In an Excerpt from The Stranger Beside Me, Ted gossips to Ann Rule about Gary Gilmore.
Although Ted’s extradition arraignment on November 24th 1976, had drawn a flock of reporters, he was not the most famous prisoner in Utah Sate Prison that week. It was fellow convict-Gary Gilmore-a convicted murderer with a death wish, who made the cover of Newsweek on November 29. Compared to Gary Gilmore, Ted was decidedly second-string news.
“The Gilmore situation grows curiouser and curiouser. Have seen him on occasion in the visiting room with Nicole. I’ll never forget the deep love and anguish in her eyes. Gilmore, however, is misguided, unstable, and selfish…The media preys on this Romeo and Juliet saga. Tragic. Irreconcilable.”
Nor did Ted have anything good to say about Gilmore’s legal advisors.
‘…with Robin Williams, whom Mr. Grace photographed in 1986 for the cover of Newsweek, [an] exchange of numbers turned out to be the start of a three-decade friendship and a uniquely intimate working relationship.’
On this day in music history: October 27, 1975 - Bruce Springsteen will make history when he appears on the covers of both Time and Newsweek Magazine the same week. Riding a huge wave of success brought on by the “Born To Run” album, Springsteen will find the massive amount publicity generated by his record label, and the overwhelming amount of attention he receives in the wake of it unnerving, and attempts to distance himself from it in order to maintain his artistic integrity. Before his performance at the Hammersmith Odeon in London (on November 18, 1975), he will tear down posters at the venue that bare the legend “Finally London is ready for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.”
When We Rise will chronicle the personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today. The period piece will tell the history of the gay rights movement, starting with the Stonewall Riots in 1969.
Currently in production for ABC’s 2016-2017 Primetime Season.
Will be an eight-hour miniseries.
Written and executive produced by Academy Award-winning Milk writer Dustin Lance Black.
Also executive produced by the Bruce Cohen (Milk), Laurence Mark, and Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk, among many other films).
Cast includes Rachel Griffiths (Brothers and Sisters, Six Feet Under), Mary Louise-Parker (Weeds, Angels in America), Guy Pearce (Memento, L.A. Confidential), Austin McKenzie, Emily Skeggs, and Fiona Dourif.
The miniseries is currently being shot in Vancouver and will move production to San Francisco on April 28th.
Kevin is playing Bobbi Campbell, an early United States AIDS activist. In September 1981, Campbell became the 16th person in San Francisco to be diagnosed with Kaposi’s sarcoma. He was the first to come out publicly as a person living with the then unnamed disease. He became known as the “KS Poster Boy” (even appearing with his partner on the cover of Newsweek on August 8, 1983, marking the first time in U.S. history that two gay men appeared embracing on the cover of a national mainstream magazine), and wrote a column for the San Francisco Sentinel from January 1982 describing his experiences.