Author Archives: Richard Miller

Letters Live: Watch Sir Ian McKellen read a brave and powerful coming-out letter

‘These aren’t radicals or weirdos, Mama. They are shop clerks and bankers and little old ladies and people who nod and smile to you when you meet them on the bus.’ Christopher Hooton @christophhooton Friday 5 February 2016 http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/watch-sir-ian-mckellen-read-powerful-coming-out-letter-a6855146.html

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News Briefs: Maupin receives Mayor’s Art Award

compiled by Cynthia Laird 02/04/2016 Bestselling author Armistead Maupin has been named by Mayor Ed Lee as the recipient of the 2016 Mayor’s Art Award. Maupin, a gay man, rose to fame with his nine-volume Tales of the City series, … Continue reading

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To Hell and Back: A NUVO Series

Theresa Rosado, a reporter with Nuvo: Indy’s Alternative Newspaper, has written a four-part series on the people behind the inspiration of Armistead Maupin’s “The Night Listener”.  Here is an excerpt: Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, children of New Horizons met with … Continue reading

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“Tales Of Our City: Our Lives, Our Heroes” – Exclusive Presale!

JANUARY 21, 20165:59 PM Want the best seats in the house to our April show, “Tales Of Our City: Our Lives, Our Heroes” at Davies Symphony Hall? We’re running an exclusive presale with Goldstar to offer our patrons these excellent seats for … Continue reading

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Broadway Star Brian Bedford Dead at 80

BY TRUDY RING JANUARY 13 2016 10:58 PM EST Acclaimed stage actor Brian Bedford, who won a Tony Award on his first of seven nominations, has died at age 80. Bedford died today of cancer in Santa Barbara, Calif., one … Continue reading

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Filmed in Pacific Heights

By CHRISTOPHER POLLOCK The Bay Area has been host to so many films that it has been known at times as Hollywood North. More than 600 movies — from blockbuster features to lesser-known indies — have been filmed here since … Continue reading

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Armistead Maupin Reads from His Last Tale of the City, ‘The Days of Anna Madrigal’ – LISTEN

by Towleroad November 27, 2015 Today’s TowleREAD pick comes from author Armistead Maupin and his most recent book, The Days of Anna Madrigal. Published in 2014, Anna Madrigal is the ninth and final installment in his magnum opus, The Tales … Continue reading

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www.ToursoftheTales.com – New Tour: Tour #13, the Miniseries Tour

Check out Larry Rhodes new posted Tour that highlights locales from the “Tales of the City” miniseries.  His website is www.toursofthetales.com A downloadable PDF of the miniseries, self-guided tour may be found here  

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Sir Ian McKellen describes Armistead Maupin as his godfather

By Leah Garchik October 13, 2015 The Mill Valley Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award was presented by Armistead Maupin to Sir Ian McKellen on Sunday night, Oct. 11. The two are old friends and more: As they shared with delight … Continue reading

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10 spooky Bay Area curses

Excerpted from “10 Spooky Bay Area Curses” By Katie Dowd on October 5, 2015 11:07 AM Socialite Pat Montandon was the talk of the San Francisco society scene in the 1960s, so much so that Armistead Maupin modeled one of … Continue reading

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