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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Before there was Tom of Finland...








...There was J.C. Leyendecker, a gay man who, in the early part of the twentieth century, managed through his art to turn his boyfriend into a national icon.

Special thanks to Fabulastic for his book recommendation.

5 comments:

Uncle Mame said...

Marvelous stuff, thanks! Leyendecker deserves to rank amoung the greatest artists of the 20th Century, if ya ask me. Now about Tom of Finland...

Hemingway said...

Vera, Thanks for sharing these. They are remarkable.
Warm Regards,
Hem

steve said...

For anybody interested, here's a bit more (pictures by Leyendecker, words by yours truly!):

http://openlettersmonthly.com/issue/december-2008-semi-obvious/

Uncle Mame said...

Steve, awesome article!

Vera said...

Steve, thank you for that article. Very insightful and well written.