29 March 2011

Farley Granger RIP

Farley Granger (1925 - 2011). I don't have a story about Granger (pictured). Once, about 20 years ago, I wrote him asking for an interview and he never replied. I followed up with a birthday card, and he still never replied. So, no story. However, his death did cause a bit of a story:

Farley Granger was a big fag. He admits it in his autobiography "Include Me Out." Interestingly, the Associated Press story that ran in the online version of The Arizona Republic conveniently does not mention this fact. However, when consulting the original AP version, you can read seven additional lines all about his same-sex affairs and relationships. So, why did the AZ Republic censor this part of the story? Well, you could say it was cut for length, but any good editor knows you cut from the bottom, not the middle. I am not saying there are any good editors at the Republic, but just for the sake of argument...

In the interest of full disclosure, I was once in the employ of the company that owned The Arizona Republic at that time (they have since sold out -- and I mean that in both senses of the phrase).

You can read the censored version here.

You can read the full AP article here. (The missing text starts after paragraph 10.)

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