Tab Hunter tells all
A good looking kid with the improbable name of “Tab Hunter” rocketed to Hollywood stardom in the early 1950s. He was often on a horse and frequently without a shirt and soon cornered the market on hysterical teenage girls, says “48 Hours” correspondent Susan Spencer.
Asked when he first accepted the name change, Hunter says, “Probably when I got a check that said ‘Pay to the order of Tab Hunter.’ I thought, wow, $250.”
moncler factory outlet Those first big bucks came for a potboiler called “Island of Desire” in 1952. Veteran actress Linda Darnell, he writes, had to teach him how to kiss on screen. moncler factory outlet
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cheap moncler coats He says he was sold like Spam, but he cheerfully went along with the hype. “I was embarrassed,” Hunter admits, “but by the same token, I was loving it. Because, I mean, my gosh, I mean, who would, at 20 years of age, starring in motion pictures? cheap moncler coats
“I mean, it’s all so overwhelming. You know, you can’t say ‘No.’ If they’d say, ‘Lie down in the middle of the road, the truck rolls moncler outlet over you,’ you’d say, ‘Where would you like me to position myself?'”
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Well, Hunter says today, they were right.
cheap moncler jackets “I was living a lie, absolutely,” he says. “I was another person. I mean, my sexuality was my sexuality. cheap moncler coats And it was not what people, you know, perceived. You know, people believe what they want to believe. But this was very difficult for me.” cheap moncler jackets
Spencer notes that the 1950s was not the time to be gay in Hollywood.
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Asked if he thought others in the Hollywood community knew he is gay, Hunter says, “Some did, probably. Some didn’t.”
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Hunter explains that he decided to write his biography once cheap moncler jackets he learned someone else was ready to publish his story. “I thought, look, get it from the horse’s mouth, not some horse’s ass,” Hunter quips.
In any case, so powerful was Warner Brothers’ public relations that his career flourished, despite the rumors, in movie after movie moncler outlet store.