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Harvey Brownstone Interviews Michael Dane, Author, “HomoAmerican: The Secret Society”

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Michael Dane, Author, “HomoAmerican: The Secret Society”

Update: 2022-12-04
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Harvey Brownstone Interviews Michael Dane, Author, “HomoAmerican: The Secret Society” 

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Michael Dane, Author, “HomoAmerican: The Secret Society” 

About Harvey's guest: 

Today’s guest, Michael Dane, has written a multiple award-winning and critically acclaimed memoir entitled, “HomoAmerican: The Secret Society”.  

Our guest started out with a prestigious scholarship at the Julliard School of American Ballet in New York, then moved to the American Ballet Theatre, and was then recruited to the Iranian National Ballet in 1976.  But when it became frightfully clear that the Shah of Iran was about to be overthrown, our guest fled the country in a harrowing escape over the Turkish mountains.    

He then danced with the world famous “Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo”, performing in the most glamorous venues.   He then reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, moved to Paris, signed a recording contract with Aquarius Records, and recorded 3 albums.  As a provocative and innovative performer in Europe and New York, he became something of a sensation, headlining at the most avant garde clubs including “Studio 54”, “The Grapevine” and “The Anvil”.   

He then became an actor, appearing in movies like “Spike of Bensonhurst”, “A Certain Sacrifice”, “Hangmen” and “It Could Happen to You”, and on TV shows including “All My Children” and “Saturday Night Live”.  And the things he’s had to do to make a living when he was BETWEEN jobs?  Well, you’ll have to read the book to learn about that.  What makes his book so special, is his ability to articulate, in the most exquisite way, the stark reality of life for most gay men, especially from my generation – the journey of growing up in isolation, and in ghettos created by stereotypes, forcing us to create false personas and identities in a world that insists that we wear a disguise in order to survive.   

The book has won numerous awards, including THREE Royal Dragonfly Awards, the Independent Author Network Award, and the IndieReader Discovery Award.  And the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts AND the Stonewall National Museum & Archives have added the book to their research collections.  This is an introspective, insightful, brutally honest and occasionally shocking account of a turbulent, sometimes chaotic – but always fascinating – life lived on the edge.   

For more interviews and podcasts go to: https://www.harveybrownstoneinterviews.com/ 

http://www.homoamerican.com/ 

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Harvey Brownstone Interviews Michael Dane, Author, “HomoAmerican: The Secret Society”

Harvey Brownstone Interviews Michael Dane, Author, “HomoAmerican: The Secret Society”

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