Bill Lipsky—. Isherwood met Fouts in Born into a middle-class family in Jacksonville, Florida, inFouts left his job as bagger at a General Foods store to move to New York, determined to be kept. The bond between them, however, was real. And Beaton, who would become the famed society photographer, fell very hard indeed. Beaton knew exactly the moment it happened. It was late summer, Cecil was twenty-six, four years older than Peter.
They were in Vienna, each with his own friends, when they met.
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Peter went with Cecil to antique shops to help him select furnishings for Ashcombe, his new country estate. Truman Capote knew both Watson and Beaton. He and Cecil were lifelong friends, but Capote was one of the very few fouts had no use for Peter. Watson slept while his perfectly decent but disintegrating friend twitched with insomnia and an aching scrotum.
In May ofPeter and Cecil both happened to be in Paris and made plans to meet for dinner, but Peter did not appear at the agreed upon time. Cecil later learned that Peter that night had met in a nightclub a young American named Denham Fouts. Denny dearest Darling, this is so much the saddest thing that happened in my life.
It is so serious for me to make the painful wrench but I cannot continue being made miserably unhappy constantly by your peculiar vagaries… Denny cannot weep any more, my eyes are swollen and my face unrecognizable from so many tears and so much hysteria. Peter always had been frightened of drugs and was distressed at what he saw them doing to Denny.
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And so their fighting continued. More filters. Sort order. Jan 02, fleegan rated it really liked it Shelves: biography. Is there anything better than a dishy biography? Probably not.
This gossipy bio tells about the life of Denham Fouts, a young man from Florida who was "kept" by several men, and palled around Europe with fouts society guys and even the future king of Greece as well as with some very famous authors like Christopher Isherwood and Gore Vidal.
Most of denny book is about Denny in the lives of the famous authors, Isherwood, Vidal, and Capote. I think it's because fouts people who wrote about him the Is there anything better than a dishy biography? I think it's because the people who wrote about him the most were the authors who hung out with him.
It was hard to believe that ALL the men were so infatuated with him for so fouts, because it seemed to me he was actually really boring and slept all day only to wake up at night to smoke opium and go out to dinner. I never really understood what was so appealing about him. But it was fascinating that the authors were so enamored of him that even denny some of denny Capote found him frustrating, they ALL wrote him into their books at least once. Denny Fouts was one charming young man, but it seems that his life, although interesting as hell, was quite hollow.
Short book, easy read, with not that much about Denny Fouts. But I wanted pictures, as I did not know who all of the different boyfriends were. Aug 23, Michael rated it liked it Shelves: glbthistory-bio-memoir. In total, we get a nearly complete image of Fouts as the companion to a veritable "Like everyone else who had lived with him discovered, Denny made life a continuing adventure. In total, we get a nearly complete image of Fouts as the companion to a veritable who's experienced pegging of pre homosexuals, a professional bon vivant, a serious opium addict, and trophy boy that both men and women kept around as long as they could afford to and not necessarily in the monetary sense.
Nov 02, Sister Morticia rated it really liked it. A captivating, self-destructive muse who mesmerised all who met him. A great biography. Dec 27, Jim rated it liked it.
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Like a minor celebrity who casually arrives at the head of the line at a nightclub, and gains entry without question, 'Best-Kept Boy in the World' managed to assert itself to the top of my growing "to-read" pile of books. This slim volume tells about the life denny Denny Fouts, a socialite, muse, and Florida-born gay man who became intimate with three of the most famous 20th-century gay writers: Gore Vidal, Truman Capote and Christopher Isherwood.
He also was kept by princes and other wealthy Like a minor celebrity who casually arrives at the head of the line at a nightclub, and gains entry without question, 'Best-Kept Denny in the World' managed to assert itself to the top of my growing "to-read" pile of books. He also was kept by princes and other wealthy eccentrics. Fouts' brief rise to social fame, and his tragic demise by addiction, are told with flair. He was extremely handsome, and he spoke with a Southern accent that fouts found to be very charming.
He quickly got used to a life where he was constantly pampered. He was known for laying in bed all day after making lots of money from his sex work, ordering room service, and asking other people to do difficult things for him. Like this: Like Loading Christopher November 11, eurogay Charles Isherwood?
I think you mean Christopher Isherwood. ArtLark Post author November 11, fouts William Cross January 17, Fidelia November 18, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:.