The Tailor-Made Man
Musical

Arts

The Tailor-Made Man

14 Feb 2013 - 06 Apr 2013

£10.00 - £40.00

Pro reviewers rating
7 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

  • Synopsis
  • Cast and creatives
  • Venue details
The true story of William Haines, the silent screen star who was fired by Louis B Mayer of MGM Studios because he was gay and refused to marry and give up his lifelong partner Jimmy Shields.
 
In 1930, William “Billy” Haines was one of MGM’s most idolised male stars, second only to John Gilbert. On screen he was tailor-made to get the girl in the last reel. On the back lot he cruised every bit player and stagehand in sight. Billy lived openly with his lover and former stand-in Jimmy Shields. This was tolerated by the studio until rumours started to seep out into the wider world. Louis B Mayer ordered him to marry the sultry silent screen vamp Pola Negri. Billy refused and so Louis B Mayer fired him. Billy’s defiance of the studio led to his second and even more successful career as an interior designer to the stars. 
 
A powerful story about Hollywood and its system and hypocrisy, above all it is the story of Billy and Jimmy’s turbulent, passionate love affair that survived and lasted over 50 years.

Arts [Fringe]

Reviews (0)    

Your rating

You might also like

How to Win Against History
Musical
Closing soon
4.0

How to Win Against History

30 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
0
King Tut - A Pyramid Panto
Musical
3.7

King Tut - A Pyramid Panto

24 Nov 2017 - 05 Jan 2018
0
Father Christmas
Musical
Closing soon
3.0

Father Christmas

22 Nov 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
0
Once Upon a Snowflake
Musical
Closing soon
3.0

Once Upon a Snowflake

30 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
0
What the Ladybird Heard
Musical
Future
3.5

What the Ladybird Heard

29 May 2018 - 03 Jun 2018
0
Kinky Boots
Musical
3.4

Kinky Boots

21 Aug 2015 - 24 Mar 2018
0