HOWEVER, I do every once in awhile get a snarky comment from people using the "Anonymous" name tag because they are too scared to use their real name and have an actual conversation about the entry in question. I never claim to know everything about silent film stars, but I know how to do research and dig up as much as I can about someone that was famous 80+ years ago. I am all for having a constructive conversation about disagreements or discrepancies about a star or even about what I wrote, but if you write it under "Anonymous" and do so in a deliberately mean way, no.
I had this lovely comment left on my entry about Elmer Clifton:
"Elmer Clifton was gay, Jessica, so accept it and get over it. You try and make it sound as if he were some straight stud who enjoyed playing the field and had lots of female sex partners. You're mistaken. It was well known in gay Hollywood (then and now) that he was gay and this is why he never married."
Lovely, right? So, please let me respond to this charming person front and center.
Show me some proof. I have not seen a shred of evidence that Elmer was gay. If he was, then fine, but show me the proof. Anything. Until then, you have no basis in calling me out, especially in a way that makes it sound like I am pining for Elmer every day and refuse to accept that he could have been gay. And, I don't know many people who have ever even heard of him, so I think it is intriguing that people in 'gay Hollywood' nowadays would OBVIOUSLY know he was gay.
Also, next time you feel like calling me out for my apparent inability to accept a silent, good looking actor was gay, use your real name and e-mail me like an adult instead of acting like a bitchy teenager.
Thank you, and I look forward to NOT hearing from you again.
So, let us forget this ugly business and continue on to our mission of remembering silent film stars. I am currently digging up some information on Mack Sennett Bathing Beauties because I just adore them. Stay tuned for the first installment of that!