October 2015 - Tab Hunter Confidential

Most Americans know Tab Hunter as a movie star of the 1950 and 60s, but equestrians know him as a top rider and horseman, too. It’s a passion he often refers to as his reality check from what could be a crazy life in Hollywood.

Tab’s book, Tab Hunter Confidential, the Making Of a Movie Star, came out 10 years ago and a documentary based upon it is hitting theaters this month. Local screenings this month include Oct. 30-Nov. 5 at the Landmark Nuart Theater in Los Angeles with showings in Palm Springs, San Diego, Encino, San Francisco and Berkeley next month.

The actor first rode growing up in Los Angeles, and trained with Clyde Kennedy and Jimmy Williams. He also earned his judging license and enjoyed that role on the hunter/jumper circuit.

His long list of movies include Damn Yankees, That Kind Of Woman and The Sea Chase during his heyday as a Hollywood heartthrob, and later in John Water’s eccentric Polyester and in Grease 2. His co-stars included Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, Sophia Loren and Debbie Reyolds, John Wayne, Gary Cooper and Fred Astaire.

Tab’s book details his career, including the realities of being, at the time, a closeted gay man. The movie’s tagline is “Hollywood’s all American boy had a secret,” with an excerpt from Vanity Fair saying, “…slick, savvy, rollicking and eye popping.”

For more screening dates visit www.tabhunterconfidential.com.