The Kiss of King Kong
About the Book
The male hustler who became a superstar...the blonde dancer who dazzled Hollywood as its greatest drag queen...the stunning Adonis who became a stag film stud...they're all stars of Jason Fury's sweeping novel of old gay Hollywood...The Kiss of King Kong!
Set against the actual productions of such classics as King Kong, Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind, three gay men struggle to become part of that magical circle of immortal stars like Clark Gable, Garbo, Davis and Crawford. Only one succeeds--and ends up the worst of all of Hollywood's tragedies.
In l929, MGM didn't know what to do with a man as big and handsome as Mack Johnson. So they tossed him out on his can and he became a star of stag films. Moguls were appalled to see a man as swish and beautiful as Sunny St. James. They kicked him out, too, and he became the greatest of the Drag Queens. The Big Shots were thrilled with adorable, boyish Eddie Bostic. He became the 'new' Clark Gable-and then scandalized the film colony with his orgies starring a cast of boy toys. All three actors nearly star in Gone With the Wind until tragedy strikes. They're all here in Jason Fury's powerful panorama of old gay Hollywood -- The Kiss of King Kong!
About the Author
Jason Fury is the pseudonym of cult author Jery Tillotson, whose tales of passion, drama and mystery have made him an icon among both gay and straight readers around the world.
Two of his books, Eric's Body and The Rope Above, the Bed Below have enjoyed multiple printings and continue to sell briskly today.
He worked as a journalist for fifteen years for several Southern newspapers and The Associated Press. 'I loved the writing part of my job,' the striking, golden-haired writer says, 'but the homophobia was relentless. I was happy to quit newspaper work in l978, move to New York and write full-time.'