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Wow, thanks for this. I’ve never heard of him before.

 

Interesting that they erected a Millet-Butt fountain in DC

not long after the sinking of the Titanic in 1913.....but historians

are still vague about wether or not these two confirmed bachelor

roommates were gay?!?!.

 

Jesus....their contemporaries built a fucking fountain in DC...

and named it after BOTH or them.....how much more evidence

do you fucking need?

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I like the reference " Newspapers characterized the intense, deep friendship the men shared as a "Damon and Pythias" relationship."

 

  • Taken from the Wikipedia reference. They are "Works based on the legend" and "idiomatic use":

  • The 1889 novel A Marriage Below Zero by Alfred J. Cohen (pen name: Alan Dale) has a young gay couple continually referring to themselves as Damon and Pythias. Soon the upscale social world that they try pass in begins to refer to them with the same term, but as derogatory codeword for 'gay couple.'
  • In a 1959 Leave It to Beaver episode, Beaver's father relates the Damon and Pythias story and Beaver donates his homework to friend Larry to prove their friendship. Larry confesses moments before Beaver loses a week of recesses.
  • In the 1950 Bowery Boys movie Blonde Dynamite, the boys establish a male escort service out of their foil Louie's ice cream parlor while they have conveniently sent him to Coney Island on vacation; Slip Mahoney (Leo Gorcey) tells the other boys to "Let Damon and Pythias fight it out!" referring to Sach and Whitey (Huntz Hall and Billy Benedict) as to which of the two will be included in a group date with a bevy of femmes fatale.

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  • Taken from the Wikipedia reference. They are "Works based on the legend" and "idiomatic use":

  • The 1889 novel A Marriage Below Zero by Alfred J. Cohen (pen name: Alan Dale) has a young gay couple continually referring to themselves as Damon and Pythias. Soon the upscale social world that they try pass in begins to refer to them with the same term, but as derogatory codeword for 'gay couple.'
  • In a 1959 Leave It to Beaver episode, Beaver's father relates the Damon and Pythias story and Beaver donates his homework to friend Larry to prove their friendship. Larry confesses moments before Beaver loses a week of recesses.
  • In the 1950 Bowery Boys movie Blonde Dynamite, the boys establish a male escort service out of their foil Louie's ice cream parlor while they have conveniently sent him to Coney Island on vacation; Slip Mahoney (Leo Gorcey) tells the other boys to "Let Damon and Pythias fight it out!" referring to Sach and Whitey (Huntz Hall and Billy Benedict) as to which of the two will be included in a group date with a bevy of femmes fatale.

 

That book "A Marriage Below Zero" looks interesting!

 

Here is info on the story of Damon & Pythias. It mentions the book "A Marriage Below Zero".

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damon_and_Pythias

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