#BornThisDay: Clive Barker


October 5, 1952- Clive Barker: “I’m a gay man, living an out life for a long time, & it’s tiring & anger-making to hear people continue to spit out the same old dreary ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Writer, Gore Vidal

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 20. (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been shot in black and white.
Color version not available.) American writer Gore Vidal poses during portrait session held on March 20, 1983 in Paris, France. (Photo by Ulf Andersen/Getty Images)

October 3, 1924- Gore Vidal: "A Narcissist is someone better looking than you are" I played him once. Well, not exactly, but I based a character that I once portrayed, a ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Photographer, Annie Leibovitz

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October 2, 1949- Annie Leibovitz was always my choice to shoot the long planned cover for my first album Low Hanging Fruit. I would have given the world's greatest living portrait photographer full creative carte blanche, trusting her to bring ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor/Writer Fannie Flagg


  September 21, 1944- Fannie Flagg: "Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you are 2 steps ahead." Her novel Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Graphic Designer, Chip Kidd


September 12, 1964- You know Chip Kidd’s work even if you don't realize it. He designed the covers for the original hardbacks of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Gay Rights Pioneer, Edward Carpenter


August 29, 1844- Edward Carpenter: “I might have simply settled down into an armchair literary life. I really don't know exactly why I didn't.” Gay Rights activist, socialist, feminist, pacifist, vegetarian, nudist, mystic, poet, essayist, sandal wearer… an ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Writer, Christopher Isherwood


August 26, 1904- Christopher Isherwood: “Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination.” In the summer of 1971 I was doing summer stock theatre in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. Lucky me, at 17 years old, I ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Polymath, Stephen Fry

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August 24, 1957- Stephen Fry: “You are who you are when nobody's watching.” Comedian, successful novelist, star of the silver screen, TV & stage actor, doer of good works, ... See the Rest