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Posts Tagged ‘1950s’

TV’s First Gay Kiss

Posted by Arthur St John Bodysnatcher on November 26, 2009

Lord Reith, horror star and gay icon

Hello Big Boy!

The first gay kiss on British television occurred in 1936, when BBC founder Lord Reith – previously the star of silent horror classic Nosferatu – and cockney comic Max Miller engaged in a graphic five minute smooch during the controversial show Gracie Fields’ Fist of Fun. However, all copies of the show – alongside the equally ground-breaking Wee Frolics – were wiped during a purge in the 1950’s.

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