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  •  I recently donated... (4.00)
    Paul's rehearsal script for 'Bye Bye Birdie' to the Mount Vernon Historical Society in memory of my dad who died in December of '03.  It was the role that got Lynde noticed.  The script has his handwritten changes throughout.

    In my note to the Historical Society, I mentioned that Paul and I both had being gay in common, and that I hoped the atmosphere in Mount Vernon was a little more accepting than when I lived there (1964-1982).  The curator called me back and said he passed the letter around the room during a board meeting and my comments were enthusiastically received.  So maybe there's hope for the quintessential "Smalltown USA."

    •  Mt Vernon (4.00)
      I've not yet had any problems with being gay in Mt. Vernon :) . Of course, that might be because being a straight woman in nearby Gambier is really difficult...

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