Tag Archives: Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin’s House Is For Sale

Last month I mentioned that one of San Francisco’s most enduring icons will be moving to Santa Fe. On Sunday the Chronicle reported that his SF home is now on the market. “I loved being able to write on that top floor and walk out on the deck and just stare into Sutro Forest,” said Maupin, who penned three novels …

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Armistead Maupin Speaks In P-Town

Today I attended Tea With Armistead Maupin, where the famed author entertained a standing-room only crowd with anecdotes from the history of his legendary Tales Of The City series. One highlight was his reading of a chapter from the upcoming The Days Of Anna Madrigal, which traces the history of one of his most beloved characters. The following Q&A from …

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Afternoon View – PTown To-Do List

I’m attending the Armistead Maupin talk later today and will take in one of Matt Alber’s shows later this week. I’m still cracking up over Bearilyn Monroe.

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Armistead Maupin To Leave San Francisco

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the city’s most famed author is retiring to Sante Fe, New Mexico. The re-location has “been percolating for a while,” he said by phone Monday. Santa Fe “has a different magic from San Francisco, but it has magic, and I need an autumnal adventure.” Turner, in the background, wisecracked that the move reflects Maupin’s …

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Mrs. Madrigal Reunites With Armistead

At last night’s Lambda Literary Awards: Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis presented the Foundation’s Pioneer Award to Maupin, calling Anna Madigral, the Tales of the City character she portrayed in the television adaptation, the most meaningful role of her career. “What happened for me when I did Anna Madrigal was that I understood the most important thing was to survive …

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HomoQuotable – Armistead Maupin

“I’m outraged that there are currently major candidates for President of the United States who are using homophobia to rally their base. I’m pissed off at my Republican family back in North Carolina, several of whom came to my wedding, but who went right back and are voting for homophobes and acting like it doesn’t matter. It does matter and …

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Bear Central

Just launched by Armistead Maupin’s husband, Chris Turner.

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AUSTRALIA: Armistead Maupin & Husband Denied Restroom For “Real Men’

Last week famed author Armistead Maupin and his husband Christopher Turner were treated shamefully by the bartender at an Alice Springs, Australia restaurant. According to Mr Maupin, they were told to take a seat, after which Mr Maupin’s husband Chris asked if he could use a rest room. “The guy said, sorry, we don’t have one in here but you …

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Tickets Now On Sale…

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This Thursday In New York City

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the publisher, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is Mary Ann In Autumn, the latest in legendary gay author Armistead Maupin’s Tales Of The City series. Mary Ann In Autumn is now available online and at booksellers nationwide. More than twenty years have passed since Mary Ann left her husband and child in San Francisco for the allure of a …

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SLIDESHOW: San Francisco JMG Meet-Up

I had a fantastic time meeting a ton of JMG readers at last night’s meet-up at the Castro’s Edge Bar. Many longtime JMG’ers were in the house, including Huntington, Castro Craig, Sean Chapin, KitchenBeard, and NoCal Drummer. Wacky SF performance artist Philip Huang even showed up! I was sorta pulled in ten directions at once, so I hope I got …

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Tweet Of The Day II

DISCLAIMER: While my mole in the SF courthouse did allow me to scoop everybody by 20 minutes or so, it was not until at least ten minutes later did I learn that the lift order doesn’t go into effect until Wednesday. I quickly updated my posts here and on Facebook and Twitter, but I must apologize to everybody for my …

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Tales Of The City Musical To Get San Francisco World Premiere

The musical version of Armistead Maupin’s Tales Of The City will see its world premiere in San Francisco next summer. “Tales of the City,” a new musical adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s famed stories – created with veterans of “Avenue Q” and members of the rock band Scissor Sisters – will receive its world premiere in the American Conservatory Theater’s 2010-11 …

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HomoQuotable – Armistead Maupin

“To us old-timers the argument for Proposition 8 was a blast from the past, a throwback to the evil theocratic Save-the-Children bullshit that Anita Bryant was spewing over thirty years ago. Why, then, was our response so maddeningly weak-kneed and closeted? Why didn’t you see images of gay people in any of our ads — or even the word ‘gay,’ …

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HomoQuotable – Armistead Maupin

“The sad truth is that gay rights has always been the disposable card of liberal politics. The very fact of our existence is still “controversial” even to those who make a noise about being our friends. We’re still the fly in the ointment, the “divisive issue” that can lose an election. Just look at the weak-kneed response from the Clinton …

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Blogs Of The City

Armistead Maupin has launched a blog. Interestingly, he mentions wanting to meet Mike Jones, saying, “Hustlers, for my money, do far more good than pastors.” Testify! I sent Mike an email to nudge him to drop by and say hello to Mr. Maupin. You should do the same. I was rereading a bit of Michael Tolliver Lives last night, and …

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