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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 8, August 1973 - File 004. 1973-08. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 15, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/3229/show/3211.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 8, August 1973
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date August 1973
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 28912012
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
Rights No Copyright - United States
Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 004
Transcript In Dames (August 23-25) Ruby is the inspiration for young songwriter Dick Powell. They finally get to stage the Big Show when chorus girl Joan Blondell vamps Guy Kibbee for the money. The Dames songs are "Try to See it My Way," "When You Were a Smile on Your Mother's Lips and a Twinkle in Your Daddy's Eye," "The Girl at the Ironing Board" -- lovelorn laundress Joan Blondell irons and sings while the forest of pajamas and long underwear swings and sways behind her -- and "I Only Have Eyes for You" -- Dick Powell dreams up a mass army of dancer Keelers and each wears a board on her back which ends up fit together with the others into one giant jigsaw mask Keeler. The Dames finale is a hundred girls, white blouses, black tights, the best, stoned, angles and flowers kaleidoscope Berkeley made. Fashions of 1934 (August 20- September 1) is the only Busby Berkeley--Bette Davis movie. - Fashion swindler William Powell, his secretary Bette Davis, feather tycoon Hugh Herbert, and high rent couturier Reginald Owen stage the ostrich plume extravaganza that almost ended ostriches, a fifty girl Hall of Human Harps, an overhead shot "Spin a Little Web of Dreams," a sixty foot galleon of Venus with Her Galley Slaves. Windmill Presents Gay Comedy Windmill Dinner Theatre is now offering "Norman, Is That You?", The plot of this comedy concerns a father from the Midwest who visits his son in New York and discovers that his son is gay and is living with a very effiminate "friend". The normal and healthy reaction of any Gay Activist would be, "Oh no! Not another 'Boys in the Band' where the gays are presented as unhappy, unhealthy, miserable and sick." I immediately called for tickets to see the show to find out just how the Gay Community was being presented to an almost totally straight Windmill audience. In the meantime I of course watched the reviews to see what was said about the show. Sure enough one reviewer printed what was considered a derogatory statement. Mr. Jack Gordon of the Fort Worth Press (who I consider the finest reviewer in the city) printed this statement: "No one would ever suspect son Nor- man of being a homo. He appears perfectly normal, as do most homosexuals, the book says." I was extremely upset over the derogatory word "homo" and the implication that gays are not nor- unplication that gays are not normal. I wrote Mr. Gordon a letter explaining my position. Two days later I received a phone call from Mr. Gordon. He apologized, and said that he did not realize that ' 'homo'' was a derogatory word. He also told me that when he said "normal", he was trying to get across the fact that you cannot stereotype homosexuals. We had an interesting chat where he told me that "Norman" was a good show and handled the gay subject well. He also told me that he would correct his statement in print. Mr. Gordon pointed out that no matter whether he or other people approved or disapproved, we must all live together. I thanked him and my faith in him as the finest reviewer in the city was restored. By now I was extremly anxious to see "Norman". I finally was able to see it and I enjoyed every minute of it. It handles the subject well; I of course would like to have seen it more pro- gay, but it was neither pro nor anti, it simply was a funny story. I urge everyone to see this show and support Windmill for daring to handle the gay subject in Fort Worth. "THIS AND THAT: A note from Fort Worth chapter of AURA informs this column that one never properly refers to a homosexual as a "homo", as this column unwisely did in reviewing the Windmill play, "Norman, Is That You?" Writer of the letter, who says he is a homosexual, points out that the abbreviation "homo" is as offensive to homosexuals as are the many crude words sometimes used in reference to blacks. Poles and other minority, groups, It is something to remember. Times have changed." SEXUAL PRIVACY AURA has just received info | about the American Civil Liberties Union National project on Sexual Privacy. The purpose of the project is to coordinate a national effort to remove all laws which hroscribe consensual sexual activity among adults and to eliminate discriminatory practices which flow from the existence of such laws. The director of the project is Marilyn G. Haft. Remember, AURA and the ACLU are here to help you! If you think you have been discriminated against, that your rights as a citizen have been taken away, do not hesitate to call the AURA office at 838-2095: Or write to AURA , P.O. Box 7318 Ft. Worth 76111. Classified Ad Refused? Why Was This Classified Ad refused by the Fort Worth Star- Telegram? "God Loves His Gay Children, Too Join informal Bible study/ discussion group (not MCC) 838-2095, 535-0617 Was it because of the word "Gay?" Are we not even allowed to advertise for religious activities because we are gay. When are we going to stand up for our rights. A lawyer is now looking into this for AURA. AURA will soon be announceing action which will be taken against the Star-Telegram for Gay discrimination. DIRECTORY AURA, Awareness, Unity and Research Association; P.O. Box 7318 Fort Worth, Texas 76111 Ken Cyr, Chairman 838-2095 Agape MCC, P.O. Box 4589 Fort Worth, Tex. 76106 Rev. David Carden, Pastor 834-7514 Bible Study/Discussion Group (not affl. with MCC) 535-0617 or 838- 2095 * Page 3
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