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Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood's First Openly Gay Star

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In 1930 William Haines was Hollywood's #1 box-office draw--a talented, handsome, wisecracking romantic lead. Off screen, protected by a careful ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood's First Openly Gay Star

Overall customer rating: 5.000
gablefan

Excellent!

by gablefan on Aug 31, 2007

A very well-written and researched bio of a star who's been sadly neglected. Mann deals with both Haines' film career and his interior decorating career with equal sensitivity and insight. Great job! More

drednm

A Great Star Remembered

by drednm on Jun 22, 2007

William Mann writes an excellent biography of a long-forgotten star, William Haines, who was a top 5 box-office star between 1927 and 1932. Haines was a huge star of his time, transitioned between silent films and talkies, and was the first "outed" gay star in America. Mann also delves into the personal ... More

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