Dec 18, 2017
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 bisexual. He had a long term romance with Sir Laurence Olivier.
9. He played gay fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Anderson, whose psychiatrist coined the word "homosexual."