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Anita Mann and Acting Gigs

03 6, 2010

My television commercials from the 1980s

By | March 6th, 2010|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, My Fabulous Disease|5 Comments

In my distant youth, I did television commercials as a young actor in Los Angeles (described in my book "A Place Like This"). I specialized in nerd, dorks and geeks, as this video clearly demonstrates. Everything from McDonald's (the director kept asking me to place less emphasis on the word "fabulous"), Denny's (my favorite geek [...]

03 6, 2010

Winning a car on The Price is Right in 1980

By | March 6th, 2010|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, My Fabulous Disease|1 Comment

I was a 19 year old gay man on vacation with my boyfriend Charlie (that's him in the audience in the matching outfit), and Bob Barker asks, "Do you have a girlfriend?" It's 1980, people, so don't expect me to have come screaming out of the closet on national television. The experience is used as [...]

03 4, 2010

Drag and Gratitude

By | March 4th, 2010|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Gay Life, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

My drag alter ego Anita Mann comes out to play in this video episode from December of 2009, when she read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" at a fund raising event for gay and lesbian friends in recovery. Just remember: we all have gifts in our bag. Why did I waste so many years in [...]

03 4, 2010

The premiere episode of “My Fabulous Disease”

By | March 4th, 2010|Anita Mann and Acting Gigs, Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease|0 Comments

In September of 2008, my video series "My Fabulous Disease" debuted on the best HIV resource on the net, TheBody.com. Here is that episode, which introduces me as a gay man in recovery living with HIV/AIDS.

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