boze hadleighs 1994 book hollywood lesbians (barricade books) slammed open the closet door on some of hollywoods most famous stars, including barbara stanwyck, ann b. Lesbian characters, stories, and images were barred from onscreen depiction in hollywood films from the 1930s to the 1960s, together with all forms of sex perversion. Looking at the lure of some of the great female stars and at the visual coding of supporting actresses, the book identifies lesbian spectatorial strategies. in her book, the girls sappho goes to hollywood, journalist diana mclellan spent five years researching a-list lesbian love affairs of old hollywood (via the new york times). I just finished the book full service my adventures in hollywood and the secret sex lives of the stars by scotty bowers with lionel friedberg about the man who was famous for setting up tricks for various celebrities in the 1940s-1980s. I found it quite scandalous and i figured some ontders would want to hear the gossip about their favorite old hollywood celebrities. One of the most significant lesbian-themed novels in history is rita mae browns rubyfruit jungle, published in 1973. The activist, new york times best-selling author and feminist icon -- who says she was kicked out of the national organization for women -- fought to get the womens movement to accept lesbians. but that hasnt stopped historians from writing books like the sewing circle female stars who loved other women, the girls sappho goes to hollywood, hollywood lesbians,. Fans want zendaya and anya taylor-joy to play lesbian lovers. in her book the girls sappho goes to hollywood, writer diana mclellan spent five years investigating hollywood lesbian love affairs of old hollywood. Mclellan discovered proof that implied actresses greta garbo and marlene dietrich had an affair when garbo was 19 years old. hollywood has always been a highly sexed town full of attractive young people with plenty of money or needing plenty of money. The gay women of old hollywood by trish bendix 912010 it seems like every time theres a new biography about a past hollywood star or starlet, we get to know a little more about their sexual.