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September 01, 2009


One of the most heartbreaking moments of my life was when my mother, as we were watching an episode of "McMillan and Wife," told me Rock Hudson was gay. I was twelve and had a huge crush on him.

I love that final scene. It was the sensitivity, the giving a damn that won Taylor. Great article!

The most beautiful girl in the world / isn't Garbo, isn't Dietrich / but a sweet trick. ..

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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