- Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (102 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Mark Rappaport, 1997.
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Originally produced by Mark Rappaport in 1997.
From the ground-breaking director of ROCK HUDSON'S HOME MOVIES, Mark Rappaport takes us on a hilarious and provocative romp through the hidden and not-so-hidden gay undercurrents of Hollywood́s Golden Years. Dan Butler acts as tour guide as he uncovers (despite efforts to launder American cinema of even the faintest traces of gay influences) Hollywood́s squeamish fascination with gay eroticism and camp. Through the use of ingenious film Filmclips, along with Rappaport́s signature witty insights, THE SILVER SCREEN: COLOR ME LAVENDER brilliantly uncovers the unmistakable homoerotic flirtations and the ambiguous behavior that richly imbued the performances of Danny Kaye, Jerry Lewis, Gary Grant and other film legends.THE SILVER SCREEN: COLOR ME LAVENDER is a rich and funny meditation on American sexual identity, film history and culture that will change the way you look at butch westerns or the campy charades of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in their ́buddý road movies forever.. A film scrapbook, images, phrases from our past, hiding their meanings behind veils. Let's lift those veils, one by one, to find how images, at one time seeming innocent, have revealed, after decades, to have homosexual overtones.. ́(Rappaport́s) latest psychosexual documentary essay is a kaleidoscopic romp through the hidden (and not-so hidden) gay undercurrents of movie history, a kind of richer, headier, free-associative version of The Celluloid Closet.́ A- ́Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly. ́This dishy decoding of the ́Hollywood telegraph system,́ whose characters and winky euphemisms masked a squeamish fascination with homosexuality, is a serious piece of fun.́. ́Daphne Merkin, The New Yorker
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