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whisper

An issue of Whisper from June, 1956, an example of the gossip-fueled tabloids that multiplied in the 1950s, answering (and creating) the American public's thirst for scandals - especially about actors and actresses, and exposés of the underbelly of the middle class. Among such articles about wife-swapping in the suburbs and crime rings for hire, are overtly hostile profiles of gay men, including the pan of Liberace's first starring role in a film
August 9, 2010
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