Another Ancient Hottie

The last time I dared post about a long-dead hottie I was taken to task from some quarters for wasting people's time on someone who they would not be able to fuck right this minute. While I understand their frustration (not really) I can't help thinking that if I were to limit the pictures on this blog to pictures of boys I might actually be able to have, this would be a very quiet site indeed. 

So who do we have here?  This is Glen Halik, who in the first decades of the 20th Century traveled around America with his sisters Lois and Elsa giving recitals of music and dramatic readings. What kind of effect must he  have had on the young girls (and boys) who saw him play in church halls and Chautauqua tents in those days before radio and television? I can only imagine that it was devastating.

Glen would go on to a long career as a teacher, not just of the violin, but engineering drawing, surveying and descriptive geometry. He was also concertmaster of the Traverse City, Michigan, Symphony Orchestra for many years. He lived to be 95 years old.



Anonymous said…
And that's is precisely why so many gay men are just DICKheads. Utterly obsessed with finding a hole and sticking it in. One day they might grow up, but I doubt it. Then again, one day no one will go with them for love nor money. - Ian
Deejohn said…
Vera, Beauty has always existed. It's not just about today. I do remember that thoughtless comment a while back.
And yes as you said, before TV and radio and only cinema, we had people like Valentino. Women and probably men as well swooned over him. And his death devastated thousands if not millions.
So beauty is not just about today. It's always been with us.
Pitbullshark said…
If they think they are going to "have" any hottie that you post, alive or dead, they will be severely disappointed. However, maybe they can get a glimpse of one of them somehow, and maybe even share a few words. Living in Los Angeles as I do, there is always a chance of that, and that would also be valid in some of the several other hot fashion and model locations around the world, as well. And there is a certain thrill in that, as I have experienced many times. Two good examples--for several years, I deeply lusted after Charley Hunnam from his role as Nathan in the original (British) version of "Queer As Folk", and another one really appealed to me was Jamie Bell from his role in "Billy Eliot". I bought a Chinese-made black market multi-standard DVD player just so I could order the British standard DVD of "Queer As Folk" from England (I had seen the series on film at L.A.'s Outfest, there were no American video standard DVDs available at that time, and i understand that those that did finally make it here were severely edited), and as for Jamie Bell, I went to see "Billy Elliot" three nights in a row until I began to settle down a little.

Well, lo and behold, those two later starred together in the SAME movie, "Nicholas Nickleby", and I went to a screening of it and THEY WERE BOTH THERE and participated in the Q&A with the director afterward. After the show and the Q&A, Charlie and Jamie made the slow walk up the aisle to exit the theater, and Charlie was quickly shaking people's hands as he passed. When he got to my hand, I squeezed his and said, "I have noticed in your movies how extremely expressive you are with your hands!" He stopped for a moment, looked me in the eye, and then gave me the biggest hug! And then Jamie, right behind him, came up to me and did the same thing! Awesome hugs from those two, be still my heart.

So there is always that when they are still alive.

But those amazing hotties from the past are just as wonderful to seen on a site like this. Think of some of those who had appealed to some of the most powerful people in the world and at very risky times, such as those for whom a kingdom was lost, or who had gotten kings thrown out the window or writers sent to prison. I would love to see portraits of whomever it was that Shakespeare wrote the love Sonnets to (if they can ever figure out for sure who the recipient was).

This gorgeous one you posted here does not physically remind me of, but made me think of the violinist Joshua Bell (another "Bell!"!) when he was young. I happened to be walking down an aisle at a music store (remember them?) and I was suddenly stopped in my tracks by the sight of this amazingly gorgeous young man on the cover of a CD. It was Joshua Bell, holding a violin, "Brush/Mendelssohn Violin Concertos, Academy of St Martin-In-The-Fields, Neville Marriner conducting" and I bought it just to have the picture of that beautiful boy. To me, he was the absolutely perfect picture of beauty, him with the smooth sweet kissable face and wearing his formal black suit and crisp white shirt with white bowtie and onyx cufflinks showing on the wrist of his sweet hands (one now has to go through 12 pages on to find that old of a recording, not even currently available). In addition to his beauty, he was also a music prodigy and, of course, became quite famous and also very rich and living a good life. I've seen him live in concerts several times, by now. His music is wonderful. His youthful beauty soon turned to striking handsomeness, which he retained for a decade or two or three, and publicists joked at the possibilities of making a classical violinist into a sexy hot pin-up, but now he has gotten pudgy and somewhat distorted looking so to me his beauty is an ancient memory but he still is alive and his talent lives on, too.

So please don't feel constrained against posting "ancient" hotties!
Rogue said…
Well said and done, Vera. He is beautiful.
Who, who, who who who, I didn't say I wanted to fuck him, about Jan Kubelik back then , I only wondered why you were so interested in people who didn't exist anymore and ofcourse is it very instructive to know some ancient artist etc. for a history lesson. And sure in the old days there were cuties too, they only grow most of the time so ugly when they get older so we forget so quickly.
Anonymous said…
Admit it Martin, you fucked up. Why shouldn't Vera be able to praise long gone beauty.

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