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Tab Hunter Confidential


Tab Hunter was on top of the world in the 1950s. He beat out James Dean for the star-making part of a young Marine who marries the girl next door in Warner Bros.' tearjerker war film Battle Cry and then conquered the music charts with the song "Young Love," an early rock & roll hit that took the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for six consecutive weeks. But while the Tinseltown dream machine was busy cementing Tab's popularity with the bobby-soxer crowd, he was living a deeply closeted gay life. In Jeffrey Schwarz's Tab Hunter Confidential, the star, now in his 80s, jovially recounts his adventures in Hollywood, where he went from teen heartthrob to B-list actor to dinner-theater performer before being rediscovered when cast as Divine's beau in John Waters' cult hit Polyester. Tab Hunter Confidential screens as part of Cinema St. Louis' QFest.

7 p.m. Mon., Apr. 27. Landmark Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-7271 or $12..
Mon., April 27, 7 p.m., 2015