11-24-1944 – 03-21-1974 Candy Darling (James Lawrence Slattery) Born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. She was an American transgender actress, best known as a Warhol Superstar. She starred in Andy Warhol’s films Flesh (1968) and Women in Revolt (1971). Darling said, “There is one thing I must tell you because I just found it to be a truth… You must always be yourself no matter what the price. It is the highest form of morality.” Candy Darling died of lymphoma at the age of 29, at the Columbia University Medical Center. In a letter on her deathbed, intended for Andy Warhol and his followers, Darling said, “Unfortunately before my death, I had no desire left for life…I am just so bored by everything. You might say bored to death. Did you know I couldn’t last? I always knew it. I wish I could meet you all again.” At her funeral, Julie Newmar read the eulogy. A documentary titled, Beautiful Darling, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2010. It’s available on Netflix.
11-24-1886 – 10-19-1973 Margaret C. Anderson – Born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the American founder, editor, and publisher of the art and literary magazine The Little Review. The magazine published a collection of modern American, English, and Irish writers between 1914 and 1929. Writers introduced by the magazine include Ezra Pound, Hart Crane, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Carl Sandburg, and T.S. Eliot. Also published were the first thirteen chapters of James Joyce’s then-unpublished novel, Ulysses. In 1916, Anderson met Jane Heap, a former lover of novelist Djuna Barnes. The two became lovers and Heap became co-editor of The Little Review. By 1942, her relationship with Heap was over. Anderson returned to the United States by ship where she met and fell in love with Dorothy Caruso, the widow of the famous tenor Enrico Caruso. The two began a romantic relationship and lived together until Dorothy Caruso’s death in 1955. Anderson went to France where she died of emphysema on October 19, 1973.
11-24-1872 – 07-07-1936 Georgy Vasilyevich Chicherin – Born in Kirsanovsky District, Tambov Governorate, Russian Empire. He was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and a Soviet politician. Born into an old, noble family, he is a distant relative of Aleksandr Pushkin. Chicherin used his wealth to support revolutionary activities before the Russian Revolution of 1905 and was forced to flee to Western Europe to avoid arrest. While in Germany, he underwent medical treatment in attempts to cure his homosexuality.
11-24-1915 – 03-09-2004 Denise Restout – Born in Paris, France. She was a French keyboard teacher and an expert on German and French Baroque pieces. Restout was assistant, editor, biographer, and long-time companion of famous harpsichordist Wanda Landowska. As a performer, Restout appeared at Landowska’s public masterclasses in France, the Netherlands, and Strasbourg. Landowska (she was Hungarian Jewish) and Restout (she was of Polish-Jewish descent), escaped France during the Nazi advance in 1940 and arrived in the United States on December 7, 1941, at Ellis Island, the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. When Landowska died in 1959, Restout inherited her estate, including her papers and collection of musical instruments. Restout continued to teach at the Landowska Center, their home in Lakeville, Connecticut until her death in 2004. She had become a naturalized United States citizen in 1961.