WATCH: Late Summer Stars

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com September 01 2014 10:11 AM ET

A Youtube poster named soapbox posted these delightful home movies by Roddy McDowall of summer parties hosted by McDowall and Rock Hudson almost 50 years ago. They are silent, but in the silence we travel back to a time where very famous Hollywood actors did not travel with an entire entourage. These were casual gatherings of some of the most famous people in the world, many of them like Hudson, McDowall and other guests were gay. Many of them, like Jane Fonda, Paul Newman, and Ben Gazzara were some of the most beautiful stars of the then current screen. Enjoy these rare moments captured on film and don't forget, we use sun block now

May 31, 1965

Jane Fonda, Tuesday Weld, Anthony Perkins, Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Natalie Wood, Judy Garland, May 31, 1965.


August 1, 1965

Roddy McDowall, Hope Lange, Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin, Malibu August 1, 1965.


Malibu, 1965

Kirk Douglas Lauren Bacall Paul Newman Lee Remick Ben Gazzara Janice Rule Malibu 1965


August 8, 1965

Natalie Wood, Dominick Dunne, Samantha Eggar, Malibu August 8, 1965.


August 15, 1965

Natalie Wood, Paul Newman, Jane Fonda, Samantha Eggar, Malibu August 15, 1965.
 

Malibu 1965

Christopher Plummer, Sal Mineo, Natalie Wood, Juliet Mills, Malibu 1965.

Rock Hudson's house