Susan Watkins American, — Marguerite, ca. Photo by Ed Pollard, Museum photographer inside Front Cover Clockwise Tickle My Ears, our program of stories and art for preschoolers, proves so popular that the Museum adds an extra session each month. Photo by Jake Gillespie for the Chrysler Museum of Art Many young patrons credit school field trips to the Chrysler for their ongoing love of the Museum and its collection.
Although it is still possible to to stand in awe before the house he was born in, the small city of Staunton doesn't make a fuss over its famous citizen, likely because so few people are still alive who remember his meteoric rise to Hollywood stardom. He has my never-ending admiration, because he stood up to movie studio heads, refusing to "pretend" to be straight for the sake of the publicity machines. He chose dignity and respect for his lover over hypocrisy and ill-gotten fame.
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Automotive industry heir Walter P. Chrysler Jr. Walter Jr. Although throughout his life he was a gay man trying to appear to live a life as a straight man, he had a home in Key West and displayed his growing art collection in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in a 19th-century church building he bought from the Methodists.
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He grew up in Ellis, Kansas, where today his boyhood home is a museum. His father was born in Chatham, Ontario in and immigrated to the United States after A Freemason, Chrysler began his career as a machinist and railroad mechanic in Ellis.
The Paddock used to be at W. It was known as a family restaurant but became a gay bar by the late s. The Continental was located at W.
Walter Percy Chrysler Jr. March 27, — September 17, was an American art collector, museum benefactor, and collector of other objects such as stamps, rare books, and glassworks. He was also a theatre and film producer.
Back in a friend and I was visiting the antique store on 3rd Avenue run by a buddy of my friend. Walter Chrysler, a patron of the shop, came in with a very young Latino boy with whom he had, apparently, just enjoyed an assignation. He had not enough cash on him to pay the lad and asked the proprietor to cash a check for him, which the proprietor did.