Philip Core, in his encyclopedic book _Camp: The Lie that Tells the Truth_
both discusses a number of stars from a particular gay male perspective
and discusses the relationship of gay male audiences, including gay
critics, to some stars.
Koestenbaum himself touches on this in reference to opera stars
in his _The Queen's Throat_, although he's more interested there in gay
men's--or more specifically "Opera Queens'" relationship as readers to
writings about opera stars, rather than as writers about star.
Gay writers--in addition to those noted by David Connor--who have written
about theater and movie stars include Lucius Beebe and Alexander Wollcott (sp?).
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On Tue, 14 Nov 1995, David Conner, UC Santa Cruz wrote:
> Here's a gossipy question for you all: I'm working on an essay on Wayne
> Koestenbaum's most recent book, Jackie Under My Skin, and it's gotten me
> wondering if there might not exist a kind of liminal queer tradition of
> writing about celebrities.
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