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The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997)

A film scrapbook, images, phrases from our past, hiding their meanings behind veils. Let's lift those veils, one by one, to find how images, at one time seeming innocent, have revealed, after decades, to have homosexual overtones.

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Mark Rappaport
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dan Butler ... Host / Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Ameche ... Himself (archive footage)
Johnny Arthur ... Himself (archive footage)
Lucille Ball ... Herself (archive footage)
Noah Beery Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
Eric Blore ... Himself (archive footage)
Humphrey Bogart ... Himself (archive footage)
Marlon Brando ... Himself (archive footage)
Walter Brennan ... Himself (archive footage)
Montgomery Clift ... Himself (archive footage)
Claudette Colbert ... Herself (archive footage)
Gary Cooper ... Himself (archive footage)
Joan Crawford ... Herself (archive footage)
John Dall ... Himself (archive footage)
Bette Davis ... Herself (archive footage)
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Filmmaker Mark Rappaport cleans out the proverbial closet of Hollywood and film history and unearths a veritable treasure of homo-erotic and gay subliminal gems, including everything from comedies to westerns, film-noir to musicals, and everything in between. Host/narrator Dan Butler leads us through a fun, but extensively documented, exploration of gay film history, from subliminal subtext to clearly visible. Included are many film clips of classic films and golden age stars. Written by trivwhiz

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USA

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English

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November 1997 (USA) See more »

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The DVD includes a nine minute short film about the professional life of actor John Garfield, also directed by Mark Rappaport. See more »

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unwatchable
3 January 2011 | by marymorrisseySee all my reviews

the problem with this movie is that it's just not made by anything like a filmmaker. I've never seen this guy's subsequent offerings but I really can't imagine anyone who started off making this amounting to hill of outtakes! anybody who really cares would not use little clips ending with them in freeze frame to stretch them out half a second! that in itself is a dead giveaway that this person should have his video equipment confiscated! Funny that my review isn't long enough but what else is there to say? I am told by IMDb I could be kicked off if I use "junk words" to round it out. Ironic when I just suggested MR should be barred from filmmaking. Instead it's probably the case that he will be welcome with open arms at the gay film festivals for all time.


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