to QMH show
The Music in His Films
Such as "Gay U.S.A." and
he used actual gay singers in his gay films!
1943 - 1987
Bressan is mostly known for gay porn films, his 1985 "Buddies"
was the first to deal with AIDS.
fortunate enough to have a recording of an interview with
Director Arthur Bressan Jr, discussing the use of music in
and as this is so very rare, I think this should be shared. I do not
have the actual original cassette tape, but fortunately I had access
to a broadcast recording of it on the show Wilde-N-Stein, KPFT,
on 10/29/81 by host Mike
Miesch, who loved, loved gay music.
The tape was distributed by Raven's Head Communications in 1980
and I tracked down the catalog
for it. They also offered tapes by iconic
(to me) gay artists Blackberri
and Charlie Murphy & Chris Tanner's
Brothers of the Moon."
from Raven's Head Communications, 44 minutes
with Arthur Bressan Jr, (1943 - 1987) gay filmmaker,
about gay music in films, such as "Passing Strangers," 1974;
"Gay U.S.A" 1978; "Forbidden Letters" 1976.
Interview by Steve O'Neil.
Songs included in the interview
Tommy Talley - Saying Yes to Being Gay
Margie Orden - Reflections (from Gay U.S.A.)
Paul Dubois - Last Night's Man
Paul Dubois - I Love a Man
Tommy Talley - Harlequin Eyes (from Forbidden Letters)
Ellen Robinson - Send Me No Flowers (from Gay U.S.A.)
Paul Dunham (Conan) - Pass It On (from Forbidden Letters)
(also known as Passing Stranger)
Ellen Robinson - So Glad to Be Loving You (from Gay U.S.A.)
Tommy Talley - Anthem (from Gay U.S.A.)
"GAY U.S.A" on Youtube
ad from Michael's Thing, 9/30/79
not seen this film, nor found any site where I could trust downloading
Locke (1941 - 1996) at right...images are hard to find of this film
aka Paul Dunham
Richard Locke was Paul Dunham's cousin. Dunham,
was also known as Conan, and his song "Passing Stranger"
was included in the film. And he also released it as a 45 and it
appeared on his 1978 LP, more known for his Anita Bryant
protest title song.