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Gribbz
07-31-2012, 10:28 PM
R.I.P. Gore Vidal.

Miroir Noir
07-31-2012, 10:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYymnxoQnf8&feature=player_detailpage

RageAgainstTheAoki
07-31-2012, 10:43 PM
RIP. Just checked out The City and the Pillar from the library the other day. Loved what little of his writing I read. Especially the batshit crazy Myra Breckinridge which was made into an even more ridiculous film with Raquel Welch playing a post-op transsexual sociopath. And The Best Man was a wonderful political satire. I think it's back on Broadway now.

Here's a young Vidal in one of Carl Van Vechten's iconic photographic portraits:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e1/GoreVidalVanVechten1.jpg/220px-GoreVidalVanVechten1.jpg

TomAz
08-01-2012, 05:39 AM
Every US high school senior should be required to read 1876 before graduating.

gaypalmsprings
08-01-2012, 06:52 AM
R.I.P. You were gay before it was popular.

downingthief
08-01-2012, 09:39 AM
This cuts me deep...one of my LONG time heroes. RIP

TomAz
08-01-2012, 01:43 PM
http://www.mediaite.com/online/michelle-bachmann-gore-vidals-snotty-mocking-attitude-made-me-a-conservative/

downingthief
08-01-2012, 01:47 PM
that's hilarious

TomAz
08-01-2012, 02:12 PM
especially the part where she says "The Founding Fathers were not the characters that I saw Gore Vidal portraying in his novel..." Like she knew George and Ben personally.

santasutt
08-01-2012, 09:06 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/books/gore-vidal-elegant-writer-dies-at-86.html?smid=pl-share

Decent obit.