Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bill Loves David Stollery!

My first gay crush was actor David Stollery.

"Spin and Marty" was an inclusion in the "Mickey Mouse Club" around 1955.

The setting was 

a perfect fantasy: A summer camp and a dude ranch with horses.

My crush was on Marty, the blond, boyish, effeminate outcast.

Spin was very masculine, from a poor urban family, who "spins" the lasso well. Marty was basically the femme to Spin's butch, the sissy spoiled rich kid. Gradually, Marty learns to become "one of the guys."

Other guys I've talked to mostly liked the more manly Marty. So this one is still a little embarrassing among my bear friends. 

David Stollery played several Disney roles, then went to art school and designed cars, including the 1978 Toyota Celica.

Everything was basically a secret in my family, including this crush of mine, so keeping this a secret was no problem.

I liked several other boyish, 1950's TV guys, including Dean Jones in "Ensign O'Toole" and Jackie Cooper in "The People’s Choice." 

Bill - Eagle Rock, LA CA

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Bandana Jack said...

why bless you. my crush was marty. tight t-shirts, wranglers and cowboy boots and the die was cast.

WyomingJoe said...

Thanks for this long-buried memory. About age 8, I so much wanted to be Marty so Spin would be my friend. I imagined how great to have him like me. I eventually figured out I had way more attraction to these guys - and to Saturday cowboys, to Tarzan, to Prince Valiant, for crying out loud - than I might want to share with other boys. It made me happy to find this blog.