Film Expert and Entertainment Journalist Dave Karger Celebrates Gay Hollywood in New Turner Classic Movies Series

In Honor of Pride Month, TCM’s Gay Hollywood Spotlights LGBT Actors & Artists in Film History Thursdays in June

Before the sexual revolution, Hollywood’s LGBT community was forced to stay in the shadows, both on the screen and off. In Gay Hollywood, a new series airing Thursdays in June (Pride Month), Turner Classic Movies (TCM) honors a number of LGBT actors and artists whose talents helped them overcome the roadblocks they faced because of their orientation or gender identity.

Hosting the series is entertainment journalist and TV personality Dave Karger. An award-winning host, interviewer and film expert, Dave has made nearly 200 live appearances on NBC’s Today Show and is a regular contributor to E! and Access Hollywood. He spent 17 years as Senior Writer at Entertainment Weekly, was a red carpet greeter for the Academy Awards®, and serves on the juries of top film festivals nationwide.

Dave joins Ric to discuss the new series, the history of Hollywood’s “celluloid closet” and how the film industry has evolved regarding LGBT themes.
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