This book is very informative and full of eye-opening photographs. It reflects an issue that needs to be addressed much, much more. Read morePublished on June 1 2003 by J. Rose
Yea, Mr. Mann gets a little gossipy in areas, without stating real facts, and he does tend to lean towards the "gay" angle on everything, but overall this is a pretty good book. Read morePublished on July 30 2002 by AJ
I got much more out of this biography than I expected. I wanted to learn more about Billy Haines, and his struggle to be openly gay in Hollywood, and about his long marriage to... Read morePublished on April 12 2002 by steve
Williams Haines is perfectly suited as a lens through which to examine life, gay life in particular, in old Hollywood when the silents were king and when they first fell. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2002 by Ricky Hunter
The author of this book has a real feel for the Hollywood of the twenties and thirties. There are alot of anecdotes about various silent and talking film stars. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2001 by Moe811
William Mann gives us quite a gift in his book "Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood's First Openly Gay Star". Read morePublished on July 4 2000 by James Hiller
This book is very informing and inspiring. I mean, Hollywood "marriages" hardly last a couple of years, but with two couples in this book staying together for over 40... Read morePublished on April 20 2000 by "macadocb"
...of Gay Hollywood"... I enjoyed reading this book. I knew nothing about William Haines's life... Read morePublished on March 22 2000 by "zara_azari"