Oct 1, 2013
David Manners: Dracula's Boyfriend
Born in 1901, the wealthy, aristocratic David Manners began his career as a swimsuit model. He starred in 39 movies from 1929 to 1936, including tearjerkers, romantic comedies, and horror, but only two, that I know of, had strong gay subtexts:
1. The war movie Journey's End (1930), directed by famous gay director James Whale. Two soldiers in World War I, Raleigh (David Manners) and Osborne (Ian Maclaren) (above) are sent on a dangerous mission behind German lines. They fall in love during the arduous journey. Raleigh is killed, and Osborne is overcome with grief.
He died in 1998.