Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Tab Hunter Confidential
“ What you saw is what you got and what you didn't see was none of your business” Tab Hunter
How delightfully that 1950s beefcake Tab Hunter calls his new memoir Tab Hunter Confidential , after the tabloid that pretty much took down his career by printing stories on his homosexuality (true) and his dog beating (false).
...As Hunter, now 74, describes his life in Hollywood during the mid-20th century, he has a lot in common with his tabloid progeny: from the manufactured image (he grew up with the decidedly less sexy moniker Arthur Gelien) to the manufactured dates (Debbie Reynolds and Natalie Wood are fine companions — for heterosexuals) to the manufactured articles designed by publicists and studios to keep their clients in the limelight.