The vinyl closet: gays in the music world

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Los Hombres Press, Apr 1, 1991 - Music - 237 pages
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This new blockbuster by Boze Hadleigh covers the music world from the classical world to today's headliners. Fast-paced, brightly written & jam-packed with real facts on every page. Hadleigh shows the music world as it really was & is, from classical to punk rock & among the stars of ballet. In his Foreword, Leonard Bernstein writes: "From an early age I was aware that much of the most sublime music ever created derived from the efforts & souls of homosexuals. Our world feels free to enjoy this ageless music time & again, but not to acknowledge even the simple, mutual humanity of composers, conductors, singers & other gay artists ..This is where Boze Hadleigh's true contribution rests--in educating our minds & hearts...Entertaining & revelatory..." From pre-publication letters to the author: " unforgettable read for anybody who's ever sung or hummed...It's wickedly gossipy & lots of baaad, clean fun."--Boy George. "Camp with a High-C!"--Madonna. "Honey, this one's a scorcher! The chapter 'Songbirds' lays scandalously bare several of my musical sisters."--Pearl Bailey.

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About the author (1991)

Boze Hadleigh is the author of seventeen prior books, including "Hispanic Hollywood". He is one-quarter Mexican, the grandson of Gen. Ruben Garcia, a Mexican diplomat. He has a bachelor??'s degree in Spanish literature and a master??'s in journalism. When not traveling he divides his time among Beverly Hills, California; Sydney, Australia; and Hong Kong.

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