my longtime doll of a friend and former BF~ FRANKLYN SINGLEY~ lost his father yesterday.
although i never met his father i remember franklyn's stories about him and the difficult relationship they had, as many gay people do with our parents. although they are not always there for us~ we love them. franklyn's unconditional love for his father is a testament to the love of
A FATHER AND A SON.
My father passed away this afternoon.
Safe journey, Dad.
Rest in peace.
this photo was taken 74 years ago
photo and posting courtesy~ franklyn singley~ cleveland/antebellum correspondent
He appeared in a variety of films from 1950 through 1974, including Phone Call from a Stranger (1952), Congo Crossing (1956), and The Female Animal (1957). During this period, he also did episodic television and starred in several series, including the unique NBC adventure offering, The Man and the Challenge (1959–60) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents, (1962). However, his best-remembered role may have been as "Roy", the hero who saves the world from the clutches of "Ro-man" in the low-budget 3-D sci-fi film Robot Monster (1953).
In the mid-1950s, rumors about Nader's homosexuality began to surface. Nader's life partner was Mark Miller, who later worked as Rock Hudson's personal secretary for 13 years. When Nader's career in Hollywood ended, he and Miller moved to Europe, where he found steady work in films. His most notable role during this period was as FBI agent "Jerry Cotton" in a German film series where he became the number two most popular film star in Germany behind Lex Barker.
In the mid-1970s, Nader suffered an eye injury which made him particularly sensitive to the bright lights of movie sets. According to an interview with the German fanzine Splatting Image his eye injury was the result of an accident during the production of the never released movie Zigzag, when a blank pistol round exploded too early next to his eyes. Filming took place in the Philippines, and no adequate treatment was taken in time, resulting in the partial loss of his eyesight.
He inherited the interest from Rock Hudson's estate after Hudson's death from AIDS complications in 1985. Hudson biographer Sara Davidson, described Nader, Miller, and another person as "Rock's family for most of his adult life". Nader publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation shortly afterward.After damage to his eye made it difficult to endure an acting career, Nader began a career as a writer of science fiction, including his 1978 novel Chrome which centered around a love affair between an male astronaut and a male robot. Antebellum's FETISH BOOK CLUB members read this a few years ago... it wasn't very good.
I find it very interesting that in real life nader had a serious eye injury that ended his acting career.
in his role as collin hardy he has a devastating accident that leaves him blind and unable to ever act again.
this was 10 years prior to his real life accident!
WHERE THE BEAUTY LIES
Raymond Bailey - The Doctor
Charles S Carlson - Paul Ross
Marilyn Clark - Julie Ross
Pamela Curran - Joan Blake
Cloris Leachman - Caroline Hardy
Norman Leavitt - The House Painter
George Nader - Collin Hardy
the magic shop
with Leslie Nielsen
David Opatoshu Paul Hartman
Director: Robert Stevens.
Host: Alfred Hitchcock
Original air date: 10 January 1964