The Celluloid Closet

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Lily Tomlin narrates this award winning documentary based on Vito Russo's book depicting gays and lesbians in the movies from the silent era to the present. Interviews with many of today's big stars.
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Lily Tomlin narrates this award winning documentary based on Vito Russo's book depicting gays and lesbians in the movies from the silent era to the present. Interviews with many of today's big stars.

Original Release

01/30/1996

US Release

01/30/1996

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Cast

Harry Hamlin Himself / Self
Lily Tomlin Narrator / Self - Narrator
Shirley MacLaine Herself / Self
Susan Sarandon Herself / Self
Tom Hanks Himself / Self
Whoopi Goldberg Herself / Self
Armistead Maupin Himself / Self
Arthur Laurents Himself / Self
Susie Bright Herself / Self
Tony Curtis Himself / Self
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

Writers

Vito Russo, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Sharon Wood, Armistead Maupin

Cast

Harry Hamlin Himself / Self
Lily Tomlin Narrator / Self - Narrator
Shirley MacLaine Herself / Self
Susan Sarandon Herself / Self
Tom Hanks Himself / Self
Whoopi Goldberg Herself / Self
Armistead Maupin Himself / Self
Arthur Laurents Himself / Self
Susie Bright Herself / Self
Tony Curtis Himself / Self
Gore Vidal Himself / Self
Sharon Stone Herself
Antonio Fargas Himself / Self
John Schlesinger Himself / Self
Farley Granger Himself / Self
Quentin Crisp Himself / Self
Harvey Fierstein Himself / Self
Mart Crowley Himself / Self
Jay Presson Allen Self / Himself
Richard Dyer Himself / Self

Producers

Bernie Brillstein Executive Producer
Brad Grey Executive Producer
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
Howard Rosenman Executive Producer
Lily Tomlin Executive Producer
Rob Epstein Producer
Jeffrey Friedman Producer
Caroline Spry Producer
Wendy Braitman Producer
Michael Ehrenzweig Producer
Joe Hoffman Producer
Michael Lumpkin Producer
Caryn Mendez Producer

Editors

Jeffrey Friedman, Arnold Glassman

1996 Emmy Nominated
1996 Emmy Outstanding Informational Special Nominated
1996 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming Nominated
1996 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming Nominated
1996 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming Nominated
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