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The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | November 1997 (USA)
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.

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Mark Rappaport
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Credited cast:
Dan Butler ... Host / Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Ameche ... Himself (archive footage)
Johnny Arthur ... Himself (archive footage)
Lucille Ball ... Herself (archive footage)
Noah Beery Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
Eric Blore ... Himself (archive footage)
Humphrey Bogart ... Himself (archive footage)
Marlon Brando ... Himself (archive footage)
Walter Brennan ... Himself (archive footage)
Montgomery Clift ... Himself (archive footage)
Claudette Colbert ... Herself (archive footage)
Gary Cooper ... Himself (archive footage)
Joan Crawford ... Herself (archive footage)
John Dall ... Himself (archive footage)
Bette Davis ... Herself (archive footage)
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Filmmaker Mark Rappaport cleans out the proverbial closet of Hollywood and film history and unearths a veritable treasure of homo-erotic and gay subliminal gems, including everything from comedies to westerns, film-noir to musicals, and everything in between. Host/narrator Dan Butler leads us through a fun, but extensively documented, exploration of gay film history, from subliminal subtext to clearly visible. Included are many film clips of classic films and golden age stars. Written by trivwhiz

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English

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The DVD includes a nine minute short film about the professional life of actor John Garfield, also directed by Mark Rappaport. See more »

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Features The Princess and the Pirate (1944) See more »

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Sal?!
24 May 2017 | by nullity-39212See all my reviews

Why oh why was Rebel Without a Cause not included?? Sal Mineo was the epitome of subtle homosexual characters.

This doc is far from comprehensive.

Finished it but just barely.

Oh and broke back mt but that hadn't been released yet.


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