The Gang's All Here

2.2.2012

By Adam Rathe

Surprising trivia about gay literary lions.

CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD

Became Famous For: The Berlin Stories, which was adapted into Cabaret; celebrity friends, like W. H. Auden

Now Famous For: Tom Ford’s 2009 screen adaptation of his A Single Man

Common Knowledge: A globetrotting sugar daddy whose relationship with artist Don Bachardy was eventually explored in the 2007 documentary Chris & Don: A Love Story

What You'll Learn from Eminent Outlaws: While living in L.A., Isherwood was given mescaline by Aldous Huxley but didn’t take it until a visit to London. While tripping, he saw Westminster Abbey and found it an “absurd little antique shop, full of ridiculous statues.”

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