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Gay History celebrates the lives of famous gay men, gay celebrities and gay icons from the worlds of Film/TV, Art, Design, Music, Literature, Business and Politics. 200+ Intimate Profiles - Tchaikovsky to George Michael, Oscar Wilde to Truman Capote, Salvador Dali to David Hockney, Yves St Laurent to Gianni Versace, Rock Hudson to Stephen Fry to name but a few - they form a vast and exciting part of gay history.
George Baxt
Life Span: Born 11th June 1923; died 28th June 2003, New York City.
Star Sign: Gemini
Famous As: US playwright, scriptwriter, and novelist

Background: When growing up in Brooklyn Baxt regarded gay sex among the Irish, Italians, and Jews as normal. Baxt settled down with a boyfriend at High School, although he claimed to also have sex with teachers, particularly those in Physical Education.

Education: His father, Trevor Bartlett, was a Physical Education teacher and Bartlett featured him in his play Night After Night.

Career: He began his career as a radio announcer, an actors' agent, and television scriptwriter and then set himself up as an actors' agent claiming that he once threw James Dean out of his office because he needed a bath.
Baxt's career developed into scriptwriting cult horror filmsmaking a contribution to The Abominable Dr Phibes, although it was uncredited.
Baxt’s first novel A Queer Kind of Death, (1966), introduced the detective Pharoah Love who was the first in the genre to be both black and openly gay. The novel was very well received and marked the start of a new career in writing. Two further Pharoah Love novels soon appeared and were widely regarded as superior to the first. Nearly three decades passed before the final outings of Pharoah Love in two novels.
Meanwhile George Baxt introduced the detective duo Sylvia Plotkin and Max van Larsen, but these were soon abandoned and several non-series novels were produced.
Starting with The Dorothy Parker Murder Case, Baxt then began to use his knowledge of Hollywood life by using celebrities as characters in a series of detective novels.
George Baxt died following complications after heart surgery.

Finest Achievement: The Pharoah Love detective novels, introducing the first black and gay detective to the mainstream genre.

Scripts: Goodyear Television Playhouse, 1951, television series writer. Sword of Freedom, 1957, a script for British television. The Revenge of Frankenstein, 1958, a film script, uncredited. Meet Me in St Louis, 1959, an adaptation for US television. Circus of Horrors, 1960, a film script. The City of the Dead, 1960, a film script. City of the Dead, 1961, a film script. Shadow of the Cat, 1961, a film script. The Defenders, 1961, television series writing. Payroll, 1961, a film script. Night of the Eagle, 1962, a film script, (also called Burn Witch, Burn). Thunder In Dixie, 1964, a film script. Strangler's Web, 1965, a television serie script, (in the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series in the UK). Male-Bait, 1971, a script for a Danish-British film, not released. Vampire Circus, 1972, a film story. Tower of Evil, 1972, a film story from novel Horror of Snape Island.
Novels: A Queer Kind of Death, 1966, a Pharoah Love detective novel, published in New York by Simon & Schuster, 249 pages. Sweet Low, Sweet Harriet, 1967, a Pharoah Love detective novel, published in New York by Simon & Schuster. A Parade of Cockeyed Creatures: or, Did Someone Murder Our Wandering Boy?, 1967, a Sylvia Plotkin and Max van Larsen detective novel, published in New York by Random House. Topsy and Evil, 1968, a Pharoah Love detective novel, published in New York by Simon & Schuster. "I!" Said the Demon, 1969, a Sylvia Plotkin and Max van Larsen detective novel, published in New York by Random House. The Affair at Royalties, 1971, published in New York by Charles Scribner's Sons, ISBN 0684127466. Burning Sappho, 1972, published in London by Macmillan, ISBN 0333137140. The Neon Graveyard, 1979, published in New York by St. Martin's Press, 185 pages. Process of Elimination, 1984, published in New York by St. Martin's Press, 292 pages, ISBN 0312647778. The Dorothy Parker Murder Case, 1984, published in New York by Saint Martin's Press, 284 pages, ISBN 0312217919. The Alfred Hitchcock Murder Case, 1986, published in New York by St. Martin's Press, 277 pages. Satan is a Woman, 1987, a Sylvia Plotkin and Max van Larsen detective novel, published in New York by International Polygonics, 230 pages, ISBN 093033065X. The Tallulah Bankhead Murder Case, 1987, published in New York by St. Martin's Press, 228 pages, ISBN 0312010982. Who's Next, 1988, published in New York by International Polygonics, 224 pages, ISBN 0-930330-99-4. The Talking Pictures Murder Case, 1990, published in London by St. Martin's Press. The Noel Coward Murder Case, 1992, published in New York by St. Martin's Press. The Greta Garbo Murder Case, 1992, published in New York by St. Martin's Press, 197 pages. The Mae West Murder Case, 1993, published in New York by St. Martin's Press. The Marlene Dietrich Murder Case, 1993, published in New York by St. Martin's Press. The Bette Davis Murder Case, 1994, published in New York by St. Martins Press. A Queer Kind of Love, 1994, a Pharoah Love detective novel, published in New York by Otto Penzler Books. A Queer Kind of Umbrella, 1995, a Pharoah Love detective novel, published in New York by Simon & Schuster, ISBN 068481496x. The Humphrey Bogart Murder Case, 1995, published in New York by St. Martin's Press. The William Powell and Myrna Loy Murder Case, 1996, published in New York by St. Martin's Press. The Clark Gable and Carole Lombard Murder Case, 1997. The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Murder Case, 1997, published in New York by St. Martin's Press.
Other work: Spine Chiller, 1977, a play, staged in London at the Duke of York's Theatre. What Have You Been Up To Lately?, a short story, dramatised by Denis Cannan for Tales of the Unexpected, 1982.

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