HAROLD LANG… WHAT AN ASS!!!
Arthur Laurents in 1944 at a performance of Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free : “If, watching that ballet, I’d had a question about art, it might well have been, Is sex art? Because the reason I returned again and again was Harold Lang, one of the three sailors and the best sex I’d ever had. He was the sailor with the ingratiating boyish grin and the white pants molded to Nobel-worthy buttocks. How could the answer to ‘What is art?’ compare to Harold Lang’s ass?” via
Gore Vidal’s most bodacious boytoy, he was a great singer and actor and according to the redoubtable Arthur Laurents (in his invaluable “Original Story By”) had an ass so magnificent that Leonard Bernstein was singing its praises on his deathbed!
“The difference between Italian boys and American boys,” the great Gore Vidal remarked to Sean Strub over cocktails at La Rondinaia — Vidal’s villa in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast — “is the Italian boys have dirty feet and clean assholes, while American boys have clean feet and dirty assholes.”