“Forgotten Hollywood”- TherapyCable Episode #8 is Live…

Posted on July 22, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…


TCLogo   Episode #8 of FORGOTTEN HOLLYWOOD on THERAPYCABLE features guest Dean Ghaffari, who portrays Sal Mineo, an openly bisexual actor. His story resonates today because of the recent decision by The Supreme Court on marriage equality.

Forgotten Hollywood - Therapy Cable logo   Forgotten Hollywood - Therapy Cable #8

picgallerycollage   Sal Mineo’s roles in Rebel Without a Cause, Giant, Exodus, The Longest Day, and other films put an unwelcome spotlight on his private life. By the early 1960s, he was becoming too old to play the type of role that made him famous, and his public announcement of bisexuality led to him being not considered appropriate for leading roles. Sal was stabbed to death in the alley behind his apartment near the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood in 1976. The assailant never offered a reason for the attack. Mineo was 37.

 bruckmann-poe-portrait  Ghaffari was in a recent live stage production that also featured an actor portraying Edgar Allan Poe (left). The writer’s life was filled with his own demons, and often wrote his best work while staying alone in cheap hotel rooms. Known as the Father of Detective Fiction,  his poetry and stories told in the gothic mystery genre thrilled readers; but his fame infringed on his personal life in an unwelcome manner. At age 40, Poe died; the cause of his death remains unknown, and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and/or other agents. Prior to his demise, he was found on the streets of Baltimore, delirious, in great distress, and in need of immediate assistance.

800px-El6bw   By the way, (E)dgar (L)awrence Doctorow, the author who wrote Ragtime, was named after Poe. Doctorow died on Tuesday. He was among the most honored authors of the past 40 years. The film versions of his Ragtime and Billy Bathgate were disappointments. Doctorow was 83.                      E. L. DOCTOROW  ——–>

   Two iconic artists who seemingly have little in common. Yet, Mineo and Poe intertwine in a fabulous presentation.

    To enjoy the interview on THERAPYCABLE CHANNEL, click (or cut-and-paste) to view our latest program:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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