the lesbian character Inès in Jean-Paul Sartre's “No Exit.” Bankhead locked herself in the bathroom and kept insisting, "That lesbian! I wouldn't know a thing about it." Bankhead never publicly described herself as being bisexual. She did, however, describe herself as "ambisextrous". 



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