Allan Glaser

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Allan Glaser (born November 28, 1959) is an American film producer known for the feature films Lust in the Dust, Tab Hunter Confidential, and Tab & Tony.

Early life[edit]

Glaser was born in Norfolk, Virginia. While attending the University of Southern California, Glaser was employed by 20th Century Fox Television on such shows as M*A*S*H, Trapper John, M.D., & Dynasty.

Production career and Tab Hunter[edit]

Allan Glaser (third from right) with the Tab Hunter Confidential production team in 2015

Glaser ultimately became director of acquisitions of feature films at 20th Century Fox. It was while in this position he met Tab Hunter. The two formed Fox Run Productions and produced the film Lust in the Dust starring Hunter, Divine, & Lainie Kazan.[1][2][3] Released in 1985, the film was a hit and landed Glaser a production deal back at Fox on his next film Sorority Confidential, written by Patricia Resnick, writer of the film 9 to 5.

Glaser's next film, Dark Horse, was based on a story by Hunter.[4] The feature starred Mimi Rogers and Ed Begley, Jr.[5] It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.[6]

Glaser talked Hunter into writing his autobiography Tab Hunter Confidential which became a New York Times Best Seller.[7][8] Glaser turned the book into a critically acclaimed documentary in 2015, also entitled Tab Hunter Confidential.[9][10][11]

Between his feature film work, Glaser has worked as a production executive for several major studios.

Current work[edit]

In June 2018, The Hollywood Reporter announced Glaser will be producing a feature film based on the doc tentatively entitled Tab & Tony with J.J. Abrams/Bad Robot for Paramount Pictures.[12][13][14]

Personal life[edit]

Glaser and Hunter began a relationship in 1983 and remained together for the next 35 years until Hunter's death in July 2018. They were married in 2013.[15][16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fox Run Productions". British Film Institute. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Canby, Vincent (March 1, 1985). "SCREEN: BARREL'S 'LUST IN THE DUST'". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Duralde, Alonso (July 9, 2018). "Tab Hunter Appreciation: A Star Who Survived Both the Studio System and Hollywood Homophobia". TheWrap.
  4. ^ Hunter, Tab; Muller, Eddie (January 1, 2005). Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star. Algonquin Books. p. 337-332. ISBN 978-1565124660.
  5. ^ "Dark Horse (1992) - Movie Review". Common Sense Media.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ Schulman, Michael (October 16, 2015). "Tab Hunter's Secrets". The New Yorker. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "Tab Hunter Confidential". NPR.
  9. ^ "About The Movie". Tab Hunter Confidential. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  10. ^ Henderson, Odie. "Tab Hunter Confidential Movie Review (2015)". www.rogerebert.com.
  11. ^ Dry, Jude (July 9, 2018). "Tab Hunter's Trials and Tribulations: 7 Things We Learned From the Late Gay Heartthrob's Netflix Documentary". IndieWire.
  12. ^ Feinberg, Scott; Kit, Borys (June 6, 2018). "Tab Hunter, Anthony Perkins Forbidden Love Drama in the Works From J.J. Abrams, Zachary Quinto (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  13. ^ Evry, Max (June 7, 2018). "Tab & Tony Biopic Lines Up Zachary Quinto & J.J. Abrams". ComingSoon.net.
  14. ^ McNary, Dave (June 6, 2018). "JJ Abrams, Zachary Quinto Developing Tab Hunter-Anthony Perkins Movie". Variety.
  15. ^ Bergan, Ronald (July 9, 2018). "Tab Hunter obituary". The Guardian. London.
  16. ^ "Tab Hunter, 86, 1950s Hollywood Heartthrob, Is Dead". The New York Times. July 9, 2018.
  17. ^ Desta, Yohana (July 9, 2018). "Remembering Tab Hunter, Actor and Gay Icon". Vanity Fair.

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