R.I.P. Gore Vidal.
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:
Every US high school senior should be required to read 1876 before graduating.
R.I.P. You were gay before it was popular.
This cuts me deep...one of my LONG time heroes. RIP
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.