Dec 17, 2016
10 Gay Things You Didn't Know about "White Christmas"
2. The songs are by Irving Berlin, who looked good in a swimsuit.
3. It's about two showbiz partners, Bob and Phil (Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye), who find their relationship threatened by women.
4. The women, Judy and Betty (Vera-Ellen, Rosemary Clooney), are sisters. At least, they perform as sisters, although their numbers would work well in a drag act.
God help the mister, who comes between me and my sister
And God help the sister who comes between me and my man!
6. Rosemary Clooney was a gay icon and reputedly bisexual.
7. Early in his career, Bing Crosby was the roommate of gay jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke.
8. Danny Kaye was frequently rumored to be gay or bisexual.
9. He played gay fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Anderson, whose psychiatrist coined the word "homosexual."