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Evolve: Wakefield Poole: Jax Gay Life in the 1950s
« on: August 13, 2016, 03:00:03 AM »
Evolve: Wakefield Poole: Jax Gay Life in the 1950s



Wakefield Poole, one of Jacksonville's most colorful natives, toured with the Ballet Russe, distinguished himself as one of the hottest choreographers on Broadway, befriended Marlena Deitrich and then went on to become one of the great pioneers of queer erotica in the 1950s.  But the man who reshaped the medium was a gay teenager in Jacksonville during the 1950s.  He recounts his experiences in this exclusive Metrojacksonville/TVJax interview.

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Re: Evolve: Wakefield Poole: Jax Gay Life in the 1950s
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2016, 08:52:41 AM »
My nephew and others in the millenial group should see this interview.  Wow, what a  long way we've come since the 50's, although I'm sure that there are pockets of people still with a streak of meaness holding onto the views, hopefully they will all soon be gone.