Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood’s First Openly Gay Star

(This is a copy of a Goodreads review.) An encouraging bit of Pride Month reading of the "Nice to know we've always been here" variety. "Openly gay" in the context of the 1920s held a different meaning than today, not an affirmation, but a refusal to lie, evading direct questions with clever evasions (making Haines…

Glenn Peters 11/17/1921 – 7/19/2011

Growing up Glenn grew up in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, the county seat of Centre County, a few miles from Penn State University. This is Pennsylvania Dutch country, and he grew up around people with names like "Hugg" and "Treaster". His eventual Mother-in-Law was Martha Zahniser, and he took great pride in joking that he was the…