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Houston Voice, No. 998, December 10, 1999 - File 019. 1999-12-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1439/show/1424.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 998, December 10, 1999
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date December 10, 1999
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript 18 OUT ON THE BAYOU DECEMBER 10, 1999 • HOUSTON VOICE Out In Print BOOK NEWS A tedious but provocative look at Gore Vidal by ELLA TYLER Fred Kaplan's new biography of Gore Vidal has received more attention for its bulk than its content, and that's a pin,: The content is superb. Vidal is a man of many faces, all interesting, and Kaplan makes the most of Vidal's multidimensional life. .Most refreshingly, unlike many biographies of gay or bisexual men, which acknowledge the subject's sexuality but don't talk about it, Vidal's sexuality is ted as an important part of his life. In fact, nearly everyone's sex life is out of the closet in this book. Vidal was born in 1925 to Nina Gore, whose father was Thomas P. Gore, the blind senator from Oklahoma, and Lt. Eugene Vidal, a flier who was also one of West Point's athletic heroes. He was named Eugene Luther, after his father, but later took Gore as his first name, ids maternal grandfather's influence was profound. Though blind, he loved books. By the time the boy was six, Vidal's grandfather was reading history books to him, nurturing the love of history that would continue to dominate Vidal's writing. \ lis other continuing theme, fantasy, was his own interest. Senator Gore planned a political career for the young man, and although Vidal was never to hold political office, he ran twice, and has been an important commentator on political issues, including the politics of sex. The kindest thing that can be said about Nina, Gore's mother, was that her second marriage, to the wealthy Hugh Auchincloss, gave Gore even more social connections and prestige. Auchincloss's next wife was Janet Bouvier, Jackie Kennedy's mother. Until Vidal wrote a piece for Esquire in 1963, which didn't look favorably on Robert Kennedy, he and Jackie were chummy. After the article, she never spoke to him again. Nina had negotiated a small trust fund from Auchincloss for Gore, which contributed to Gore's financial independence and enabled him to write full-time. In addition, Vidal acquired a taste for living well that fueled his desire to make real money writing. This led him to write for movies and television and, under pseudonyms, commercial fiction. As Katherine Everhard (taken from the much-frequented Everhard Baths), he wrote a pulp novel—"Star's Progress"—and as Edgar Box, penned three mysteries. Much of Vidal's military career was as first mate on a freight-supply ship in the Aleutian Island's, a chain of islands stretching south of Alaska for 1,000 miles. Between runs, there was little to do but read, write and save money Vidal's first published book, "Williwaw," came from this experience. It was published in 1946, Books Make Great Gifts! 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He outlines the story, a nice feature if you haven't read the book (or forgotten it), reviews its origins in Vidal's life, and provides a critical reaction. He also details the business side of many of the books—the money and Vidal's business and personal relationships with his editors, publishers and agents. Vidal's friends and enemies are an interesting addition to the book. He had a close and passionate friendship with Anais Nin, was good friends with Tennessee Williams and Paul Newman, and often attended parties with I'nna-v- Margaret He and Paul Bowles were friends, Vidal and Truman Gipote were usually entmjes, and he and Norman Mailer were sometimes cordial and sometimes fighting. He was also afodds with William Buckley, a relationship that would end up in court, in a bitter libel suit. Sometimes these accounts get a bit tedious— Kaplan insists on giving everyone a pedigree ("When in the late 1980's Max Raibb, ,i consummate political operator, a lawyer with his roots in Massachusetts politics in the 1960s, was appointed ambassador to Italy by President Bush"). But regardless, Kaplan provides .in interesting social history of the last half of the 20th century \____M Gore Vidal by Fred Kaplan, Doubleday, 850 pages, $35 What your neighbors are reading . . . 1 Murder Undercover by Claire McNab, $11.95 2 Best of the Superstars 2000 edited by John Patrick, $11.95 3 Comfort & Joy by Jim Grimsley, $21.95 4 Every Time We Say Goodbye by Jane Maiman, $11.95 5 Gay Spirit Warrior byjohnStowe, $15.95 6 Innuendo by R.D. 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