Jun 2, 2014
Ramon Novarro and the Gay Hustlers
Very few photos have survived of Novarro with his lovers.
In those days before the Hays Code, you stripped your stars out of their clothes as much as possible. Novarro has semi-nude scenes in Ben Hur: A Tale of Christ (1925), The Pagan (1929), The Barbarian (1933), and probably lots of other movies that haven't survived.
They both received sentences of life in prison, but were paroled within seven years. You didn't do much time for killing gay men in the 1960s.
See also: Ben Hur, a Gay Tale of Christ.