HIGHLIGHTED INTERVIEWS

Academy Conversations: Tab Hunter Confidential

November 1, 2015
Oscars / YouTube. The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg talks with Tab Hunter and producer Allan Glaser after their Academy screening. (full video: youtube.com)

 

Tab Hunter gets 'Confidential' in a new film; his life's just dreamy

October 24, 2015
Los Angeles Times. “During the 1950s, Tab Hunter seemingly had the world on a string.” (full article: latimes.com)

 

Tab Hunter, Hollywood's (closeted) golden boy, tells all in new doc

October 22, 2015
Entertainment Weekly. “Tab Hunter...was everything a 1950s ­heartthrob was ­supposed to be — charismatic, handsome, talented — but also the one thing he wasn’t supposed to be: gay.” (full article: ew.com)

 

SXSW: Tab Hunter Opens Up About Life As A Closeted Gay Star During Hollywood's Golden Age

March 13, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter. “A terrific new documentary.” (full article: hollywoodreporter.com)

 

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GLAAD Media Awards 2016: All The Nominees!

January 27, 2016
E! Online. Includes TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL, nominated for Outstanding Documentary. (full article: eonline.com)

 

Capone talks the secrets of old Hollywood with Tab Hunter Confidential subject Tab Hunter and director Jeffrey Schwarz!!!

November 26, 2015
Ain't It Cool News. "The film is quite moving, inspirational and a true eye-opening work for movie lovers." (full article: aintitcool.com)

 

A Star Was Born: Tab Hunter

November 20, 2015
Pasatiempo / The Santa Fe New Mexican. "Jeffrey Schwarz’s affectionate documentary...captures Hunter’s swift rise in the dying days of the Hollywood studio system in a colorful, straightforward manner." (full article: santafenewmexican.com)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential Offers an Unprecedented Journey Through One of Hollywood's Most Famous Closets

November 12, 2015
The Huffington Post - Gay Voices. "His journey out of the closet is part of the film, but on a greater level, the film is about the Hollywood machine and a man looking to find his freedom. This is a film about a man who evolves." (full article: huffingtonpost.com)

 

Parade Exclusive: Hollywood Heartthrob Tab Hunter on Sophia Loren and the New Documentary About His Life

November 10, 2015
Parade Magazine. "During Hollywood’s Golden Age, dreamy matinee idol Tab Hunter was the highest grossing movie star for Warner Bros." (full article: parade.com)

 

Out 100: Tab Hunter

November 9, 2015
Out Magazine. "With his blond hair and baby blues, Tab Hunter was the quintessential Hollywood golden boy decades before Redford and Pitt... In the doc itself, Hunter says he’s now 'happy to be forgotten.' But that’s not happening anytime soon." (full article: out.com)

 

Tab Hunter Talks About Hollywood, Then and Now

November 9, 2015
Journeys In Classic Film. "Tab Hunter is the quintessential 1950s male, but he’ll be the first to tell you those days are dead and gone." (full article: journeysinclassicfilm.com)

 

Tab Hunter Delivers a Blond Bombshell of a Documentary

November 5, 2015
Palm Springs Life. "In the 1950s, Tab Hunter captured the hearts of teenyboppers around the world, none of whom suspected that their handsome, all-American idol was secretly gay." (full article: palmspringslife.com)

 

Interview: Tab Hunter on Hollywood, His New Documentary, and Playing Baseball With Debbie Reynolds

November 5, 2015
Philadelphia Magazine / G Philly. "(Hunter) was the quintessential leading man in the golden age of American film, and played opposite stars like Gary Cooper, Sophia Loren, and Natalie Wood." (full article: phillymag.com)

 

Tab Hunter - All American Actor ("Damn Yankees"), Singer, and Author

November 5, 2015
Ken Boxer Live. (full video: kenboxerlive.com)

 

Interview: Tab Hunter

November 2, 2015
Awards Daily. "Tab Hunter was a 1950s movie star, handsome and a hearthrob... (The film) gives us new insight into this era." (full article: awardsdaily.com)

 

Interview: Director Jeffrey Schwarz Gives Us a Front-Seat View into 'Tab Hunter Confidential'

November 2, 2015
Cinephiled. "Filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz has made a wildly entertaining documentary that explores Hunter’s dramatic, turbulent, and ultimately inspiring life story." (full article: cinephiled.com)

 

Tab Hunter on His Private Life, His Mentor, and Preferring Horses to Hollywood

October 31, 2015
San Francisco Bay Times. "Director Jeffrey Schwarz shows, through nimbly edited photos and interviews, how this dreamy All-American Boy became a screen and recording sensation." (full article: sfbaytimes.com)

 

Confessions of '50s mega-star Tab Hunter: "People always want to label people"

October 30, 2015
Take Two / KPCC. "When it comes to careers in Hollywood, Tab Hunter's trajectory has been nothing short of extraordinary." (full article & audio: scpr.org)

 

Watch: Tab Hunter Was Hot Stuff Back in the 1950s in Exclusive 'Tab Hunter Confidential' Clip

October 29, 2015
IndieWire. "In this exclusive clip from director Jeffrey Schwarz's documentary 'Tab Hunter Confidential,' interviewees reveal why Tab was such a popular commodity back in the 1950s." (full article & video: indiewire.com)

 

Tab Hunter: Confidentially, He's Still Got It

October 29, 2015
AARP. "For those who saw Hunter’s remarkable life story unspool on screen...the 84-year-old star stands as one of Hollywood’s indelible personalities." (full article & video: blog.aarp.org)

 

Once Closeted 1950s Movie Star Says Gay Men Still Can't Succeed in Hollywood

October 29, 2015
Take Part. "Hunter maintains that when it comes to Hollywood representation, not much has changed since his heyday." (full article: takepart.com)

 

Savannah Film Fest: Hollywood Legend Tab Hunter on Coming Out of Closet in Oscar Long-Listed Doc

October 28, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter. "The 84-year-old...reflected on a life and career of ups and downs not only in the doc, but also on the stage of Savannah's historic Lucas Theatre, where he was joined by (partner) Glaser and greeted with a standing ovation." (full article & video: hollywoodreporter.com)

 

A Recap of the 2015 Middleburg Film Festival

October 27, 2015
Roger Ebert Festivals & Awards. Includes 'Tab Hunter Confidential.' (full article: rogerebert.com)

 

Interview: Tab Hunter Talks Hollywood Old, New And 'Confidential'

October 23, 2015
Awards Circuit. "Tab Hunter has come to represent the 1950s in terms of both masculinity and the type of filmmaking involved." (full article: awardscircuit.com)

 

124 Documentaries to Compete for Oscars This Year

October 23, 2015
The Wrap. Includes TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL. (full article: thewrap.com)

 

DCist Interview: Tab Hunter

October 23, 2015
DCist. (full article: dcist.com)

 

Tab Today

October 22, 2015
Washington Blade. "At age 84, openly gay actor Tab Hunter still has the boyish good looks, easy charm and buoyant optimism that made him one of Hollywood's leading heartthrobs in the 1950s." (full article: washingtonblade.com)

 

t age 84, openly gay actor Tab Hunter still has the boyish good looks, easy charm - See more at: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/10/22/tab-today/#sthash.aDuUBOyT.dpuf" (full article: washingtonblade.com)
At age 84, openly gay actor Tab Hunter still has the boyish good looks, easy charm and buoyant optimism that made him one of Hollywood’s leading heartthrobs in the 1950s - See more at: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/10/22/tab-today/#sthash.aDuUBOyT.dpuf." (full article: washingtonblade.com)

Interview: Tab Hunter

October 21, 2015
Slant Magazine. "Watching Tab Hunter Confidential, Jeffrey Schwarz's documentary about the life of Tab Hunter, it's easy to see what made this likable man a heartthrob in the 1950s." (full article: slantmagazine.com)

 

'50s Hollywood Sex Symbol Tab Hunter is still a Young Love at 84

October 20, 2015
The Pride. "After selling out dozens of films festivals since its premiere at SXSW last spring (and racking up a mantle-full of audience awards to boot), Jeffrey Schwarz’s superlative documentary of the life, times, and closeted-to-coming-out journey of the penultimate surfer-boy sex symbol of the 1950s, Tab Hunter Confidential, screens October 30 at the Nuart Theater in West L.A." (full article: thepridela.com)

 

Tab Hunter Exposes Hollywood's Gentlemen's Agreement

October 20, 2015
Gayety. "Hollywood hunk, Tab Hunter, is getting a second chance in the spotlight with his upcoming documentary Tab Hunter Confidential." (full article: gayety.co)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential clip: A peek inside closet of 1950s Hollywood

October 16, 2015
Entertainment Weekly. (full video: ew.com)

 

Hollywood screen legend Tab Hunter sits down with Red Eye

October 16, 2015
Red Eye / Fox News. (full video: foxnews.com)

 

Tab Hunter, 50s movie heartthrob documents his life

October 18, 2015
USA Today. "Today, the 84-year-old actor remains pragmatic about his revelation." (full article: usatoday.com)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential: The 1950s Idol Discusses Being A Closeted Gay Star

October 16, 2015
The Fashionisto. (full article: thefashionisto.com)

 

Out Film Legend To Be Honored In Philly

October 15, 2015
Philadelphia Gay News. "Hollywood actor, singer and heartthrob Tab Hunter will receive the qFLIX Philadelphia Lifetime Achievement Award...at Prince Music Theater." (full article: epgn.com)

 

LIZ SMITH: Tab Hunter's Happy Ending

October 14, 2015
Liz Smith for New York Social Diary. "This is quite a film, a worthy companion to Tab's book. It is a candid, but still reasonably discreet, straightforward account of the rise, fall, plateau and rise again of a beautiful product of Hollywood's dying studio system." (full article: newyorksocialdiary.com)

 

'50s star Tab Hunter's big-screen return

October 14, 2015
Page Six / New York Post. "In the ’50s, Tab was Box Office Superstar No. 1." (full article: pagesix.com)

 

"Coming Out, What Does That Mean?" A '50s Teen Idol On His Life, Sexuality, and Right to Privacy

October 14, 2015
Defamer / Gawker. "Hunter is...affable and willing to discuss several elements of his singular life." (full article: defamer.gawker.com)

 

Tab Hunter on being gay in 1950s Hollywood

October 14, 2015
Newsday. "With his blonde surfer-dude locks and fresh-scrubbed complexion, Tab Hunter set female hearts aflutter in the 1950s with hit movies like 'Damn Yankees' and 'Battle Cry,' and records including the chart-topping 'Young Love.'" (full article: newsday.com)

 

Hollywood Hunk Tab Hunter Opens Up About His Career and Personal Life at The Cinema Arts Centre Event

October 14, 2015
VJN. "From starring in Damn Yankees to kissing Sophia Lauren, Tab Hunter was the 1950s hunk of all hunks." (full video: nationalvjnetwork.com)

 

All That Glitters: The documentary 'Tab Hunter Confidential' chips away at one of old Hollywood's brightest gay golden boys

October 13, 2015
Next Magazine. "The smile was perfect. His life? Not quite." (full article: nextmagazine.com)

 

Confidentially Tab

October 11, 2015
Republican-American. (full article: rep-am.com)

 

Tab Hunter documentary to be screened at Cinema Arts Centre

October 7, 2015
TBR NewsMedia. "Director Jeffrey Schwarz has adapted Tab Hunter’s memoir into a riveting narrative that clues the viewer in on the struggle this dashingly handsome, sun-kissed, all-American screen darling dealt with through most of his career." (full article: tbrnewsmedia.com)

 

In 'Tab Hunter Confidential,' The Star Who Almost Wasn't Gets His Due

October 6, 2015
The Village Voice. "You'd have to be a real grump not to find Hunter a very likable guy." (full article: villagevoice.com)

 

Secrets and sighs: Tab Hunter's story revealed at Out on Film

September 24, 2015
Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "He radiates a sense of peace and happiness, a man content with his past and looking forward to the future." (full article: myajc.com)

 

Jeffrey Schwarz, director of Tab Hunter Confidential, with Roger Walker-Dack

September 11, 2015
PTV / Provincetown Film Festival. (full video: YouTube.com)

 

Once a Hollywood heartthrob, Tab Hunter still a thrill

September 11, 2015
Contra Costa Times. "His Hollywood heartthrob days are well behind him, but one gaze of Tab Hunter's intense blue eyes still can make fans' knees go weak and hands tremble as they offer copies of his memoir for him to sign." (full article: contracostatimes.com)

 

'Tab Hunter Confidential' looks at life of Hollywood golden boy

September 6, 2015
Long Beach Press-Telegram. Interview with director Jeffrey Schwarz. (full article: presstelegram.com)

 

Tab Hunter on (Almost) Being Outed in 1955: "I Thought My Career Was Over"

August 13, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter. Guest Column by Tab Hunter. (full article: hollywoodreporter.com)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential

August 11, 2015
WUNC. "Host Frank Stasio talks to Chuck Adams, executive editor of the autobiography, and previews a new documentary based on the book that’s featured at this year’s North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival." (full article: wunc.org)

 

Our five favourite films at GAZE Film Festival

July 28, 2015
The Irish Times. Includes TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL. (full article: irishtimes.com)

 

INTERVIEW: Jeffrey Schwarz on Tab Hunter

July 27, 2015
The Gay UK. "In the 1950s an exceptionally handsome young man was the biggest box office star at Warner Brothers Studio in Hollywood." (full article: thegayuk.com)

 

Tab Hunter opens up about being a closeted Hollywood heartthrob

July 22, 2015
Houston Chronicle. "(His) journey is beautifully illuminated in 'Tab Hunter Confidential,' a documentary tracing the star's rise to fame." (full article: chron.com)

 

Tab Hunter basks in positive reaction to new documentary about his life as closeted movie heartthrob

July 13, 2015
Gay Star News. "His movie career may have peaked in the 1950s, but Tab Hunter was a superstar all over again over the weekend at the Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles. The sold-out screening of Tab Hunter Confidential took place on the actor’s 84th birthday...and among the stars in the audience were comedy legend Carol Burnett and such Hunter leading ladies as Connie Stevens and Terry Moore." (full article: gaystarnews.com)

 

Outfest 2015: It was all about Tab Hunter at star-studded screening of documentary about his life

July 12, 2015
Greg In Hollywood. "Tab Hunter was THE star of day three of what has so far been a marvelous Outfest." (full article: greginhollywood.com)

 

Outfest 2015: 'Tab Hunter Confidential' Follows Film's One-Time Golden Boy

July 11, 2015
Frontiers Media. "The film excavates not only the dual life forced upon Hunter but also the role the film industry played in stigmatizing and concealing the homosexuality within its ranks." (full article: frontiersmedia.com)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential

July 10, 2015
KCRW - Press Play. Interview with Tab Hunter and Jeffrey Schwarz. (full audio: kcrw.com)

 

Tab Hunter, Out of the Hollywood Closet and in His Own Words

July 9, 2015
Thompson On Hollywood - Indiewire. "We sit down with the studio-groomed Golden Boy, partner Allan Glaser and director Jeffrey Schwarz, whose doc 'Tab Hunter Confidential' is a salacious and moving coming-out story." (full article: indiewire.com)

 

Tab Hunter Returns To Film, This Time With His Own Story

July 6, 2015
KCRW - The Business. "Hunter and director Jeffrey Schwarz tell us about the business then and now, and how a mutual appreciation for John Waters' muse, Divine, first brought them together." (full audio: kcrw.com)

 

Fab Tab: An Interview With Fifties Heartthrob Tab Hunter

June 26, 2015
OutSmart Magazine. (full article: outsmartmagazine.com)

 

Tab Hunter Still Has the Perfect Smile

June 24, 2015
SF Weekly. "Nothing keeps interest in Tab Hunter down for long." (full article: sfweekly.com)

 

Tab Hunter: Still swoon-worthy after all these years

June 22, 2015
SF Gate. "Even decades after retiring from Hollywood, there are some stars who still retain that magic it factor that makes fans halt in their tracks." (full article: sfgate.com)

 

Tab Hunter Tells All

June 19, 2015
The Advocate. "The book has been transformed into a highly entertaining, insightful documentary film." (full article: advocate.com)

 

Here's The List Of Queer Movies You Must See This Year

June 11, 2015
Queerty. Includes TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL. (full article: queerty.com)

 

Intimate Portraits (Tab Hunter Confidential at FilmOut San Diego)

June 4, 2015
LGBT Weekly. "Opening night was full of excitement for the documentary... The film has received accolades at several film festivals worldwide so the anticipation was not surprising." (full article: lgbtweekly.com)

 

FilmOut Awards have been announced

June 3, 2015
SDGLN. "'Tab Hunter Confidential' garnered not only the Best Documentary festival award, but the audience award as well. Hunter also received the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's showcase." (full article: sdgln.com)

 

The Black Sheep Interview: Jeffrey Schwarz (Tab Hunter Confidential)

May 30, 2015
Black Sheep Reviews. (full article: blacksheepreviews.com)

 

FilmOut Kicks Off Friday With California Premiere of 'Tab Hunter Confidential'

May 27, 2015
KPBS. "FilmOut will host the California premiere...where organizers will also present the actor with a Lifetime Achievement Award." (full article & audio: kpbs.org)

 

Living Two Lives: Tab Hunter Talks Hollywood, the Closet, & His 'Confidential' Doc

May 27, 2015
EDGE Media Network. "Aficionados of classic cinema still delight in his roles in 'Damn Yankees,' 'That Kind of Woman' [with Sophia Loren] and 'Battle Cry,' which catapulted him to major stardom." (full article: edgemedianetwork.com)

 

Lead actors still can't be openly gay, says '50s star Tab Hunter

May 22, 2015
CBC Radio. (full audio: cbc.ca)

 

The All-American Boy

May 15, 2015
Gay San Diego. "The legendary actor will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the FilmOut board of directors." (full article: gay-sd.com)

 

Tab Hunter on his secret life as a gay actor

April 25, 2015
ABC - WFAA. (video: wfaa.com)

 

Night Of The Hunter

April 17, 2015
The Dallas Voice. "Even if you’ve never heard of Tab Hunter — especially if you haven’t — in his heyday in the 1950s, there was no more beautiful man on the planet." (full article: dallasvoice.com)

 

Oscars: 'Going Clear' Leads Host of Strong Doc Contenders From Year's First Quarter

April 3, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter. "A handful of worthy docs unveiled during the first quarter of the year (including) Jeffrey Schwarz's Hollywood history Tab Hunter Confidential." (full article: hollywoodreporter.com)

 

Documentary About Tab Hunter Gets Biggest Buzz at BFI Festival

March 31, 2015
Celebrities Report. "...the clear winner being Tab Hunter Confidential, a documentary offering insight into life as a gay actor in the 1950s." (full article: celebritiesreport.com)

 

Interview with Jeffrey Schwarz, director of Vito (2013) and Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)

March 25, 2015
MyDylarama. (full article: mydylarama.org.uk)

 

'Tab Hunter Confidential': Happy To Be Forgotten

March 25, 2015
CT News. "A remarkably honest and entertaining documentary." (full article: ctnews.com)

 

Don't Miss The 39th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival

March 24, 2015
CBS Pittsburgh. "If you love reading and hearing about the History of American Cinema, you will be captivated by Tab Hunter’s candid revelations about being a rising star and being gay in the days when homosexuality was not just against the norm, but against the law." (full article: pittsburgh.cbslocal.com)

 

Eighty-Eight-Year-Old Oscar Voter Assesses Field After 2015's Bleak First Quarter: "It's Gonna Be a Long Year" (Podcast)

March 23, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter. "Finally, we...celebrated moments-in-the-sun (including) the SXSW Film Festival premiere of an impressive new doc about 1950s movie star Tab Hunter..." (full article/podcast: hollywoodreporter.com)

 

BFI Flare - Tab Hunter Confidential

March 23, 2015
Out There Magazine. (full article: outtheremagazine.com)

 

BFI Flare - Tab Hunter Confidential - Jeffrey Schwarz

March 21, 2015
The New Current. (full article: thenewcurrent.co.uk)

 

Jeffrey Schwarz Spills The Beans On Tab Hunter Confidential

March 20, 2015
Gay Star News. "With the documentary...director Schwarz has delivered a respectful, insightful tribute to Tab Hunter and his career." (full article: gaystarnews.com)

 

SXSW: Films That Were The Talk Of The Festival

March 19, 2015
The New York Times. “Also receiving accolades was 'Tab Hunter Confidential,' from Jeffrey Schwarz...” (full article: nytimes.com)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential: On Being Hot & Closeted In The 1950s

March 18, 2015
The WOW Report. “In the 1950s, there was ABSOLUTELY no one hotter than Tab Hunter...” (full article: worldofwonder.net)

 

SXSW Interview: Tab Hunter and 'Tab Hunter Confidential' Director Jeffrey Schwarz

March 18, 2015
The Celebrity Cafe. (full article: thecelebritycafe.com)

 

VIDEO: Tab Hunter Addresses James Dean's Sexuality

March 17, 2015
E! Online. (full video: eonline.com)

 

Q&A: Tab Hunter Opens Up About Life And Career As His 'Confidential' Doc Hits SXSW

March 14, 2015
Yahoo Movies. “Before the Beatles and (Justin Beiber), there was Tab Hunter.” (full article: yahoo.com)

 

Movie Heartthrob Tab Hunter Remembers His Closeted Years And Fear Of Being Outed

March 12, 2015
Queerty. (full article: queerty.com)

 

SXSW 2015: Nine Movies We're Really Excited About Seeing

March 12, 2015
E! Online. “#3: Tab Hunter Confidential” (full article: eonline.com)

 

SXSW 2015: 12 Films To Put On Your Schedule

March 10, 2015
Indie Film Picks. Includes 'Tab Hunter Confidential.' (full article: indiefilmpicks.com)

 

Tab Hunter Confidential: In an Explosive New Documentary, the Actor Tells All

March 5, 2015
Vanity Fair. “A savvy, rollicking, eye-popping film. Brave for its candor and enlightening for the social context it provides.” (full article: vanityfair.com)

 

WATCH: Tab Hunter Confidential Premieres at SXSW

February 27, 2015
Out Magazine. (full article: out.com)