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Title: Dreamboy My Life as a QVC Host & Other ...
Publisher: Damn Good Man Productions
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DREAMBOY tells the story of Dale Guy Madison s dream. It is an amazing journey of self-discovery, struggles, successes and redemption. Dale takes the reader from his childhood growing up in Portsmouth Virginia, the middle child of a divorced military father and farm girl mother to his early adult years in Baltimore Maryland struggling with relationships and sexuality. In 1991 Madison was selected in a nation wide search to be a host on the QVC shopping network. This lead to a certain kind of fame he was seeking and an involvement in the entertainment industry that limited his career choices. Filled with unapologetic frankness, humor and amazing trivia, Madison s play on words really come alive by using Diana Ross, The Supremes, and DREAMGIRLS as a comparative metaphor to express his life's experience. DREAMBOY is a story that appeals to audiences on many levels. How many times have we heard a song and it reminds us of something that happened in our lives? Madison faces obstacles and turns them successes. Being born black, gay, and in a single family household, Dale has dreams of being successful like his idols, the Supremes. He survives abusive relationships and makes a name for himself locally in Baltimore and eventually nationally, albeit home shopping. Madison re-invents himself and gains another level of fame as an actor in drag. He moves to Los Angeles and discovers more about himself, but never loses the passion for life and his love for the music that is the soundtrack of his life. Tennessee Williams quotes in The Glass Menagerie that: In memory everything seems to happen to music. Dreamboy takes that to heart. DREAMBOY takes us on a life journey filled with wonderful musical memories.About the Author:
Dale Guy Madison born March 22, 1958 is a writer, actor, filmmaker and former host for the QVC network He received his first performer screen film credit in the original 1988 John Waters movie, Hairspray& and has appeared on NBC s Homicide: Life on the Streets. HOST After a nationwide search, Dale was selected as a Fashion Channel hosts for the QVC network in 1991 and worked with numerous celebrities during his 4 year run. He was first placed on the main channel following Mike Rowe(Discovery Channel Dirty Jobs) before transferring to the Fashion Channel. Not content with just being a host, he created and produced the successful African Marketplace shows, as well as Destination: Africa. In the program, he sold his own line of hand-made African inspired dolls. These live 2-hour events attracted many more African American viewers to the shopping channel markets and inspired similar shows on BET and other cable programs. ACTOR Dale received two grants from the Maryland State Arts Council (1996 & 1997) for his one man show, FREEda Slave: Mask of a Diva, which addressed issues of cross dressing and intra-discrimination within the gay community. It debuted in Los Angeles at the Hudson Backstage Theater in 2000 and was selected as Backstage West/Dramalouge Pick of the Week. His documentary, DREAMBOY: My Life as a QVC Host and Other Greatest Hits won best LGBT award at the 2008 San Diego Black Film Festival. Dale is an out gay performer and has spoken on panels of various organizations about the challenges of working in the entertainment industry. He co-produced a short film based on one of his poems, The Panty Man which screened at the 2009 Pan-African Film festival and the 2009 Show Off Your Shorts Festival. WRITER Dale, a spoken word poet as well as an actor, hosted Soulful Salon s Third Thursday open mic night at Jewel s Catch One 2006-2007, and is a regular contributor to the on line magazine Monthly BREEZE. His poetry can be found on Two Hawks Quarterly a publication of Antioch University. A 2006 Zami/Audre Lorde Scholar, Dale received his BA in 2009 from Antioch University.
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