Friday, February 28, 2003
Tommy Kirk?

I never knew -- or at least, if I ever knew, I had forgotten -- until today, that Tommy Kirk is gay. Story here.

I blame Dragonleg of Shattered Buddha, because I found the link by following his link to the Child Movie Star database.

I loved Tommy Kirk in Old Yeller and The Absent Minded Professor. After he got kicked out of the Disney organization because he was gay (hey, things change), he made beach/teen movies. My favorite: Village of the Giants with Beau Bridges and Johnny Crawford (of The Rifleman), too. And Ron (Opie) Howard! And all the rest!!

I shoulda known there and then that I was gay.

Sorry, it's a bad nostalgia trip here this instant. My apologies.