[OutVoice] Popular culture that's "Stranger Than Straight"

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Wed May 16 14:55:40 EDT 2007

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                             THIS WAY OUT
             the international gay & lesbian radio magazine
                 Program #998, distributed 05/14/07
        (hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
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  The legendary American DJ known as "Doctor Demento" raised audio 
kitsch to an art form.  As "Nurse Pimento," the late gay activist and radio 
producer David Fradkin added his own kind of spice to pursuing the 
peculiarities of popular culture.  We've assembled his queer collection on 
week's special program that David called "STRANGER THAN STRAIGHT"

* "STRANGER THAN STRAIGHT"/PART ONE features some uniquely 
offbeat words from Carroll "Archie Bunker" O'Connor and comedy icon 
Groucho Marx, crooner Perry Como (an excerpt from "Keep It Gay," from 
the 1953 musical "Me and Juliet": music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics 
by Oscar Hammerstein II), endearing film comedy duo Laurel & Hardy 
(from the 1936 film classic "Babes in Toyland"), the legendary Judy 
Garland (an excerpt from "The Girl That I Marry"), the multi-talented 
Mickey Rooney (an excerpt from "Treat Me Rough," an otherwise 
overlooked song from the 1943 musical "Girl Crazy"), Carl Reiner & Mel 
Brooks (from "The 2000 Year Old Man"), Tommy Smothers ("The Military 
Lovers"), Martin Mull ("Men"), a brief clip from the National Lampooned 
"Watergate Hearings," and Bing Crosby singing "Gay Love".

musical snippet by Edie Gorme, an obscure song of uncertain origin by 
musical comedy star Danny Kaye, the poignant self-aware words of 
Holocaust teen diarist Anne Frank, a witty ditty about a "marvelous 
party" he attended by the ever-so-sophisticated Noel Coward, a 
"danceable" Sandy Dennis/George Segal film clip from "Who's Afraid of 
Virginia Woolf," and Bessie Smith singing, and her niece Ruby talking 
with Chris Albertson about, an especially entertaining
"Buffet Flat".
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